Tutorial : Pleats on the Origami Coat

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Blog, Sewing Techniques, Tutorials | 2 comments

As promised, here is a step by step tutorial for making the pleats on the Lalimaya Origami Coat These fan pleats are located on the upper sleeves (4 pleats) and on the right front of the coat (3 pleats). I made the tutorial using the upper sleeve pieces, the fan pleats are done exactly the same way for the right front.   On the pics, the sleeve changes color from step to step (once red once gray), don’t worry about it, it’s just...

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Flat piping tutorial

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Blog, Sewing Techniques, Tutorials |

Here is a tutorial on how to sew flat piping. The tutorial was made using the Airelle blouse pattern by Deer & Doe, that’s why you’ll find, in the frames, specific instructions for this pattern. Adding flat piping is an easy way to embellish a garment, or do variations on a pattern, by  accentuating a seam with a contrasting (or coordinating) fabric. Here is how to do it in 5 easy steps ! For the Airelle blouse, the flat piping...

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Sewing faux fur

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Blog, Sewing Techniques, Tutorials |

How to sew faux fur  ? With winter coming, this is the perfect opportunity to sew vests, scarves, coats or small fur accessories. So here is a guide of things to know, do and not to do when you sew faux fur. I myself am sewing faux fur vests this week ! The steps are similar to sew real fur. But personally I chose to only use the fake kind.   Laying out the pattern First, we must determine the nap/hair direction and mark it with an arrow...

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