All Posts By: Laura

Recycled Thread

Just spotted this in one of my local Haberdashery spots, Creativity in Bristol. How cool? The “Sew-all Thread 100 m rPET” is the new sewing thread from Gütermann Creativ made of 100 % recycled polyester. It currently retails in a fairly basic range of colours however; the Gutterman website says the advantages (as well as being […]

Notions: Measuring the Grain

From McCall’s sewing in Colour. When placing a pattern piece on to the fabric in preparation for cutting it is obviously incredibly important to make sure it is cut out in the correct Grain. Straight Grain isn’t stretchy, & Cross Grain or Bias Cut is. This means that unless the pattern has been designed to […]

Notions: Grading a Seam

  From McCall’s Sewing in Colour Often when working with commercial patterns they will ask for a seam to be ‘graded’. This term refers to a process which makes the seam thinner, or lighter & reduces the bulk of a garment. It is actually something which will help any Hand Made garment look more professionally […]