As we continue on our journey to open our online fashion boutique Sew Cris-Croche, we've been researching techniques to create clothing labels. We've heard of a technique using Freezer Paper and found a few videos demonstrating the technique. We'd like to share it with you this week. We tried the technique with wax paper instead and it didn't quite come out so well. Actually it didn't come out at all (cue laughter here). Perhaps you've had a better experience. If so, tell us about it and share your tips for success.
From back in the day, we remember the iconic London Fog trench coats. Used on rainy days, the fashionable coats offered protection from moisture while still maintaining great style. The modern trench coat now is a cross between a trench coat and a dress. Looking more like a dress while still having the functionality of a coat.
Today's video comes to you with those of us who don't own a serger in mind. If you don't have a serger but want to achieve those perfect, professional looking seams, check out this video. You'll learn to use a zigzag stitch to get similar results to that done with a serger, without having to pay a thing! We all love free don't we?
If you've been sewing for others, you're probably pretty proficient in doing so. But have you ever tried measuring yourself? We have and it can be quite challenging. So today, we're sharing a YouTube find from Sure Fit Designs on how to measure yourself. We're sure you'll find it quite helpful. We loved some of the extra tips given, like the clever use of tape, a necklace, elastic, and a mirror. We tried it ourselves and it made the difficulties of reaching and reading the tape measure that much easier. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments. Do you have tips you'd like to share? We'd love to hear those too!
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Today we're sharing a video we found on YouTube on how to laminate fabric. Have you ever seen clothing made from a shiny material and wanted to replicate that look? Now you can, thanks to Dana from MadeEveryday.com. The video is fun and entertaining and we love Dana's quirky personality.
We weren't able to purchase the materials she recommended so we used a ziploc bag that we had on hand. The results were less than favorable. The plastic didn't really adhere to the fabric, and it bubbled up so that it wasn't smooth. So we peeled the plastic back off and threw it away.
You'll probably have better results if you follow her recommendations. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out in the comments below!
"Say Something, I'm Giving Up On You." That's what A Great Big World said, and we say if you can't say it with words, why not say it in style with a statement tee? Statement tee's are the current trend, and you can cash in on the trend by designing your tee on a budget, and saving the remaining money you would have spent on a t-shirt from a department store for your rainy day fund.
The second weekend of Coachella has come and gone but we're still reminiscing, so we're bringing you some Coachella outfit projects you can work on for next year. A nice spring look is jean shorts or skirt with a bikini or crop top. You can find some cute knitted ones on Etsy at a reasonable price. Or follow along with coolirpa's YouTube video to make a bikini top.
As for the shorts, we LOVE this really fun video demonstrating 4 different short projects suitable for Coachella. Not only are they cute but they look super easy to make. So give it a try and don't forget to accessorize your outfit with a cute wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off of your face.
A story of love during the Armenian genocide, promising revenge through survival, The Promise stars actress Angela Sarafyan. Known for her role as Clemintine Pennyfeather in Westworld, we recently saw photos of the dress she wore to the movie's premiere.
Apparently the metallic skirt trend is all the rage this Spring. A metallic skirt can be a bit daunting to pull off in style. Which is why you may be wondering how you can incorporate it into your outfit. We've got a few quick and easy tips to help you achieve the look.
We think you'll like this week's Video Of The Week that we're sharing from our YouTube finds. It gives you instructions on 5 cool things you probably never knew you could do with your sewing machine. If you've ever struggled with a Rolled Hem Foot, you'll definitely want to see this. You'll also get tips on how to do embroidery, pouncing, yarn drawings, and button holes. All without any special accessories.
My favorites are the embroidery and button hole. Take a look and let us know which is your favorite. Do you have any tips to share? Share those with us in the comments below. As always, happy sewing!
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