If you are planning to use the needle and thread approach, you will need the following supplies:

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "If you are planning to use the needle and thread approach, you will need the following supplies:"

Transcription

1 How to Sew Buttons on Pants for Suspenders You ve decided you d like to wear button- on suspenders either for everyday casual or business wear or for a special occasion. Now all you need to do is make sure your pants have buttons on them for the suspenders to attach to. If this seems a bit daunting read on and we ll tell you exactly what you need to know to get those buttons sewn on correctly! First things first make sure that the pants you intend to wear the suspenders with don t already have buttons sewn in them! Assuming they do not decide which method of getting buttons in the pants you would like to take: 1) take your pants to a tailor, 2) do it yourself with a needle and thread or 3) do it yourself with bachelor (no sew) buttons. Obviously, taking your trousers to a tailor is the easiest way to go. Any tailor will know the correct placement and techniques for adding suspender buttons to your pants. You can expect to pay about $10 - $15 for this service. If you are buying your trousers un- hemmed from a store with an in- house tailor, then you can simply have them add the buttons when they are hemming your pants. However, if you are more of a do it yourself type of person, or if the idea of paying someone $10 - $15 to simply sew six buttons onto a pair of pants seems ridiculous then taking care of the project yourself will be the way to go. If you are planning to use the needle and thread approach, you will need the following supplies: 6 Suspender Buttons per pair of pants o The buttons should be 5/8 wide buttons with 4 holes o The sides of the buttons should be rounded rather than straight to minimize friction against the button- holes on the suspender attachment /moustache. (We sell these buttons) o While it is not critical because the buttons will not be visible, choosing a button color that is a general match to the color of the trousers or the inside lining of the pants is a good idea A needle Thread in a color that matches the color of the pants or the lining

2 A measuring tape or ruler Chalk A pair of pants The general idea is to sew the buttons on the pants in such a way that: 1) best supports the way the pants will fall, 2) is not visible 3) is most comfortable and 4) looks right in terms of how far apart or close together the two ends of the moustache are when the suspenders are being worn. Buttons placed incorrectly may result in an uncomfortable fit or poor support of the pleats or pant lines. Before we get started with more specific instructions, one big picture question is whether the buttons should be sewn on the inside or the outside of the pants. In the old days, suspender buttons were sewn on the outside of the pants. And while you may occasionally still see this approach being taken today, the more accepted current approach is to sew the buttons on the inside of the pants. No one knows for sure why this has changed, although one theory is that in the past vests were commonly worn on top of the suspenders and the buttons were therefore not visible. When the vests disappeared, in most cases the buttons moved to the inside of the pants. Step 1: Determine Where to Place the Buttons on the front of the pants The buttons will attach to the moustaches at the end of the suspenders. There are several methods for determining where to place the buttons on the front of the pants. The first is the traditional, by the book method. The second is a more personalized approach we often recommend which may better accommodate differences in bodies and personal preferences. Chose the method that you think will work best for you. Method 1: Lay the pants on a flat surface. The suspenders will be attaching to 4 buttons (2 on the left and 2 on the right) via a moustache or rabbit ear which is simply a strip of leather or fabric with a button- hole on either end. If the pants are pleated, the foremost button on each side should be placed on the inside waistband of the pants directly above the pleat and about 1 down from the top. If the pants are not pleated, the buttons should go at the same place directly over the crease. Mark the spot the first button will go on each side with chalk. Then, take your tape measure or ruler and mark the spot the second button on each side should go. This should be about 2 ½ - 3 inches towards the side seam from the first button. Method 2: Since every body is different, this method allows you to determine exactly where the suspenders will look best on you. If following this approach,

3 simply lay the suspenders over your shoulders and hold them over your torso while looking into a mirror. Adjust their position until you get exactly the look and position that you want, and mark those spots. Check to be sure that they are both equidistant from the centerline of the pants. Then mark the button locations 2 ½ - 3 inches apart based on your personal preference. Step 2: Determine Where to Place the Buttons on the back of the pants Now turn your attention to the back of the pants. Since button- on suspenders typically come in a Y- back construction, you will be sewing on two buttons for a single attachment point in the center of your back. The buttons should be placed equidistant on each side of the center seam, about 2 ½ - 3 inches apart from each other. Take your tape measure and measure 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inches on each side of the center seam and mark the spot for each button. This should also be about 1 inch down from the top of the waistband. Step 3: Thread the needle We recommend double threading the needle to make the job quicker. To do so, simply pull the thread through the needle until there is an equal length of thread on both side and then tie a knot at the end. Step 4: Sew the buttons onto the pants Holding the button in place, push the needle down through the fabric and then bring it up through one of the holes on the button. Pull until the knotted end catches. To avoid the thread being visible on the outside of the pants, be sure to push the needle only part way through the waistband. Generally there are two layers in the waistband the waistband facing material and an interfacing layer and then the outer fabric. So push the needle through the waistband fabric and the interfacing layer only. Making an X pattern, go down through the diagonally opposite hole and then back up through an adjacent hole. Repeat this 7-8 times per button. Tie off the end of the thread with a double knot. Repeat for all 6 buttons and then you are done! A final option for adding buttons to pants if you don t want to take the pants to a tailor or use a needle and thread is to use a set of no- sew buttons, which are also sometimes called bachelor buttons. Suspender Store carries bachelor buttons in two styles permanent and moveable.

