SEWING 101 - The basics | Valeria Garala | Skillshare
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14 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. INTRO

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Understanding Fabric

    • 4. Learn From Your Clothes

    • 5. Get to Know Your Machine

    • 6. What Is a Seam Allowance?

    • 7. Of Needles & Stitches

    • 8. Our Class Project

    • 9. Everything About The Pattern

    • 10. Cutting The Fabric

    • 11. Let's Get Sewing! (Part 1)

    • 12. Let's Get Sewing! (Part 2)

    • 13. BONUS Lesson - Directional Prints

    • 14. That's a Wrap!

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About This Class

Ever dreamed of creating your own personally handmade wardrobe? or decorating your home with a thousand of beautiful cushions made by you? or just basking in the glory of reparing every ripped, frayed, unstitched garment of a family member? This class can help you achieve ALL THAT, starting from the very beginning. We'll learn the basics of fabric,patterns and sewing so you can start easily and move on to more difficult projects with confidence. This is a class for the beginner who wishes to be so, no more.


1. INTRO: Hi, everyone. Are you ready for the basics and sewing for these class? Lexa cater the needs of those who would like to start sewing what happened? Because they don't know just yet. How so? But not to worry. We've all been there. And before you get any, do you have to start somewhere, right? So for these last I would like to show you the basics of sewing with a regular straight stage machine on. We'll also learn a few other things for your basic knowledge. So, uh, the brief explanation of fabric, the basic supplies understanding the sewing machine, the various stitches we can do with it what kind of needles you can use for which project and what in the world, he says. Seam allowance and how to work with it. And also how so? A perfectly straight seem so you can accomplish many projects on your own. For our class project, we will create a very easy but always handed being made out of fabric with decides so you can switch things up when you want to. A little change. This class will give you the confidence you need to pursue more challenging and ambitious projects. in the future so you can sell all this stuff of your dreams. So we need such a wide and from place to great and have fun. And these basics will help you in developing your style and knowledge. So I'm very glad you're taking this step. Enjoy the ride. 2. Supplies: here are the basic supplies needed for a beginner. So East Basic kick. That's this sewing machine. Sewing machine needles, bub beans, thread tape Measure Caesar's very important to always have one pair of scissors for fabric and another one for paper. Police. Never use your gorgeous fabric. See service for paper. Dressmaker beans seem Rieber, and I run some tape and, of course, fabric. And for this particular project, we will be using fabric two contrasting designs, one for each side of the bane. Matching thread if usable, interfacing up printer for our pattern tracing or tissue paper and a pencil. Some other useful tools I have in my stash our rotary cutter cutting mat Steam Myron Tailor's chalk multiple bombings for different threat colors and pattern weights. But that's not part of the beginner is sewing kit? I would say, if you fall in love with sewing, which you certainly wheel, I would recommend you buy these in another shopping trip 3. Understanding Fabric: I think, to understand the making off clothes, we have to be very familiar with textiles and public. We could do a whole glass on take seven, and if you're interested, let me know where he could work out. But for now, I want to just focus on two main fabric types, which is a woman, and meat woven fabric is created using two separate strands of yarn. One is called the Warp, which runs vertically through the fabric as long as needed, and the second strand is called the whiffed and ghost side. Decide horizontally weaving the fabric. Let's take a look to these store but woven fabric. Remember, when you buy fabric, count the fabric rolls at the top and bottom. They have these kind of Harry ending. That's the salvage. And those time here's are the threats used for the West that run horizontally, meaning that the salvage runs along the warp. These way, you can remember that the Web is how wide your fabricates on the warp is. How long here, for example, since it's a black fabric, they have these white thread contrasting, so we know that's the whipped. Also, we have these kind of heavier. We've here as you can see, not us see through. In the other hand, we have a need for it, which is created with just one strand yard needing itself just like you would need a scar. Just one bullet here and you're needing the loops horizontally. These loops are what it uses. Stretch fabric now is where it gets a little bit complicated, but not to work. Unni, we also have whiffed and work workdays. Obviously, Web meat is a horizontal one, and he's commonly used for jersey knits and interlock for the word need. The loop still needs itself, but also, while kneading the work threats next to it Vertical. This is for more advanced machines such as Trico and Rachelle Blaze. Here I am showing you a neat fabric. These would be the Jersey type. This is a front on that. You can see. It has kind of ribs going along the direction and these would be the front and these would be the back. Let me just get closer. As you can