Soooo, I thought I would gather up some of the tips and tricks that I have used or seen around the internet and share them with y'all!
Don't worry, though! I will have some original sewing to show you no later than Monday. ;) And next week should be full of tutorials! I have a purse design that I want to work on and then I was hit with some more inspiration last night. I think I will use that idea for the Skirting the Issue fun. :)
On to the Tips & Tricks!
Gathering Made Easy - TutorialThis comes from Just Give Me a Needle. It looks like it will be a MUCH better way to gather and have the gathers STAY where they are supposed to be!!! Or am I the only one that has that problem... LOL
Drafting Your Own PDF Sewing Patterns - An OverviewThis is something that I would LOVE to learn!!!! It comes from Melly Sews
Turn one fat quarter into 5 yards
This is from Stop Staring and Start Sewing. I need this!!! I go through bias tape like most people go through tissues! LOL
Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread
This come from Make It and Love It. I realllllly want to try this out. I already have my elastic thread waiting! I just need to build up the courage to try it out! LOL ;)
How to Create Elastic Shirring
Here is another great shirring tutorial and it is brought to you by Craft Stylish.
Teach Yourself to Sew - Tutorial List
This is a whole list of tutorials!! AWESOME!! This one comes from Darling Discounts and Deals.
Yardage Charts for Everything
This is so cool!!! Need to know how much fabric you need for a certain project? Just go to J&O Fabrics!
Now this has a TON of tips, tricks and tutorials!! YAY!!!! Just hop over to Sew News!!!
Printable Bias Tape Maker
This is from The Scientific Seamstress. I really need to print this out!!!!!
HOW TO: DRAFT A MISSING PATTERN PIECE
From Shoes and Pie! I have not had this problem yet.... But I could definitely see it happening if I ever give into the urge to buy those gorgeous vintage patterns!!
Sewing 101: Tucks
A great tutorial from Shwin & Shwin!
Make Your Own Handmade Fabric Labels
This is from Sew Many Ways. I am definitely going to give this a try! I would love to have cute little labels!!
Well, that's all for now, folks! ;) Off to do some sewing!