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Choosing Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginner Sewing Success!

Sew confident beginning sewing angela wolfHopefully you had time over the weekend to spiff up your sewing room. My Craftsy class “Sew Confident: Essential Techniques for Beginners” has officially launched and we are already just shy of 500 students. Very Exciting!


Beginners Guide to Fashion Sewing


Let’s get started! In case you missed last week’s message, the series for beginner sewing starts now.

Part 1. Choosing a Pattern

What’s the big deal about finding a pattern anyway? Scan the pattern books, find a cute cover photos, and you are ready for sewing success, right?

Angela Wolf fashion seiwng patterns for beginners

If only we can all be so fortunate, but in most cases the scenario pans out a little differently. I recall sewing my first pair of pants. The pattern cover showed a tall, elegant model Continue reading Choosing Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginner Sewing Success!

How to Hem Jeans with the Brother MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot

Dark jeans are really in trend this fall so that means distressing with a hammer might not be an option.  I have tested the MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot on the Brother Dreamweaver XE and believe it or not, after sewing over many thick seams there was not one skipped stitch!  The only thing I added was a #14 denim jean needle and various thicknesses of denim.  This foot is different from a walking foot, not only because it has a rolling belt, but the foot plugs into the sewing machine giving the foot it’s own brain … or something like that.  You can then adjust the foot by pressing a few buttons on the sewing machine.  I have to say technology is really making sewing fun and easy!

The video below shows you just how smooth this digital dual feed foot works and I even tested it on one of my new jean patterns.  Which by the way,   I am happy to announce my first two jean patterns are up and available!  Both patterns come with detailed sewing instructions in a book format, very easy to follow.  The other bonus that comes with both of these jean patterns is a downloadable PDF file, download to your tablet and you can enlarge the photos for detailed viewing.  The PDF file offers color photos and details on where to distress the jeans as you sew.  My goal is to help you sew jeans that fit perfect and look expensive 🙂  Enjoy and don’t forget about the previous videos on sewing jean pockets if you need a little extra help.  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend, lot’s of family, food and shopping on my end.  Wait until you see my new shoes (and yes that’s plural!)  xoxo Angela

   

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Brother™ has provided me with the DreamWeaver XE, but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

The Ruched-T Angela Wolf Pattern is Here!

I can’t believe it, but my first pattern is finished and printed!   What  an adventure this has been.  From a fashion designer perspective, I typically design a garment and have it made in a range of sizes … meaning I don’t have to supply directions with illustrations :).  Knowing I can’t be in your sewing room,  I wanted to guide you through every step in sewing a professional looking garment with a tutorial booklet.  So, I decided to ask my worst critic to review the new pattern format since he seems to be the one always sitting on my laptop keyboard, sewing machine, and papers.

This is what Tyler has to say about the first pattern AW1123 The Ruched-T

He loves the spiral bound direction booklet that accompanies every pattern, great to chew on … I chose this layout because it’s perfect to sit next to your sewing machine to follow along and take notes.

 

Tyler analyzed the directions and is happy to see detailed illustrations and designer sewing tips, now anyone can have a professional looking knit top in less than an hour with these easy to follow directions.  If you’re a beginner sewer there are extra sewing tips just for you.  If you are an advanced sewer, the booklet is laid out in a fashion that you can quickly skip ahead to the directions that you need.  Another great feature that will be available for all the patterns (coming in November) is a special area on the website for fitting with video’s and tutorials to help guide you through step by step.

This particular pattern has many design options including three sleeve lengths, ruching options, and various collars.  Sizing for the Angela Wolf Pattern Collection is based on the ready-to-wear clothing line so make sure to check the body measurements, this top is currently available in Misses size XXS – XL (women’s sizes will be out in January).  Checkout the website for more details.

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Last, but not least, is the quality of paper the pattern is printed on.  I can’t tell you how many of my tissue patterns Tyler has shredded into pieces so I had to find an alternative.  These patterns are printed on quality paper so not only will they not shred, they hardly wrinkle … you can even write on them and keep notes for fitting.  Because the patterns are printed on one continuous sheet, you can even request that the pattern be shipped in a tube, then you won’t even have fold creases.

“Love the patterns and the fit is awesome, so the big question is how many more patterns are coming?  This took forever and you are neglecting my brushing not to mention we haven’t played fetch in ages!” … Tyler

Did I mention my cat fetches a ball, rolls over, and begs for food – totally not normal!  Well, the jean patterns are almost finished, followed by the skirts, and then onto the jackets  …

Enjoy and Cheers!  Angela

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