Suggestions for Sewing Projects Missoula MT

Make a master list to save time when you visit the fabric store for supplies for a jacket project. Please feel free to read the following article to find more information on sewing techniques from Sandra.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(406) 542-0128
2850 North Reserve Street
Missoula, MT
 
Marie's Art-Eries Art Gallery & Framing
(406) 542-0046
1940 Harve Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Treasure Chest Of Hobbies & Crafts
(406) 549-7992
1612 Benton Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Michael Might Jewelry
(406) 549-8907
500 S Russell St
Missoula, MT
 
Wild Rivers Art Frameworks
(406) 721-6334
3205 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
 
Montana Art & Framing
(406) 541-7100
709 Ronan St
Missoula, MT
 
Art Attic
(406) 728-5500
123 South Ave W
Missoula, MT
 
Turner's Paint Store
(406) 549-7802
1605 So Avenue West
Missoula, MT
 
Art Hang Up
(406) 327-8757
839 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Bernina Center
(406) 728-2119
1900 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
 

Suggestions for Sewing Projects

Sandra Betzina designs patterns for Vogue under the Today's Fit label, writes a fitting column for Vogue Pattern magazine, is the author of More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit, Power Sewing Step By Step and Sandra Betzina Sews for the Home, has produced nine instructional DVDs and conducts week-long sewing retreats in San Francisco. For more information, visit sandrabetzina.com or call (415) 876-2434.

Shopping List

Make a master list to save time when you visit the fabric store for supplies for a jacket project. Include:

• Fashion fabric
• Matching thread
• Interfacing
• Lining
• Scrap of cotton fabric for a back stay
• Buttons
• Backing buttons
• Silk organza for facing openings
• Press cloth
• 2”-wide mohair bias strips for the sleeve cap
• 70/10 HM or HJ needle and cotton thread for sewing the lining
• Tissue or medical examining paper to avoid slippage during cutting
• Assorted extra machine needles
• Heavy thread for hand picking or gathering
• 1⁄2”-wide fusible tape
• Shoulder pads
• Basting thread
• Fabric marking tools
• Tape for pattern alterations
• Wiggam for stabilizing the hem and hiding the hand stitches
• Brass weighted chain for the hem
• Dental floss or beading thread for sewing on the weighted chain
• Enough time to enjoy your project!

Mark the Dot

Is marking the dots on a pattern important? Not if you don’t mind ripping out the seam numerous times. Dots are very important because they often indicate pivot points on a seam.When a dot marks the inside corner of a seam, staystitch for about ½” on either side of the dot. Clip into the dot on the diagonal.The clipping allows the seam to spread and accommodate the outer corner shape on the corresponding pattern piece.Stitch the joining seam with the clipped corner on top. Leave the needle down when you reach the dot. Pivot the fabric to match the outside corner on the corresponding pattern piece.

Shoe In

Most seamstresses love shoes almost as much as they love sewing. If you have feet in a hard-to-find size, check out this resource:MARMI, NewYork City Flagship Store, 519 Madison Ave., or on-line at marmishoes.com and gwynethshoes.com .

Seams Correct

Burnout velvet is a cross between velvet and chiffon.When sewing a burnout velvet garment, you may be tempted to use French seams because the fabric is semi-transparent. However, this seam-finish choice is not suitable because the French seam will become too bulky.The most subtle choice is simply a 4-thread serged seam.

Chain Gang

Brass weighted chain helps a coat or a jacket hang close to the body. It also helps garment wrinkles fade out after wearing. Stitch the chain by hand to the seam that attaches the lining and hem allowance. Use dental floss or beading thread for the hand sewing; the chain metal will cut regular thread.

Pattern Play

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