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How To Start Sewing Kindle Edition
March 31, 2020
How To Start Sewing Kindle Edition Release

Many of you enjoy using our popular sewing book How To Start Sewing, but if you feel like reading about French seams in bed, or want to remind yourself how...

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How To Start Sewing book Assembil.
March 20, 2020
Remote Learning Resources for Fashion Design and Sewing

We have had a number of enquiries lately about using Assembil resources with students in remote learning situations. As we all know, sewing and fashion design are very hands-on skills,...

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October 2, 2019
Introduction

The following is an example excerpt from the book How To Start Sewing. If you have purchased this book, then you probably need no convincing about all the possibilities that...

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April 15, 2019
Exercise 14.01: Adjusting Thread Tension and Presser Foot Pressure

The following is an example exercise from the book How To Start Sewing. In this exercise, we look at how to adjust the thread tension and presser foot pressure on...

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Pattern Alterations V8499 Trousers: From Toile No. 1 to No. 2. Front upper pattern piece altered using cut and spread method, Image 3.
July 13, 2018
Quick Cut and Spread Experiments

Using cut and spread can be a daunting technique, and the idea of cutting into a pattern piece in the wrong place can put you off the concept altogether. However,...

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Assembil Blog: Mood Board No. 1 Fitting All Toiles. LB Pullover from Paper Theory, V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns and The Unlined Raw-edged coat from The Maker's Atelier. Image 3.
July 5, 2018
Mood Board No. 1 Fitting All Toiles

One of the advantages of sewing up toiles in calico or another plain fabric, is that it allows you to mix and match different garments together and see how they...

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Assembil Blog: Toile No. 2: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns. Invisible zipper, Image 1.
June 29, 2018
Toile No. 2: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

After all the pattern alterations that were made to Toile No. 1, in this post we'll look at how they all sewed up in a fresh toile. This post will...

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Pattern Alterations V8499 Trousers: From Toile No. 1 to No. 2. 'Applying How Patterns Work' book to fitting alterations, Image 3.
June 22, 2018
Pattern Alterations Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

After fitting Toile No. 1 of the V8499 trousers from Vogue Patterns, we can now translate these fit changes into pattern alterations. As mentioned in the previous posts these fit...

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Assembil Blog: Pattern and Toile 1: V8499 Trouser from Vogue Patterns. Image of pattern envelope and pins.
June 14, 2018
Fitting Notes Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

In this post, we will fit Toile No. 1 of the V8499 trousers from Vogue Patterns. The fit changes here mainly centred around adjustments to reduce the volume of the...

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Assembil Blog: Pattern and Toile 1: V8499 Trouser from Vogue Patterns. Image of pattern and toile 1, Image 2.
June 7, 2018
Pattern and Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

In this post, we have traced the pattern and prepared a first toile for the V8499 Trousers that Marcy Tilton designed for Vogue Patterns. This first mock-up will allow us...

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Assembil Blog: Mood Board 1 Fabric and Trim Preparation. Fabrics, Image 3.
May 22, 2018
Mood Board No. 1 Fabric and Trim Preparation

In this post, we're going to talk about the parallel process that can happen when you are working on a new garment. At the same time that you are testing...

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Assembil Blog: The Paper Theory LB Pullover pattern. Toile with instructions, image 2.
May 4, 2018
Pattern and Toile No. 1: The LB Pullover from Paper Theory

In this post, we have traced the pattern and prepared a first toile for the Paper Theory pattern, the LB Pullover. This first mock-up will allow us to understand the...

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