4 Permanent No-Sew Buttons Moveable No-Sew Buttons Permanent no- sew buttons remain in place on the pants after they are attached. These nifty buttons can simply be hammered onto the pants by pushing the pin side through the material, putting the button side onto the pin and lightly tapping to join the two sides together. Please note that the pin side of the bachelor button will be visible on the outside of the pants as a small metal stud. Moveable no- sew buttons simply clip on and off your trousers. They are as permanent or temporary as you want them to be. Simple and sturdy, they will not come off your trousers until you take them off to attach to a different pair of trousers. They can be worn with the button on the inside or the outside of the pants. A final question and the answer: What should you do with the belt-loops? If you want to be completely correct in the staid world of fashion take the belt loops off. Assuming that you intend to wear only suspenders with the pants you have attached buttons to, then the belt loops are now irrelevant and removing them will give the pants a cleaner look. However, if you would like to be able to wear the pants with either a belt or suspenders, then leave the belt loops intact. While this may not be completely correct in the world of fashion, since most people do not wear suspenders the vast majority of people you meet will either 1) be so enamored with the look of the suspenders themselves that they will not notice the belt loops or 2) notice the belt loops but not be sufficiently fashion savvy to know that the fashionistas of the world would prefer them to be removed. Some folks choose the middle road here removing the belt loops from business suits and dress pants and leaving them on pants for more casual wear. The choice is really a matter of personal preference. Conventional fashion wisdom also tells us that one should not wear suspenders and a belt at the same time. However, to this we say why not? There are enough people in the world that like to wear both a belt and a suspender at the same time that we carry belt- clip suspenders that are specifically designed to attach to a belt.

5 At SuspenderStore we believe suspenders are a statement of personal style and that one should not be limited in how one chooses to express that style. We particularly enjoy the following quote by Charles Tatum: I ve done a lot of lying in my time. I ve lied to men who wear belts. I ve lied to men who wear suspenders. But I d never be so stupid as to lie to a man who wears both belt and suspenders. Plus, if you need additional support because of your build or because you carry a heavy load on your belt wearing both suspenders and a belt can give you that extra needed support. So in closing, we applaud your choice to give button- on suspenders a try. We think you ll enjoy the traditional look and outstanding support they provide. If you have any further questions regarding suspender styles and options, be sure to check out our other style guides or give us a call at We re sure you ll find our advice to be right on the button!

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS CLOTHING ALTERATIONS Disabled Living recognises that the clothes available in the high street do not always meet the particular needs of disabled people. It is often difficult to find garments that fit

More information

Clown Costume Tutorial

Clown Costume Tutorial Clown Costume Tutorial This costume was designed by my 6-year-old son, Joseph (pictured below). I am merely putting it to life and sharing it with you! He is the true genius behind it. PDF Materials Needed

More information

Quilted Garden Tote a tutorial from

Quilted Garden Tote a tutorial from Quilted Garden Tote a tutorial from and Since quilting is my focus in sewing, I m always looking for new ways to incorporate it into other sewing. This simple tote was a great way to quilt and use up some

More information

Sew Sweetness. Oslo Craft Bag. Sara Lawson

Sew Sweetness. Oslo Craft Bag. Sara Lawson Sew Sweetness Oslo Craft Bag Sara Lawson Oslo Craft Bag This tote is great for carrying any craft supplies - sewing notions, yarn and knitting needles, and so much more! With ample pockets on the outside

More information

How to Make Quick & Easy

How to Make Quick & Easy You will need the following supplies to create a single pair of wrap pants. 1 1/2 yards material (60 wide) 1 Spool of thread, matching material Sewing Machine (Hint: If working with heavy fabrics such

More information

Pants. Pants for all puppets. What you need. Other uses for pants

Pants. Pants for all puppets. What you need. Other uses for pants Pants for all puppets All puppets can wear pants! With the directions in this chapter, you can make pants for full-bodied marionettes and hand puppets, ventriloquist characters, even puppets that need

More information

The Karen Cardigan By: burdastyle http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/the-karen-cardigan Perfect for Autumn days we ve created a cardigan with a flowing, extended lapel which will cascade over your favorite

More information

STEP 1 - MEASURE YOUR WINDOW

STEP 1 - MEASURE YOUR WINDOW The flat, clean look of the Tab shade offers an open canvas for your personal touch! Have fun with decorative borders, trim, embroidery or you could even use a pieced quilt top for your cover fabric. The

More information

HOW TO FIX THE GROOM S WEDDING

HOW TO FIX THE GROOM S WEDDING HOW TO FIX THE GROOM S WEDDING ATTIRE Tux Too Small Swap tuxedos. If your tuxedo matches the style of those worn by the groomsmen or waiter, exchange yours for one that fits: It is better for a groomsman

More information

16 Stitches Style Guide

16 Stitches Style Guide 16 Stitches Style Guide A lot of detailing goes into the making of a good dress shirt, right from the collar to the cuffs, to the cut of the torso. This style guide has been put together to help you know

More information

Little Boy s Vest PDF Pattern. Sizes 12 mo thru 10 yrs.

