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Heirloom Sewing

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Learn the machine stitches and techniques that best mimic the delicate handwork associated with heirloom sewing. We focus on the options that are the easiest to incorporate into garment or home décor projects.

Shell Stitch Edging Video Tutorial

With the snow coming down and the slower pace of January and February, I took some time and sorted through my UFOs. I decided it was time to try and finish up Lenore's Day Dress and Slip. This was a class I took with Cindy Foose several years ago. I decided to add a simple shell edging to the slip and of course that turned into a tutorial. There is both a video tutorial and written directions below. Shell edging is a traditional heirloom technique that can be applied to finish the edge of a…

Make Your Own Entredeux with Charlene Phillips • WeAllSew • BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels.

Make entredeux trim with this heirloom sewing tip using your sewing machine and a wing needle.

How to sew a narrow hem - a video sewing tutorial

Learn how to sew a narrow hem (easy even on chiffon) using a ban roll tape. You will like this video sewing tutorial on how to sew a rolled hem on chiffon without a special rolled hem foot.

shell hem by machine

I've always been a purist when it comes to creating a shell hem, however there comes a time when you have to seek an alternative technique...

To create the heirloom pattern, you’ll need to use a box stitch so that the holes created by the needle will be covered by thread on four sides.If your sewing machine has decorative stitches, you’ll most likely also have a box stitch.After the wing needle punches a hole into the fabric, the box stitch wraps all sides of the hole to seal it.

Create beautiful heirloom stitching using a wing needle. Easy tutorial on how to use a wing needle to add a decorative stitch to fabric.

5 Ways To Attach Ruffles - Historical & Heirloom Sewing - Sew Historically

In the Edwardian era, there were 5 ways to attach ruffles: with a receiving tuck, flat felled seam, finishing braid, French seam or whipped gathers.

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Place the fabric to be gathered under the foot as usual, face up, and place the flat piece face down on top, through the slot. The fabric against the feed dog gathers, and the fabric in the slot stays flat. This foot is especially good for making ruffles for garments and heirloom sewing projects. #sewing #gathers #garment #tip #technique
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