Sewing binding with Overlock/Coverstitch Part 3: Tips and Tricks
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by Doris Brechbühl
20h ago
Dear readers, how can you sew a binding with an overlock respectively coverstitch machine, when the binder will not work? Welcome to the third article in that series on strap sewing – strap tops! Maybe you have become even more creative while practicing with the binders and have tried out different straps – or you have reached limits for which you would like to get tips to overcome them? So this article will mainly be about variants for which no binder is used, either because the fabric is too thick, the binding is joined, or because you work with elastic, lace or band style edges. With this s ..read more
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Between the Lines QAL, Fabric requirements + Giveaway
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by Irene
3d ago
We’re starting the Between the Lines quilt along. I’m so excited about it. It takes me right back to the first Sugaridoo BERNINA QAL. Making a quilt together, learning different techniques, with quilters from all over the world. This QAL is definitely going to be another fun quilting adventure! In this blog post, you can read: what we’re going to do, if this QAL is for you, what you’ll need, when everything will take place, and what you can win by participating. Are you ready? Let’s get started! What are we making? The Between the Lines QAL is a quilt measuring 55 x 66 inches (137 x 165cm ..read more
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Announcing the “Irina” Dress Sew Along! Inspiration & Fabric Requirements
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by Anna Hicks
5d ago
Welcome! We are excited to announce a new Sew Along to make the “Irina” dress from the inspiration Magazine. The “Irina” is a loose-fitted T-shirt dress with a gathered waist, bound neckline and of course pockets! It’s also the FREE pattern for May 2024. You can see more details about the “Irina” dress in this blog post and you can download the free pattern on our website. Starting in June, we will sew this dress with weekly prompts over 8 weeks. The posts will have step-by-step info for beginners but will focus on ways to modify and embellish this simple dress to turn it into whatever you wa ..read more
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Sewing straps with Overlock/Coverstitch Part 2: Double Strap
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by Doris Brechbühl
5d ago
Dear readers, in Part 1 I showed you how to sew tie straps quickly and easily using overlock, respectively coverstitch – here is the article. Part 2 will introduce you to some variations with the Single Fold Binder for Unfolded Tape #C22: for example a double strap. In a third part, which will follow soon, you will receive general tips on sewing straps with the overlock and coverstitch machine. My yellow example is stitched on the bernette 62 AIRLOCK, using the BERNINA Single Fold Binder #C22, which is an optional accessory to the L 890 as well as to the bernette b62/68/42/48. It can be used t ..read more
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Zip it Up! Part 3: Sewing a zipper without a waistband
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by ramonawirth
1w ago
Welcome to part three of the Zip it Up! series, where we give you tips for sewing zippers. This time, we will show you an alternative to the usual zipper for trousers: Sewing a zipper without a seperate waistband! This is a simple trouser or skirt closure that does not require a button and is not bulky at all. Garments without a waistband and button look particularly elegant. Instead of the waistband, a facing is attached to create a professional finish at the top edge of the waist. This tip is from the inspiration Magazine issue 57. Let’s see what it has in store for us! Step-by-step instruc ..read more
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Free sewing pattern for the jeans dress “Irina” (May 2024 only)
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by ramonawirth
1w ago
The denim dress makes its return! Download the pattern for the jeans dress “Irina” until May 31, 2024 in the paragraph Download the free sewing pattern for the jeans dress “Irina” (May 2024 only) and get creative! As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated.   Sewing the jeans dress “Irina” We chose a soft, thin chambray fabric for this dress, a particularily summery denim which is light and airy and therefore wonderfully comfortable to wear. For such softer fabrics, we recommend applying Vlieseline shaping tape to ..read more
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Sewing a Stitch Book With Decorative Stitches- Part 1
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by Robin Bogaert
1w ago
It’s spring and not only beautiful weather has arrived, so did my BERNINA 790PRO . In my last post I unboxed this beautiful machine. Today, I would like to discuss how I’m getting to know this very sophisticated machine by sewing a stitch book with decorative stitches using  the many (700) decorative stitches it has programmed into it.  Note: If you don’t have this machine, you can stitch out a stitch book with your unique sewing  machine and decorative stitches. Decorative Stitch pages from Menu 100-600 shown with the BERNINA 790PRO BERNINA 790 PRO with decorative stitch men ..read more
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Sewing straps with Overlock/Coverstitch Part 1: Tie Straps
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by Doris Brechbühl
1w ago
Dear reader, you can never have enough tank tops, right? With a small series, I would like to introduce you to a few strap variations that make tops and dresses even more individual. This first article is about sewing straps for tying. Sewing straps for a summer top – instructions My example is sewn on the bernette 62 AIRLOCK, using the BERNINA Double Fold Binder #C21, which is an optional accessory to the L 890 as well as to the bernette b62/68/42/48. It can be used to make bindings from strips of fabric cut 36 mm wide to a finished width of 10 mm. With the Double Fold Binder for Unfolded T ..read more
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Swiss Star Quiltalong: Finishing the Quilt
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by Jessica Rose | Quiltd Studios
2w ago
Welcome to the last week of the Swiss Star Quiltalong, I’m so excited to share the final steps to making your quilt top.  The construction of Swiss Star is unique, rather than piecing the quilt top in rows or columns, it is built out from the middle, with the corners as the last addition.  Trimming the corners might the hardest part, but if you’ve got a long ruler, you’ll be fine.  Let’s get quilting! Download  Swiss Star – Quiltd Studios PDF Pattern Making Diamond Corners Pin and sew (1) 5” BG half square (K) to the bottom of the diamond units, flipping for the last 4 to c ..read more
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Which thread do you use in an overlocker?
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by Irene
2w ago
When you’re about to start with an overlocker, the question arises: Which thread do you use for your project? Of course, you can choose a thread color that matches your fabric. But did you know that there are also different types of threads for your overlocker? When I first started using the BERNINA L 460, I wasn’t sure where to begin with thread. I used a thread from Mettler that I had lying around on large cones. While searching for a new thread color, I discovered that there’s not just one type of overlock thread available. It was high time to find out what’s available and what kind of thr ..read more
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