see, it has like this. Hurry, Santo Berle stitch. This is how you can know what is a need fabric and these example was the jersey. And now here we are, seeing a woman fabric on the left side. You can see the silver edge. Um, if I get a little bit closer, you can see the threads going from the world and the others on the wept, vertical and horizontal, respectively. We can also find who inferring that stretches thanks to technology that combines public and can add spending student so it can stretch now. Mold of our closet is regularly made a woman or made public. So we take a look at your clothes in and see which one you use the most. For me, for example, he's meat and we will be learning from our own clothes on the next. 4. Learn From Your Clothes: I selected a few garments from my closet to for their explain what we just saw about fabric from our first example, which is these Yuck! It We can do things first. You have no French. I was gonna see in order to bring on, I have to consider it and it has no give. So this is a good fabric with no stretch at old. This is something we can learn. Is this ditching? He has a straight stage that has also no stretch as against here and here and here you can see the closer and these other stitch here is a dub stitch which we will review later. Taking your clothes? What? I didn't sort of these And how you have to put them on, You see, with zippers the bus. How does that make her enables you to where to where these peace We have any stretch. Secondly, I have these stretch fabric dress that I can pull over my head to Rio. I can assure you most of your wardroom e's Amy or stretch public. And what I want to show you from these dress is based stage. The finishing off this skirt is a cover stage machine As you can see you from the back. It has these look and he can stretch on from the side. The front side. It has two rows of straight stitching. We can also create these kind of alternative We've a straight stitch machine in and the double needle, if you want more info that heat me up and another word as each weekend see from here is these the overload seem this is perfect for a stretch or unknown stretch fabric and need prevent the public from freighting the overload machine or surge er works with three or more spools off threat and it got the edge while sewing. And if you have another dress that I need, it's similar to the previous one scenes. They are told me to fire break, they can stretch, pull it over my head. But what I want to show you from these one is that I didn't use a cover stitch or a or the over longer on what I didn't there was using my regular machine. I did this success stage which can also stretch, and I left the edges of the R because I need fabric warm, free and my third example These regular jean shirt. You have no stretch on. For example, I have to, um but it in order to get on and what I want to show you from here is this These also the Overlook stage, the darker one. And here we can see a straight straight state to the regular one. Then even if these won't stretch these teaches perfect for the fabric, not to fray or rot. And I want you to pay close close attention to these darker and liars ditch because we're gonna talk about it later. I'll see you in our next video where we will learn about our sewing machine. 5. Get to Know Your Machine: Okay, so on this video, I want you to get to know your machine. I know every machine is your friend, but I want to talk about the basic that every machine has. So look for everything on your machine and help yourself with your manual. Now, what we got here is the vertical spool being here. We have a horizontal one on over here. What we have is that bobbing winder shaft on Dhere, the bobbin winder Stop here. We have the thread tension control on over here. We have the threat guy on the threat take up over here. So I'm gonna quickly show you how to how I threatened my Bobby in order to have a full - these ease the backpack or reversed. But I'm here on my control panel. I can select any speech I want with the arrows or these, like shortcuts on what's interesting. Here is these controls these for the length off the stage. And this is for the weak of the stitch. So every search has like a preset. But I always like to, depending on the project. Change it up a little bit. So eat suits me better. And here I have the train needle button for when I use my twin needle. I can select these in the machine won't go crazy. And here in the close up over the Neil area What I want to show you is how I'm making it go up and down with the hand wheel. Here is my preserve food lifter on This is a automatic thread like tool, but I never use it. I actually threaded manually all the time like this. Okay, Q. I have my presser food. And here, the feeding dogs that work these way and help the fabric go to the back. No, here I have my body with my food lifter. I can a Dutch again, my presser food on on the next video, we're going to learn what these lines are all about, which is seam allowances. 