I need to hem a wedding dress that has a lace border at the hem line. What do you suggest?

I would raise the skirt at the waist, but the lace runs over that too. The dress has the same lace panels at the hem line and around the waist. I think I have to remove one of them to raise the hem 1 1/2 in. Which is the easiest way to do this?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Sergers

Does anyone have suggestions as to what would be an inexpensive serger that would beit  used solely to re-hem knit tops?

Topic by leecb67 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to hem with cuffs?

I am trying to hem pants with a cuff involved

Question by Crcash 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Sewing a Rolled Hem with Fusible Thread

Don McCunn shares the lovely Sandra Betzina's (whose own Instructables you may be familiar with) technique for sewing tiny rolled hems perfectly every time.  The secret?  A bobbin full of fusible thread!  Check out his great video for more details, and be sure to share your own inspiration here on Instructabes! Click here: Sewing a Rolled Hem via http://deofsf.com/blog/

Topic by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Shortening a scalloped hem lace dress.

Hi, I am shortening a dress that has a scalloped lace hem. I do not want to ruin the hem as it looks lovely. But the dress is too long. I have hemmed the lining with no problem, but now I am trying to pin the lace up at the waist and then sew (hand or machine?) it so it lies as a fold under the waist. I do not want to take the waistline off this dress as it is not mine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been trying to pin up the wrong side of the lace fabric by the waistline. It is so slippery and soft I feel like I am getting nowhere!  Thank you so much for your time!

Question by suzi.carpenter1 4 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago



How do I create a curly hem on tulle using fishing line?

Question by threads5 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Turn Skinny jeans into a pencil skirt?

Regular cut jeans make a flared, or A-line hem. Anything specific I should do to give it a pencil shape, and make it tighter around the bottom?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


IS IT A BLANKET OR IS IT A COAT?

Anyone know how to make a simple coat (jacket) out of a blanket or throw? I have seen them on people and they are really nice. They look like you basically just fold and sew, the fringe of the throw frames the collar and hem. I appreciate your help and advice! Thank you!! :-)

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


altering sewing patterns: general and specific q's

I'm currently working on a hoodie using a hoodie pattern, but i'm hoping to convert the hood into an obnoxiously oversized collar. and for the future, are there any general rules in making/altering sewing patterns?( i got my pattern from http://thegreenpepper.com/adults.html #543 the hemmed hoodie. it was the closest to what i wanted)

Topic by yokotei 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


3D printed shoes

3D printers are pretty awesome tools for prototyping objects. Now some people are also using hem to make shoes. People who like going clubbing with yellow skinpaint, apparently. Goofy shot aside, it's an interesting use since you can customize the shoe for your foot perfectly, but the look of something that's 3D printed will likely get old quickly. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Machine sewing a patchwork quilt together

I am making a patchwork quilt for an art project and want to machine sew the squares together. I do not want them hemming, I would prefer to have the stitches visable and the square edges butting up to eachother. I understand this would not be as neat and tidy but this is how i want it. Does anyone know a machine stitch that would work well for this? Thanks x

Question by rmarcroft 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'm looking to buy a simple, sturdy sewing machine. What's simple to use, and easy to afford?

I want to buy a sewing machine to use for beginner-to-intermediate projects. I want something simple to use, but sturdy, and affordable. My budget is $150, but preferably less. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles. I'll be using it mostly for hems and piecing fabrics together, possibly denim, but mostly flannels and jersey. Can anyone recommend a machine?

Question by NancySmart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I am trying to sew pant inserts on a pair of too tight pants, getting stymied ?

I am trying to sew an insert on the outside hem of pants that are a little too tight. My fabric is a triangle shape & I am just trying to get the seams matched up correctly & wondering if there is someone out there that can help me, give a little instruction. I am stymied & already spent a long time working on this...thanks..

Question by narniamermaid 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Finishing raw edges without sewing?

I've kind of gotten myself into a pickle here.... I ironed interfacing on to the back of my fabric, and then cut out fairly small (2" or so) geometric shapes, thinking the interfacing would keep the fabric from fraying. Unfortunately, it is fraying a bit and I want to fix that. I am horrible with sewing machines though and it is too thick to sew through...I was thinking of maybe finding some magical kind of super sticky fabric tape to cover the edges? Any other suggestions? 

