Cheap and Picky: But how to copy a pair of pants? You can't just lay them down and trace them. Enter the painter's tape. It is important to use painter's tape, or some other low-tack tape because you are going to actually put it ON the pants.
Can't wait to check this site out! Especially since M bought me my very own sewing machine! Pinner says: This site is Ahhhmazing! Everything you ever wanted to know about sewing. Sewing guides for tons of things and a bunch of great tutorials!
How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing
Tribe member KRiSTEN shows us how to make a sewing pattern from your favorite piece of clothing, without ruining the existing piece. It came in real handy for her post-ceremony rocking party outfit (which looks amazing with her kick-ass wedding boots).
Before You Cut Your Fabric. Sewing tips for beginners. Preshrink all washable fabrics, no surprises after sewn. Then iron fabric using spray starch on cotton and poly cottons; makes it easier to sew & adds a nice finish.
If you can't find a free sewing pattern that matches an idea for a sewing project you have, learn how to make your own pattern! This sewing tutorial teaches you just that. Pretty soon you'll be able to design and make your own clothes.
Grosgrain: Use Tin Foil to Make Your Own Dress Patterns from an Existing garment. Take a soft cloth and rub over the foil so that you can see the seams in the foil. Cut along the seams of the tin foil and trace onto paper adding seam allowances.