What is Sloper and What is Block

what is Sloper and what is block, both terms are confusing many fashion designers, and to clear the confusion with these terms, I will attempt to define both of them, because a sloper and a block are not the same. You may also want to search for terms like “sloper” and “block” to read further information.
A sewing sloper is also commonly called a sewing block, a pattern block, a foundation pattern, a basic, basic block, or any combination of the previous terms. Sloper – this term is used to define a pattern for any object which does not have seam allowance. You will be using it to describe a clothing pattern.

Fabric Lay-out and Cutting

before you start laying-out fabric make sure you have the pattern ready, as well as cutting tools which is (scissors, pins, marker, ……), fabric and patterns must be 100% flat on a flat table, and make sure you have plenty of space to work. A large table is best, because it is at a height that is ergonomic.
there are some important concepts to keep in mind.

Brother Project Runway Sewing Machine Review

The Brother Project Runway sewing machine is released at three different levels. And are include some remarkable machines for example:

  • Project runway CS5055PRW
  • Project runway XR9500PRW

Project runway cs5055prw sewing machine is the cheapest in the collection. It is a very handy and is able to sew many stitches including the usual ones and some advanced stitches as well. This makes it the best value for your money.

The cs5055prw sewing machine versatile with its ability to sew different forms of sewing stitches and the possibility of sewing materials of different weights and characteristics. It makes it one of the most suitable sewing machines for beginners and even the average skilled.

Brother Project Runway Sewing Machine

One of the most common statements about this machine is that it is remarkably easy to setup and use.  Even beginners appear to be up and sewing very quickly.  The machine is good for beginners as well as intermediate level sewers. Most owners like the fact that the CS5055PRW is lightweight.  The machine is easily moved and is a good for those that like to take sewing classes.  The Machine have an advanced needle threading system.

However, there are some comments from more experienced seamstresses indicating that they would prefer a more advanced machine.  In addition, some very heavy users feel that it may not stand up to a punishing sewing schedule. (more…)

Sewing Machine Maintenance, When and Why?

A routine sewing machine maintenance can safe you lot of time and troubles. A regular maintenance can save you copious amounts of money you may otherwise spend on urgent maintenance and spare parts. A badly maintained machine can soon become a major source of frustration. Such frustrations are not worth the money saved. Thankfully the maintenance of a sewing machine is pretty simple. As long as it is done correctly and at a reasonable frequency. Lets take a look at some of the simple measures you can take to ensure a long life and a high performance for your sewing machine.

sewing machine maintenance

Oiling your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine, like any other machine, requires lubrication to ensure that the internal parts can move freely and easily. But beware, not all oils are equal. In fact there is an unfathomable range of oils for different tasks, from airplane engine lubrication to cooking and everything in between.The correct oil to use for your machine is a thin clear oil, and there may have been a small bottle of this included when you purchased the product. If not, your local sewing supplies shop should be able to help you out, or failing that a quick check on Amazon should help you find what you need. (more…)

Plus size palazzo pants

If you are tired of your clothes, then get yourself a pair of palazzo pants. They are extremely trendy and great to wear with any outfit for women. Plus size palazzo pants is versatile and can easily be worn casually or more formally, and is also stylish and fun, then any plus sized woman should think about wearing them.
Palazzo Pants are long women’s trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out starting from the waist. They are comfortable and stylish, on trend and lots of fun to wear, and as long as they are right for your body shape, they will look great. They were popular back in the ’60s and ’70s, and have recently made a comeback. (more…)