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general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by tenebris » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:59 am

This Thread is to keep a list of general sewing and prop or costume techniques that may be useful when people are completing officer builds. (This is the main GSC resource thread, credit to our DCO Rebel Lady/ Kristina). I'll be adding to it, anyone who wishes to add anything just give me a PM. )

Seam Ripping:

How to use a Seam Ripper, Review and Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr2CWR4vRzo

How to use a Seamripper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tmeBNbZ9c

How to Remove Pockets: (This is simple demonstration of seam ripping.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJNWSKWhO8U

Patterning:

Pattern Drafting 101: Using an Existing Garment:
https://www.fabric.com/blog/sewing-101- ... drafting/?

The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2008/11 ... ng-pattern

How To Measure For A Block Or Sloper - The Fashion Industry Way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZUvBLaXmik

Quilting:

How To: Quilt Fabric:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrkD1nJufn4&t=1041s

Quilted Vest Tutorial Part 2: Marking Front and Back Piece, Quilting Front:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRHqpGf6pVI

Topstitching:

Ten Topstitching Tips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDRXfYgkU4k&t=3s

Tips for Perfect Topstitching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKap3yVVRWw

The Differences Between Edge Stitching and Topstitching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiGg5g-nNcw/

Topstitch, Staystitch, and Understitch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUYRjc1sjKU

Using a Double Needle (This is super useful for things like knits, some kinds of topstitching, and pintucks.):

How to Thread a Twin Needle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPtnMcsxlnE

Sewing with a Double or Twin Needle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5eEPCj-LGE&t=90s

Overcome your Fear of Sewing with a Double Needle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m03QoutPNDU

How to Sew a Cover Stitch and Use a Double Needle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zr-iwiv6HY&t=56s

Collars:

Draft an All-in-one Stand-up Collar:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2018/06 ... ne-collars

How To Draft And Sew A Notched Collar:
https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/09/ ... ed-collar/

Two-Piece Collar Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s_ks9d9YQA

Undercollar Melton:
https://justtestingithere.wordpress.com ... s-purpose/

How To Draft And Sew A Mandarin Collar Tutorial:
https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2016/12/ ... -tutorial/

Cutting and Sewing a Mandarin Collar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVCGCzdY5PQ

Flat "V" Neck Collar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jGQFMz8H6o

How to Sew a Band Collar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqBelewfaZI

Using Piping:

How to Sew a Neckline with Piping:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBq-95TjZnY

How to Sew Piping in a Garment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXS3BXEJ_x8

Sewing with Piping:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD4W6bfjSDU

Sleeves:

Making a Straight Sleeve Sloper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnqpilY4Mk

How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqFiVww0p84&t=11s

How to Sew a Shirt Sleeve Placket and Cuff:
https://www.paulinealice.com/how-to-sew ... -and-cuff/

How to make gathered sleeves with cuffs. Edging sleeves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCUylhwj34

Bishop Sleeves:
https://athinakakou.com/2018/10/03/diy- ... urved-hem/

How to Draft and Sew Bishop's Sleeves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo3CYpH8EpU

How to Make a Bishop Sleeve Pattern:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_cKktW2ja8

How to Draft and Sew a Bishop Sleeve:
https://seedesignmake.com/draft-sew-bishop-sleeves/

All About Sleeves/ Sleeve Types/Patterns:
https://fabric-media.moodfabrics.com/bl ... 5x1024.png

https://www.moodfabrics.com/blog/all-about-sleeves/

How to Adjust Shoulders:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2013/12 ... -shoulders


Setting in sleeves:
http://www.blueprintsforsewing.com/blog ... eOkR5xJM0A



Ruching:

How to Ruche a Sleeve:
https://www.sewmaris.com/tutorials/tuto ... e-a-sleeve

4 Ways to Ruche Fabric and its Many Uses in Sewing:
https://sewguide.com/ruching/

How to Make Ruched Sleeves:
https://www.thepetitesewist.com/2012/09 ... eeves.html

