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I don’t have a sewing machine and i can’t afford one right now, so i’m just hand sewing the pieces i’m making, any tips to make it look good?

posted over 4 years ago
EveyHoneysuckle
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I would say enlist the help of online craft sites like http://www.craftster.org

It’s all one big forum devoted to DIY projects that can be made by hand or machine. All you have to do is ask for help in the right section. I personally prefer hand sewing because I’m afraid of those needles going at hyperspeed >< lol

posted over 4 years ago
 
RAGDOLLSTORE
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I’m a professional dressmaker, my tip for you is to use a tailor’s chalk to do your markings and guide lines. Another tip is to iron as you sew (this goes the same with using a machine to sew too actually)

Yours, Headseamstress

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www.dayglowvintage.com.sg

posted over 4 years ago
 
GlammcouturE
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I’m getting a sewing machine! YAY!

posted over 4 years ago
 
browneyes
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:D thanks for the tips!!

posted over 4 years ago
 
pandaphilia
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I always hand-sew : ) Have no idea how to use a machine. I just pin an outline and start from there xD

posted over 4 years ago
 
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i hand sew some things, even though I have a sewing machine. Sometimes the machine just can’t do certain things, or i need better accuracy in small areas…honestly, just pay very close attention to your stitches, take your time, and practice before hand on some scraps!

posted over 4 years ago
 
melavond
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Take your time, don’t try and rush it, because that’s when it becomes sloppy, and the average person will be able to know you sewed it by hand. same goes for using a machine though. Just take your time, and pay attention to detail. haha.

posted over 4 years ago
 
maliamazing
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i love hand sewing!

posted over 4 years ago
 
kaydyanful
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I so love sewing! it is so relaxing!

posted over 4 years ago
 
babygurlpoint5
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Yes, definitely pin ur clothes first… and if you have fabric chalk, you can draw a light line using a ruler for heming and then brush it off after you’ve finished ur sewing. Good luck!

posted over 4 years ago
 
aliciak
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hand sewing irritates and annoys me lol i rather a sewing machine…much quicker

posted over 4 years ago
 
mademoiselleruta
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pin it all. and draw out what you want, or make sure you have an image of what you want.

i can barely work a sewing machine, but i hand sew everything.

hemming is my favourite.

posted over 4 years ago
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