Congratulations! I haven’t seen many blogs that provide such thorough tutorials! Keep up the good work Sensei! By the way, when are you planning to sew and tell about a Chanel jacket?
Thanks for your comment :)
Let me clarify one thing first: I’m not a Sensei of anyone :) The “grasshopper” in the “Watch and Learn Grasshopper” page is actually myself who is a self-taught and very enthusiastic seamstress :)
I also think that I should sew a Chanel jacket these days, but I have couple of other sewing projects in mind before that. I guess I can include it on the to-do list for next month. In the meantime, please do watch the making of a Chanel jacket video I shared couple of weeks ago:
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - How to make piping outfits
I woke up this morning thinking that it is a fine day to write about how to make piping at home!
So, what t is a piped bias one may ask… Hmm, think about the boring pillow and cushion covers… Not a very inspiring example isn’t it? :P
Well, let me tell you, by using the right combinations it becomes a very cool sewing technique that turns an ordinary pattern into a chic outfit. And the good part is… it’s quite easy to do!
Some examples of piped bias / piping dresses:
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Sewing a Basic Skirt
I’ve been getting queries about how-to steps for sewing skirts. I recently posted a question about which / what type of skirt pattern you’d like to see as a sew-along. But I got a lot of different replies. So I decided to select a very basic skirt pattern to show the sewing steps in this post and surprise you with showing how you can use it for creating various chic skirts later on.
Follow this post for learning to sew a basic skirt and keep an eye on the upcoming posts :)
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Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Peter Pan Collar
Learn How to Make Your Own Peter Pan Collar in 9 Easy Steps
Well, if you haven’t heard about the collar craze taking hold of the fashion world by now, check out some fantastic samples from the SYS - LookBook.
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Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Insert Zippers to Lined Dresses
Learn How to Sew: Zippers
Hello Everyone! Isn’t it a fine day to learn how to insert zippers on dresses? :)
Do not forget: If you don’t want your clothes to look messy and home-made, you must pay special attention to details like this!
So, if you have trouble in sewing zippers neatly, follow this tutorial and I’m sure you’ll perfect it immediately.
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - Sewing Invisible Zippers
I tend to use invisible zippers almost in all my outfits. But when I first started sewing, I could never keep it “invisible”. I gradually realized how to do it properly by trial-and -error method.
Watch and Learn Grasshopper - How to Make an Easy, Flat Fly-Front Zipper
When I started sewing for the first time, one of the biggest challenges for me was to insert zippers in a clean way.
I wanted to give you the instructions with step-by-step photos but then I realized that wonderful Sandra Betzina may have been slightly more experienced than me and could explain it better. See for yourself and the next time you’ll try it this way, I’m sure you’ll thank me. So, watch and learn grasshopper… :)