And it’s time to give the zigzag stitch its due. Because I think it can be easy to overlook this very useful stitch.
What is a zigzag stitch you ask?
There are times in garment construction when you’ll need to temporarily stitch two somethings together before fully committing to a permanent stitching line.
And the basting stitch will come in mighty handy, for example, when you’re…
When you’re sewing seams, you will need to secure the start and the end of each seam line that you want to commit to permanently.
Because if you don’t, those seams will start to unravel faster than you can say, “No, you didn’t!”
And you have three choices. You can…
The truth is…
If you want to sew and, ultimately, flaunt insanely pretty dresses, then you must learn how to cut fabric properly.
Okay, I know!
You’re itching to get sewing.
And now, you are finally ready to pin those pattern pieces to your lovely fabric.
Oh. My. Gosh!
Can you believe it?!
We’ve made it here!
Is the title of this article making your underarms moist?! Is your scalp suddenly itchy?! Did the flutter of a thousand butterflies in your stomach appear out of nowhere?!
Well, you’re not alone.
If there is one sewing topic that seems to elicit these symptoms and stops most of us who aspire to sew our own clothing before we even start, it is:
Writers write rough drafts. Professional chefs cook test recipes. And athletes practice to increase their skills and perfect their game.
And if this is your first time sewing any pattern, yes, you absolutely should sew a test garment, a muslin.
Muslins get a lot of hate, but…