Friday, April 19, 2013

Things Beginners Want to Know: Part 1 (or SPG Rabbit Vest Questions)

Hello Anonymous! I don't know if you are still following this blog, but I've held off on answering your questions because I felt they deserved a proper post.

on SPG Rabbit Vest - Part 2, by Anonymous on 3/31/13 i'm still very new to the sewing business. did you make two copies of everything? like, a layer for the inside and the outside? how did you piece them together?
oh, and another question i had was how did you connect the red trimming without showing seams? thank you!

Yes, Anon, the inner layer is called the 'lining' and covers the raw edges of the outer layer and gives the whole garment a more finished look and stability. I also used a third layer of a stiff white material called interfacing to add further stability (always an issue when doing buttons).

The red trimming is called "bias binding" and was sewn right sides together on the outside, then folded over and stitched in place with invisible stitches on the inside.

Since my blog is more for advanced sewing, I linked each of the terms to a website/blog that has a good informative post/entry on the subject that I think will help you. I also recommend taking a look at This Book as a inclusive way to learn everything you need to know to begin sewing.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for answering my questions! You've really helped me out in my recent sewing adventures. :)


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