Take it to The Next Level
Now that you’ve been sewing for a while and you feel like you’re somewhat comfortable with the basics it’s time to take it to the next level. Learning how to fix sizing issues or mastering new techniques will help get you there.
Grading and Mashing
If you’re finding you are having sizing issues then Grading and Mashing between sizes may be the solution.
Sometimes you may find that you like different things about different patterns but want to put it all in one creation. Pattern mashing is a great way to create something fun and original.
Both of these tutorials are from New Horizons Designs.
There is no reason to be afraid of striped fabric, a little bit of practice and some practical advice on how to stripe match will get you going.
New Horizons Designs offers the following tutorial to help you along.
Using a twin needle to finish off hems or bands gives a nice finished professional look to your creations.
Here a few tips on How to Use your Twin Needle.