Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reversed Pintucks

I’m not sure what to call these. I’m using the bottom of the stitch, the part that is normally hidden from view, the reverse side; as my embellishment for Otto 2010/5 Style 10.  I didn’t want the pin tuck to … Continue reading

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I have an explicit picture of shirring in my mind. It is that of rows and rows of gathers on the public side of a garment created by the use of elastic thread on the inside.  I have been told … Continue reading

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Janome Adjustable Seam Guide

I’m introducing this tool now because it was essential for my next project. The Adjustable Seam guide is similar to the quilting guide used on most sewing machines.  It consists of two pieces, the foot and the bar. Assemble these … Continue reading

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