Little Boy s Vest PDF Pattern. Sizes 12 mo thru 10 yrs. Little Boy s Vest PDF Pattern Sizes 12 mo thru 10 yrs. www.sewingrabbit.com Little Boy s Vest Looking for a little something extra to help your little man get dressed up for the holidays, without having

More information

5 Great Ways To Hang Scarf Swags

5 Great Ways To Hang Scarf Swags 5 Great Ways To Hang Scarf Swags Author: Lee Stevens Scarf Swag No. 1 This is probably the simplest way to hang a scarf swag. Draping your scarf over a simple wooden curtain rod. All this requires other

More information

Throw Pillow Cover Instructions

Throw Pillow Cover Instructions Throw Pillow Cover Instructions Materials Required: (Fabric listed is for pillows up to 18! x 18!. Can be made to fit any dimensions) 1 yard of medium to heavy weight cotton 1 button (optional) 4 of! elastic

More information

shirt Dress by Kristy Howard

shirt Dress by Kristy Howard shirt Dress by Kristy Howard This project takes a men s dress shirt and transforms it into a dress made just for you! This is a clever project that takes something old and makes it new. Wear it over your

More information

! Date Measuring. American Cut English Cut Italian Cut

! Date Measuring. American Cut English Cut Italian Cut GENERAL INFORMATION Client Tailor Date Consultation Date Measuring Contact Details Contact Details SUIT Cut American Cut English Cut Italian Cut Budget --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

More information

Thread needle, tie knot, and sew basic hand stitches used in repairing clothes. Sew on different types of buttons.

Thread needle, tie knot, and sew basic hand stitches used in repairing clothes. Sew on different types of buttons. Teacher's Guide Hand Stitching Goals: Thread needle, tie knot, and sew basic hand stitches used in repairing clothes. Sew on different types of buttons. Lesson Outline: 1. Worksheet: Hand Stitches. Create

More information

Thank you for downloading this tutorial! Before you get to work, please take the time to read the tutorial thoroughly.

Thank you for downloading this tutorial! Before you get to work, please take the time to read the tutorial thoroughly. A Basic Knitted Beaded Amulet Bag Please note that this kit is for basic bead knitting, but it does not teach basic yarn knitting. It assumes you are comfortable with basic knitting, casting on and casting

More information

Hooded Baby Cape Designed by the Kit Makers of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Iowa

Hooded Baby Cape Designed by the Kit Makers of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Iowa Hooded Baby Cape Designed by the Kit Makers of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Iowa Difficulty Level: Moderate; the single layer fleece option is simpler than the lined option. SUPPLIES 30

More information

Dressing for Colonial Day

Dressing for Colonial Day Dressing for Colonial Day All students will need to wear a colonial costume for the day. All costumes can be made inexpensively from clothing you have at home. Guidelines for homemade costumes: BOYS and

More information

Bound Plackets CT-MMB.218

Bound Plackets CT-MMB.218 CT-MMB.218 Bound Plackets Plackets are used to finish garment openings and allow dressing ease. They are used at necklines with neckbands, sleeves with cuffs, and at waistlines with waistbands. Plackets

More information

Double sided fabric bunting

Double sided fabric bunting Double sided fabric bunting Fabric bunting is a great way to decorate a room, or use for a special occasion. It looks really pretty hung up in the garden for a summer party, or to decorate a child s bedroom.

More information

How to Make and Apply Bias Binding by Alisa at Making More with Less (Busy Quilt Mom) for Sew Mama Sew

How to Make and Apply Bias Binding by Alisa at Making More with Less (Busy Quilt Mom) for Sew Mama Sew How to Make and Apply Bias Binding by Alisa at Making More with Less (Busy Quilt Mom) for Sew Mama Sew Bias Binding is an easy way to finish off edges and add interesting detail and colour to your sewing

More information

kitty purse a sewing pattern by

kitty purse a sewing pattern by a sewing pattern by purse kitty This project is a gusseted purse pattern with a lot of extra details, including kitty ears, appliqued whiskers, several inner pockets, snap closure, and adjustable strap

More information

Pleated Bias Sunburst Circle Skirt:

Pleated Bias Sunburst Circle Skirt: Pleating specialty since 1931 1 327 W. 36th St. #400 New York, NY 10018 646-580-9766 internationalpleating@gmail.com Pleated Bias Sunburst Circle Skirt: Pattern Instructions Style #32001 Version 1 www.internationalpleating.com

More information

Making a Vintage Base Ball

Making a Vintage Base Ball Making a Vintage Base Ball How Hard Should the Ball Be? Small field or large field Men or women Age and skill level Competition or exhibition Uniform or mixed skill levels Broken fingers or not Costs involved

