Rolled Hem Overlocker tutorial

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I have been a little busy lately finishing off some lovely chiffon dresses for a special client (photos coming soon) but posted a little video clip on Instagram showing the hem being rolled using my overlocker. A tiny rolled hem in sheer/light fabrics is beautiful and doing them on the overlocker is pure joy. I […]

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Singer 14SH754 Overlocker Tutorial Part 2 – Different seam finishes

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Following on from my last post and video, here is part 2. This video will introduce the main seams you can create with your overlocker. It looks at 4, 3 and 2 threads (including how to convert the machine into 2 thread stitching) and includes the Flatlock and Super-stretch. I hope this helps you and […]

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Singer 14SH754 Overlocker Tutorial Part 1 – Threading

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So a little diversion as I present another video tutorial; this time about an overlocker. The Singer 14SH754 has become a bit of a thing in the UK since the grocery store Lidl started selling them cheap. The machine in question is actually very good (actually very very good) but many people buy one and […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 7 – Waistcoat

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Back to the 3-piece tailored suit make and time to make the waistcoat. If you have missed the previous instalments here is the direct links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. The trusty waistcoat is what really got me back into sewing back in 2014. I’ll not re-tell […]

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Home Tailored suit Part 5 – Collar and sleeves

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I left you last time with the lapels finished and half of the collar complete. Today we will finish the collar and move onto the sleeves. Upper Collar The under collar is finished and attached to the jacket as per the last post here. Now attention turns to the upper collar. Unlike many commercial patterns, […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 4 – Vents and Collar

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Before we can attach the collar we need to address the back. This will involve creating the vent or vents. I mentioned in the first post that I wanted a double vented jacket and drafted the pattern accordingly. Many jackets come with a single centre vent at the back (mostly due to the cost involved […]

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Home Tailored Suit Part 2 – Canvas Interfacing

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Following on from my last post, we have the suit fronts cut and the pockets assembled so it is time to think about interfacing the jacket. Anyone who sews will come across the term ‘interfacing’ at some point in their sewing adventures. Interfacing is, normally, some form of fabric that is either sewn or fused to […]

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Home Tailored 3 Piece Suit – Part 1

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Happy new year everyone and welcome to a truly tailored first post of 2017! I promised in my last post I would keep up to date with my blogging, so I will start with something conceived two months ago! Back in November I had the idea of sewing my own 3-piece suit. I suddenly realised that […]