6. What Is a Seam Allowance?: Now we're going to learn about seam allowances. These lines are guides for the seam allowances on my machine. A similar ones is still mixture. Space will leave from the same bowl in our pattern and in our fabric. Remember when I told you to be a close attention to these seem on our denim assurance here is the edge of the fabric that surely corresponds to the edge of the pattern. And here is the same that closes the garment. These lighter straits teach one These extra fabric here is Seema Loewen's very much needed to be able to so otherwise would be sowing in the very edge of our clothing. Seam allowances are represented in my machine with fractions Orphanage. I mean my experience most pattern instructions, coming changes, although I've also encountered patterns in centimeters. So when placing the fabric Etch aligned with any guide in your machine, you will be sewing exactly with that. See Melo ones. If I align here, I am leaving 1/5 oven Age seem ill. I was so if I pull my president down and do my middle mice teaching from the needle to the edges, a 58 of an inch 11. Make sure to always know what's email I once he's needed for each project. My advice is to write down every pattern. What similar once is needed for it thes way. You won't have to remember or look someplace else and avoid having an ill fitting garment to wrong. See Melo and sewing here we can see the rest of the seam allowances works both ways from here. From left to the right. Here we have 3/8 of an inch half of an inch. Be 5/8 of an inch on 3/4 of an inch on the 10 and the 16 corresponds to millimeters, so 10 millimeters and 60 millimeters. Familiarize yourself with your machine and which seam allowances are represented on your machine. Also, you can use the presser food as a guide for similar ones. It's for example, here you can see one of the prisoners are used most on when attached to the machine, and the needle ease said automatically in the middle. I'm gonna put it down. I kept from the needle to these edge 3/8 of an inch on up to were the See through part and I have 287 inch. So I use them accordingly, not just to always guide myself with the lines, but also with the presser food. I find it easier. 7. Of Needles & Stitches: in order for the machine to complete its job. It needs a threat up from this pool, a threat down from the bubbling and something to help them interact with each other. That's where needles coming. Sewing machine needles are made up from the following parts our shank, which is the upper part of the Neil. And it has one flat side and one rounded side so you can identify how to put the needle in the machine. The chef refers to the length off the needle from the ending off the shank to the very pointy end, The thinker, the shaft, the bigger the needle number. That's why, for lightweight fabric, you need a lower needle number, so it punctures through with a slimmer shaft. I, the whole were you insert the threat. This card. This is a small much on the back of the needle above the eye. The purpose of these is to get the needle as close as above and as possible, so it catches the threat with a lot more precision. So we have a less amount off skip stitches and the point, the end of the needle. The shape changes depending on the mill type and its purpose. We'll see more on that later. Now, for a needle size, when purchasing or trying to figure out which needle size you have in your hands, you will see two different numbers, followed by letters. The numbers represent the thickness off the chef. The larger numbers on the left come from the European sizing system. On the smaller numbers are from the North American system. Here is a little chart for you to understand. The smaller the number, the lighter the fabric it can. So, and the larger the number, the heavier the fabric. It can piers. And regarding the letters, here is a chart with the abbreviations off the letters. You'll see what do they mean and with which fabric you can use them. There are a few more types of needle for more event projects and machines such as leather and embroider needles, for example. But in order to not take forever, I will only cover the basic needles. You confined both needle size charts below for future references if needed, and we have these charts with basic stitches that you can also find available below on the class materials on these three stitches although we will only be using the straight stage on the backpack or reverse stage in this class, I would very much encourage you find the six sects stage on your machine because it's super useful for a lot of projects on these three, I would say, Are your basic stitches for almost every project, So find him in your machine and I'll see you on our next video. 8. Our Class Project: as our project for these class, we will be making these fabric being discouraged things in your workspace or home. You will find the sewing pattern ready to download below on the class material section. With this project, you will be able to apply the basics of sewing we just reviewed in a week and useful project. So you start to familiarize even more with your sewing machine. We will breakfast, sewing, seam allowances, understanding of the better top stitching, impressing. Let's get to it. 9. Everything About The Pattern: we are going to get our pattern. And for that you have to go down here to your project section on these class and down here . We've got a bunch of other resource is so click in the 1st 1 the sewing, one of one being pattern, and you will get these preview. You can download your pattern or just printed not leak scale, because it's going to result in a much smaller pattern. And to make sure to have these at the 100% to make sure in real life, once you do, you're printing place. Measure with an actual ruler these two inches square or four centimeters square. So if it's that sizing the real life, you're good to go. Once you have your pattern printed, you'll have something like this. First, I would like to ask you to make sure the