How to add an {easy} HIDDEN POCKET to jeans & protect your

Losing your passport or credit card is a DISASTER waiting to happen for you if you travel without the precaution of safe guarding them properly. What a better way to keep them safe than to hold them close to your body. The hidden pockets ( invisible from the outside) outlined here …

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Top Textile Museums in the world and their websites for

You want to travel the whole world to see and learn about all the textiles in the world – but you have to adjust to your budget and sit at home and look at your meager (read pathetic) fabric collection. If I have enough money, I would visit one of these museums (or all of them) for the wonderful textiles on display there. Alternatively, as I

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A sewing guide to fashion

A sewing guide to fashion with all the {free Sewing Patterns & tutorials, tips and techniques} you need to sew your own clothes.Create gorgeous clothes.

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How to make & sell BAGS {10 Common Concerns

Tote bags, travel duffel bags, cash bag, college bags ( backpacks) school bags, big shopper bags , purses and clutches, wallets- these are the ones that sell most. Laptop bags, phone cases are also much in demand. If you are skilled in sewing leather you can make leather bags and wallets. Leather is an all-time favourite material for bags.

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Easy Cargo pocket Pattern & tutorial

This is an easy way to sew cargo pockets – you will find this kind on bags, pants etc. This will give you a 6″ by 5″ cargo pocket. To sew this, cut out the pocket pattern as in the picture below – cut outer fabric and the inner lining from this pattern

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Design & Make your own clothes with FREE

Sewing Pattern making tutorials – Design and sew your own clothes. You have two choices now that you have decided to make your own clothes – either make your own patterns with the help of tutorials in this site or buy commercial sewing patterns.Both are good but making paper patterns is a little bit more adventurous than getting ready made patterns.

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Sew a full SKIRT {REVERSIBLE }

Step 1 Prepare the fabric for making the full skirt. For making the full skirt pattern you need a fabric with a lot more width than you normally get- usually fabric comes in widths like 36 inch and 44 inch with 44 inch being the normal width. You have to increase this width by joining another piece of fabric along the width edge to make it

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Make a beautiful {WRAP SKIRT} -DIY Pattern

Sewing the one piece wrap around skirt. Step 1. Sew the side hems and the bottom hem. Make a baby hem ( narrow hem) Step 2. Attach the waistband. Finish the side edge of the waist tie first. Sew the edges with waist tie piece folded so that right sides are together. Sew the edges and trim away.

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25+ types of pockets you could sew on your clothes

20 Side pocket (Side seam pocket or hidden seam pocket) 21 Stand pocket. 22 Ticket Pocket (Key pocket) 23 Welt pocket ( Bound ) 24.Zippered Pocket. 25 Utility Pocket. 26 Yoke seam Pocket. This type of pocket has a centre box pleat or inverted pleat that expands when the …

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DIY SCARF Tutorials- 7 Super easy ways to make

Sewing a Scarf – easy ways. 1. Regular scarf. 2 Scarf with a border. 3 Skinny tube Velvet Scarf. 5 Infinity scarf. 6 Neck Kerchief scarves. 7 Hooded scarf with pockets. Most of the scarves available in shops are Acrylic ( the knit types), polyester, Rayon blends or silk.

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Bag Materials : A list of 20 things you need to make bags

A D shaped ring is the most commonly used hardware in bags to hang the straps. Rectangle rings, oval shaped rings, square ones are all used, depending on the straps/handles. 6. Sliders. These plastic or metal rings with a divider in between helps to …

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30+ DRESSING TIPS that can make you look slimmer

Choose vertical lines in the patterns of your fabric – they will elongate your body and make you look slimmer.Avoid horizontal lines like the breton stripes in the picture. Princess line will work like a vertical line across your dress . This will elongate your silhouette. Low waist pants/ jeans can cause bulges ( the infamous muffin tops

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Super Easy Belly Dance Pants

Step1. To make this pattern first cut out two leg patterns as per the pattern given below .Take two fabric pieces of width 36 inch and length about 45 inches; fold by the center and mark the pattern. Cut it out. The pants are made about 40 inch long – increase or decrease height as you need.

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How to fold a Shirt properly : Save space and reduce

How to fold shirts to save space or for travel. Sometimes when storing space is at a premium you may want to fold and keep the shirts so that they are folded into a small bundle. This is especially needed when you are packing for travel. Bring the sleeves crossed to the other side.

