Posts Tagged ‘Sewing Tips’

Benefits of using a Sewing Machine Mat

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This is one of my favourite sewing tips – the benefits of using a sewing machine mat!

* Reduce wear and tear on your table top
* Decrease noise and vibration (particularly when using under an overlocker)
* Create a smoother sewing experience

Watch my video below where I demonstrate how I use sewing machine mats for all of my sewing machines in the sewing school.

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say about this sewing tip!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Sewing a summer dress for little Poppy

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

In today’s post I feature a video of my daughter Jacqueline who made a sweet little summer dress for our little Poppy.

Jacqueline used an Olive Ann design called the ‘To Tie For Dress, Top & Doll dress’.

Jacqueline made this dress from a stretch print fabric and re-designed the hemline to feature a ruffle band. In this video Jacqueline also demonstrates some pattern matching and Poppy wearing her new dress!

If you liked this video, perhaps you have made a similar dress or are now inspired to do so please leave a comment below, we would love to hear from you!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

FREE Sewing Video Tutorial No.3 – Fabric Selection

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

To my wonderful sewing subscribers,

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Do you love buying fabric and notions for your fabric stash? As a sewer the answer is most likely a great big YES!

Today I am going to explain to you what type of fabric and yarns I bought and recommend to you to create a designer top!

Watch my video below which I have taken right out of my online sewing workshop – Designer Top No.3! It’s just one of the many sewing tutorial videos in the course. This technique can also be used on a variety of different garments and styles of your choice.

The full course includes all videos required, photographs, download instructions, fabric making and requirements to complete each designer step.

I hope you enjoy watching this video segment!

If you are struggling with slow download speeds and your video is stopping and starting, simply click play and then pause, wait approx 5mins for the full video to download and click play for a continuous video stream.

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say about how you go about choosing your fabrics for your projects and any wonderful fabrics in your stash that you are keen on using soon!

If you missed the first free sewing video tutorial CLICK HERE VIDEO 1

If you missed the second free sewing video tutorial CLICK HERE VIDEO 2

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

P.S. Stay tuned for my next email TOMORROW which includes my CHRISTMAS SALE!!