square is actually two inches. Some patterns have these for you to make sure that you predated without scale. So just make sure you're in the right track, and what I'm gonna do is cut my pattern down these line so I can pair match these two circles and have the better incomplete. Okay, now that we have our pattern complete. I would like to explain a few very important things regarding general better in making, for example, here you can see that I wrote seam allowance 3/8 of an inch. We cheese. The sea melons needed for these particular better. Now my team for you is do always right, which similar ones is needed for each pattern because it varies from company to company and sometimes in the same company. Different patterns have different seam allowances. So in order to like, save more time and don't have to review the instructions every time right which seam allowances needed. So you exactly know what to use and don't end up with a he'll feeding Gartman door. Just a weird piece. No. Another thing are these little lines called nudges, which will help you into knowing that you're matching everything correctly? How these works is when we're cutting our fabric. We do a little cut on later on before sowing. When we are matching all our pieces, we know exactly that we are doing a good work in matching everything. I know it's not very difficult to match these short straight line, but it's just an introduction to notches. So when you encounter them on the future, you'll like being more familiar with them. And for these little arrows. And these exists what They mean that on these lines, the buttering has to be placed while folding the fabric for us to have by just cutting once in one past two identical and symmetrical pieces connected in that line. So we don't have to so there and have this against and up here. Please always ride all the information about the pattern. I do so here. But if you're retracing always at that information here we have the similar ones that I explain which better in the fabric bean and how many how much fabric we need to cut two pieces of fabric for these gays and when be so if usable interfacing. Okay, so I'm going to retrace my pattern with tissue paper or you could use tracing paper. And while doing so, I'm going to talk to you about why I always choose to retrace my patterns. And that is because, for these example, I know are partnering east two pages long. But sometimes brother earns our 40 60 pages long and while you can print those and cut like Wrigley onto them. Let's go. The bone paper version. Um, you just have, like, one opportunity to got one sides. And sometimes friends and family are going to absolutely adore what you're wearing and what you made yourself. So they're gonna ask for you to do two versions to them. So these way, you with one bond version by retracing the size as decisive as you need them, you don't have to print all over again to use different sizing, you know, So I would always retrace and that, by retracing eagle toe makes modifications very easy, such as a shorter torso or, ah, whiter leg in fence. So I always recommend retracing for that reason. Now, in your retraced version, the tissue paper version, always at the information from the original pattern. So chest name of the pattern. How how many pieces off which fabric you need, facing interfacing lining the shell of the fabric, everything which size on which seam allowance. As I explained before on these way, you can cut the tissue paper and keep your bump version intact forever so you can do modifications are different sizes. Also for me at least EADS easier to work with tissue paper that eats, which is lighter. Then we bumped Baber because if I'm going to bean the pattern to the fabric instead of using the pattern weight, it's easier to paint down the disobey birth entities. The bond. Baber on There we have it are tissue Baber version on our original bomb paper version intact. 10. Cutting The Fabric: Here's my fabric of choice, these cute pirates and these sharks. What I want to show you here. Ease the salvage in the virus fabric. As you can see, these salvage E has no friends like we talked about earlier. So there's another way to know. We decided to salvage so here, nothing right here in this line. You can see the change in the density of the weaving near the near the edge. It's it's then eats heavier. So that's one way of knowing which way the salvage peace. Before we start cutting our fabric, I want to talk about a very important concept with cheese direction of the pattern. I chose these two fabric because I want to talk about how you have to work with patterns now, for example, here, the roll off the fabric would be placed these way. This would be the wit, same with the sharks, and that's the length. Now we see here that the pirates are in the correct direction, looking like straight, and these would be upside down. Same with the sharks. So I'm going to work the rest of the class with a fold on my pattern, which he's going to create the exact same effect. I'm going to have one side of my brain these way. The correct direction on the other side, upside down. I'm doing so. So you see what happens when you got on the phone with a directional pattern. And so you always remember what it would look like. But if you chose these kind of pattern or want to work with direction, you can find at the end of our lessons a bonus class where I show you how to work with directional patterns. Okay, here we can see that I'm placing my pattern on the fold. That heats