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18 types of bag/purse handles

1 Leather /Synthetic leather handles. When you think of bag handles a leather handle is what comes to the mind first and foremost. They have unparalleled elegance. Even when ordinary cloth bags are fitted with leather handles, the look of the bag is completely changed for the better. Glossy or matt finished, clear or coloured Vinyl handles are

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8 types of capes & {How to make them}

1. Make an easy cold-shouldered circular cape. Embed from Getty Images. This is a very easy cape to make . This is just a fabric with a hole. You need a wide enough fabric ( 45″); this will give you a 17″ long cape. Fold a 45″ square fabric twice, lengthwise and width wise through the center.

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Make a DRAWSTRING POUCH

Method 1 Make a small drawstring pouch. Method 2 Simplest drawstring pouch ever. Method 3 Multipocket drawstring pouch. To make this super cute drawstring pouch, cut out net fabric (or any fabric – you also need a fray sealing product; Net does not fray at the cut edges). 8 inches by 12 inches. Fold the top edge 1 1/2 inch to the inside and

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How to easily add a {PATCH POCKET} to your clothes

Method 2. This method is suitable for a lined patch pocket. Step 1. Pin the pocket to the garment. Step 2. Pull the pocket a little to the side and use the blind hem stitch to attach the lining to the garment. Checkout the tutorial to sew a blind stitch hem – by hand and by machine.

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30 types of BAGS you should own

Some saddle bags can be seen attached to bicycles/bikes. 16. Beach Bag. Big waterproof bags made of plastic meant to be used to carry things to the beach. 17. Shoulder bag. Also called sling bags in its small avatar, this is a bag that you hang on your shoulder. The satchel, saddle bag are shoulder bags. 18.

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How to sew VINYL, PLEATHER or PLASTIC {Best Tips}

A simple seam is enough to sew plastic and vinyl. As the edges of this material donot fray you donot need any fabric edge finishes done. I simple do a double seam stitch like the picture given when doing a simple seam.; Lapped seam – For extra strong seams and to ensure that the seams donot have pressure ( because of the seam stitches the material may tear at the seam) You can sew a lapped seam.

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DIY Denim bags from old jeans: 3 easy to make ideas

1 A sling bag from old denim. 1 A sling bag from old denim. 2 Old jeans bag with another fabric. 3 A simple Jean bag. Take your jeans and keep it folded with the zipper opening of the pant on one side. Mark a rectangle shape from the top edge – it will be slightly diagonal extending to …

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10 tips for THREADING A NEEDLE the right way

Find the right side – Inspect your needle closely. Most of the needles will have one side of the eye bigger than the other. Thread through this side and you will find it easier. Manage the thread – Cut about 20 inches of thread – this length is said to be the ideal length to …

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Fashion in the 1920's : 10 factors that influenced

There were startling technological advancements in the 1920s. Radio, Telephone, sound movies, mass manufacture of automobiles, increased use of airplanes for travel – all of these changed the world completely. There are similar great technological advances predicted for this decade (2020’s) as well.

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Top 10 Fashion Magazines of the world

This monthly lifestyle and fashion magazine for men, is an “essential guide to style & fashion, travel & adventure, design & tech, art & culture and food & drink”. As its website says this magazine is “The smart man’s guide to the best in men’s fashion”.

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4 ways to do COUCHING EMBROIDERY STITCH

Method 3 Bokhara couching. 4. Sewing Machine couching. Method 1. Place Base thread and then use tacking stitches to anchor. Step 1. Thread your needle with the number of strands of fiber, thread you need as the base thread. Bring the needle from the back of the fabric to the top of the fabric and then place the base thread as you like it on the

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45 World famous Fashion designers you should study to

Amancio Ortego and Rosalia Mera. These are Spanish Designers behind the fashion brand Zara. The brand follows the philosophy of instant fashion to create inexpensive lookalikes of designer creations. It has found great success in coming up with new designs and …

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9 ways to attach PATCHES on clothes

Spray a little water on the back of the patch.Keep a piece of pressing cloth (any thin cotton cloth) on top of the iron on patch. This is so that the heat do not damage the patch. Step 3. Use the hot iron to press evenly. Iron for about 20-30 seconds. Ensure that the heat setting of your iron is for a cotton cloth.

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15 tips to get SWEAT SMELL out of clothes

9 If you keep alcohol at home and have a bottle of Vodka and do not mind using it for any other purpose than rejuvenation or whatever you intend to get from a swig or two, use it on sweat – it is a surefire remedy for sweat smells – Use 1:3 ratio of vodka:water and spray on the area before washing.. 10 Use Borax powder to remove sweat smell – Just mix Borax powder with some water and a

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Easy Capri pants pattern : Sewing Tutorial

Keep the back leg pieces right sides together; sew along the crotch line. Your four leg pieces have become two now – the front and back pieces. Step 2. Keep the front and back pieces rightsides together. Align the sides and pin in place ; stitch the sides and the inside of the legs (red line in the picture below) Turn the pants right side out.

