FREE Tips, tricks & tutorials for Sewing & Dressmaking
Sew In Brighton's teachers have created these free sewing & dressmaking tips & tricks as they come up during sewing classes and courses. Follow them to make your sewing & clothes making more effective, faster, more fun and with a more beautiful end result!
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Use Tailors Carbon paper to mark anything from a pattern onto your fabric - darts, hem adjustments like this, tops of pleats... We buy packs on Ebay - Burda is the best brand. It's like the old fashioned carbon paper we used to use for copying letters - but for fabric!
Blunt serrated carbon paper tracing wheel from Fabric Land in Brighton, under £1! the marks should wash out but if marking onto the good side of the fabric test wash a piece first!
Watch our short video clip of carbon paper use in action on Instagram here..#sewingtutorials #sewingtips #sewingclass
The perfect gift for a sewist... Be like a Great British Sewing Bee participant and use weights instead of pins! We love these printed pattern weights from https://www.patternweights.co.uk/ ... They do hundreds of different designs including custom ones #patternweights #dressmakingweights #sewinggifts
WANT MORE TIPS?
- We have quite a few sewing tips videos on our Sew In Brighton You Tube Channel here
- Plus Kat posts new tips regularly on our Instagram (scroll down to see examples) and Facebook feeds