Lena Santana

Hello Sewing!

Lena Santana has devised a collection of simple, beautifully made sewing projects that serve as a perfect introduction to dressmaking. With a comprehensive guide to choosing and using fabrics and a handy techniques section, beginners will be masters of sewing basics in no time. All of the projects require only basic materials and small amounts of fabric, making this a truly accessible beginner's guide. Style up your summer wardrobe with a fashionable summer dress, cute culottes or a chic bikini. Put a personal touch on your accessories with step-by-step instructions for a shoulder bag or an easy-to-make ruffled collar. It really is as easy as it sounds. Hello Sewing! is a part of the brand new Make Me! series — a collection of books packed with easy and beautiful craft projects.
118 printed pages
Original publication



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    Aleksandra Jankovićhas quoted2 years ago
    A French seam is one that encloses the raw edges of the fabric within the seam, so there is no need to finish the edges of the seam to stop them fraying.

    1 Place the fabric with wrong sides together. Stitch a seam 10mm (⅜in) away from the edge. Trim to 3mm (⅛in) and press the seam open.

    2 Fold the fabric back on itself, so the right sides are together and the stitched seamline is on the edge of the fold. Press.

    3 Stitch a second seamline, 6mm (¼in) away. Press the seam to one side.
    Aleksandra Jankovićhas quoted2 years ago
    Choose cotton for a casual look, and satin for a more luxurious finish.

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