SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
You'll also learn about sewing machine features and pattern language and symbols.

Let Deepika demystify the process of sewing for you! Take this class!

Complete List of Videos

  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
  9. Sewing the Skirt
">Sewing Basics Online Sewing Class

Tips & Techniques > Crepe paper streamer

Viewed 2167 times
Posted by: Shira Jacobson

About Shira Jacobson star
Member since: 9/7/09
Reviews: 6 (tips: 1)
Favored by: 1 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 4/20/14 12:41 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 12 people   
Had some streamers left over from a party - they are super handy for using against the feed dogs when sewing a "sticky" material, or adding a little stability to a lightweight fabric while sewing. You can even wrap the streamer around the fabric edge while sewing if you need it on the bottom and top.

The paper tears away easily when the seam is done.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment
petro said... (5/6/14 3:46 AM) Reply
Good idea! Another usually thrown away item which works under delicate fabrics/leather etc to help the machine to stitch through and prevent marks on the fabric is the till roll. Save the long receipt you get when you shop in a supermarket for groceries.
raggmopp said... (4/29/14 7:45 AM) Reply
A great idea--made perfect by the reminder to stick to white colored crepe paper. Thanks all!
BeckyNoSleep said... (4/25/14 3:20 PM) Reply
It could even transfer color to the bed of your sewing machine... I've had streamers stain my walls!
Shira Jacobson said... (4/23/14 12:34 PM) Reply
Good point - my streamers were white, but a darker color could cause problems :)
cst designs said... (4/22/14 11:53 AM) Reply
Be careful about colour transfer. At my baby shower they wraped my chair with streamers. By the end of the shower my dress had pastel streaks across the back.
ASiverson said... (4/21/14 9:13 AM) Reply
TFS! Why do I never think of these things ! LOL! And I am not a biochemist or anything even remotely like that - unfortunately!
Shira Jacobson said... (4/21/14 7:47 AM) Reply
Are you a biochemist? My background is in chemistry!
biochemistress said... (4/21/14 7:33 AM) Reply
Neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Class Details

Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

SewBaby The Hat Shoppe Pattern

SewBaby The Hat Shoppe Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Sling Pattern

You Sew Girl Sling Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.