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Kommatia Patterns

A guide to TEXTURED THREAD

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A textured thread? Did you guys meet before? Perhaps you came across this mysterious thread at the fabric shop or while shopping online. Wound around a cone spool, its unusual fuzzy texture has also a threadlike appearance, once it's stretched. Let's see why and how we can use it.WHAT IS IT MADE OF?Textured threads are fabricated from polyester or Nylon (polyamide) filaments which have been stabilized with high temperatures.WHY AND WHEN TO USE IT?Its main feature is its elasticity - which is far superior to an all-purpose thread - thus making it a thread of choice when using stretch fabrics...

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TROUBLESHOOT sewing with knits & double needles

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Can't get enough of basic jerseys in your wardrobe? It's only natural, everybody loves to wear jersey and knitted fabrics. So soft and so comfortable, they drape and adapt easily to our body shape. However, they can be more difficult to work with than woven fabrics. If you wish to sew more knits or start to sew with knits, but get frustrated when problems arise, refer to this cheat sheet containing the most common problems when sewing with knits. Here's also a printer friendly version to bring with you in your sewing headquarters! TROUBLESHOOTING - SEWING WITH KNITS Problem Solutions...

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How to add sizes to a multi-sized pattern

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Each designer, in the ready-to-wear or sewing pattern industry, has a specific target they design for. Age and lifestyle are largely influencing the designs, fit and grading. However, if the proposed sizes are not suitable for you, you can easily add the sizes yourself. This demonstration will show you how you can do it in no time using a multi-sized pattern. Have your multi-sized pattern, a ruler and a pen to hand. Then, place the ruler against the pattern in order to connect the two last sizes on one corner of a pattern piece. Draw a line extending to the...

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T005 Side seam, cuff & button

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This is the final part of the sewalong and we will assemble the side seams, sew the insert each side of the hem and add the buttonholes and buttons.

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T005 Collar & sleeves

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Today we are going to sew the back pleat, the shoulder yoke, the collar, the sleeves and sleeve plackets. The sewing instructions are taken from the pattern, but I added some of my personal notes. If you have any question, you can contact me at info@kommatiapatterns.com or in the comment section below! Back to the intro page here.SEWING NOTESUnless stated otherwise, stitch at 12mm (½") from the edge and match notches and markings with the same numbers.Assemble RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, namely by placing the right side of a piece against the right side of another one – the right side...

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