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Introduction to Sustainable Fashion and Sewing - Module 3 - Creative Panels

teacher avatar Eva Dragoeva, Fashion Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      What is a panel


    • 3.

      Create simple panels


    • 4.

      Diagonal design lines and panels


    • 5.

      Multiple design lines


    • 6.

      Notches explained


    • 7.

      Mix it up


    • 8.

      How to create curved panels


    • 9.

      Pinning curved panels together


    • 10.

      Stitching curved panels


    • 11.

      Final thoughts and homework


    • 12.

      Module 3 bonus - Corner Panels


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This is Module 3 of my fashion design and sewing course for beginners. This module is focused on creating fun designs using panels. You will learn what panels are, how to work with plain, curved and corner panels and how to work using notches. This is a fun module, which will enable you to get creative and have some fashion design fun!

You can find a free template to print out and use as a starting point for your samples here.

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Eva Dragoeva

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1. Introduction: Welcome to module three. In this module, we're going to get more creative. You're going to learn about what panels and how to construct panel from scratch. You will also learn how to create a curved seen as part of a pilot. And I've also put together some instructions for creating a corner seen. With all this knowledge, you'll be able to create a variety of designs using a straight line panels. You will use a template which have attached with this module to help you along the way. So without further ado, let's get ready and let's delve into it. 2. What is a panel: First of all, do you know what is the panel? Panel is a section of a piece of clothing. Imagine that you have a child that's quite plain. You'd have a front and a back and perhaps leads. But what if the front or the back was sectioned into smaller pieces? Those smaller pieces that make up the front or the back. This is what we're doing today. When this module, you are getting a template of a tunic of meaning templates. So go ahead and print it out. You can either print it out a few times to create variety of panels, or you could print out ones and then trace it on paper as you go, depending on how many samples insight to do, It's totally up to you. 3. Create simple panels: The first thing we're going to do is only going to create a simple way. To do that. I'm just going to grab my template and mark the middle of the hand, the middle of the neck line. I'm also going to draw a line between the two. I know life is also known as a design that has sectioned my left side and right side, all tunic. And it's a good idea to also write down what patentees that is, because suddenly it's not just a chimney grant. It's a right side and left On that front. Something that will get us to that green line, as we have learned previously, is an important thing to do when it comes to putting things in heartbreak. So make sure you've got green line on either side. Another thing we need to do before we cut things out is to add notches. Markers that let us know how we are going to stage the two panels together. They lead to mine. I'm going to make a long panel that I have created. Let's not forget what we did last week together seems seam allowance that we need to do, need to add seam allowance to section that you have incentive that I'm going to work one centimeter seam allowances this week. But you're welcome to continue working 1.5 centimeters seam allowance. Question just going to be finishing the seam allowances. It's just a matcher. The outside and on the outside it looks like and getting used to working with easy when you use a Python master to create a seam allowance. But you don't have that perfectly fine. I've been using my password because at this point I and then once we have added our seam allowance, we need to cut our pizzas and cutting fabric. I suggest when you start working with your panels to first play around with the patterns and your ideas and sharing. Donate to wrong. It is more systematic way of doing things and it will get you into the mode of creating first and then sowing and LinkedIn. And suddenly you going to have a lot of samples at once. So it's a good way to do. It is up to you just to advise. It's how I tend to work and I think it's an easy way to do it. That way. You don't just need to do vertical lines. You could also do horizontal lines. You can add a marking underneath the arm, for example, on either side, under the left-hand column, Right Mom. Same distance. And then use the same method where you would connect to the two. You're going to add my kids. Going to add your grain lot on both pieces and in both cases. And also you're going to add seam allowance as well. 4. Diagonal design lines and panels: Another thing you can do with panels, there's create patterns or two diagonal. Let's make one from the neck to the ham. So we're going to connect our markings. You use the nine are not choose my color, making sure we know what's away. And then another thing that you can do is to when you're adding your seam allowances is I just seam allowances. Wave created the design line, but also you could either add a seam allowance to the prompt by folded my part. I could actually have yet panel create and right in the middle. But I can also cut it off. Which means I can just use the pattern that don't need to cut. Three piece is separately, but I could use my harp patch and light half section for the diagonals, I get two patterns. The pattern that has gone the center line, which now is the bit that would cut off. We could fold to the public underneath. So we cutting the part. And you can see here that I have created the marking of two arrows connecting with another nine. And that is a sign. If you start using patterns or you may have come across. If you have tried and use flattens before, it's signifies cutting thing on found. So this is what you can do with your own pattern. We can get two panels from our sides and then cut just one for the middle or catch it. And then we'll move out. We can unfold the fabric and we're going to have the full front piece. 5. Multiple design lines: Now we have so far worked with creating two panels with a single designer line. What if we made so exciting? So what we can do now is to separate our chin and neck into three pieces or three panels. Use it to design lines. Or it can be horizontal lines. And then following the same principle, adding notches and adding green lines and adding. 