By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like every of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specifically for the "DIY Generation". This new and turning out to be team strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of principles and tasks that supply the assets and idea for growing own style from latest, 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 minimize improper, this booklet offers artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and cost-effective 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wisdom of a few simple stitching procedure (barely priceless with today's on hand technology), an individual can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit inventive suggestion and embellishment. So basic that even uncomplicated mending initiatives can turn into model possibilities.
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Additional resources for Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls)
Place the eyelet pliers at the shortest distance from the eyelet site (through the armhole in some cases) (C). Be careful to pull the excess fabric out of the way. Continue applying the eyelet by following the instructions in the kit. Wrap a small piece of tape tightly around the braid end to prevent it from fraying. Weave the braid in and out of the eyelets, beginning and ending at center front (D). Trim and knot the ends. 5 cm) intervals. If the neckline already has a faced or hemmed edge, no fusible interfacing is needed.
Make and attach more jeans patches as desired. Ordinarily, the buttonhole stitch is made so that the thick line of connected stitches is along the edge. For this project, it is reversed (H). Trim off the excess fabric around the outer edges of each appliqué. Pin the appliqués on the pants, below the pocket opening. Place a piece of cardboard between the pocket and the outside to keep from pinning through the pockets. Test a scrap before pressing to make sure the heat does not melt or warp the sequins or decorative threads on the appliqués.
Make sure that it isn’t too thick— the cord needs to fit in the groove on the underside of the presser foot. 34 Altered Clothing 11:59 AM Page 35 A B C D P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 032-049_ 35 Altered Clothing AC 032-049_ 1/11/07 9. 10. 11. 11:59 AM Page 36 Gently turn the skirt around to the back. Continue to pin the cord as on the front and let your design spiral around the front and back until there are three rows of cord “snaked” around the skirt (E). Insert the end of the cord into the seam the same way it started near the hem.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) by Kathleen Maggio