Vera Neshina

Saved 2/21/14 10:50 AM from we sew

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  • 00:00: I'm Brett Berra and I made a book called sewing in a straight line I've been sewing all my life and one day I realized it's so much of what I make is sown simply with straight lines and anyone can do that with that one simple skill you can make everything in this book well would you believe that you could make a cute little skirt sewing straight lines only well you can and I'm here with my friend Amy we're gonna whip up a little skirt right now are you
  • 00:31: ready I'm ready let's do it I love this fabric that we picked out super cute little vintage ladies here's what you'll need to get started 1 to 2 yards of fabric depending on your measurements elastic scissors or a rotary cutter matching thread safety pins an iron and your sewing machine start out by taking your hip measurements then cut two pieces of fabric with a width equal to your hip measurement and a length of 22 and a half inches place
  • 01:02: your two pieces of fabric right sides together and pin the side seams in place so both seams using a 1/2 inch seam allowance press the seams flat before moving on now we'll make the waistband we've already got it set up here we folded down the top edge about a half an inch and pressed it then fold it down another two inches and press that next pin it in place and top stitch along the edge all the way around leaving an
  • 01:31: opening in the seam about 4 inches wide insert the elastic so we're going to measure this elastic around your waist and it really just needs to be exactly the length of your waist attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic to help you thread it through the waistband casing and gather away safety pin the other end of the elastic to the opening so it doesn't sneak away from you finish threading the elastic then unpin and sew the two ends together overlapping them
  • 02:01: about a half an inch stitch back and forth a few times to secure them it's all that's left to do is close off this opening that you left originally and just go to the point where your scene starts again backstitch and it's done one waistband finished and almost love to do is stitch up the hem we've already got it set up we fold it under the raw edge 1/2 an inch and pressed it then fold it again about an inch and a
  • 02:30: half and press that now pin the layers in place and top stitch the hem and you're done let me go try it on Amy you did such a great job on your skirt you're a natural thank you ready to get
  • 03:02: sewing my book will take you through everything you need to get started and once you get stitching you'll be ready to tackle the 26 projects for gifts home decor clothing and accessories so check it out today