How to Ruche or Gather With Elastic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kibI9QBsSWE

Pockets:

Types of Pockets (This post is great!):
https://www.thecreativecurator.com/types-of-pockets/

A Pockets Series For Those Who Sew Their Own Clothes:
https://www.thecreativecurator.com/pockets/

Bellows Pocket Tutorial:
https://www.vivatveritas.com/2015/11/be ... -tutorial/

Bellows Cargo Pocket:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LCfNjT0HTw

Jacket Bellows Pocket with a Flap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i77BUIq8_-U

How to Sew Double Welt Pockets:
https://shop.mybluprint.com/sewing/arti ... t-pockets/

How to Make a Double Welt Pocket Using the 5 Lines Method:
https://so-sew-easy.com/how-to-make-a-d ... ng-method/

Unlined Patch Pocket Tutorial – How to Make the Perfect Pocket:
https://so-sew-easy.com/unlined-patch-pocket-tutorial/

Sewing a Windowed ID Pocket (This is a great starting place for greeb pockets.):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y02QcZj4QI

Garment Structure:

Guide to Interlining, Lining, Facing, and Interfacing:
https://www.mybluprint.com/article/guid ... nterfacing

Facings and Understitching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rvtXtOJw0

How To Attach Jacket Shoulder Foundations:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130502004 ... oundations

Adding Structure to Jacket Shoulders:
http://notesfromamadhousewife.blogspot. ... r.html?m=1

About Shoulder Pads:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnJhEtPh85c

Sewing Shoulder Pads into a Garment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF4w8ANgIfI

Cutting Facings:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2013/08 ... g-garments

Assembling a Facing and Attaching to a Lining:
https://www.chalkandnotch.com/joy-sew-a ... to-lining/

Armani Jackets- Inside Structure:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2009/01 ... ide-story#

Zippers:

How to Shorten a Zipper:
https://indiesew.com/blog/how-to-shorten-a-zipper

https://closetcasepatterns.com/sewing-z ... -trousers/

Back Vents:

Tailored Back Vent Sewing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0LJUhwe_I

How to Sew a Back Vent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUOl3UrloJo

Tailoring a Back Vent Step by Step:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHCnDhRt_Ms

Darts:

Bust Dart Manipulation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTSbn608Rcc

Dart Manipulation: The Pivot Method for Beginners:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmD3aLpni8

Pattern Making Fundamentals: Dart Manipulation and Pivot Points
http://isntthatsew.org/dart-manipulation/

How to Sew Darts | Beginner & Advanced:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9x-i-txyfo&t=351s

Misc:

Making Appliques with Wonder Under:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpopJDRh9GI

How To: Measure (Fitting, Dressmaking, Sewing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOQMeXW8ewc

Inserting Gussets:
http://fabricoftime.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... emise.html

Slip Stitch (Invisible Hemming):
https://www.mybluprint.com/article/stit ... sible-seam

How to: Slip Stitch and Blind Hem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlHyqT4K-p0

How to Add a Drawstring to a Waistband:
https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/07/ ... tutorial/?

How To Get Even Gathers:
https://www.mybluprint.com/article/how- ... her-fabric

Divide and Conquer Pleating Method:
https://historicalsewing.com/divide-con ... ing-method

How to Line Knit Pants:
https://shop.mybluprint.com/sewing/arti ... nit-pants/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4o918hZIZo

Cutting Knit Fabric:
http://sewaholic.net/cutting-knit-fabric/

How to Make Bias Tape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TxwfCWGUkY

10 Tips for a Sensational Satin Stitch:
https://www.needlenthread.com/2015/02/1 ... titch.html

Leatherworking Tutorials:

How to Sew With Faux Leather:
https://www.threadsmagazine.com/2014/01 ... ux-leather

Types of Leather:
https://www.buckskinleather.com/leather ... -glossary/

All About Napa Leather:
https://www.leather-dictionary.com/inde ... pa_leather

Beveling Your Leather Edges - How and Why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOme0Xy ... urefiqlro=

