Get the Look: Tips for Sewing with Knits and Distressing Jeans
ITEM # 2653867P392
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TIPS:

For sewing with knits:
* Use an overlock machine (serger) if possible, or sew with a zig-zag or stretch stitch on a regular machine.
* Use a ball point needle.
* A walking foot will help keep hems from stretching while sewing.
* When hand-sewing embellishments on knits, choose location thoughtfully; be sure to allow stretch in hems and neckline. Don’t pull stitches tight; allow a little room for stretch. Test on scrap fabric before beginning

For distressing jeans:
* Do not over distress, when washed the jeans will distress more.
* Try using the side of the blade instead of the tip to distress larger areas.
* When selecting areas to be distressed, think about where jeans naturally wear.

GET THE LOOK: RAGLAN KNIT TOP

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Vogue® pattern V8670 (view B)
  • Refer to pattern jacket for fabric quantity & notion items
  • Pink slub knit rayon spandex
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Metallic embroidery floss

DIRECTIONS:

1. Follow pattern to construct top.
2. Add a hand-embroidered blanket stitch using metallic floss around shoulder seams.

DISTRESSED JEANS

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Denim jeans
  • Sanding block
  • Craft or utility knife & cutting mat
  • Old magazine or thick newspaper

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place cutting mat under jeans. Place magazine or thick newspaper inside jeans under area to be distressed.
2. Use blade in short, light strokes to cut denim. Avoid cutting through the denim completely.
3. Rub area with sanding block.
4. Repeat on different areas on jeans for desired look.

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Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and will ship separate from the remainder of your order. 

Please note that Singer sewing machines cannot be shipped to Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands or to military bases overseas.

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Sew Classics Cotton- Slub Knit Pink Fabric
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Brother CS5055 Computerized Sewing Machine
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FolkArt Home Decor Sanding Foam Block
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DMC Metallic Embroidery Floss 8.7 Yds
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TIPS:

For sewing with knits:
* Use an overlock machine (serger) if possible, or sew with a zig-zag or stretch stitch on a regular machine.
* Use a ball point needle.
* A walking foot will help keep hems from stretching while sewing.
* When hand-sewing embellishments on knits, choose location thoughtfully; be sure to allow stretch in hems and neckline. Don’t pull stitches tight; allow a little room for stretch. Test on scrap fabric before beginning

For distressing jeans:
* Do not over distress, when washed the jeans will distress more.
* Try using the side of the blade instead of the tip to distress larger areas.
* When selecting areas to be distressed, think about where jeans naturally wear.

GET THE LOOK: RAGLAN KNIT TOP

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Vogue® pattern V8670 (view B)
  • Refer to pattern jacket for fabric quantity & notion items
  • Pink slub knit rayon spandex
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Metallic embroidery floss

DIRECTIONS:

1. Follow pattern to construct top.
2. Add a hand-embroidered blanket stitch using metallic floss around shoulder seams.

DISTRESSED JEANS

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Denim jeans
  • Sanding block
  • Craft or utility knife & cutting mat
  • Old magazine or thick newspaper

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place cutting mat under jeans. Place magazine or thick newspaper inside jeans under area to be distressed.
2. Use blade in short, light strokes to cut denim. Avoid cutting through the denim completely.
3. Rub area with sanding block.
4. Repeat on different areas on jeans for desired look.