the length exactly off the off my pattern. I recommend you always do these because if you fold your fabric right down the middle and blaze your brother turn right there, you will just have, like, a school campus of fabric with a hole in the middle. So try to always minimize your use off fabric by doing everything like in the in the edges , unfolding right in the edge. So you have a lot of fabric to work for. D friend and future projects. Once you have your pattern on top of your fabric, we're going to pin it now. I'd like to be in every corner and my method opinion ease, like making sure the fabric and the broader are straight by pulling them apart from each other and then introducing the bean. Pushing my index towards being so e comes out naturally without wrinkling the fabric as shown ones with being all of the better, we will be ready to go out. I already did mine. So here we have both sides of my fabric paint departments and the sharks. Here. We can also learn about the wrong and right sides of fabric. Here in the sharks, we can see the bride white defined sharks on on the other side, like just a ghost of it, So the right side will be the defined one, the same with the pirates. As you can see with the physical interfacing, it's the same. We have these side that it's like super shiny and these other one that it's more fabric like this is just like more plastic because of the based for a doom fuse into the fabric. So we're going to go thes fabric with the with our pattern, and here it's a perfect example off the selvage with the threats we talked about earlier. As we learned from the pattern information we are just going to use one got from the if usable interfacing. So place it on the fold as we've done before and been it. Cut it and I'll meet you when we finish. - No , here we have our three pieces of our puzzle. Now you can just truth. We'd fabric you're going to based on the musical interfacing to and lays it like this Here I have my usable interfacing underneath off my fabric. Now the way to place them correctly Ease the right side of the physical interfacing with the wrong side off the fabric you chose here I can show you. You can see these is the right side of the physical interfacing the shiny plastic texture one. It has to be damned before I running. You can do it with the classical spray bottle. Okay, so here I have my fabric and I'm going to place on top of it my usable interfacing just a little bit, Demps. It doesn't have to be completely wit, so I'm blazing it on top of it. Shiny plastic side with the wrong side. Here you can see the right site. Remember, we dog about how it's more defined. It's darker in color, has more tone and huge, just like the ghost of it. So the ghost of it has to be touching the plastic shiny side that has a paste on it. So blaze it correctly and just start irony. You can also use a usable interfacing completely dry, but it's going to take a little big longer for you to accomplish the irony. So when it's a little whip, it's easier and faster. Okay, here we have it. Are fabric completely based to the physical interview? Zing. Now they are just as one. And here have our other bees, and that's it for our cutting. Before moving on to sewing, I want to make sure that I am being clear in the explanation of wrong sides together or right sites together. So here we have our fabric. Andi, as you can remember, we the we based our physical interfacing to our pirates, and this is the right side of the pirates. And we did that, refusing to the wrong side. As you can see here, for example, we have our fabric of sharks. This is the right side on the wrong side. Is this one that it's not so clear, Not so defined and not so bright in the colors. So identify which is the right side off your fabric on when you read in pattern instructions, right sides together eight means this as shown that we're going to place both right sides together. And if we were to make, um, stitch these line, for example, that I'm going to recreate right now with the pins by matching right sides together when sewing as we open or during inside out our garments or product, we end up with a neat finish on the side that we want to show outside the world on the same . That could be good. Is this fabric is on the inside? That's what right sides together mean. So, for example, are pirates with the wrong side of the pirate with right side of the few civil interfacing . So just be careful in that kind off instructions on your patterns on and now you know what right sides together me 11. Let's Get Sewing! (Part 1): Are you ready to start sewing? So we're going to take these to the sewing machine, but we're going to Seoul them separately, right sides together, each of them these way. And we're going to find our little nudges that we did earlier seen. Okay, these are the little much is and just match them one on double dealer like this on being them together, being just old decide together. And in our sewing machine, we're going to So a straight stitch through old, these bars and these site do on the other piece, I'm gonna walk you through it. Don't worry. Take them to your sewing machine like this, and I'll meet you there. If we take these as zero, that which is the needle, The exact middle down in the middle. We can see these easier. 