Sewing Denim: Haberdashery Picks

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Ready to don your denims? In this post we share our top haberdashery picks for sewing with denim fabric. So whether you’re making jeans or adding top-stitching to thicker fabrics, these useful tools will help make sewing denim a cinch. Plus, all the products shown are available at Simple Sew! Sewing thicker fabrics like denim require a more durable needle …

Simple Sew Blogger: Vicky’s Cocoon Jacket

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Simple Sew blogger, Vicky teamed check fabric with the Simple Sew Cocoon Jacket pattern to create a gorgeous outerwear piece. Read on for her hints and tips for acing this quick and satisfying make.   Vicky’s Cocoon Jacket I’ve been thinking of making a Cocoon Jacket for a while but it wasn’t until I saw this gorgeous fabric I knew …

Guide to Lining a Dress

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Adding a lining is a great way to preserve dress fabric, plus it will stop your dress sticking to you! What if your pattern doesn’t include a lining? Here are some tips for adding your own!   Method 1 A drop-through lining is the easiest option: you simply make a second version of the dress using the same pattern pieces …

Tips for Buying an Overlocker

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If you’ve been sewing for a little while you’ll probably have come across the word ‘overlocker’. You may be wondering what exactly this machine does and whether you need one. While this nifty machine is not absolutely necessary to have in your sewing arsenal at the beginning, you may find that as your confidence grows, you’d like to achieve a …