By Shannon Okey, Alexandra Underhill
Customise your outfits. remodel your world.
Do-it-yourself type is the main inventive, reasonable and enjoyable approach to create a method thats thoroughly and uniquely you. no matter if youre a stitching beginner or a savvy seamstress, AlterNation provide you with the entire wisdom and thought you must create your personal trend-setting clothing and accessories. simply dig into the again of your closet or hit up your favourite thrift shop, and youll be in your method to making a one of a kind cloth wardrobe that would have your mates asking, «Whered you get that?!»
* Convert a mens buttondown into the graceful and sleeveless workplace Corset, or mix it with a flowing skirt to create the strangely female Mens blouse Dress.
* Reinvent a pillowcase and a flat sheet to create the lovable and cozy Bedhead best and Asymmetrical Sheet Skirt.
* Pair a few ripped-beyond-wear denims with a few stylish cloth to make the damaging Cherry purse, or minimize a number of out-of-style pairs into panels for the Denim Corset Skirt.
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Extra info for AlterNation: Transform. Embellish. Customize.
Detailed information on specialized techniques or equipment such as grommet tools and ink-jet printers will be presented alongside the projects that use them. We’re going to run down the basics of sewing, cutting and ironing here; even if you’re an experienced seamstress, you might want to give it a glance. We’re fond of some unconventional materials and techniques. For example, masking tape is to sewing what duct tape is to the rest of the universe: Just when you think it can’t possibly do what you need, it surprises you.
The smaller the number, the smaller the stitch. 5. When in doubt, leave it set there. One great thing about thrift stores is that you can often find a sewing machine two aisles down from the clothes you want to alter! Garage sales are a great place to find one, too. Always plug it in before you buy, though. We’re big fans of old-school metal machines, which are often cheaper and better made than the newer plastic ones. (In fact, Shannon’s mom was made an offer she couldn’t refuse for her old metal Singer when she took it in for repairs.
When you flip the power switch and press the foot pedal, the needle, or where the needle should be if it’s missing, should move up and down with ease. Look out for frayed power or foot-pedal cords. If the needle is missing, that’s not a big deal. They’re cheap and easily replaced. MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE A. bobbin case B. feed dogs (see opposite page) C. presser foot (see opposite page) D. needle (see opposite page) E. thread guide F. thread uptake lever G. tension control H. stitch patterns I.