How to sew a dress without a sewing machine

In order for the process of needlework to go like clockwork it is necessary to stock up on the necessary material:

  • Scissors. for cutting are vital large sharp-sharpened, for thread-cutting. small, for fabrics that do not need overstitching. with zigzag blades.
  • Sewing needles. must be of different thicknesses, lengths. It is desirable to have a set of spare needles. You need special needles for denim, jersey, microfiber fabric. The thinner the material, the thinner the needle. The smaller the stitch, the shorter the needle.
  • Magnetic pad. one side to hold needles, the other to hold slip materials.
  • Special tailor’s chalk for making precise marks, which is best done on the back side, otherwise you’ll leave ugly marks.
  • Copy paper or a wheel. the outline of the patterns from the paper is easier to transfer to the fabric with such devices.
  • Ruler. you will need a soft tape to measure the volume of the body and hard. to measure short sections.
  • Thimble pin. to protect your fingers when sewing on buttons or other decorative objects.
  • Pins. buy ironing resistant, do not stain things, with a quality tip so as not to damage the fabric. You will also need a pin to slide an elastic band through the sleeve.
  • Thread. suitable from synthetics. Cotton fabrics will be good for the hems.

Tips for choosing fabric

There is nothing easier than to make a piece of clothing for women without using thread and needle, as well as sewing equipment. Knowing how to wrap the fabric and fix it on the body is not difficult, but in order to ensure the right fit and drapeability, you should choose the right fabric. It should be soft, pliable, flowing, stretchy.

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They will flow and flow down, creating graceful cascades with lots of volume and layering. Do not forget that the edges of the product can crumble, so you need to buy a material that does not require machining the seams. Otherwise, you will still have to do some sewing to eliminate shrinkage.

Pants and leggings

For these clothes, it is worth choosing a few items of clothing at your discretion, which will fit the texture, size and quality of the material. Made of pieces of fabric:

  • Make a pattern if you do not have a pattern. Two one-piece fabrics (back and front) are cut to the length and waist circumference. Sewed on the side and inside by hand. If necessary, an elastic band is added to the waistband and both pant legs are hemmed.
  • It is possible to make for a doll of trousers in the oriental style, then in each pant leg is made out with a rubber band. Complement as desired belt of tape or ribbon, sew buttons or buckle from an old strap.
  • For a small doll it is easy to make fashionable leggings, stylish close-fitting or flared pants from knitted socks or socks. The main condition: elasticity of the textile and elasticity. Find the width according to the volume of the hips, cut in the middle, measure the length of the legs. Sew these pieces together to obtain two pant legs. Such fabric does not require additional treatment of seams.
  • For a larger doll, you can use two of the same stocking or sock. you get two full-fledged pant legs. Make cuts on each one on the inside. Sew, then decorate as desired.
  • For a small, miniature doll, cut off the fingers from the gloves or mittens and make similar to the previous version of an upgrade.

You can sew doll clothes without the help of a sewing machine, minimizing the number of seams, using simple available patterns or stretchy fabrics. It is necessary to sew together by hand (no desire and time. glue) strips of braid, ribbon or lace and already from the finished part to form clothing or individual elements.

0 models of dresses without patterns. A selection of master classes. Part 1

How to make a dress with your own hands from chiffon in an hour? Topics in this video :. How to sew and cut chiffon. How to sew a summer dress without a pattern. How to cut a maxi skirt. How to sew a dress lining. How to cut a one-piece sleeve. How to sew a skirt to the floor

MODEL Elegant and very effective dress with half-split skirt, this skirt suits all body types.

Topics in this how to cut a half-slip skirt;. How to calculate the fabric for the length of a midi or maxi dress;. How to cut a sleeve with a high cuff;. How to sew a knit dress;. How to cut a Golf collar;. How to sew a red dress?

MODEL 0 Knit dress with scoop neckline for an hour without pattern.

MODEL How to sew a very simple jersey tunic dress without a pattern.

MODEL How to sew a trapeze dress? Sew without a pattern

MODEL Dress without pattern by hand, dress with a gode skirt and flounce.

MODEL How to sew a dress with a bow collar and winged sleeves

MODEL 1 How to sew a dress with raglan sleeve?

MODEL How to sew a dress with a plaid skirt and scoop neckline?