6. Notches explained: Something you will notice though, is if you have to design lines on wall, using the same notches doesn't make much sense. Because you might get confused. If all your notches are the same, then it will be confusing. So we're now going to talk about in Morton's of notches and how you can play around with notches. Because there are different ways in which you can mark your design lines and instinctive way. So they don't get. You could do this by introducing color. Could do this by introducing shapes. Oh, he could do this by introducing. The first thing that I'm going to show you is to create notches, different for different panels. These inhaler, a few different colors of my aunts like I've done here. And you could create notches were due for one design, might want to use one color for the next design line, you can use another color, and so on. So now you know which notch girls walk based on the color. That's not your thing. Another thing that you can do is to actually normally are not cheap. So it could be that the first design I need create when you put your normal no cheese just wanted, wanted to mine knowledge. You could also add a number right next to the light on either side of the design line. And you can do that all notches. So when you create the leg design line, then you could use the number two instead of one, and so on. So again, even though using the same kind of notches numbering, show you which goes with which because if you have quite a lot panels, you will find they can get it to be confusing if you're not really distinctive in mind. Another thing you can do, which I did file a law actually, is to create different kinds of notches. For example, for one of the panels, you can have a single notch. For one of the panels, you can add a dab. On other panel, you can have a trip or notch. Sometimes they use a little waves, single, double, triple, etc. Sometimes they use, they cannot choose. Making sure that the notches look quite different from one design line to the next. So again, it's quite obvious one goes with a lot, so we're not actually using or not using number. So you could use either one of these related and they all will give you really good results and we'll keep you away from being confused. 7. Mix it up: Now that you know how to play with vertical, horizontal and diagonal design lines on those notches, seam allowances, catching things on both, you could start creating your own variations of more complex panels using the template. You could start with just making £2 I chat with a single design line. Then try a couple than three and build on your progress. Is really good fun to mix things. If you have a variety of small pieces of cotton, the template is quite small. You may need to actually use your scraps to create a really cool panels. That's what I did. And it worked quite well. Used a one-point sleep from a shirt, shorts leave. I didn't know what to do it and actually incorporate in my sample. So the bottom of the snake, which had a nice finish, actually became the bottom. Well, the ham of my tunic. And that worked really nicely. It's something you might want to play around with and see where creativity takes. 8. How to create curved panels: Now that you know how to create complex, we're going to take up a notch as creating curved lines. A little bit more challenging, but I have every confidence that you can do it. I'm a little practice, there'll be perfect. We want you to do is take our template and fold it along the center line. Then we're going to create a mocking from him up along the center front. Higher up, about seven centimeters would be good. Just tower. Then you could make a marking on the side. So about three centimeters would be good. Again, they have to be different. So it's up to you. You can play around with how far up you go from the hand, both on the center, front and the side. But make sure that they don't differ too much though. The coupled centimeter difference to start with is good. We want just a slide to just start with an. And. Then if you have called pattern monster is very easy to just connect to by using the curve on your pattern. Otherwise, you could draw curve by hand very slightly and then shape while you're cutting me, before we get, we need to create our notches. So go ahead and do that and then cut along the curve design. We need to add our seam allowance. Now, curves. The less seam allowance you have the easiest to work with may sound strange, but it is working with and not very extreme. Like I've got here. The one that I have here is not particularly extreme, so I'm going to add a centimeter seam allowance. But if you're working with a lot more curved, I one of the first markings they made way high and the others were no recurved, like I've shown with this piece, then you want to actually add only half a centimeter because I don't know, send to me, don't be quiet, didn't go to work when it will be fiddly. Either way. If you are a complete beginner, I suggest that you start by working with and not very curvy card because it's easier to get 0s. The process of salary while painting. And I'll show you how to pin the moment. I do think that it's slightly lot bunch of brands to have a more curved. And if it's something you've never done before, you want to start with a little bit less. Sometimes less is more. And then we'll build on that. Danced out with something that's completely outside your comfort zone. It's good to challenge yourself, but you need to start with a base and then build on top of that. 9. Pinning curved panels together: If you have created your curved panel, no matter how original code you need to, pilling panel is quite different than just straight. When it comes to curves. Notches are especially important because they are very helpful when it comes to painting that inner and the outer coat piece. So make sure they haven't cleaned in my fabric. And I start painting, I mean, the two ends of the inner and outer terms and then a pen on each notch. So you've got to be leaving quite big gaps in-between, but that's okay. And make sure you can horizontally in a way so you can take the pins out, like with the bias binding last week. And once you have notches, you want to then find the sections right in the middle between any two notches. The mid point between two notches, those are the sections you need to target. Next. You need to pay you having the distance between sheets every time out of it. And then once you've done that, you then need to have the distance between any two ends. Again, there'll be quite a lot of pins at the end. If you are working with less pronounced