More information

Natty's Birds of a Feather Costume Tutorial

Natty's Birds of a Feather Costume Tutorial Natty's Birds of a Feather Costume Tutorial By: nattyjane http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/nattys-birds-of-a-feather-cos Last Halloween I made a flamingo costume for myself and a parrot costume for

More information

How to Make and Install a Simple Window Curtain

How to Make and Install a Simple Window Curtain Description of the Audience for This Assignment These instructions are geared toward an average person who has basic sewing skills and an interest in home decorating. By basic sewing skills, I mean that

More information

pleated patch purse a sewing pattern by

pleated patch purse a sewing pattern by a sewing pattern by sewing tutorial pleated patch purse This purse features a contrast top band, contrast corner patches, pleats, and shaped handles. It s a simple pattern, but has a lot of extra details

More information

Pinwheel Tree Skirt. The finished skirt has a 56-inch diameter. The center circle (around the tree) measures 5-1/2 inches.

Pinwheel Tree Skirt. The finished skirt has a 56-inch diameter. The center circle (around the tree) measures 5-1/2 inches. Pinwheel Tree Skirt A pinwheel-style tree skirt is large, and roomy enough to hold gifts for the largest of families! Embroidered blocks are appliqued with a blanket stitch onto each point, making the

More information

How to Make A Quick & Easy Tabard or T-Tunic by Vaargard Malorius v1.0

How to Make A Quick & Easy Tabard or T-Tunic by Vaargard Malorius v1.0 You will need the following supplies to create a single tabard or t-tunic that hangs approximately to mid-thigh on a person about 6 tall. 2 1/2 yards material 1 Spool of thread that matches material color

More information

All seam allowances are 1/2 unless otherwise noted. All pattern pieces include the seam allowance. Please read all instructions before beginning.

All seam allowances are 1/2 unless otherwise noted. All pattern pieces include the seam allowance. Please read all instructions before beginning. This structured bag has lots of pretty detailing. It s large enough to carry all of your essentials as well. Make it in a great patchwork, or stick to a single fabric! All seam allowances are 1/2 unless

More information

Measurement Chart NAME: DATE: 1. High bust circumference: 2. Full bust circumference: 2a. Distance between bust points:

Measurement Chart NAME: DATE: 1. High bust circumference: 2. Full bust circumference: 2a. Distance between bust points: Measurement Chart NAME: DATE: 1. High bust circumference: 2. Full bust circumference: 2a. Distance between bust points: 3. Distance from shoulder/neck point to bust point: 4. Waist circumference: 5. High

More information

Have a go at.. creating a hand stitched patchwork purse!

Have a go at.. creating a hand stitched patchwork purse! Have a go at.. creating a hand stitched patchwork purse! This is a great way of using up all those small or favourite pieces of fabric that you just cannot throw away. Most fabric stores will let you buy

More information

Heidi Prom Dress Variation By: BurdaStyle

Heidi Prom Dress Variation By: BurdaStyle 1H Heidi Prom Dress Variation By: BurdaStyle http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/heidi-prom-dress-variation This is a beautiful prom gown that we based on our Heidi Basic Dress. Together, our Heidi Prom

More information

The Jeans Collection

The Jeans Collection The Jeans Collection Video 4 - Cutting out the panels The tools that you will need to cut out your cloth: 1. Commercial jeans pattern 1. Measurement sheet 2. Tailors chalk. 3. Tape measure 4. Pattern cutting

More information

Cheongsam Dress 02/2012

Cheongsam Dress 02/2012 Cheongsam Dress 02/2012 By: burda style magazine http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/cheongsam-dress-022012 Chinese cheongsam dress sewing pattern. This tight-fitting version of the traditional Chinese

More information

This is the perfect bag to hold your stuff, no matter where you re going or what you re doing! Place bottom of pattern along fold.

This is the perfect bag to hold your stuff, no matter where you re going or what you re doing! Place bottom of pattern along fold. Etc. Backpack What You Need Pattern for Etc. Backpack ½ yard cotton fabric 3½ yards of ½-inchwide ribbon Chalk Scissors Straight pins Safety pin or bodkin Iron and ironing board Sewing machine and thread

More information

Best Practice for Providing Angel Gowns to Bereaved Families

Best Practice for Providing Angel Gowns to Bereaved Families Best Practice for Providing Angel Gowns to Bereaved Families We believe there are best practices to meet the needs of a grieving family in a personal manner. o The giving of an Angel Gown should be done

More information

KWIK SEW 'S SEWING ROOM SERIES

KWIK SEW 'S SEWING ROOM SERIES KWIK SEW 'S SEWING ROOM SERIES MEASURING & BASIC ALTERATIONS Use the expertise behind KWIK SEW patterns to help achieve a perfect fit! Measuring the body and choosing the correct size pattern. A PERFECT

More information

DIY Advanced Dry Bags

DIY Advanced Dry Bags DIY Advanced Dry Bags You can make dry bags to fit specific items, such as sleep pads, chairs, etc., by taking a few measurements and making allowances for seams, the bottom pleat and the roll-down closure.

