Video: Making new workout clothes – my fall sewing plans

- Sewing activewear, Video, work in progress

It’s time to make more activewear! In this video I talk about my four planned projects and how I will actually do some batch sewing this time (something I normally never do). The lure is not having to re-thread the machines a million times, plus I get to really practise specific techniques, something I feel I really need to do in order to improve my skills.
Also I will brave the tape binder attachment for my Janome Coverstitch again and I will not give up until I’ve achieved a satisfactory result. Luckily I have picked the brain of a very knowledgeable person on this subject, plus I’ve soaked up a lot of tricks in various Facebook groups. Once I’ve given them all a proper try I will report back on which ones that works. Wish me luck!

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    PsychicSewerKathleen
    July 30, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This will be a educational journey for us all Johanna – I really look forward to watching you work your way through the binder attachment to your Janome coverstitch machine!

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      Johanna
      August 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      I will report back for sure, once I feel I tried enough stuff I will make a blog post about my findings!

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    Chris Griffin
    July 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Every time I apply FOE, my fabric stretches out. Even when I purposefully put zero tension on the fabric (no pulling). What am I doing wrong? Any ideas?
    I love your videos!!

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      Johanna
      August 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      FOE should always be shorter than the fabric, unless the fabric has a lot of negative ease already IMHO. I’ve tried a bunch of techniques and the combo of notches/markings and hand basting the FOE on the the garment before topstitching has by far yielded the best result for me. You can see my blog post on how I do this http://www.thelaststitch.com/2016/02/sew-fold-over-elastic/

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    October sewing bits - Last Stitch
    October 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    […] helped me to be more focused and systematic in my own sewing. I just finished all four pieces of my latest workout collection and I could tell that my skills have […]

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