By Kathleen Maggio
A treasure for sewers, crafters, and artistic fashionistas.
Sewing, like several of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specifically for the "DIY Generation". This new and growing to be crew strives for individuality and the pride of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a set of rules and initiatives that offer the assets and notion for developing own style from latest, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they simply are worn via or are reduce fallacious, this ebook presents artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and least expensive to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a way assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few easy stitching procedure (barely important with today's on hand technology), someone can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit artistic suggestion and embellishment. So easy that even simple mending projects can develop into type possibilities.
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2. 3. A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G 4. Place a poncho on the table and straighten the front fringed edge. 5 cm) -wide yardstick or ruler along the knitted edge of the poncho. Set the masking tape on the right side of the fabric, along the ruler edge. 9 cm) increments. Later, this process will need to be repeated for the sides and back of the poncho, reusing the marked tape at each location. Use a needle threader to pull the ends of the silver and gold yarns together through the eye of the tapestry needle (A and B).
9. 10. 11. Page 42 Diagonally trim the seam allowance at the point (the folded side). Turn the point right side out and press the ribbon so that the point is centered at one end and the seamline isn’t visible (G). Prepare the second epaulette, with the remaining ribbon, in the same manner. 13. Center the length of the right side of an epaulette over the wrong side of a shoulder seam. Align the raw edge of the ribbon with the armhole edge. 3 cm) in from the raw edge of the ribbon (H). Bring the epaulette out to the right side, with the point to the neckline seam.
Fuse the patch in place (E). Using thread that’s matched to the color of the pants, zigzag around the patch edges with a 1⁄2 length (20 spi) and 5 width (very wide) stitch, and pull all thread ends through to the wrong side and tie them off. Embroider the patches around the edges using a buttonhole stitch and three strands of embroidery floss (F) and (G). Make and attach more jeans patches as desired. Ordinarily, the buttonhole stitch is made so that the thick line of connected stitches is along the edge.
Altered Clothing: Hip Fixes and Transformations with a Needle and Thread (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) by Kathleen Maggio