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DIY: Sewing 101

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Holes, rips and stretched out fabrics are often costly mishaps with clothing that can easily be fixed. While the Costume Design class mainly uses sewing to make extravagant outfits for productions, sewing is a useful and practical skill to know. Here is some basic information on this thrifty skill:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][image_with_animation image_url=”2943″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Materials:

-Sharp sewing scissors

– Fabric

– Sewing machine or needle and thread[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” custom_height=”20″][image_with_animation image_url=”2934″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]1. Take a large thread and pull it through the eye of the needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread. The same knot you use to tie your shoes should work.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” custom_height=”20″][image_with_animation image_url=”2937″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]2. Using the needle and thread begin by making small stitches across the parts you want to join together. Make the stitches as close as possible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][image_with_animation image_url=”2938″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]

3. Lock the thread by sewing back and forth in a fixed position at the end.

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” custom_height=”20″][image_with_animation image_url=”2939″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]4. Cut off the end of the thread and excess fabric. 5. Repeat steps 1-4 as needed.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” custom_height=”20″][image_with_animation image_url=”2940″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Tips:

-Sew with the right sides of the fabric facing together for a clean finish.

-Use the edge of the scissors to push out corners.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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