Leather Craft Training Overview - Basic Skills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSvdQSnmBQ

Leather Craft Training #7 - Finishing Leather:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deIJS6rl9r8

Laying Out and Punching Stitch Holes for Bullet Loops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uHVk3fNw6A

Hand Stitching Bullet Loops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_rklYJtwi4&t=22s

The Do's & Don'ts of Using Angelus Paints:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7UB091GKKI&t=34s

Making a Leather Embossing Press and Custom Leather 3D Printed Stamps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezh4fEJ7sFo

Background Matting Tool Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1E1oL9EPM

Embossing & Debossing on Leather:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BVvabTCNjk


Wigs and Make-Up:

Female to Male Crossplay Make-Up Tutorial:
https://www.deviantart.com/vilya0/art/F ... -409457154

How to Cut Wig Bangs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3D47h6 ... 2hytIWc-vz

How to Cut Lace off a Lace Front Wig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwI_Gz-xNQ0

How to Trim the Lace off of a Lace Front Wig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87pIEpnHDl4

How To: Lace Front Wigs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW2a4LV172o

Wig Styling Essentials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1juiDnebmQ

How I Lay Down and Secure my Wigs (Lace Fronts):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3yskswGdQ

DIY How To Sew A Lace Frontal Wig (Detailed):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeJHUV6hOR4

How To Dye a Synthetic Wig! (Method for Lace Fronts):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4oGGqfOjlw

Quick Tip: Tweezing Your Lacefront Wig Hairline:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sGM1mumyCE

Quick Tip: Gluing and Securing Your Wigs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H__CcszABaw

How To Wash Synthetic Wigs & Clean Your Lace Fronts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxU5lyriGw

Vintage Finger Waves Wig Styling Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ2uA7hjyjk

How To Curl, Tease, and Finger Wave Style Drag Queen Hair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmyoYebtWeU

How To Restore and Straighten A Synthetic Wig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9aPmJAze-c

Weathering, Dyeing and Painting:

How to Distress Leather:
https://www.bespokepost.com/the-post/th ... ss-leather

How to Weather Sandtrooper Boots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRNfNTLOvvE

Coffee & Tea Staining:
https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to ... tea-108438

RIT Dye, Color Formulas:
https://www.ritdye.com/color-formulas/

How to Paint in Cold Weather:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE8uSlO7qjQ

Painting 3-D Prints:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulAe0nQE0I8

The Basics of Spray Painting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H63QOiXwglQ

How to Blackwash a Costume:
https://youtu.be/G_J_x-aSzzs

Airbrush Essentials - The Basics to Airbrushing Using Angelus Paints:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3PXxWjnNlU

How to Screen Print at Home:
https://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/how- ... g-at-home/

Leg Wrap Tutorials:

How to Wrap Puttees:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur3seXl8-14

Mike's Guide to WW1 British and Commonwealth Puttees:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rJhabYFtmI

Mike's Guide to Winningas for Early Medieval and Dark Age Living History:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzHLQ7ILBKQ

These look like a possible ready-made puttee (plopping here until we have the sequel resource threads up):
http://onlinemilitaria.com/products/152 ... ees/?bc=no

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Re: general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by Blackball » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:23 am

Great Info there, thanks Empathy. :thumbsup:
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Re: general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by scot-gcar709 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:36 am

Wow that is a lot of useful information. Thanks for collating it all


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Re: general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:57 pm

Good Grief Empathy! Thats a lot of reading and just what we needed!
Thank you for being so comprehensive
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Re: general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by tenebris » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 pm

Its the main GSC resource thread. I've edited to make that clear.

Kristina collated it. its been linked on our forum for ages, but I didn't think people had seen it so I reposted it in full.

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Re: general sewing, prop and costume techniques

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:18 pm

Ahhh ok, well thanks for sharing, I think people
Don’t tend to visit the detachments they don’t have costumes in or are working on.
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