MODEL 0 How to sew a summer dress with open shoulders

MODEL 1 How to sew a Retro Style Dress with Bat Sleeve and Draped Details

How to sew a dress without a pattern with your own hands? Topics in this video :. How to cut a batwing sleeve. How to drape a dress. How to cut a dress. How to cut a skirt

MODEL 2 How to sew a kimono dress? Dress for Every Body Shape in an Hour How to Sew a Silk Kimono Dress With Your Own Hands Without a Pattern. Topics in this how to cut a dress without a pattern. How to sew a dress without a pattern. How to cut a boat neckline. How to sew a kimono dress. Features of cutting and sewing silk. Any Shape Dress

MODEL 3 How to sew a dress without a pattern from jersey with a swing neck How to sew a dress from jersey by hand without a pattern. Topics in this video :. How to cut a dress without a pattern. How to sew a dress without a pattern. How to cut a boat neckline. How to sew a dress out of knitwear. Dress for every shape

MODEL 4 How to sew a dress without a pattern? Flounce in relief As requested by the audience, a dress with a flounce! How to sew such a dress with your own hands without a pattern? Topics in this how to cut flounces, how to sew flounces into a dress. How to sew an elegant, party dress without a pattern. How to sew and cut a trapeze skirt. How to sew a rubber band

MODEL 5 How to sew a dress without pattern a floor-long dress with a flounce on the skirt dress sewing lesson based on past videos. How to Sew a Maxi Dress with Flounced Ruffles at the Bottom of the Skirt?

MODEL 6 How to sew a combination or a sundress without a pattern? Sew with their own hands for 30 minutes This video can be taken as an example of sewing a combination (underdress), the principle is the same! Summer sundress or dress sewing video, topics in this how to sew and cut a summer sundress. How to Sew a Thin Strap. How to sew and cut a hemstitch. How to sew a belt for a dress. answers to questions:

Model 7 How to sew an office or business dress? Imitation jacket how to hand sew a dress without a pattern? Topics in this how to cut a flounce. How to sew a business dress, office dress. How to sew darts on a dress. How to sew a belt into a dress

MODEL 8 How to sew a summer dress with polka dots on the sleeve with your hands!

MODEL 9 How to sew a dress-coat without a pattern? Classical smell dress video tutorial on how to sew a dress on a smell without a pattern by your own hands. Topics in this how to cut a tunic dress for any figure;. How to make a dress for any type of shape.

MODEL 0 How to sew a dress out of a piece of fabric and sew vertical stripes? How to sew a dress without a pattern, topics in this how to cut fabric with a coupon, how to sew a coupon. How to sew a straight cut skirt, how to make darts. How to sew the lining on a skirt. How to sew a sleeve into an armhole

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MODEL 2 How to sew a beautiful dress with a lock knot on the neckline without having to cut a pattern

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Model 3 How to sew a black dress without a pattern for any shape How to sew a party or dressy dress ? Sew a warm little black dress with your own hands. How to cut a dress to your measurements without a pattern. How to make a dress with three quarter sleeves. How to sew and cut a warm knit dress. How to sew a little black dress. how to sew lace into a dress. How to trim the bottom of the product, neckline and sleeves

MODEL 4 How to sew an evening or business dress? Dress with draped knots without a pattern How to sew a dressy dress with your own hands without a pattern? Themes in this video :. How to sew and cut a dress out of warm fabric. How to cut a sleeve. How to cut a dress. How to sew a dress with draperies. How to make a drapery knot. How to sew an elegant, businesslike dress

MODEL 5 How to sew a Trapeze silhouette dress without a pattern? For any figure How to sew a warm dress with your own hands without a pattern? Such a dress may allow a grown-up woman and a young girl with a good figure, and that young lady, who is characterized by a slight corpulence in the thighs or tummy area. The skirt of such dresses always has a flowing texture, which makes the silhouette look most elegant. If the dress has a classic, closed top the image can easily become businesslike and fit into any dress code framework. Trapeze dresses will be the perfect complement to the evening, romantic and casual image. Topics in this video :. How to sew and cut a dress out of a warm fabric. How to cut a sleeve. How to cut a dress. How to sew a dress with a stand-up collar. How to sew an elegant, businesslike dress. How to make a hemline for a dress or a neckline

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How to sew and trim the edges without an overlock? How to make a bias stitching with your own hands A very simple way to process seams, neckline and bottoms without an overlock on a simple sewing machine What material is suitable for bias stitching? I used jersey, but any lightweight fabric will do, not dense, not heavy. For example chiffon, cotton, staple, chintz

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Sew the thing with an assembly on the rubber band and a few ways

A topical question, especially for the beginner in sewing. After all, you want the thing to look like sewn by a pro, and not an obvious handiwork.

An elastic gathering performs several functions:

  • decorative embellishes the product;
  • The design cleverly replaces the design lines and darts on the drawing;
  • technological gives the necessary freedom to wear and replaces the clasp.

Note that the normal assembly is not stretchy, performs a similar function, but does not replace the buckle. In this case, you need to provide it.

That is why elastic gathers are so handy and beloved by beginner tailors. minimum effort = beautiful result.

It is possible to achieve the desired silhouette, without building a complicated pattern and making do with a simple treatment.

