Do you have a technique that gives you issues every time you try it? Or a weakness for a certain type of garment or fabric that just drives you nuts later?
Mine is too thick fabrics. I always pick too thick fabrics for the project no matter how much I tell myself to follow the suggestions, I always go rogue!
I've made no secret of my hatred for zippers. I hate them so much that I usually try to omit them (which works a lot, surprisingly). That said, I recently started using invisible zippers and it makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN the WORLD. The only downside is that I have like 200 regular zippers that I thrifted and I don't want to buy new invisible ones.
If you hate zippers, try going invisible!
OK, I was going to say buttonholes but now I am going to have to make myself sound a right sewing muppet, what is the difference between a normal zip and an invisible zip, apart from how you sew it in?
Yours in gratitude for any response to my possibly ridiculous question....
Thanks Casey, I shall investigate further, everyone here seems very keen! I have a zip foot on my machine but I don't think it mentions invisible anything.
Btw I have not graduated to heavy fabrics yet, so that's useful to know and file away for future use.
Thank you soooo much for answering x
Here is an example of an invisible zip - like Casey said, "almost" invisible. These are SO much easier to put in than regular zippers. You can get a foot specifically for your machine or you can just buy the cheap plastic ones ( universal invisible zipper foot), in the haberdashery department, that adapts to most machines - they do a great job. Good luck!!
Welted pockets. I don't do them very often and whenever I do, I inevitably do the welts backwards on the first pocket. Which of course I don't notice til I cut open the pocket and turn it, which makes me go "where did these raw edges come from? Crap! I did it again." And then I have to take out all the stitching and re do the pocket.
They look pretty, but I hate welted pockets.