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Assembil Blog: Mood Board 1. Mood board detail of images 3.
April 12, 2018 | Assembil Updates, Projects
Making Mini Collections & Mood Board No. 1

With so many interesting patterns and fabrics available, it can be difficult to whittle down the options to individual sewing projects. Fashion designers often use mood boards to overcome this...

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April 4, 2018 | How To Start Sewing, Knowledge Base, Projects
Create a Sewing Reference Folder

One of the key principles at the heart of our sewing book How To Start Sewing, is the idea of continuous testing and the importance of getting enjoyment out of...

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March 5, 2018 | Assembil Updates, How To Start Sewing, Knowledge Base
Printable Patterns for Sewing Samples

When we created the book How To Start Sewing, it was important that all the skills could be put to practical use. Whether you are a sewing beginner trialling a...

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Assembil Blog: Repair Coat Buttons. Sewing button with thread shank.
February 21, 2018 | Projects
Repairing Thread Shank Buttons on a Coat

A common repair that needs to be carried out on well-worn winter coats is to replace any lost or loose buttons. In some cases, this will include buttons that have...

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Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. All decorations 1.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Fashion Baubles

With the best of intentions, it seemed like a fun idea for Assembil to create some sort of tasteful, Scandinavian-style decorations. But then this quickly became overtaken by the idea...

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Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. Ribbon Baubles.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Ribbon Baubles

The final decorations inspired by Comme des Garçons simply let you go wild with a hot glue gun and some ribbon. So while we've used polka dot and velvet ribbons...

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Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. Lumps and bumps baubles.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Lumps and Bumps Baubles

The second decoration inspired by Comme des Garçons is a lumpy bumpy bauble take on Rei Kawakubo's iconic Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection from Spring/Summer 1997. So this...

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Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. Playful Star Decorations. Single star.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Playful Star Decorations

The first decoration inspired by Comme des Garçons is a playful star made from glitter felt. If you are familiar with the Comme des Garçons Play collection then this is...

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Assembil Blog: Repair the Lining Hem on a Coat Step 1
December 6, 2017 | Projects
Repairing the Lining Hem on a Coat

For many of us, it's the time of year where the coats come out, and you might have discovered some wear and tear on your clothes from the previous winter....

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Assembil Blog: The Refashioners 2017 Suits You. Finished garment and details.
October 31, 2017 | Projects
The Refashioners 2017: Suits You

The Refashioners 2017 project was focused around the refashioning of an unloved or unworn suit. To learn more about the full challenge and to see some of the other work...

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Assembil Blog: The Refashioners 2017 Suits You
October 31, 2017 | Projects
The Refashioners 2017: Suits You Process

It feels like the right way to start off the Assembil blog to begin with a sewing community challenge. Add to the fact that Assembil loves deconstruction, dislocated formal details,...

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Assembil Examples of Sewing Equipment
October 31, 2017 | Assembil Updates
Welcome to the Assembil Blog

Welcome to the Assembil blog, a place where we can put to use many of the skills that we have described in detail in Assembil books. Up until now, Assembil...

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