By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and artistic fashionistas.
Sewing, like any of family arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, particularly for the "DIY Generation". This new and turning out to be workforce strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a suite of principles and tasks that supply the assets and suggestion for developing own style from current, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they simply are worn via or are reduce mistaken, this e-book presents inventive redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and reasonable to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a way assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few easy stitching process (barely useful with today's on hand technology), an individual can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit artistic suggestion and embellishment. So basic that even simple mending initiatives can develop into type possibilities.
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Place a ruler or cardboard strip inside the sleeve to create a surface on which to pin the ribbon in place. 2 cm). At the thread tracing, pin the cut ribbon on the sleeve, both with the right sides up and with the nap in the right direction (F). Let the beginning of the ribbon extend 1⁄4" (6 mm) beyond the bottom of the sleeve. Baste both edges of the ribbon to the sleeve. Start by finding the center front. With a needle and thread, thread-trace along the folded line at the center front (A), only through the sweater front.
5 cm) -wide yardstick or ruler along the knitted edge of the poncho. Set the masking tape on the right side of the fabric, along the ruler edge. 9 cm) increments. Later, this process will need to be repeated for the sides and back of the poncho, reusing the marked tape at each location. Use a needle threader to pull the ends of the silver and gold yarns together through the eye of the tapestry needle (A and B). Knot the yarn ends and start with the knot on the wrong side of the knit edge, at the far right end of the masking tape.
Repeat this process to attach ribbon on the left side of the sweater, making sure that the nap of the velvet is running in the same direction on both sides. Overlap the velvet at the back of the neck. Carefully hand baste the ribbon in place close to each edge. Turn the sweater inside out. Adjust the needle position for precisely stitching the edge of the ribbon. Set your sewing machine for a stretch or narrow zigzag stitch. Sew the ribbon in place, starting at the back of the neck (B and C). Don’t sew the 1⁄4" (6 mm) extensions at center back.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) by Kathleen Maggio