Free Sewing Instructions

Free sewing instructions

For free sewing instructions, choose a topic below. 

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Sewing Tools & Supplies A review of basic sewing tools.  Sewing machines, scissors, pins, measuring tape, seam ripper, iron, ironing Board, marking tools, etc. 

Sewing supplies would include: Fabric, interfacing, thread, trims, elastic, etc. 

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Fabric Preparation can be a big determining factor in how your finished masterpiece turns out. 

Topics: Grain-lines, selvages, grain, crosswise grain, lengthwise grain, bias, preshrinking, dry cleaning, making a press cloth.

SEWING TOOLS, INTERFACING

Interfacing is an important part of sewing, and many crafts. Learn about some of the popular applications, and review.

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Lay Out for key points when laying out fabric. Grain-lines are on the pattern, illustrations, how to measure, and much more info about lay out can be found on patterns. For a beginner a pattern along with these pages of videos and photos is one great way to teach yourself to sew.

Sew Waistband 
How to Install a Zipper
Sewing Videos
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Retrosewing NAme CHange 

Update

Hello. My name is Pam.  Welcome to theDIYeffect.com, previously known as RetroSewing.net.  Thank you for  visiting.  We're updating the design and content, so  things are changing, but it will be worth it when done. 

Much has happened since I started this website in 2009.  A big move to the country, lots of remodeling, gardening, experimenting with recipes, party planning and parties are just some of the activities keeping our family busy.  Living in the country is full of new, exciting things to do and discover.  I love the fresh air, wild life, and beautiful country views, not to mention new experiences,  like watching my husband learn to drive a tractor. 

Our life is full of DIY's, and that's how theDIYeffect.com was born.  Retrosewing will always be a part of theDiyeffect.com, and retro sewing projects will continue, but this change of name (RetroSewing to theDIYeffect.com) will accommodate all our DIY activities, including "Home Improvements",  "Recipes", "Gluten-Free Recipes",  "Growing a Square Foot Garden", "Party Planning Ideas",  and of course "Sewing".  I'll soon be posting the adorable "1950's Playsuit" with romper and skirt,  as well as many other DIY's. Hope you'll join us.

For more info about this site, and all the people behind it, check out the "about us" page.

Enjoy!

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