The manufacturer of the Dressmaker brand of sewing machines as of 2014 is Euro-Pro. There are a few Dressmaker models available, including the 997B, the 998B, and the 1100 Dressmaker II. The vintage Dressmaker sewing machine was made by Singer.
The invention of the sewing machine in A.D. 1790 contributed to the production of quality clothing, resulting in a more affordable product for more people. Sewing machines range from inexpensive, with bare bones electronics, to elaborate, highly technological, expensive machines. They also range in size from small, handheld "pocket" models to very large, industrial machines that are capable of more complex work.Learn More
Baste, when referring to sewing, means to join pieces of fabric together temporarily. The purpose is to hold the pieces together long enough to ensure proper stitching. This is generally done when the fabric is slippery or if there are multiple pieces to be sewn together.Full Answer >
You can print on burlap with an inkjet printer, as long as the burlap piece is stabilized and cut to size first. Grab some freezer paper, an iron, a pair of scissors and a printer to complete this project.Full Answer >
To make a poodle skirt pattern, take a waist measurement with string, and draw two arcs, one for the waist and one for the bottom of the skirt, onto folded fabric. This project requires fabric, string, a tailor's pencil, fabric scissors and a fabric measuring tape. If you plan on making multiple skirts, make the pattern on paper before transferring it to the fabric.Full Answer >
Sewers can make their own king-sized bedspreads by taking mattress measurements, cutting fabric to fit those measurements, sewing the pieces together and then attaching their work onto a backing. This can be done with a single piece of wide fabric or by piecing fabrics together to create a quilted look.Full Answer >