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- I haven't forgotten, we'll be starting next week, not strictly on the 1st. Doing things a bit differently this year, it's going to be SLOWER.... If you haven't joined us before, #miymarch is a community Instagram challenge now in its 6th year. In previous years it's been a month long marathon of daily photo prompts, this year is going to be a weekly challenge with an overarching theme for the month, thoughtful blog posts and encouragement to think out of the box and try something a little different. There will be some beautiful prizes and a special guest taking over for week 3. Fancy joining us??Finally made a start putting together this hack of the Dylan Parka from my new book. I'm using beautiful (& local) #heartofhuddersfield 100% wool Yorkshire Melton from @fabworksmillshop Just hoping I finish it before the sunshine arrives.....🌞Here's how that over-dyeing experiment turned out. I'm really pleased with how it turned out as dyeing can feel a bit finaland scary. I used a @dylon_uk machine pod in "Jeans Blue". It's a lovely rich indigo blue, exactly what I had in mind and as well as the dress I also dyed a metre of cotton poplin which turned out a dream. Scroll to the last pic for a better pic of how the original stripes and checks still show through. . . #sustainablesewing #thoughtfulsewing #overdyed #overdyeing #sewingoffcuts #piecedclothes #beautifulscraps #remadewardrobe #remadefashion #remadetextile #remadefabric #recycledfabric #recycledtextiles #sustainablefashion #sustainabledressing #oneofakind #wearablepatchwork #fashioningpatchwork #leavenotrace #leavenowaste #recycledshirts #recycledclothing #secondlife #treasurenottrash #remakeitBeen working a bit differently in the last few weeks. Always refreshing and inspiring to step outside the comfort zone and try a new way of doing things. . . #creative #creativeprocess #creativelife #designprocess #maquette #thinkingoutsidethebox #adifferentapproach #sustainablesewing #designchallenge #mockingup #3dthinking #thinkingthroughmaking #newbook #newproject #nevernotmaking #nevernotthinkingaboutmaking #problemsolving #howisthatmade #howcanimakethat
Tag Archives: how to use a sewing machine
Until you’ve been sewing for a while all those controls on your sewing machine can feel a bit daunting and you have to constantly double check what they do, never mind what they should be set on.
I thought I’d share a little quick reference guide that I use with all the sewing machines for students at MIY Workshop.
Although you might not have exactly the same sewing machine as the one in the picture, most are arranged in a similar way and have most if not all of the same controls.
Print a copy off and stick it by your machine at home so you’re not, at best, constantly referring back to your manual, or at worst, winging it and hoping for the best!
I’ve also put together some quick reference tables you can download with the best settings to choose on your machine for commonly used fabrics.
My new timetable of Master Classes for 2016 at MIY Workshop is now open for booking.
There are some old favourites along with some new classes and something for all abilities whether you’re a nervous beginner wanting to just learn how to use a sewing machine or a more experienced stitcher that just can’t get to grips with sewing knits.
Full details on the MIY Workshop website here.
A little whistlestop tour of some of the main features of most sewing machines and some tips on what some of them actually do!
Get familiar with your machine and get the best out of it…..