Question by shortone 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Clear Pool Table

Not only is this pool table pretty amazing for being see-through and having the same action as a regular pool table, it's also a senior project that has been turned into a real business. Personally, I'm still a sucker for the felt and not being distracted by all the slick rails underneath. Also, at AUS $40,000 it's deep in luxury territory.I still hem and haw about dropping a few bucks to play on a nice, clean table at a parlor and only get a few games a year in at a friend's house (thanks, Jeff!). But if you have pools full of cash, here's one for you. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does anyone know how to make a dress with an adjustable hemline? Answered

I have a dress from a thrift store that is the basis for a fabulous costume for the fantasy convention. Only problem is the hemline is too boring. I came across these dresses in a catalog that seem to have exactly the feature I need to put on my dress, but I have no idea how it is done. I've scoured the internet so now I pass it on for your consideration... see below. http://www.pyramidcollection.com/itemdy00.asp?ID=51,275&GEN1;=Outlet+&T1;=P85827+S&dispRow;=0&srccode;=#top The dress apparently has ties inside that you can cinch up to control the level of blousing. Thanks for your help!

Question by penumbra_ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Sexy Black w/Red Contrast Stitching Pencil Skirt! For Sale!!

Hey check out my pencil skirt slideshow! This skirt looks so hott on, but when i made it i was ten pounds lighter, never even got to wear it out! Soooo, now i have to get rid of it! I have it for sale on artfire.com http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op;=listing&product;_id=636541 check it out! its womens pant size 0-2 equivelant, its a nice mid-weight stretch cotton with a wider waistband. Theres 2 zippers in the back one at the top and one at the bottom to control 'hobble'. It sits slightly higher on the waist and the dark red contrast stitching at the hem and around the zippers really makes it pop!

Topic by mistresscroft69 9 years ago


rating knex guns and fsastr pics

One thing I really dont get is people just rating knex guns by looks or because they like the user who posted it, personally I only rate guns that I have built, and the only gun on this site I have completely built was shadowninjas assault magnum. oh heres pics of the fsastr (firestorm assault rifle) sorry there is no full pictures I haven't loaded hem up yet its a true trigger assault rifle removable yellow rod mag attatchable oodammo grenade launcher with top railspicture notes1-the mag2-looks a bit like a halo battle rifle attatchments are foregrip and carry handle/sight3-assault configuration short sight and oodammo grenade launcher4-oodammo in launcher5 grenade launcher

Topic by Fred the Penguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What adhesive to use for gluing zip lock bag material to fabric?

I have a project in mind which I want to line with a food safe material. After some consideration It boiled down to just using pieces cut from a zip lock bag and cotton material. I'm going to hem the 2 materials together but don't want the zip lock material slouching and separating from the cotton material in the middle. If I used a spray adhesive for fabric to adhere the zip lock material flat to the cotton will the adhesive show through the zip lock liner? I want it to look clear so cotton material shows through the plastic like laminated cotton but don't want to use that material. Any ideas or product suggestions? Thanks.

Question by lexpres61 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How can I alter a suit after extreme weight loss?

I had breast cancer, and a double mastectomy. Lost 50 lbs in all, and now none of my clothes fit! I have several nice blouses and jackets, as well as pants, that are way too big for me now. My insurance canceled on me, so I can't go to a tailor or buy new - will have to live to 200 to pay all the medical bills! I can take up sleeves and hems, but my jackets and blouses are way too wide across the shoulders/back, and my pants? Well, I look like Bozo the clown. Can anyone assist in how to best take in for a good fit? All help appreciated! All I can wear right now are sweats... :-\

Question by fiberarts 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to achieve a 'worn bleach" look on new clothes?

I often decorate clothes by partially bleaching ( see instructable Charles Mackintosh shirt. ) . I experimented with diluted bleach, bleach from pray cans, bleach from pointy nozzle bottles. I tried a lot and sometimes to my liking. I really would like to know how I can give self made clothes from plain material, often denim or cotton, a worn discoloration without distressing the fabric to the point its damaged. I looked on instructables, and the whole internet but found no answer. On the picture with the brown jacket ( bought, professionally bleached) you can see what I want to achieve. Especially the dotted seams with dark shadow and the discoloring of flap on the pocket and the hem. Other pictures show experiments that I did. I know how to make stains by knotting, binding, creasing. But that is not the answer I'm looking for.  

Question by Ruud van Koningsbrugge 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Is medium-weight quilting fabric durable?

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Question by geekluve 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Medium weight quilting Fabric

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Topic by geekluve 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago