There are of course, more advanced techniques and processes, but it’s important to know the basics first, before moving forward.
Here are the essentials:
– Small cuticle scissors (preferably with a curved tip)
– Sharp fabric scissors – these will make clean cuts, and help to keep certain fabrics from fraying on the ends.
– Needles of various sizes
– Thin thread to match the stitches in your garment
You may need:
– Push pins (to help hold fabric in place while you sew)
– A thimble (If you’re like me, you stick yourself constantly! hehe)
– Waxed Floss – This is my personal sewing trick. When you have to sew a very tough seam that keeps splitting, or when you’re sewing thick fabric (like jeans), waxed floss is amazing! It will never split or loosen. You will be able to see the stitches quite a bit, so this only works for areas that aren’t visible, or if you like the look of very noticeable stitches.
—— It also works great for sewing patches over holes, decorative patches and appliqués, buttons, stuffed animals and crafts, and sewing fur additions onto clothing.
For a more in depth explanation of these stitches, go to this website, and stop by again later for my next article on vintage care techniques!
~ Hey Viv !