curve, it'll be a little bit more easier than if you're working with a very curve, curve like I hadn't done. So ease yourself into the process. Don't go really. Extreme curves. Just add with B happens in Asia. 10. Stitching curved panels: Once everything's being pinned, you can go to your machine. Plays the p's depending on what seam allowance and chose. I've chosen because it's easier to work with spatial and then make sure you secure the beginning as tasks to changes for the mediums. I take the pens as you go and make sure that you check as you go as well. So make sure you check that so you don't catch some kind of a peculiar may have been created. It is an easily done things, so you may need to unpick things at some point, especially if this is the first sample is possible that you might have which Miami to just unpack that particular section and work slowly, but surely don't rush it and navigate as ego, you need to make sure that it works slower than just trying to just sample the Sacred Way is vital learning curve. Which one? Andrew, I need to do more than once you've lost, probably will have to move on once we've prepared. But enjoy the process. If you are using different materials, it actually makes the reveal of the result really exciting. So it's something to look forward to the end of that curved line teaching. I really suggest that you take your pins out because I know some people might tell you to stitch our pins. But the reality is that if you do that, not only will you damage your pins, you could also break quite a few needles on your machine. So not only is it wasteful, but it ends up more expensive because you have to keep buying pens. And she knew when you don't have to, if you're just doing ends out. So I'd stay away from keeping the pencil unless you're absolutely feel like you have to. In some cases. That's my advice. Baker, leave it up to you to have intentionally. So once you have stitch the whole curve and secured at the end and you can go to TI. It will be a little bit different to the regular seen that you have done so far. I need to work slowly. Need to make sure that you then press things flat. I do it from the outside to ensure a good damaging the reverse, making sure that the reverse is looking good. Once you master that, you could try to mix and match and create more designs with panels. You'll see that you will start using it. You have. And you're going to be mixing and matching like you I do like, why not try and play around, see what you can come up with. 11. Final thoughts and homework: Your homework this week, I'd like you to have good fun and create at least three samples using the different techniques that I have shown you. So you could create samples which straight, curved, and even Corner Design lines and panels. I look forward to seeing you in module four. Until then, stay creative. 12. Module 3 bonus - Corner Panels: Congratulations, you have learned so much in this module about straight and curved panels. And you have even got a little bit creative. I'm sure I thought as a bonus for this week, to give you an instruction on how to create a now, a straightforward but these little technicality to it. So I hope you're ready for this one if you have done your curved animals. And last week, if you have followed the curves seem instructions, you already know how to maneuver things and you've probably feeling a little bit more confident in saying machine, the neck and the width of that corner that we're going to the stitching together and the same on both pieces. What you do is you could have both pieces the same outbreak. You can have them in different colors or imprints. Just make it more interesting. It's up to you. The easiest thing to do is a laden Bode plot with the F shape on the left and the, the shape on the right mentioned that you have got the actual corner point that's along the seam line, Ahmad. And make sure that on both pieces you want to take the L shape and then flip it exactly. Flip it over right on top of the rectangular shape. Then where we've got that corner, see the long sides on top of each other. The ROI edges line up. What you want to do next is to grab a pen and pin it straight through the dark. They have Matt on the L-shaped corner making sure it matches the dot on the ALS side. On the other shape, that rectangular shape. So essentially the two corners on both pieces would mark them happy, pinned together exactly where this point I should mention. If it hasn't been clear this point, the pieces should be now are right sides together. And what you want to do is the rest of the side, the long side that has the voyages of the seam allowance is Lambda. Go to your sewing machine as dad's teaching, making sure you secure the beginning. As always, we stitch and keep selling until the needle was right where that dot is when corners. Needles square the jar test. So the judge should be lining up on both pieces. And at this point, that's why I wanted the L-shape needs to be on top because we made this easier. Keep them needle in the hall and then lift the foot, pivot the pieces. So the inner corner of that piece is right in front of you. Take little snips. Because if you use large scissors and cut all the way to the needle, down, cut beyond the needle are made sure they've cut to the needle because if you don't cut it up, you're going to see later on, once you've done bang, you only cutting the L-shape. The seam allowance on the L-shaped, not on the other piece. Once you've done that, you can then grab a hold on the other end, like I have done here, and line it up when the end of the short side on your rectangular piece. Exactly like I've done. Now. You can stitch the shortest, making sure you have pin them if it's too difficult to hold in place. Make sure also that you tied to that little folder has been created around where the needle is still at before you put the foot down again. And then continue until the end and make sure they secure the end. And when you have taken the whole thing of machine and you unfold the L-shaped piece, we should have a nice it will look better once you have gone to your iron, I'm cold. Pressed your seams and then press flat and then turn to the right side, make sure that's nice and flat as well. If you have a academies you haven't cut enough towards that corner. So you could go ahead and grab a pair of snips and cut a little bit more up to the actual corner of the stage. Be careful, do not cut the actual stitch. I hope this has been helpful. You may need to do this a couple of times if you have found it with more challenging and you haven't, I'm sure it's been very interesting. You look forward to seeing you next time.