Category Archives: Tips and Tutorials

Bodysuit Sewalong: Measuring and Fitting Your Pattern

M7217 Sewalong: Choosing a size and fitting your pattern

Hi everybody! Today’s sewalong topic is choosing your size and fitting the pattern, which is an essential step before you cut into your fabric. Stretch knit fabrics do take some of the pressure off when it comes to fitting, since the stretch accommodates a wider range of sizes than a non-stretch fabric would, but it’s still important to measure your pattern before you begin to avoid any surprises.

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How to create beautiful ruffles

How to create beautiful ruffles with a serger

Ruffles are an essential part of many cosplays. They are also super girly and fun to make, and today I’m going to talk about how you can make full, luxurious-looking ruffles for your projects. There are a few ways to do this with a standard sewing machine, which I’ll go over, but I’m most excited to share with you my method for creating beautiful, pain-free ruffles with a serger.

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How to Sew a Sailor Collar

Modified M7141 sailor collar

If you cosplay anime and manga characters with any regularity, there’s a good chance that at some point you’ll end up needing to sew a classic seifuku. There are any number of variations on the basic idea, as seen in everything from Sailor Moon to Kill la Kill, but the sailor collar ties them all together – and once you have that essential piece figured out, you can easily translate it to any character.

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