3/8 of an inch mark. So make sure you our guiding yourself with three Bates Oven INGE guy and we will be ready to start sewing. I blazed my fabric underneath the presser, and as you can see, I made little marks with pencil marking the 3/8 of an inch off the seam allowance. Now, I'm pretty familiar with my sewing machine. So I know where is the mark and how far from the presser food my fabric should be to meet the three ate spinach. But if you are not so familiar and went to feel more comfy, confident where are you sewing? I would recommend you do these kind off of guide with Benzie, Laura Taylor's Chuck. Now I am going to do a couple of stitches manually, so I like, make sure my thread is going through the fabric easily and pull those threats to the back these way. When sewing difficult fabrics such as lightweight or stretch fabric, you help the machine and the feeding dogs to pull it to the back. This is because I like to feel more control and domain over the fabric. Now I'm going to do with president by pressing the food controller, are a couple of stitches, and then, by pressing the backpack button, it's going to go a little bit to the front and then to the back again to secure the similar words that the backpack. See what I did there. That was the backpack. It's like three buzzes at the same place off the stitch. Now I'm continued to. So with the straight stitch along the pencil marks, I did, and we're going to backpack again at this point. Now remove your being because there is no fun in needles meeting pins and here back doc again. See back then comes a little bit to the front again and then back again. I'm going to do the other side now Remember, President, food down, needle down, remove your band and do the first couple of stitches manually. Does it cure the threat to the fabric backpack and then see back and forth continued its the streets, Ditching as you can see here, I made no pencil marks because I am familiar with the seam allowances. Now remove the bins and again, back, back, back forth and back Here we have our beasts fresh out of themselves Machine. We did straight stitches on. I'm gonna turn it inside out so I can show you how this seems. Look from the outside. Here are, need seems. And from the inside I'm going to show you seen elevenses ditches backtracked and we're going to present open, so it's need out here. As you can see, the seas are a direction of the fabric and on the back we have it upside down. Remember when we talked about direction in patterns? So right now I will be prison open. Our seems so I'll meet you and our irony worth up next. Okay, so we are attorney. Need inside out again. For us to president seems open. And with the help of the deep of the Eireann, we're going to start opening them, and I running These helps well, for me, eat always leaves better and more good looking finished. When the seams are open, breast and open because it's less bulky, eats it looks more professional, and it's it has, like a cleaner finished. It's more neat, so open both of them. I always like to do it from the inside and then give it another go on the outside. So I'm journey inside out again. Um, president from the outside to make sure it plays completely put once we've breast are these , We're going to turn it inside out yet again. A lot of flipping and turning in this part of the project, and we're going to the so so we can finish the other openings now laid flat and take these two corners right side with right sides together so we can finish our bucket. We're going to so a straight stage over here on both sides. 12. Let's Get Sewing! (Part 2): Let's so our first part of the But I'm always remember it pulled your threats to the back. And I have mine being down. And I like this example because when we don't have, like, a completely nine, 1990 degree angle, you want to start sewing right where the fabric starts. So right there, just put my needle down, go a couple of stitches manually, and when doing irregular corners, I always like to backtrack a little for their into the bag. So I get all of the fabric you'll see right there, see how back I went and straight stitch. Remove your opinion and the same in the front. Go a little bit further to the front sea and backpack. I also like to remove all the threats because it makes me feel like I'm working on something cleaner on the same with the other side. Needle down, back, back further to the back. Remove European and continue with your straight stitch. Here you can see how I open the seam. Well, stitching it removed my other pain and back back to the end. Remember 3/8 of an inch for the same Elevens and removal of your threats. Let's so now are all their side of the been remember right sides together, My easy shark. Pull your friends to the bag and remember blazer fabric into 387 inch seam allowance. But your president down removed the been needle down. Do the first couple of stitches manually, golden threads to the back if you need a little bit of extra help and backpack, always starting and ending your stitches as you can see here, I have both my buckets ready. IE finished my shark bucket with the opening, opening the seams on sewing the bottom now plays the bucket with the interfacing outside facing you and the right side, meaning the pirate side Indy inside. Now what? We're going to Dewey's. Sleep these other side right side out, and put it inside of this bucket. Make sure to match the seam allowances and put it inside and see how the seems much one on top of the other, just like this and being them together here. As you can see, we're leaving an opening for us to flip the bucket inside out. As you can see, we are doing here right sides together, see, and we're going to turn it inside out later on. So, being these, I'm using