Chiffon · Feet · Sewing technique

Know your snails from your sea shells – the narrow hem feet

​ You’ve seen them around, the narrow hem feet. They look so similar, so why do I have four of them supplied with my Haid & Neu machine? Time to read the manual! Fortunately, the feet are numbered, otherwise I’d have a hard time figuring out which is which. They look quite different on the…… Continue reading Know your snails from your sea shells – the narrow hem feet

Chiffon · Feet · Sewing technique

Sewing on ribbon: the edger and the quilter

Having made the chiffon volant for my dress, I have attached it to the edge of the hem, and now I want to finish it off with a narrow satin ribbon. ​ The ribbon is only 5mm wide, and it should sit with one side on the skirt and with the other side on the…… Continue reading Sewing on ribbon: the edger and the quilter

Chiffon · Crew · Sewing technique

Sewing viscose chiffon, or Do Not try this at home

…unless you have a brilliant sewing machine, that is. Jokes aside, if this goes wrong, it could seriously jam your machine and force you to disassemble the entire hook race and feed dog mechanism to fix it. Not that I would know it from my own experience, naturally… 😉 But if you are brave, have…… Continue reading Sewing viscose chiffon, or Do Not try this at home