In previous lessons, we revealed general ideas about how to sew . Now, we want to share some little secrets which will help you make your sewing neat and easy.How do you sewthin see-through fabrics?How do you sewa few details fast? How do you properly fix the seam’s threads? We are going to answer these questions. Also, you will learn how to baste parts of the piece of clothing using a sewing machine.
How to quickly baste large parts of the piece of clothing using a sewing machine
To baste large parts of a piece of clothing is a tiring activity. To accelerate the process, you may use a sewing machine. To quickly baste the large parts of a piece of clothing,, set the largest stitch’s length on the sewing machine. Take the parts you need to baste and make 5 stitches. Without tearing the threads, pull the needle out of the fabric and move the fabric further 5-6in and 12-15сm along the basting line. Repeat until the end of the details’ basting. To make it easier in the future to remove the basting threads, cut them in between the stitches.
How to properly fix the seam’s threads
How do you neatly sewseams? Make a strong seam that doesn’t pull apart at the ends so there’s no need to fix it. The seam’s threads may be fixed on the fabric in 2 ways. The first way is the method of forward and reverse stitches. Stitch about 0.5in and 1.3сm. Then switch the sewing machine to the reverse stitch direction (the stitches that go in the opposite direction) and make stitches for the distance of 0.5in and 1.3сm long. Switch the sewing machine to the forward stitch direction and continue stitching the seam, or finish it.
The second way of fixing the threads is very simple. After stitching the seam, pull out approximately 4in and 10 cm of a thread at the fabric’s base, make a small loop, and pull it as close as possible towards the fabric with a pin. Tighten the knot carefully.
How do you quickly Sew a few small details
If you need to sew a few similar small details, you may do this without tearing the stitches. Put all the details in turns with a small distance between each other. Stitch by turns, and when you finish stitching the first detail, make a few stitches without fabric, and continue with the next detail. After all the details are stitched, carefully cut in the middle of the stitches made without fabric.
How do you Sew see-through and thin fabrics
The work with thin see-through fabrics requires great precision.How do you sewsee-through and thin fabrics? If you sew clothes using such fabrics as organza or chiffon, you need to pay a great attention to the accuracy of the seams. To make the seams beautiful and unapparent, it’s possible to apply the method of sewing with one thread on the sewing machine. You can sew with one thread in 2 ways.
The first way involves removing a bobbin with threads from the sewing machine and making the seam from the threaded spool. For that, you need to insert a spool with threads into the sewing machine. Pull a thread out of the spool, a little longer than the seam’s length. Thread all the sewing machine’s mechanisms with the pulled out thread in the reverse order of a common threading, i.e. first, the thread goes through the sewing needle, then through the mechanism that is directing the thread. Then, the thread goes through the thread stretcher.
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There is also a second way of sewing with one thread of see-through and thin fabrics. Thread the sewing machine and plunge the needle into the fabric you need to stitch. Then, pull out the needle together with the thread from the spool. Same as in the first method, thread all the machine’s mechanisms in the reverse order. The spool itself has to be pulled out of the sewing machine. Pull out as much of the thread as it’s enough for stitching the seam, i.e. more in length than the seam itself.
Before stitching, mark the seam’s line on the fabric with a marker for sewing. Stitch very carefully, as visible apertures are left on the see-through fabric after stitching. These apertures will be very visible if you need to re-make the seam.
We hope that our article will help you master some small secrets of sewing and allows you to understandhow to sew the things necessary for you.