This month in both Stitchers Collective and Sewing Club Tuesdays, we've been talking about pants and pressing. I recalled in one of the sessions how I was taught in my college tailoring class to "stretch press" or do "ironwork" after cutting and marking, but before doing any stitching. The purpose is to mold and shape the fabric to make the trousers hang and fit better.
I have done a few tailored garments but not to the extent to make me an expert by any means. I found a series of videos by "Cutting Room Tails" that speak to all parts of doing ironwork on trousers. Grab a cool beverage and take some time for yourself to learning more about this technique used by master tailors. There are five short videos in this series and well worth watching. If needed, turn on the closed captioning to read along as the master speaks.
I'm working on the next session of "Stitchers Collective." We'll do a a tiny bit of pattern drafting and take a look at fabric grainlines and how they work within pattern design and garment sewing.
Whether you are a sewing novice or an expert in your craft, the sewing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for the art of sewing in a supportive virtual environment.
Largely self-taught, Andrea has been sewing full-time as a hobby and profession since 2006. She especially enjoys teaching, pattern design, sewing bags and accessories. It is her belief that creativity is an essential element of well-being and sewing is a practical and enjoyable way to express your creativity, connect with other artistic people and build lasting friendships. To learn more about Andrea and see samples of her work, visit Sewspire.com
New? Start Here
Click for an overview of club happenings.
Click "Tips & Tricks" for inspiration.
looking for old posts?
SEARCH POSTS BY MONTH
SEARCH POSTS BY topic