Sewing Tips

Get all the sewing tips form Opian to give you some ideas to make your own garderobe, but also to help your organise your sewing space or life.

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  • Sewing tip | Why adjust a pattern before cutting |
    Published : 08/13/2021 08:05:44 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Many people start to sew because they cannot find clothes suitable for their body type. In order to optimize the fit, it may be a good idea to adjust a pattern before starting to cut in the [...]

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  • Sewing tip | 6 tools to sew well |
    Published : 07/20/2021 13:44:34 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Each person has their essential tools to make sewing more practical. The haberdasheries and influencers are tempting us with all their pretty items. Some are not worth storing and others will be [...]

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  • Sewing tip | How to pick your size for a better fit |
    Published : 04/24/2021 20:11:15 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    For a fitted garment, the choice of your size according to your own measurements is an essential step! Sometimes, I get messages asking me what size to cut for an XS or 40 of ready-to-wear. I [...]

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  • Sewing Tip | Sewing for your cup size |
    Published : 03/20/2021 16:09:45 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Today, we are looking at a particular measure which allows a blouse or a dress to be properly adjusted which is the cup. There are two measurements called a cup. The first one that we know well [...]

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  • Sewing Tip |What is Ease |
    Published : 02/13/2021 18:39:33 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Ease in sewing is an essential element for a garment adapted to your morphology. Indeed, when measuring yourself and adjusting a pattern to make a garment, you have to take into account the [...]

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  • Sewing tip | Drafting an overboot |
    Published : 01/23/2021 20:33:01 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Following up on the success of the short video on drafting an overshoe for snowshoe hikes a few days ago, I thought of documenting the process in a blog post. My winter shoes are not [...]

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  • Sewing Tip | Choosing your first sewing machine |
    Published : 10/31/2020 16:13:56 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    It's been a few years since home sewing has been democratised and more and more people are starting to make their own clothes. Getting into this hobby requires a little material, mainly the [...]

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  • Sewing Tip | Interlining a fabric |
    Published : 08/29/2020 16:44:20 | 1 comment | Categories : Sewing Tips

    I've been offering to interline a fabric for several times now and have been asked what it means and what it is for. Therefore, you will find all the answers and the procedure to follow in this [...]

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  • Sewing Tip | Reduce your expenses
    Published : 05/25/2020 16:07:47 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Contrary to popular belief, sewing is quite an expensive hobby. We notice it as soon as we start looking for the first supplies to make a garment. All that without counting the sewing machine [...]

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  • Sewing Tip | Morphology |
    Published : 02/15/2020 21:05:27 | Categories : Sewing Tips

    Making your own clothes allows you to better know your body and its shapes, but above all it allows you to adapt them to your own morphology. Some people even start sewing because they can’t f [...]

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