I think the original intention behind this blog was to document everything I sew or make. But I was reading back through it, after Tilly’s thought-provoking post on what she looks for in a blog, and realised that there is hardly a sewing project to be seen.
So, here is an ACTUAL SEWING TIP to redress the balance. You might already know it, but if not, it will change your life*
*in a very small way
Instead of stitching up lots and lots of teeny tiny belt loops (for your Beignet, for example), and spending valuable sewing time cursing like a sailor while attempting to turn them inside out, try this. You’ll need a twin needle.
- Get a rectangle of fabric cut out as usual. With the right side face down, fold in the two long edges of your rectangle so that they overlap in the back.
- Iron them down.
- Put the twin needle in your sewing machine and thread it up.
- Sew down the belt-loop, with the ‘good’ side facing up.
Ta-da – you have a double-topstitched belt loop!
And the raw edges on the back have been neatened up with a zig zag:
Genius or what?
If you don’t want to see the double topstitching, just use a colour that matches the fabric and you can hardly tell.
Here’s what they looked like on my Beignet skirt: