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5 steps to pick the right sewing pattern size + get a better fit. Even if you are a beginner!

how to pick the right size sewing pattern

Yay! You decided to start sewing. You bought a sewing machine, did a few practice projects and now you are ready to sew your own handmade wardrobe. You want to create your own handmade wardrobe because fast fashion turns you off, you can't find what you are looking for or you simply don't fit the standard RTW (ready-to-wear) sizes.

You pick your first pattern put your blood, sweat, and tears into that first garment, only to find out it's too baggy or too tight and you start second guessing the whole plan of sewing your own wardrobe.

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You never start because you lack confidence and question everything...Which pattern size should I choose? What should I do if I don’t fit into any of the listed sizes? What if I fall into different sizes? How do I take my measurements?

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Sewing knits on your sewing machine - Tips & Tricks

sewing knits without an overlocker

I've owned a serger (or overlocker) from when I started sewing, so I've mostly been able to use a serger instead of a sewing machine. That being said, I have used a sewing machine on knits (hemming, attaching elastic, sewing underwear, topstitching, etc.) So below are a few tips and tricks from my experiences working with knits. Continue reading

Introducing Parsec Leggings PDF Sewing Pattern

pdf sewing pattern leggings

Run a mile or a parsec in these basic leggings made for 4-way stretch fabrics.

These easy to sew leggings are a great canvas for bold prints or for adding your own style lines. The leggings  are a quick and easy project, because the sewing pattern only has one piece, there is no side seam, only an inseam.

It features 3 inseam lengths and an elastic waist. The pattern has a lot of negative ease and works best with 4-way stretch fabrics with at least 70% crosswise stretch and 50% lengthwise stretch.

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Tester Call: Parsec Leggings

Charlotte Kan Tester Call Leggings Pattern Parsec

I need your help! Want to try the new Parsec leggings and give feedback? The pattern is for 4-way stretch fabrics, has three different inseam lengths and is quick to sew. More info on the testing proces in the sign up form. Sign up using the link in bio and check out the form for more info.

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 PDF sewing pattern testing Parsec Leggings

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