The Sewing Basics

Seam Allowance for Customer Made - 1.5cm
           Commercial -1cm

Testing for Actual Garment

Test the main pattern by putting it on paper, unwanted fabric or cheap fabric. Cut it out with seam allowance and sew or pin it together. Then make adjustment if any such as darts and others. To check for actual before you use the main pattern to begin your Fashion Design Pattern process. (Computer Pattern saves time use the same guideline for testing and correction).

Fold the fabric laid your patterns on top of the fabric according to the grain and make sure there is enough material before you cut.

Plain Stitches         

For Prefect Stitches, the sewing machine must be adjusted according to the fabric’s types such as lightweight, medium weight or heavy weight materials. Use correct tension and pressure will produce even stitches, flat and smooth.

 Locked Stitches

 For neat locked stitches forward 3 stitches and backward sew 3 stitches then straight stitch forward. After finishing does the same to back lock the stitches and forward 3 stitches before you cut the thread off.

Over Lock Seam

Correct Balanced tensions to form neat, flat, and smooth chain covers raw edge with thread.


Use Serge Rolled Hem Foot to hem the edge of the ruffle before gathering it. For Sewing Machine use the Gather Foot. Another way without Gather Foot is plain loose stitches then pulls the bottom thread to get the gathers to form the Ruffles.


Top Stitch Ruffles

Single Ruffle has one gathered edged and one finished edge.

Double Ruffle  has two finished gather edges with Topstitched.