I got some embroidery stuff cause I miss crafting and I needed something compact/relatively un-messy. I’ve never really properly learned to embroider before, the most I’ve ever done was this which I made having no idea how to do any real embroidery (it shows). Does anyone have any good resources for learning embroidery?
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Quick n dirty sewing tutorial. It’ll take all of 20 minutes.
Okay, so these houndstooth-print grandma pants are found in abundance in every thrift store ever and can be obtained for like a dollar. They are seriously unflattering as pants but can be made into cute high waisted shorts with extremely minimal effort.
1. Try on the pants. On one leg, mark where you’d like the top of the cuff to hit. Then decide how wide you’d like the cuff to be. Multiply that by two and add about a quarter inch for a seam allowance. Mark this distance below the first mark you made.
2. Cut off the pant leg at the second mark you made. Fold the pants in half and use the first leg as a guide to cut the second leg so they’re even.
3. My pants had a weird polyester lining on the inside, which I didn’t want. If your pants have this, you can just cut it out.
4. Fold up your quarter-inch seam allowance and press it flat.
5. Fold up the cuff and iron it flat. Pin in place.
6. Using thread in a color that’ll blend in, sew along the top edge of the cuffs. Make sure to keep your seam straight, since your stitching will be visible.
(ALTERNATE LAZY PERSON METHOD: Just do a couple of stitches on the very inside tops of the cuffs, near the crotch, and on the outside, where the side seams are, to hold the cuffs in place. It won’t be as sturdy, but if you don’t have a sewing machine/don’t have a ton of time, it’s easier.)
…That’s pretty much all you have to do. A good beginner sewing project.
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