More information

Button-down shirt by: sewingmel

Button-down shirt by: sewingmel Button-down shirt by: sewingmel Free Patterns,Ideas and Inspirations All compliments of SewingMamas.com You will need: -fabric -matching thread -light-mid weight interfacing -buttons or snaps -button down

More information

gamekip tablet case a sewing pattern by

gamekip tablet case a sewing pattern by a sewing pattern by gamekip tablet case This case is of course a mashup of the original Gameboy and the Pokemon mudkip from the popular video games and cartoon. It was designed to be roomy so it holds

More information

Pattern Layout, Pinning and Cutting

Pattern Layout, Pinning and Cutting Lesson 8 Pattern Layout, Pinning and Cutting Objectives This lesson will help you to identify the various ways fabric may be folded in preparation for layout, pinning, and cutting. correctly lay out a

More information

QUILT AS YOU GO INSTRUCTIONS

QUILT AS YOU GO INSTRUCTIONS QUILT AS YOU GO INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW The basic design of the Quilt as You Go is to create strips of fabric that are sewn together as you work vertically from the bottom edge of the quilt to the top edge.

More information

GUIDE TO A PERFECT WOMEN S SHIRT FIT

GUIDE TO A PERFECT WOMEN S SHIRT FIT GUIDE TO A PERFECT WOMEN S SHIRT FIT We value quality and perfection. We know that every man is different. Your size, posture, figure, and the shape of your body all change the way a shirt fits. This is

More information

Tying your own Tzitzit in one of the Jewish styles

Tying your own Tzitzit in one of the Jewish styles 7/12/2007 Page 1 of 7 Tying your own Tzitzit in one of the Jewish styles According to the Scriptures, there is no right way to tie tzitzit or tassels. I choose to tie them this way sort of like I wear

More information

SINGER Yarn Purse. Shopping List:

SINGER Yarn Purse. Shopping List: SINGER Yarn Purse Create the look of hand knitting with your sewing machine! The first part of these instructions explains the technique for creating yarn-textured fabric. Follow the second part for the

More information

How To Properly Iron a Dress Shirt

How To Properly Iron a Dress Shirt How To Properly Iron a Dress Shirt 1. Iron the Collar First Always start by ironing your dress shirt collar. This is the most visible part of a shirt as it frames the face, especially when worn with a

More information

Rabbit and Bear. Knitting pattern for. plus 5 items of clothing

Rabbit and Bear. Knitting pattern for. plus 5 items of clothing Knitting pattern for Rabbit and Bear plus 5 items of clothing by April Cromwell This pattern is designed for personal use only. However, you have my permission to sell items made with this pattern as long

More information

KWIK SEW. Pattern KWIK SEW Pattern Co., Inc. Sizes: Small & Large. Small 9 1/2" (24cm) Large 10 1/2" (27cm) Price

KWIK SEW. Pattern KWIK SEW Pattern Co., Inc.  Sizes: Small & Large. Small 9 1/2 (24cm) Large 10 1/2 (27cm) Price Price Pattern 5001 KWIK SEW Sizes: & e l p Sam n r e t t Pa CLUTCH PURSE This stylish clutch purse in two sizes is lined, has piping at outer edges, and snap closure. Suggested Fabrics: Brocade, silk,

More information

How to Build Your Own CornHole Game

How to Build Your Own CornHole Game How to Build Your Own CornHole Game DIMENSIONS Here is a diagram with the basic measurements for the Cornhole board game. SUPPLIES 1/2 thick sheet of plywood one 4 x4 or two 2 x4 s 8 long 2 4 s (4) 4 1/2

More information

Rodeo Baby. A 48" x 66" baby quilt in two color versions by Shelly Pagliai

Rodeo Baby. A 48 x 66 baby quilt in two color versions by Shelly Pagliai Rodeo Baby A 48" x 66" baby quilt in two color versions by Shelly Pagliai This darling baby quilt uses pieces from the Rodeo Rider fabric line by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs. I chose some of

More information

LONDON JUBILEE AND OLYMPIC CELEBRATION ITEMS BY HILARY GOODING FOR MAKOWER UK

LONDON JUBILEE AND OLYMPIC CELEBRATION ITEMS BY HILARY GOODING FOR MAKOWER UK LONDON JUBILEE AND OLYMPIC CELEBRATION ITEMS BY HILARY GOODING FOR MAKOWER UK 118 Grey s Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 1QW www.makoweruk.com Email: info@makoweruk.com www.andoverfabrics.com LONDON Designed

More information

GUIDE TO A PERFECT MEN S SUIT FIT

GUIDE TO A PERFECT MEN S SUIT FIT GUIDE TO A PERFECT MEN S SUIT FIT We value quality and perfection. We know that every man is different. Your size, posture, figure, and the shape of your body all change the way your suit fits. This is

More information

Blossom Handbag/ Shoulder Bag

Blossom Handbag/ Shoulder Bag 112 PROJECT: TITLE 09 : Blossom Handbag/ Shoulder Bag DIFFICU LT Y / A DVA NC E D Incredible lines and details make this semisoft bag a true showstopper. Handbag or shoulder bag you choose! it has both

More information

Weighted Pincushion Organizer

Weighted Pincushion Organizer Weighted Pincushion Organizer This sturdy pincushion has plenty of space to store pins and a wool felt strip for your needles. The hanging pocket is a perfect place for storing easily-misplaced tools like

More information

Suggested Cutting Layout Fabric OPEN 58/60 wide (not to scale) 29 fold 29. Top Piece 23.5 x 14.5 Side Piece 23.5 x 17

Suggested Cutting Layout Fabric OPEN 58/60 wide (not to scale) 29 fold 29. Top Piece 23.5 x 14.5 Side Piece 23.5 x 17 Series 100 Cage Cover 21.5 L x 16 mid (12.5 top) W x 15 H Pattern by Lona Wilson and Charlotte Turnmeyer While the middle of the cage is 16 Wide use the top measurement Materials List: (see note at end

More information

Basic Quilting Guide Making a Quilt 1 Preparing Materials and Equipment

Basic Quilting Guide Making a Quilt 1 Preparing Materials and Equipment Basic Quilting Guide Making a Quilt Preparing Materials and Equipment Fabric... We recommend 00% cotton that is not too thick. Quilt batting... Normally, medium-thick 00% polyester batting is used. There

More information

How to Measure Yourself

How to Measure Yourself How to Measure Yourself In this guide we will go over how to measure yourself for a leather jacket from scratch and how to measure from a jacket you own. This guide will be based off of the Raiders & Crusade

More information

Supplies Needed: T-Shirt fabric Thread - Velcro

Supplies Needed: T-Shirt fabric Thread - Velcro Supplies Needed: T-Shirt fabric Thread - Velcro This t-shirt pattern is an original design by Doll Originals. Sewing pattern and instructions for a short and long-sleeved t- shirt, sized to fit 18 inch

More information

Sewing Organizers Neat as a Pin featured in Feb/Mar 2010 issue of QUILT Magazine

Sewing Organizers Neat as a Pin featured in Feb/Mar 2010 issue of QUILT Magazine Sewing Organizers Neat as a Pin featured in Feb/Mar 2010 issue of QUILT Magazine Wall Organizer (23-1/2 39-1/2 ) Materials You Will Need: 3/4 yard of a pink print 3/8 yard of a printed stripe 1/4 yard

More information

EC Sewing Women's Slacks and Shorts

EC Sewing Women's Slacks and Shorts University of Nebraska - Lincoln DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln Historical Materials from University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Extension 1969 EC69-455 Sewing Women's Slacks and Shorts

More information

Seams to Me Tag File

Seams to Me Tag File Seams to Me Tag File Created by Susan Beck This mixed media tag file is a fun way to organize technique swatches. It makes a great visual reference so you can remember what you ve learned and incorporate

More information

SERJEANT-AT-ARMS GOWN

SERJEANT-AT-ARMS GOWN You will need: 1 2 m of black fabric Key: cut here 2 black cotton 3 sewing needle 4 sewing machine 5 scissors 6 tape measure fold here wrong side of fabric right side of fabric centre point stitching 7

More information

Crafting Your Own Leather Part 3: The Gun Belt Eight Bits SASS# 25618L

Crafting Your Own Leather Part 3: The Gun Belt Eight Bits SASS# 25618L Crafting Your Own Leather Part 3: The Gun Belt Eight Bits SASS# 25618L In my first article I talked about how to craft a shooting cuff, and in my second article I showed you how to make a custom holster.

More information

H ow clothes. Writer. N. Taver na. Designer. P. Altair

H ow clothes. Writer. N. Taver na. Designer. P. Altair H ow clothes should fit Writer N. Taver na Designer P. Altair Your appearance; whether sharp and confident, relaxed and cool, or sloppy and juvenile--is often reduced to the fit of your clothing. Finding

More information

Sock Lamb 2009 Cutest Creations

Sock Lamb 2009 Cutest Creations Materials needed: Sock Lamb 2009 Cutest Creations 1 pair of White size Large Men's Crew cut work socks, not ankle or low cut Black embroidery thread Other color embroidery thread for name on blanket ¼

More information

Sewing and Textiles. Basic Supplies: Advanced Project Supplies: Needed: Optional:

Sewing and Textiles. Basic Supplies: Advanced Project Supplies: Needed: Optional: Sewing and Textiles November 2008 FL/ST/Construction/2008-101pr Project Skill: Organizing sewing tools Life Skill: Learning to learn and decision making Level: 1A Basic Sewing Supplies Debra Proctor, M.S.,

More information

Tour of the Pantograph Planner

Tour of the Pantograph Planner (714) 989-6891 Instructions for PANTOGRAPH PLANNER The Pantograph Planner helps to free the quilter from the frustrations of positioning the rows for edge to edge quilting. This document provides step

More information

ZIG ZAG SEWING. Turn the pattern selector dial to B.

