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Sewing tools are essential for anyone who wants to create their own clothing and accessories. From needles and thread to scissors and measuring tapes. These tools are designed to make the sewing process easier and more efficient. By using the right tools, you can ensure that your projects turn out beautifully and that you don’t become frustrated or discouraged along the way.

One of the biggest benefits of using these tools is that they can help you save time and money. By having the right tools on hand, you can avoid mistakes and rework, which can be costly and time-consuming. Additionally, using quality tools can help you achieve more professional-looking results. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced seamstress, investing in good sewing tools is always a smart choice. So if you’re ready to take your sewing projects to the next level, be sure to check out all the amazing tools and accessories we have linked below.

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Sewing Tips – Top 10 Scissors for all Occasions

When it comes to selecting scissors, take some time to examine them carefully, try cutting with them or at least opening and closing them a few times. The mechanism should operate smoothly without sticking or feeling loose and sloppy. The blades should come together in a smooth motion.  Be sure to read any information on the packaging about recommended care and sharpening instructions. And once you find a pair that feels good in your hand, enjoy and take good care of your investment

Determining the Orphreys for the Stole

Priest or Pastor Stoles: The Tricky Parts

Making Priest or Pastor Stoles involves overcoming tricky parts. With Silk Shantung fabric, the challenge is its semi-transparency. To address this, underlining with unbleached muslin is presented. Orphrey size and placement are determined using the cutting table grid, following the design rule of “threes” for visual appeal. Now comes the tricky part: the lower edge of the stole. A geometry lesson and a protractor lead to marking angles and folding techniques, simplifying the process and making stole ends more enjoyable to finish.

Evertite Stretcher Bar Frame

Framing Steps Part 2 Advent

In the process of preparing for the Advent set, Evertite Stretcher Bars were selected for framing linen. Two sizes, 16″ and 23″, were chosen for the frame, ensuring its squareness before the lightweight linen was prepared. The linen, cut by thread and folded with creases for reference points, was then stretched over the frame, with alternating pinning and tacking along the width and length. Tension was adjusted for a tight finish. Despite challenges with tacks from a local store, the framed-up linen is now ready for design transfer.

Evertite Frame in use, framing steps

Framing Steps

In preparation for the Advent Ecclesiastical Sewing project, the focus is on framing steps using the Evertite Tension Adjusting Stretcher Bars. These bars offer an adjustable feature with tiny screws, ensuring the embroidery project stays taunt. The bars, available in various sizes, are easily assembled with a straightforward tightening process using an Allen Wrench. The cost-effective Evertite frames are practical, functional, and adaptable, providing a range of adjustments to keep the work in good shape. Needle in a Haystack and Stitchville USA are recommended places to find Evertite frames.

Ecclesiastical Sewing Blog

All in a Day’s Work

Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design project for the Easter Pulpit Fall is underway. The linen is now framed up, and the pouncing and tracing will soon be complete. Utilizing the Millennium Frames from Needle Needs for the first time, a short video tutorial was a helpful guide. Framing proved a bit tricky with two layers—the Alabaster Linen from Hedgehog Handworks and a layer of Kona Cotton for backing and support. flipping the frame to the backside ensured proper alignment and support for the lining fabric.

Ecclesiastical embroidery project, Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

Embroidery framing plans face setbacks due to sizing mismatches with Millennium and Evertite Frames. Technical challenges require a new approach. The starting a new Ecclesiastical embroidery project continues with optimism, but obstacles emerge in frame selection and sizing. Despite encountering disappointments the determination to overcome these challenges and find suitable solutions remains steadfast.

cross embroidery pattern

Late Night Progress

Late-night progress in the Ecclesiastical Embroidery project involves perforating the cross pattern for the Purificator. The “prick and pounce” technique is employed, creating tiny, close-together holes for accurate design transfer. A homemade tool, a size 12 crewel needle in a cork, proves effective for this task. The small pattern size contributes to a quicker perforation process.