In the world of tailoring sewing is comprised of 3 fundamental tasks. If you do these 3 things exceptionally well then you will never have less than stellar results. Sewing really isn’t all that complicated. When it comes down to it it’s all about technique. When you use the right techniques you get the right results. Sewers really have to change the way they look at sewing. I understand how easy it is to get distracted with all of the details that comprise sewing. But it’s always important to come back to the 3 fundamental tasks. Are you ready for them??? I’m about to Wow your socks off! Here goes…..
3 Fundamental Sewing tasks….
1. Sew a straight line.
2. Insert zippers.
3. Sew in pockets.
Something tells me you were expecting fireworks (smile). You see, there’s no real magic to all of this. When I teach my students these are some of the first tasks they learn. No matter how experienced with sewing they are I make them all start off by sewing a straight lines. From that they learn the importance of controlling their fabric and accurate sewing. This is no trivial task. This is the cornerstone of good sewing! Then I teach them how to insert zippers---both invisible and lapped. Once they've gotten that technique down then they learn how to insert pockets. They learn how to create welt and besom pockets. Once they've gotten good at these fundamentals and move on to sewing pants or a jacket they discover that they've learned most all they needed and will build off of it. Again in the world of tailoring if you do these 3 tasks very well you’ll find that overall you’ll sew exceptionally well.