Dear friends, the tweezers are sewing what coffee to a table. A high percentage of the projects we have in the to-do list has tweezers, as well as many of the clothes in our closet. It is obligatory, and the words remain, to face them with these 5 key tricks.
In today’s post, we will demystify its construction, and we will see the following points:
- Tweezers drawing
- Tweezers sewing and stitch length
- Sewing double-pointed pliers
- Quick method
Go for them!
Transferring a clip to the fabric can be done in different ways: with stitches, carbon paper, and roulette … you can review these techniques and their steps in the post How to mark and cut a pattern. And you can also try this last method, fast and simple:
- Cut to the end one of the two legs of the clamp gently.
- Fold the paper up the line of the other leg of the clamp.
- Review the shape of the clamp directly on the tissue.
Tweezers sewing and stitch length
The seam of a clamp is one of the parts of the garment that must be worked with more care. As you know, the tweezers point to the areas with more volume of the figure and its termination should be as polished and invisible as possible.
Next, we will see how to sew a clamp, from its preparation to the end. So, whether the tweezers that sound the most to you are those of the clothes as if you already have part of your closet sewn by you, you will find the following technique of great interest.
Go for it!
STEP 1 Prepare the sewing clip
- Draw the clamp on the fabric.
- Fold in half of the clamp on the reverse side of the fabric.
- Nail a pin on the marked line.
- And make sure it’s still on the line on the other side.
- Place pins all along the line, as if we were basting with them.
- At the end of the clamp, place a transverse pin, and if it is red, the better. It is the warning signal.
STEP 2 machine sewing
- Nail the needle on the wide side of the clamp.
Very important! You never start sewing a clamp at the end. It is one of the golden rules of sewing, worthy of framing in the sewing room.
- Start sewing using a standard length (2.5).
- Secure with a backstitch.
- Stop sewing when we have approximately 2 cm left for the end of the clip.
- Change the stitch length to 1.
In this way, the end stitches will be safer, being smaller.
- With determination and firmness, continue sewing until the end, even stitches in the air.
The objective is not to leave any gap that covers the end of the clamp. With the use of the length of 1 in the stitch, we do not need to secure with the backstitch, which creates buns and wrinkles.
If the machine has problems at the end of the clamp
Some machines (the oldest or some very simple mechanics) have certain drawbacks when it comes to stitching “in the air”. For these cases, we will use a piece of light tissue (silk) cut to the bias to give those crazy stitches.
- Cut a small square of bias fabric (so that it does not fray).
The color and size vary depending on the garment, yes, think that it will stay within your project for life.
- Place it at the end of the clip, under the fabric of the garment.
Sewing double-pointed pliers
This type of tweezers are very common in dresses, so we cannot resist sewing. Next, we will see the necessary steps for correct preparation, following the rule of not starting to sew a clamp by its end (which in this case are two).
STEP 1 first side
- Place two cross pins at the end of the clamp.
- Place pins on the line only on one of the legs of the clamp.
It is interesting to look at the direction of placement of the pins since it must be easy to remove them once the work is in the machine.
- Start sewing from the middle of the clamp without the need to secure with back stitches.
- Continue sewing following the steps seen before with the simple clamp.
STEP 2 second side
- Turn the work sideways, so that we see the part of the bobbin of the previous stitching.
- Place pins on the leg of the remaining clamp.
We have not placed all the pins at once, because in this second batch they would have bothered when sewing.
- Start sewing by stitching several stitches of the previous seam. A way to ensure more comfortable and clean.
- Sew the clamp to the end.
And this is our two-pointed double-pointed pliers.
After having seen the techniques of marking and sewing more ladies, we could not ignore in a post dedicated to tweezers, talk about a very grunge technique that you will surely use several times due to its obvious speed.
You only need to have the ends and end of the clamp marked.
- Nail the needle at the start mark of the clamp.
- Stretch the upper thread of the sewing machine and take it to the end of the clamp, drawing the line we want to sew.
- Sew the clamp following the technique described above.
Here we have our clamp sewn without marking the legs and with a stitching length of 1 at the beginning and end of the seam. We have completely dispensed with the stitch. Sewing requires some daring at times.
To continue in our line, we cannot forget the ironing machine, one of the tools par excellence in Best Sewing Guide.
Stitched clamp, clamp that must pass through the ironing area without fail. Let’s see some tips:
- Iron the clamp flat first (before pushing the padding sideways).
Use shaped pads to iron curved or double-pointed tweezers. Essential!
A little steam, an appropriate surface, and some ironing will make the end of the clamp invisible.
And so far this session on tricks, rules, and tips for sewing tweezers. Because we want to fit our clothes subtly without having arrows that indicate where the volume is!
Doubts, requests or requests this is the place!
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