By Rachel Low

Provide your resident younger fashion designer the entire instruments she must create 5 lovable clothes that may take her from domestic to college to putting out and again back. From the landlord of the NYC stitching studio Pins & Needles comes the definitive consultant to temper forums, style layout, and stitching for ladies. The booklet encourages tweens and teenagers to caricature their very own designs so as to scan with colour, materials, and kinds. From sweatshirts and footwear to jeggings and tights, ladies will simply how one can create hip, fashionable clothes and add-ons and positioned their very own targeted stamp on every thing they put on.

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Sew with a 5⁄8 ˝ seam allowance unless the instructions say otherwise. Backstitch at the beginning and end of all seams. Press the seam allowances open after each seam. 1 Unfold the skirt 3 Put the top layer inside the bottom layer. pieces. With right sides The wrong sides of both fabrics should be together, pin and sew facing out. Line them up at the side seams and the 2 short sides of all around the top edge. It should look like a the bottom-layer piece giant tube. together. Follow the same steps for the top layer.

Make sure that you use When you pin to sew, put the pins through both layers of fabric from the outside edge in to the center of the fabric. it on fabric that can be ironed; some fabrics cannot handle the heat. Match the heat setting on the iron to your fabric. Don’t leave your iron facedown. It can burn the ironing board and your fabric! Glue gun Keep your fingers away from the tip. Do not touch the glue until it dries. Don’t forget to unplug the glue gun when you are finished. 34 Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion Make sure to keep your pincushion near your machine.

3 Lay the rectangles out, right sides up, with the top 8˝ edges facing (where the zipper goes). 4 Place an outside edge of the zipper tape on the opening side of a fabric rectangle. Put it about 1/4˝ in from the edge, and right side down (so the zipper pull is facing down, and you see the flat back side up). Pin in place. 8 Close the zipper halfway, match the right sides of the 2 fabric rectangles, and pin and sew around the 3 open sides. Press your seams open. 9 Clip the corners and turn your pouch right side out.

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