Thursday, February 12, 2015

Serger 101 - Don't give up on your new serger yet

Sergers - the word can be so intimidating but they can make a world of a difference! It took me years to build up the confidence to purchase a serger. To me they were something that were out of my league, so unknown and so confusing. That was until my friend let me use hers and it was an instant lightbulb moment! I had to have one! I purchased a Juki serger and have loved it. I have only changed the thread twice (the spools last forever it seems) and the settings a few times and I am still learning, too!

But I wanted to share some of the best serger tutorials I've found with you! Hope you are inspired to try something new!

1. Serger 101 from Sweet Verbena - So many tips!! She has great reminders (like using quality thread, keep tweezers handy when threading, oil after 15 hours of use...) AND has picture of the various stitches with the settings you need to use. Awesome!!
2. Serger 101 from Serger Pepper - Most comprehensive serger tips, discusses the parts of your machine, gives tips and the best SERGER CHEAT SHEET ever! I am printing this and hanging it next to my serger for sure!
3. Make It Love It - Using a Serger post  Fabulous photos of serged edges, perfect corners and even serging round pieces of fabric.

I hope you found some great tips with these awesome tutorials! If yours is still in the box, get that thing out and start practicing on scraps - I guarantee it will take your sewing to the next level!

I would love to hear if which tips helped you the most!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Seamingly Smitten 10,000 SALES Giveaway!!

The 10,000 SALES GIVEAWAY and 55% OFF SALE!

I am so humbled and thankful today to be able to write this post!  We have just reached 10,000 SALES in our etsy shop and are ready to celebrate as a THANK YOU for being such loyal fans, friends and customers! (Do you want to win a Brother Serger?? Read on and ENTER to WIN!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tutorial: How to sew a knit dress with pockets

Tutorial: How to sew a knit dress with pockets!

I think you will like what I have for you today! It's a long sleeved knit dress with pockets (optional), cuffs (optional) and a neck binding! Do not let those pockets freak you out, they are so simple and I will show you exactly how to do it! See how cute... READ MORE HERE...

Monday, October 13, 2014

TUTORIAL: How to sew an infinity scarf

10 minute DIY Infinity Scarf

We have been designing up a storm here at Seamingly Smitten! We just released The Women's Esplanade Coat Sewing pattern and our Slouch Bag sewing pattern just in time for FALL! 

  Slouch Bag sewing pattern - CLICK HERE

Since the cooler weather is on its way I have started thinking about some FALL sewing! Do you ever look in your closet and just wish you had a few more things in there to spruce up your wardrobe? Today, I thought I needed (NEEDED...right?) :) an infinity scarf! (Scarf modeled by my friend Rebecca K. of Little Lady Monograms)

I found an aztec print knit at Hobby Lobby the other day and bought 1 yard. It's more than enough to make an infinity scarf!! You can make yours in under 10 minutes! CONTINUE reading to find out how!