The Creative Curator
The Creative Curator is a place to learn all about fashion creation. I write about and teach: sewing, pattern making / pattern drafting, fashion design, fashion…
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A pattern drill is the tool used by pattern makers to make uniform sized holes in patterns at key points like the bust apex or pocket positions. This post shows you when and how to use a pattern drill in your sewing and pattern making projects!
If you're a sewing beginner, you may be thinking about buying a used sewing machine instead of a new one. It makes sense - why spend a lot of money on a sewing machine when you might not like it as a hobby? This guide covers all my tips for buying a used sewing machine so that you can make sure you buy the right machine for your needs! This is essential reading for sewing beginners and anyone thinking of buying a sewing machine as a gift idea for sewers!
This guide has the BEST Game of Thrones costume ideas as well as recommended sewing patterns for anyone that wants to sew their own costumes. I've included tips on modifying the recommended costume sewing patterns so that you can get a more realistic look for these Game of Thrones character costumes - we have Daenerys, Arya, Melisandre, Cersei, Tyrion, Sansa and Jon Snow! Take a look and let me know if you'd like tutorial on drafting your own Game of Thrones costume patterns!
Learn how to sew a pin hem on clothing without any special sewing machine presser foot! This is one of my favourite seam finishes, and looks great on fine and lightweight fabric types. This sewing tutorial is perfect for sewing beginners and will teach you how to sew your very own pin hems perfectly too!
Are you getting ready for halloween? This is a great selection of Daenerys Targaryen halloween costume ideas, perfect for anyone that wants to dress like Daenerys the khaleesi this halloween!
In this simple step by step tutorial, you'll learn the process of fusing fabrics together. I'll show you how to use fusible glue to bond fabric to leather, a great technique when repurposing leather into other clothing items!
Lace fabric is made in different ways, and the construction method depends on the different type of lace. Today we’re going to dig into lace, one of several gorgeous and sheer fabric types that will often strike fear in sewers – but fear not, it can be tricky to sew, but the tips I’ve included here will help you conquer any garment using lace! Lets start by looking at how lace is made, the different types of lace and finally, some tips on sewing lace!
Whether you love sewing your own clothes or like to quilt, cottong fabric probably makes up a large part of your fabric stash. Have you ever wondered how cotton is made into fabric? This shirt guide will fill you in on the cotton production process from cotton boll to the knitted and woven cotton fabrics in your stash! A great read for sewing beginners, quilters and other crafters who love using cotton fabrics!
I love a refashion project! And this is a super easy DIY apron tutorial! I took a short sleeved man shirt and turned it into a super cute apron! No sewing pattern needed, just these seven simple steps and you'll be making your own DIY chef aprons too!
Have you ever wanted to sew leather but felt like it was just too tricky? This step by step sewing tutorial will show you how to sew leather on a home sewing machine without all the extra bits people say you need! You can use this leather sewing tutorial to start sewing leather and faux leather materials whether refashioning old clothes and bags into something new, ot sewing leather for the first time!
This is a great guide to the different types of sweaters, as well as a list of the best sweater sewing patterns from indie sewing pattern designers too! Whether you love a light cardigan or a heavy chunky sweater, this list has 19 different sweater styles that you can learn more about before creating your own sweater!
I LOVE a shirt, and sewing shirts is easier that you think! This is a guide to the different shirt types - because there's more to shirts than a simple tee ot button down! - and I've also pulled together some of my favourite shirt sewing patterns too! If you've always wanted to know more about shirt styles, this is the guide for you!
This step by step tutorial from The Creative Curator will guide you through the process of putting eyelets in fabric using different tools. If you like to use eyelets instead of buttong or zippers - or pehaps you'd like to start making some DIY bags and accessories, then knowing how to insert eyelets is a good skill to learn!
Are you new to sewing? There are so many lists of tools you need as a sewing beginner, but actually, there's more to consider! As well as fabric scissors or shears, there are other toold for cutting fabrics, papers and more and this guide will walk you through 11 that you should learn about before going out and making your sewing kit!
As a sewing beginner learning how to sew, you do NOT need all the sewing tools out there to help you learn. In fact having TOO MANY sewing tools can end up confusing or overwhelming you! This is my guide to the ONLY sewing tools that you need as sewing beginners to help you put a sewing kit together of only the essential items!
When we sew, we sew fabric, and fabric is created from fibres. There are ntural fibres, man made fibres and synthetic fibres - but which one is which and how sustainable are they? This amazing guide from The Creative Curator will help you better understand the differences between the different fibre types and explains who each fibre is created!
Pinking shears have blades that are serrated on one or boths side. These scissor-like tools can be used to cut fabric in a zigzag pattern and will also help control fraying. There is no need to worry about where to buy your pinking shears as this article will show you where to find them online! Learn all about pinking shears - how they work and why you need them! - with this guide!
I took a pair of gorgeous but painful brogues and refashioned them into these amazing DIY mules - perfect for the summer days and no more pain and blisters from trying to squeeze my HUG feet into too-tight shoes! Learn how I refashioned these DIY mules from my brogues with this step by step photo tutorial!
There are so many types and styles of dresses that it can be overwhelming knowing which dress style to make for yourself. This guide lists all the different dress types, a small description and fashion history detail for each as well as sewing patterns that are a similar dress style! This is great for fashion students learning about fashion design and sewing lovers who want to sew more dress styles for themselves!
These 15 sewing gadgets are great for people who love to sew. They make great sewing gift ideas and are perfect for sewers who sew their own clothes, like quilting ot any other sewing type hobby! Click to learn more about the 15 sewing gadgets now!
Looking for some sewing gifts? This guide of 50 gifts for sewers will help you to find the right gifts for people who like sewing! Sewing is fun and gift for people who sew will make you a firm favourite! Check out these sewing gifts for mom and other people who sew!
What is a tracing wheel? How do you use them? If you sew, you'll want to know what a tracing wheel is and why you need to add one to your sewing kit!
Have you ever though about working with lace? Perhaps you've heard it's a tricky fabric to work with? Fear not! Here is a guide to different types of lace, how they're made, and sewing tips to help you sew them - great for sewing beginners or any sewer wanting to start sewing lace fabrics!
If you're learning pattern making or pattern drafting in order to make your own clothes, you'll be wanting a dress form at some point, which will help you acheive a better fit on your handmade garments. But which dress form should you buy? Choosing the right tailors / dressmaking dummy requires some important considerations and I cover them in this guide along with the best 3 dress forms that you can buy!
Love to sew? Know someone that loves to sew? This is a great list of gift ideas for people who loving sewing! Click over to learn more about these fab vintage sewing gift ideas!