ZIG ZAG SEWING. Turn the pattern selector dial to B. ZIG ZAG SEWING Turn the pattern selector dial to B. Function of stitch width dial The maximum zigzag stitch width for zigzag stitching is 5 ; however, the width can be reduced on any pattern. The width

More information

HAND STITCHES. Standards CT-MMB.002

HAND STITCHES. Standards CT-MMB.002 CT-MMB.002 HAND STITCHES Hand stitches have many uses. Before the sewing machine, garment-making was done exclusively by hand. However, in today s home sewing world of sophisticated sewing machines and

More information

KNIT MITTENS PATTERN CHART (for Kids and Teens) Knit on 2 needles with the thumbs on the sides (Provided to Knitting4Peace by Carrie Epps)

KNIT MITTENS PATTERN CHART (for Kids and Teens) Knit on 2 needles with the thumbs on the sides (Provided to Knitting4Peace by Carrie Epps) KNIT MITTENS PATTERN CHART (for Kids and Teens) Knit on 2 needles with the thumbs on the sides (Provided to Knitting4Peace by Carrie Epps) SIZES: (It may be helpful to highlight the size mitten you are

More information

FREE PATTERN LAMINATED PICNIC BLANKET WITH CARRYING CASE

FREE PATTERN LAMINATED PICNIC BLANKET WITH CARRYING CASE FREE PATTERN LAMINATED PICNIC BLANKET WITH CARRYING CASE LAMINATED PICNIC BLANKET WITH CARRYING CASE SEWING PATTERN INCLUDES: Instructions, measurements and a pattern piece to create your own Picnic Blanket

More information

11/27/2012. How to Dress for Success 1. Tuesday, November 27, :00 p.m. Eastern

11/27/2012. How to Dress for Success 1. Tuesday, November 27, :00 p.m. Eastern How to Dress for Success Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:00 p.m. Eastern All of you should have linked to the GoTo Webinar meeting room through the web link provided in your confirmation e-mail. The PowerPoint

More information

Methodist College Attire for Winter School Uniform (revised as in 2015)

Methodist College Attire for Winter School Uniform (revised as in 2015) Methodist College Attire for Winter School Uniform (revised as in 2015) Attire for Boys A. Shirts and Ties 1. All must wear white long-sleeved shirts with buttons for students (without patterns). 2. The

More information

Simple Party Clutch. Use interfacing and a magnetic snap to turn your favorite fat quarter into a smart little party bag with a convertible strap.

Simple Party Clutch. Use interfacing and a magnetic snap to turn your favorite fat quarter into a smart little party bag with a convertible strap. Simple Party Clutch Use interfacing and a magnetic snap to turn your favorite fat quarter into a smart little party bag with a convertible strap. Finished bag measures 8 wide x 4 ¼ high x ½ deep. Strap

More information

Fabric Storybook. The finished size for this project is 10 inches wide by 9 inches high. Supplies needed:

Fabric Storybook. The finished size for this project is 10 inches wide by 9 inches high. Supplies needed: Fabric Storybook A soft-covered Fabric Storybook will make a great gift for little ones! Use your favorite fabrics, alphabets, and designs to "publish" your own pretty page-turner or action adventure.

More information

DIY Pants Fitting By Linda Lee

DIY Pants Fitting By Linda Lee DIY Pants Fitting By Linda Lee 1 DIY Fitting Your Own Pants Pattern Not many of us enjoy the benefit of living near a sewing school or having an friend who is an expert at fitting pants. So we are left

More information

Early-Period Tunics, Step by Step

Early-Period Tunics, Step by Step Early-Period Tunics, Step by Step Background The tunic is the basic garment found in large portions of Europe, including England and France as well as Scandinavia (the Herjolfsnes digs are one of the best

More information

by andrea taddicken / kni ybi iessews.com

by andrea taddicken / kni ybi iessews.com by andrea taddicken / kni ybi iessews.com " a n n k e l l e " B a by b o o t i e s -------------------------------------------------------------------- finished sizes:: 0-3 months sole = 4.00 3-6 months

More information

Minimizing Seam Puckering

Minimizing Seam Puckering Minimizing Seam Puckering Seam puckering refers to the gathering of a seam during sewing, after sewing, or after laundering, causing an unacceptable seam appearance. Seam puckering is more common on woven

More information

Sewing tutorial. 3. Place pattern pieces on main fabric and cut out on solid line. 4. Repeat for lining fabric, giving you 6 pieces in total.

