Sewing Techniques for Beginners

March 13, 2009

with Huskvarna.

See http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/3367.htm Sewing Room link on the bottom, and then go to Sewing Techniques.

You will find animated and written step by step clear instructions for:

Zippers

  • Fly front zipper
  • Centered Zipper
  • Invisible Zipper
  • Open end Zipper
  • Lapped Zipper
  • Exposed Zipper

Pockets

  • Patch Pocket
  • Front-hip Pocket
  • Pocket Flap
  • Side Seam pocket
  • Pocket reinforcements
  • Inside pocket with flap

Hems and edge finishes

  • Double Hem
  • Pant Cuffs
  • Blind Hem
  • Bias Strips
  • Piped Hem
  • Mitered corners

Necklines

  • Front piece and facing in one piece
  • One piece front placket
  • Placket band opening
  • Shaped neckline
  • Bias facing

Collars

  • Rolled Collar
  • Shirt Collar with a Stand
  • Ribbing
  • Chinese Collar
  • One Piece Collar
  • Flat Collar

Buttons and other fasteners

  • Sew on Buttons
  • Bound Buttonhole
  • Placing Buttons
  • Hooks and eyes

Darning and Mending

  • replacing a zipper
  • Mending a small hole
  • Patching under a tear
  • Patching over a tear
  • Repairing a torn belt loop

Waistlines

  • Topstitched Waistband
  • Straight belt
  • Casing
  • Belt Loops
  • Straight waistband

Ruffles and Gathering

  • Gather fabric
  • Flounce
  • Circular flounces
  • Finishing ruffle – tapering ends into seamline
  • Finishing ruffle – into cross seams
  • Finishing ruffle – narrow hem

Tucks, Pleats and Darts

  • Side Pleats for Skirt
  • Plain dart
  • Tucks
  • Side Pleats for Trousers
  • Pleat with separate underlay

Sleeves and Cuffs

  • One Piece Cuff
  • Double Placket opening
  • Shirt Cuff with Placket
  • Shirt sleeve
  • Raglan sleeve
  • Set-in sleeve

Yoke

  • Shirt Yoke
  • Yoke for Skirt

Another tutorial with videos – sewing a men’s sirt: http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/939_sew-mens-shirt.htm

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One Response to “Sewing Techniques for Beginners”

  1. Maja Says:

    Very useful information!Thanks Mirella!


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