You've mastered sewing with a single needle. So, why not kick it up a notch and explore using a twin needle on your sewing machine? It's fun and sew easy!
Here are some things you can do with a twin needle. Let's explore a little more!
The bodice is a versatile component of any garment. If you sew for little girls, this will be especially helpful but it also works for adults. I say vesatile because once you master the bodice you can add any type of skirt or bottom to it to change it up.
If you have never made a lined bodice before or don't really understand those pattern guide sheets, I will attempt to guide you step by step with lots of pictures. Feel free to comment or ask questions.
I grabbed a pattern that I had in my stash but any pattern with a bodice will work. I have McCall's 6496 but I noticed it's out of print.
The Reversible Apron
This apron makes the perfect gift especially around the holidays because we tend to do more cooking. You can make it with a Thanksgiving print on one side and a Christmas print or Hanukah print on the other side; you can also totally switch it up and do a Spring print on one side and a Winter print on the other side. I did one with a "his" side and the other side was "hers" depending on who was cooking that night. You can go crazy with machine or hand embroidery or keep it simple. You don't even need to have a pocket if you choose not to.
I once saw a cute post on facebook where each page had a different "i" product. It started with ipod (remember those?), then the next page was iphone, next page was ipad and finally last was iron. Not many millennials (let alone, gen exers) even know what an iron is, what it does, or own one. But if you sew, you must use this ancient tool. It is unknown exactly when people began to press fabric but the first electric flat iron was patented in 1882. Since then, they have come a LONG way. So I will attempt to give an overview for the sewer of some tips and tools for ironing.
Hi, I'm Jeanette and I love to sew and study the art of pattern fitting. I feel strongly about keeping the art and skill of sewing alive. It's difficult to find sewing instruction in any public schools anymore. It has gone the way of art and music instruction. So, it's up to us who love to sew to pass along this valuable skill and creative art to the next generation.