Sewing Tutorials

French Seams

French Seam Tutorial - 3/8'' Seam Allowance - On Scrap of Fabric Tutorial will demonstrate french seam on a fabric with a print in order to help reader identify "wrong" and "right" sides of fabric. Place your pattern pieces wrong sides together. Pin along edges matching end points and notches. Stitch 1/8 Inch from seam allowance making sure to back tack at beginning and end. Trim any fray strands, or trim down seam allowance if you noticeably strayed larger than 1/8 Inch.  Press seam flat, then open seam, press seam to one side.  Turn over and press seam from back to...

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Simple Elastic Waist Band Tutorial

Elastic waist bands are an easy way to finish the waistline of pants/shorts/skirts as it will naturally gather around your waist and is very easy to fit. Keep in mind that there are multiple techniques and approaches when sewing an elastic waistband (many of which require a serger or cover-stitch machine and secure the elastic to the fabric). This tutorial will solely utilize a straight stitch machine using the method of creating a channel for the elastic and then feeding the elastic through. This technique is applicable for the Third Born Signature Short, Skirt, and Pant.    Before doing this step, make sure both side seams, center front, and...

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