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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Knit tops and hemming experiments

Back again folks.

A little project of mine.

Starting tomorrow for 7 days I am going to post 7 garments hemmed in 7 different ways. 

I have a new coverstitch I am trying to master and also wanted to do a serious test for myself of the different approaches I know are out there, and try to figure out what works for me.

I will talk about the pros, the cons, and what, in my view, are the conditions that each approach might work with.

Now this is me.

So you know that not all experiments will be a success. Not all garments are hit it out of the park worthy of a glass case numbers. We actually don't live in a glass case around here so that's OK.

This is also a way for me to learn more, so feel free to, in fact I would love it, if you chimed in on this dialogue with your own good or better ideas.

My current theory is that different techniques work for different folks - that there is never really ever only one right way in sewing - so a conversation on the menu of options just makes sense to me.

Talk to you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Barb - What kind of coverstitch machine did you get? I have the Babylock Ovation serger/coverstitch and it is grand. Haven't played with all the features yet. Looking forward to your posts. Paula