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Enclosing a Neckband on Your Knit Garment During Construction
Enclosing a Neckband on Your Knit Garment During Construction
Summer Sock Knitting 2023
Mimi's first annual Summer Sock Knitting Club 2023
How to sew a hanging tea towel - Tutorial by Mimifabrics
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How to sew a hanging tea towel - Tutorial by Mimifabrics

How to sew a hanging tea towel

Do you like to keep a tea towel handy at your oven door, only for it to slip and fall off?

Then this tutorial is perfect for you.

I have started sewing these towels and never want to go back to my old ones. Not only are they functional but also super pretty in your kitchen.

This is a simple project you can sew using your sewing machine at home, only straight stitches are needed for this project.

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Summer Sock Knitting 2023
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Mimi's first annual Summer Sock Knitting Club 2023

Invitation to join the Summer Sock Knitting Club 2023

 

Summer is finally here! With warmer weather and longer days, we are spending more time outside, travelling and visiting friends and family. 

As makers, our need for creativity means that we all love to keep our hands busy no matter where we are. 

If you are looking for a fun and portable summer project, we highly recommend that you give sock knitting a go! All you need is a set of knitting needles, and a skein of yarn. This is a project that can fit easily in your purse, and versatile enough for a few quick minutes of knitting, or hours of peaceful, quiet knitting.  This means that you can knit pretty much anywhere, in the car, on a plane, in your backyard, at the park, beach, on the bus.. You get the idea. 

Never knit socks before? Veteran sock knitter but would love to have a community to hang out in and discuss all things socks? Join Mimi’s first annual Summer Sock Knitting Club on Facebook, where you can hang out with other sock knitters, and enjoy a fun summer of sock knitting. 

 

Who should join this event?

From Fibres to Thread to Fabrics - Understanding fabrics and how they are made
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From Fibres to Thread to Fabrics - Understanding fabrics and how they are made

One of the most common questions we get asked about at the Mimi shop, is about the many types of fabrics, and how to differentiate between them. More often than not, the terms for fibres and fabrics get mixed up, leading to much confusion. In this blog post, I would like to help you understand the differences, and learn more about this very important aspect of fabric selection. 

Let’s start right at the beginning. 

The most basic way to look at it is - FIBRE to THREAD/YARN to FABRIC

Once we start delving into the details, it gets just a teeny bit complex. 

Keep on reading...

How-to: Sew a simple everyday bag with zipper and adjustable strap
Double gauze: Summer fabric series
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Double gauze: Summer fabric series

Gathering with your serger
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Gathering with your serger

If you love all things peplum and ruffles then changes are that you are doing tons of gathering in your sewing endeavours.

While there are many different ways to achieve a beautifully spcaced ruffle or gather, the serger method is my absolute favorite one.

In the video instructions we have used the Baby Lock Victory serger and Madeira Serger threads but any serger machine can do this!

It's fast, it's easy and it looks amazing.

Keep on reading for the 5 easy steps to complete this sewing technique.

Enclosing a Neckband on Your Knit Garment During Construction
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Enclosing a Neckband on Your Knit Garment During Construction

Enclosing a Neckband on Your Knit Garment

Looking for unique ways to elevate your handmade garments?

I love the added detail that enclosing the neckband on your knit top gives.

It’s a fun way to add extra design elements, use a little scrap of precious fabric or highlight a special selvedge edge.

It is also a quick way for the wearer to easily tell which is the back. Using this technique also encourages the seam allowance to lie flat without topstitching the whole neckband.