a yellow and blue bean to know where to leave my opening. So this is going to be open marked by these yellow and blue. Let's get sewing. We're about to So the edge. So here we have our blue and yellow pins for our opening. So we're starting to so from the second bean, meaning the yellow one. So we leave the opening because the opening is already behind the president. Footsie. Okay, so needle down, remove your pain, do a couple of stitches manually. I'm here is super important to backtrack because when we are joining our book it inside out , we will need extra secure in the seems So it won't rebo been when we are living so back to back on continued to So we they straight stage always remember to remove your pins And here , for example, my machine is having it's gonna have a little bit of trouble because of the two seems one on top of the other. It's like a bunch of fabric, So I'm gonna pull a little bit from behind with my left hand to help a float and arriving to the blue pin. Remember to backtrack again. So we have extra secure. Seems okay. Here we have our bucket with the dub sewn Here are back tax. You can see it like darker And just put your hand inside between the two right sides and pull everything out. Everything has to come out from the other side. No food. One of the sides inside the other one and we're going to Byron thes edge and dub stage A dub stage. It is an additional stage near the edge that helps the seem too late flat. So we're doing that up next. But first I running and then we're going. So the opening it's almost done. Guys, I'm excited. Are you okay? So here, with the help of your fingers, try to bush the fabric to the to the bottom. So we lays flat. And now for the opening just held the fabric going side and I run it like that. So it states and we are ready to do our final stitch and complete our so in one a one basic project Are are cute fabric mean? I can't wait. Okay, so right now we're about to dub stage are fabric being. And in these gays were going, it's going to help us do the closure of the band, but also make it like the edge to lay flatter and more needs. So I'm going to plays mine over here, which is on eighth of an inch. I know that because of experience and also because I've measured the distance between the needle and where the screen in my foot Brizard. And so if you don't have these kind of preserved, you can also draw a line or maybe put date under your machine to create the 1/8 of an inch mark. Make it as close as possible as you can to the needle. And don't forget to backtrack, Okay, but my needle down pull it a little bit towards you, so it lays flat, and then we're almost at the starting of the seem, so don't forget to backtrack. Always remember to cut the excess of the grid just like here. So you haven't meet finished and seem, and here we have it are beautiful fabric bean. Here's a dub stitch on this side with the pirates on on these I with the sharks super close to the edge. Here's the side seam, and now you can enjoy your fabric band. Let's see how it looks folded. And here you can see both sides. And if you ever get bored by one side, you can always have the other being more of a protagonist and also do these little fold, So there you have it. 13. BONUS Lesson - Directional Prints: here we have our fabric. That would be the whipped off the fabric on disease. How long this is a salvage. So what I did on my other being waas slaves like this, like this, right on the edge and with the fabric fold right here and that created are being with one side with the right direction of the faces and the other upside down. So in order for you to work with direction, there are two ways the 1st 1 would be to do the fold over the fabric. So we have both our pieces in just one cut. But instead of going in these way, we will do it these way by holding these way and placing our pattern in the same way. We're not doing these any fold, and we will have two separate pieces like this in the right direction. So if this is the top of the been and this is the bottom, seem as you can see both sides, I will have the correct direction off the faces. The other way would be to just lay your fabric floods one on, do through a separate guts. So you in each one, see how it's gonna look, for example, these obviously the direction is correct and you would only have to go the species, then move it and got another, um, which ever met that you choose. The is the most important part to know you have to ab a seam allowance to the bottom because we have to do a seem right there. It's not like the other where we did the folding and it was already together. Both sides. We have two up 3/8 off a ninja Kier. Okay, so where we have our arrows for a folding at 3/8 of an inch these way, when we plays right sides together and you are straight stitch here on the 3/8 of an inch similar ones, we will be able to so the rest of the of the better. So don't forget your seam allowances. Here is how to work with direction better and send how to go the fabric. The same example would be applied to the sharks so you can work your sewing exactly the same 14. That's a Wrap!: congratulations to you for finishing your beautiful fabric. I hope you enjoy this week project. And hopefully you feel more confident to pursue different projects next media's address. Or maybe a super about whatever you feel comfortable doing girls, do you? And I hope you continue your journey sewing because I sincerely think that you will find a lot of joy in it. So congratulations. Let's so somewhere.