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15 Easy Poncho sewing patterns

I especially like the belted look as I believe on short frames like mine the ponchos can look slightly overwhelming. If you want to add a hood to any of your top/ dress to make an instant hoodie checkout this free hood pattern. Visit Sewguide.com again for more free …

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Fashion Styles : 40+ Types { Which one are you Today

This style is all about travel and relaxation – think shorts, loose t-shirts, caftans swimsuit cover-ups, jogger pants, wide brimmed summer hats and strappy sandals. It also includes full-length evening gowns (think maxi dresses) and semi-formal attire for men. Camp Style.

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Scarf, Shawl, Stole and Wrap

I suppose you would also call it a stole. For Crocheted / knitted scarfs that hang till the waist the size is approx. 64 inch long by 6.5 inch wide or 52″ long x 8.5″ wide. Woven scarves. Small rectangular shawls that wrap around neck once and then hang till waist / hip are typically of size 70- …

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Microfiber Fabric : 6 FAQ answered about this magic

Microfiber is a man-made synthetic fabric made from the byproduct of petrol. It is made by refining the leftover sludge in the oil industry and producing fibers from this by forcing the liquids through a device with small holes called a spinneret. The fibers that are made so are woven into the fabric you know as microfiber.

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Fashion Vocabulary -150+ words related to Fashion

This is a line of clothing meant as holiday or travel collection; it is meant for a relaxed living for the affluent people; clothes meant for the poolside life. Also refer Pre-spring collection. Ready to wear or RTW. This is the term for factory made clothing in standardized sizes. Retro . St yle imitative of or derived from the trends of the

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"What is a Serger "& other 5 FAQ answered on buying

What is a Serger? Serger is a machine that sews the seams of fabric and at the same time trims the seam allowance and finishes the raw edges .ie. it sews, it cuts, it finishes the edges of fabrics all in one go. The professional finish you see in most store bought garments are finished with a serger. FAQ No. 2. What is overlocking?

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4 DIY Pencil cases you can make in less than 30 minutes

How to make this pencil case. Step 1 Cut out a 10 inch square fabric piece. Step 2 Keep the fabric right side up in front of you. Keep the zipper face down along one edge of the fabric. Sew in place. Step 3 Fold the fabric and join the remaining zipper edge to the other edge of the fabric as in the picture below.

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14 Best Fabrics to make CURTAINS

1 Voile. Voile is a woven fabric which is soft, lightweight and sheer. It is usually 100% cotton though it can also be polyester. It has a very fine surface (the better quality ones) with a good drape and is best for letting in just that amount of light inside to make you feel some privacy at the same time being sheer.

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10 Best Waterproof fabric {& water resistant } for sewing

I had the opportunity to travel through several cities and villages in South Western Nigeria these past three years. One thing I noticed is the way small scale farmers dry their Paki (yam, plantain, tuber) and other food stuff that needs drying by spreading these items …

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What to wear when exercising

Not yucky or whatever term you use to describe that feeling of being sweaty all over and having to travel with a lift full of people. This is related to wickability in that when a fabric do not retain and keep sweat and remain soggy it is comfortable against the skin.

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10 best Bag making Fabrics : How to choose fabric for bags

9 Medium weight natural fabrics. Cotton fabric (Dressmaking/quilting variety), linen, silk, satin, dressmaking denim etc can be used to make bags, provided they are given backing with proper interfacing. Peau de soie is used for making pretty purses. Other pretty fabrics like satin, silk brocade, crepe, moire velvet are also used.

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6 Ultimate Kimono Jacket tutorials

Below are some brilliant tutorials to sew kimono jackets. They all have detailed easy instructions and will make you want to sew at least half a dozen in one single sitting. Kimono tutorial. The Kimono jacket in the picture is made from a beautiful scarf and like the author, I just love the colour and print.

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Easy Grocery Bag : DIY pattern & tutorial for making

Stitch in place. Do the same maneuver for the other corner as well. Pin in place the corner into a mitered corner as earlier. Now stitch the bottom edge in place, securing the corners as you stitch. Join the other bag body piece to the other side of the side panels the same way. You are finished with your Grocery Bag sewing.

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How to sew a Backless Halter neck gown

Mark up 1″ from I. Join from 3 – K in a curved line. Mark 1 – Midpoint of G-C. Mark 2 – Midpoint of E-H. Mark 3 – Midpoint of I-B. Join 1-2-3. C-4 = J-5 = Back neck width + 1/2″ seam allowance. On one side pattern either right side or left side as per your choice give 1″ extra for overlap for buckles.

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