Join Nancy and wearable art specialist Lorraine Torrance as they share how to combine fabrics that are not usually used together to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Silk organza, charmeuse, denim and velveteen can all play well together in a jacket you create, once you learn the sewing savvy tips and techniques. Be inspired to personalize your fashion sewing.
►►► Key Points in this VIDEO Tutorial (Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous Part 2 of 2) ◄◄◄
① Create wearable art that reflects your sense of style by adding artistic touches of fabric trim, small quilt squares or blocks, meandering stitching, couching decorative thread, or texturing fabric. You can even use stamps, stencils or paintbrushes with a de-colorant gel to create new fabrics that are completely one-of-a-kind.
② Follow along with Sewing With Nancy on YouTube. Whether dramatic, casual, modern, or sophisticated, you can easily combine fabrics and techniques that convey your sense of style.
③ Learn how to take a casual, comfortable, basic denim jacket pattern and transform it into wearable art.
④ Fabric selection and combinations.
⑤ Creating tucks in organza.
⑥ Couching on fabric using free motion foot or alternatively straighter lines using regular foot and zig zag stitch.
⑦ Applying decolorant paste with brush, twine, purchased or hand-made stencil of freezer paper to create unique affects.
⑧ Cutting and pressing bias tape and applying bias tape designs and accents to tunic front.
⑨ Nancy's Corner features Thomas and Joyce Teng, TSC Designs.
→ On location at Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, Thomas and Joyce—experts in a variety of surface embellishment techniques—share their rather novel technique to stencil or paint fabric using shaving cream mixed with ink.
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