Sewing tutorial. 3. Place pattern pieces on main fabric and cut out on solid line. 4. Repeat for lining fabric, giving you 6 pieces in total. Sewing tutorial Pattern Sizes Small Medium Large Fabric All materials used should be easily machine washed and dried. 100% cotton and cotton/poly blends are good fabric choices. Avoid fabrics that need

More information

Great Fit Knifty Knit Mitts

Great Fit Knifty Knit Mitts Great Fit Knifty Knit Mitts Original design by Lisa Sawyer http://www.loomknittingdesigns.com Materials: Knifty Knitter red loom for women s size or Knifty Knitter green loom for men s size 150 yards or

More information

SINGER Luggage Tags. Shopping List:

SINGER Luggage Tags. Shopping List: SINGER Luggage Tags Create a fun luggage tag, embellished with your choice of monogram, decorative stitching or lettering. Get creative and try any stitch combinations you can imagine! This luggage tag

More information

In the Hoop Clutch Purse STEP: 2 STEP: 1 STEP: 4 STEP: 3

In the Hoop Clutch Purse STEP: 2 STEP: 1 STEP: 4 STEP: 3 In the Hoop Clutch Purse This project takes 3 hoopings in an embroidery machine with overall embroidery field of at least 180mm x 300mm. The fabrics can be any variety from velveteen to satins, for fancy

More information

Bias Tape Tutorial. Fold the fabric A to meet B. Fold D to match C. Cut fold at A B off the folded edge on the AB Fold

Bias Tape Tutorial. Fold the fabric A to meet B. Fold D to match C. Cut fold at A B off the folded edge on the AB Fold Bias Tape Tutorial The fabric may be a square, rectangle or fat quarter I am starting with a square...first cut off the salvages and square the piece of fabric. This example is 33 long by 33 wide. Iron

More information

English Hand Paper Piecing

English Hand Paper Piecing 1 Block Lesson #4 April, 18th 2013 English Hand Paper Piecing April Skill Builder BOM Technique Small Scissors Rotary Cutter and Rotary Mat Marking Pen & Chalk Pencil Heavy Starch and Iron This month we

More information

How To Work With Beads. By Rowan

How To Work With Beads. By Rowan R O W A N How To Work With Beads By Rowan HOW TO WORK WITH BEADS Adding beads to a knitted or crocheted design gives it a really special touch especially when the beads added are as stunning as those in

More information

Kids Woven - Minimum Construction Standards

Kids Woven - Minimum Construction Standards Kids Woven - Minimum Construction Standards NOTE All construction standards will be followed except when specified otherwise Must use Bon-Ton approved suppliers Vendor must meet all applicable Bon-Ton

More information

Starry Forest Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial for Sew Mama Sew

Starry Forest Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial for Sew Mama Sew Starry Forest Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial for Sew Mama Sew by Jacquie Gering Tallgrass Prairie Studio www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com This is the Starry Forest Christmas tree skirt. The front

More information

Sewing and braiding Coil headed pins

Sewing and braiding Coil headed pins Coil headed pins Coil headed pins pins were very important in medieval times, and were made from bone, fish bones, wood, thorns, ivory, shell and metal. Pins were used to hold fabric together to be sewn,

More information

Small Block Sew By Number. Round 1: White & Light

Small Block Sew By Number. Round 1: White & Light Small Block Sew By Number The following pages are meant to help guide you through the smaller block so that color placement is easier. At every round, cut your strips and place them on the matching s.

More information

Stuffed Fabric Wreath

Stuffed Fabric Wreath Stuffed Fabric Wreath It's a fabulous Fabric Wreath -- stuffed, and full of good old country style! On your front door, this fabric wreath will softly welcome neighbors, friends, and family to your home

More information

Picture Your Fit. by Karen Campbell and Lisa Shanley

Picture Your Fit. by Karen Campbell and Lisa Shanley by Karen Campbell and Lisa Shanley Introduction Your best fitting buddy can be your digital camera or smart phone. There is no need to twist and turn while looking in a mirror trying to see if your garments

More information

UK Terms. Crafternoon Treats Frida s Flowers Project Bag Pattern and Crochet Along

UK Terms. Crafternoon Treats Frida s Flowers Project Bag Pattern and Crochet Along UK Terms Crafternoon Treats Frida s Flowers Project Bag Pattern and Crochet Along This stash bag/project bag has been designed by Kathryn of Crafternoon Treats as a really useful crochet bag to store your

More information

Authors. Beth Auman, Stephanie Gerson, Amanda McCarron

Authors. Beth Auman, Stephanie Gerson, Amanda McCarron Placemat Lingerie Bag Authors Beth Auman, Stephanie Gerson, Amanda McCarron Materials Checklist 1 rectangular quilted fabric placemat 1 yard of extra-wide bias tape 2 9-inch pieces of matching or contrasting

More information

Rowley project list: Contemporary Layered Ripplefold Window Treatment

Rowley project list: Contemporary Layered Ripplefold Window Treatment Rowley project list: Contemporary Layered Ripplefold Window Treatment Ripplefold panels are gaining popularity in the residential market. This style of panel takes less fabric length than a traditional

More information

Create Your Own Season!

Create Your Own Season! Memory Wire and Pearls Bracelet 1 Strand 8 mm Glass Pearls Memory Wire.8 mm Bead Caps - 2 for each bead Round Ended - Wire bending jewelry pliers Heavy Duty Wire Cutters Optional bead(s) and headpins for

More information

EC Menswear...Fly Front Zippers

EC Menswear...Fly Front Zippers University of Nebraska - Lincoln DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln Historical Materials from University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension Extension 1973 EC73-491 Menswear...Fly Front Zippers

More information