A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 298,240
Currently Running With Scissors:
726 Guests and 38 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cutting fabric  (Read 453 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
natespixie
« on: August 24, 2011 11:23:52 AM »

I've just finished designing a skirt and making a pattern for it, now I need to figure out how to cut it out of my linen fabric - can I get a nudge in the right direction, please?  I'm just not sure which way the pieces should lay on the fabric...I've followed patterns before, but this is my first time engineering one and my knowledge/experience is limited.
Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Aislynn
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator
Sewing in General Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3799
Joined: 25-Oct-2007


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011 11:40:30 AM »

Nine times out of ten, you need to lay the pattern pieces so that the top and bottom are running either parallel or perpendicular to your grain.  One way is a bit stronger than the other, but depending on your fabric and your patten, it won't make a huge heap of difference, as long as they're all facing the same direction.  As long as they aren't at a wonky angle to your grain, you should come out alright.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
Ludi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 8213
Joined: 06-Jan-2008

Team Wordy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011 02:15:42 PM »

Before you cut your linen, have you made a mockup of the dress from muslin or an old sheet?  Unless you're very familiar with sewing in general and/or that pattern in particular, it's very important to make a mockup of a new design.  I can't stress this enough!   Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds
Kara B
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011 07:06:56 AM »

The centre front and centre back seams should (almost) always be parallel to the edge of the fabric.  Any piece that is cut on the fold should also have the fold parallel to the edge.  Otherwise I agree with Aislynn.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hawkeye
Offline Offline

Posts: 117
Joined: 13-Feb-2006

i love my horse.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011 09:13:18 AM »

You can make linen thread perfect by make a snip at the selvage and pulling one of the strings then cut down that thread where the fabric bunches up on the crosswise grain. Hope that helps. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use Layers in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Work With Layers in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Save the Selections in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Refine the Selection Edge in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Use the Quick Selection Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Latest Blog Articles
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner
Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.