It is important to know the nuances of sewing garments with elastic assembly and to improve your skills. Even in simple, at first sight, things

The elastic gathering can be done in several ways:

  • Fixing a thin elastic (round) rubber band with a zigzag stitch right over the rubber band;
  • laying and stretching an ordinary thin linen rubber band over the markings and securing with stitching (zigzag or elastic);
  • By threading an elastic gum thread into the sewing machine bobbin and sewing a straight stitch.

Assembling on a thin elastic band secured with a zigzag stitch

You can use a thread-rubber or a thin hat gum.

The stitch is sewn on the wrong side of the fabric!

In this case you need to: Make a marking assembly;

  • Adjust the zigzag stitch to have a step width slightly wider than the elastic. IMPORTANT ! The rubber band should not get under the needle pricks, otherwise there will not be the necessary elasticity of the seam. And the elastic band can just burst.
  • Put the rubber band at the beginning of the seam, fix it with a few stitches;
  • The rubber band lies freely on the marking, zigzag stitch is laid on top; At the end of the stitching is not fixed, there is a small section, which is then pulled down (the process of execution is the same as in the usual assembly of the threads).Useful option when you are not sure of the accuracy of measurements and do the assembly for the first time. Manually adjusting the density of the gathering, you can specify the degree of freedom of the garment.
  • When making a zigzag stitch the elastic is pulled up slightly, immediately creating an assembly.

In my opinion, it is easier. But if you are not sure of the measurements and calculations, you can make a mistake in the degree of freedom.

In any case, I recommend all methods first try on a sample, and then choose the most accessible.

Sewing on the elastic

The stitch is sewn on the wrong side of the fabric!

The method echoes the first, but there are differences.

  • Rubber band take the usual linen, but a narrow width of about 0.3 0.5 cm;
  • Adjust the sewing machine zigzag stitch or a special elastic stitch (if available) of width equal to the width of the rubber band or slightly wider;
  • Lay the elastic band over the markings, fix it with a few stitches;
  • Stitch over the rubber band, stretching it;

Great for heavy fabrics, where no other stitching possibilities exist, and for reinforcing a seam. Say the entire assembly is made on the thread-rubber, and the top cut is reinforced with a thick linen rubber band for fixation.

Assembling on an elastic gum string

Stitching is sewn on the front side of the fabric!

  • The elastic-rubber thread is wound onto the bobbin;
  • The upper thread is set to the usual tone of fabric;
  • The usual straight stitch is set up;

Important! The tension of the upper thread is slightly reduced.

The method, in my opinion, is modern and the least labor/time-consuming.

There are nuances to consider, such as the correct winding of the thread on the bobbin; threading the bobbin thread; the compression ratio (see. below) and t.д.

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But once you have mastered the method of gathering on an elastic thread-rubber, and using a special foot for gathering, about other ways you do not want to remember, I tested.

When making an assembly, it is a good idea to consider the compression factor. It is determined by experimenting with a sample, calculate the degree of compression of the fabric and according to the calculation make an assembly.

How to do it and avoid mistakes I am telling and showing in detail in the book “Assembling on the elastic thread-rubber”.

It, along with a video on the use of the foot for gathers, attached as a bonus to the master class on sewing a tiered skirt.

All three methods are good and can easily be used when sewing things with elastic gathers.

Such garments are characterized by a simple cut and sewing, but spectacular appearance and wearing comfort.

I recommend trying all the ways and learning how to sew things with an elastic-stitching gathering. I am sure you will like the result.

Next time, I will tell you how to sew a simple in the cut and sewing, but beautiful skirt with an elastic gathering. Especially for beginners! Don’t miss.

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One Seam Dress

A one-stitch dress can be made from a 150 x 250 cm piece of fabric. You will also need two decorative pins or brooches. It’s perfect for a full figure. Measure your waist in advance:

    Cut a square (150cm x 150cm) and a rectangle (150cm x 70cm).

It’s even hard to call this a pattern. it doesn’t require any special construction or measurements

By folding the fabric twice, you can easily find the center

This piece of fabric will later become a skirt

It will resemble the pattern of a half-length skirt

This fishing line will then be attached to the waist of the skirt

This procedure requires a bit of skill. don’t worry if it doesn’t come out right the first time

Instead of a decorative pin, you can also simply sew two pieces of fabric, but then this dress will no longer be with one seam, but with three

Loose cut dress

We suggest you to sew a free style easy cut dress with your own hands without pattern. It will take a little time to sew, absolutely no need to know how to build and design complex patterns.

  • product length (DI);
  • the length of the front to the waist (DPT);
  • Chest circumference (BC) and hip circumference (HU). We will use the larger of these values when marking.

In our master class, the construction is made for the case when the OB is larger than the OT.

Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric with the width of OB and the length of MDI plus 3 cm. The placement of the left leg threads should be along the length of the dress.

Fold the fabric in half with the wrong side up. In the photo, size B = DI 3 cm; size A = 1⁄2 OB. Pin the layers of fabric to prevent bias in the marking and cutting.

On the length from the bottom left point measure B = DPT 1.5 cm. Draw a straight line waist level.

From the same lower left point vertically upwards we defer G = 1⁄4 OB 1.5 cm. Mark the outside point of the shoulder line with an allowance. Draw concave line from it to the waist line. Then from the waist line we draw a concave fishing line to the bottom line. These will be the side seams, passing into the bottom edge.

Cut the dress according to the marking. Do not cut the fabric along the fold line. We have two identical pieces. a front and a back.

Mark the width and depth of the roll-out. Determine the dimensions as you wish. Similarly, according to our own wishes, we mark the depth of the armhole. At the bottom line we mark an open area. It is approximately 1⁄4 OB. On the other areas designed for sewing, mark the size of the allowance. It is equal to 1.5 cm.

Cut out two blanks for the belt 6 to 72 cm.

Each piece is folded in half on the long side with the wrong side facing out. Stitch the perimeter on two long sides and one short side. Stitch at a distance of 5 mm from the edge.

Turn out, and press out. Overlap the seams of free edge.

Overlap the seams of the back and front details. Add the parts of the dress facing each other, stitch the shoulder seams, and press the seam allowances together. Tuck the neckline in on the wrong side and press out.

Sew decorative stitches at a distance of 7 mm on both sides of the seam. At the same time secure the seam allowances.

Pin side seams of front and back on both sides on the wrong side.

Insert the belt details along the waistline into the seams. Make sure the edge of the belt is aligned with the edge of the corner.

Sew the seams stitching on the long sides of the belt at the bottom. Pin the three parts at the same time. the front, the waistband and the back.

Sew from the bottom of the armhole to the top of the hemline.

How the side seam with the belt built in looks like on the front side is shown in the next photo.

Re-stitch the seam allowances on the side seams. Tuck in the seam allowances on the wrong side of the armhole, iron out. Stitching the armhole edges.

The allowance on the seams of the bottom edge of the dress is folded on the wrong side and pressed down. Stitch up the hem of the dress.

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Practically everyone has ever regretted that they can’t sew clothes with their own hands. for instance, when looking at chic designer models from catwalks or in a fitting room and realizing that the thing you liked does not fit perfectly.

It is believed that learning to sew is difficult, time-consuming, expensive and not everyone is given. Let’s not be deceiving: if you’re aiming for a really good result, you’ll have to work hard. But there are a lot of ways to master sewing, it only remains to choose the one that suits you.

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When you are just starting out on your sewing journey. Don’t rush to take on complex projects, much less a dream dress. But you shouldn’t stitch napkins and towels ad infinitum either. Start with simple patterns.

Of course, experience with home accessories will give you the skill of straight stitching. But you can learn how to sew the product, only if you start slowly mastering the simple patterns with a minimum of details.

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Skirt with an elastic waistband

Most often, for a skirt on an elastic waistband does not even need a pattern. the drawing is made directly on the fabric.

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Straight or slightly flared silhouette skirt can be sewn from a single fabric with only one seam. in the back, or from two identical fabrics with side seams.

For a pleated skirt, you will need two panels of the same size.

Despite the simplicity of these skirts, you will learn:

make straight seams (back and/or side seams);

Densely embroidered seams and seam allowances are to be ironed and ironed out;

Process the open seams and seams with a zigzag stitching or overlock;

How to hem the bottom of a piece with a sewing machine or by hand.

This should also include tiered skirts. usually a model made on a wide basque with two or three tiers (rectangular strips of fabric), consisting of two or three parts.

If your choice fell on the tiered skirt, then be prepared for the fact that, although it is easy to sew, but will require time, patience and care much more than any of the above models.

In doing so, you will learn:

Sew simple pieces together;

Dress a simple cut

For the very first experience it is best to opt for a sleeveless model, either with a slightly dropped shoulder, or with short one-piece sleeves.

Give preference to straight cut beaches, or patterns of A-silhouette, models with a kuliska at the waist.

Do not be afraid of dress patterns with a chest dart, in simple silhouettes it does not require correction, but gives an understanding of why it is needed.

Giving up, for now, the models on the lining.

Experience with a dress will add to your sewing knowledge, you will master:

Working with a pattern consisting of two parts;

The treatment of the neckline and armholes with an obturator or oblique stitching;

Make chest darts, if the pattern calls for them;

How to make a hemline in a silk chiffon dress

A basic strappy top or tank top

Choose simple patterns for tops with a slightly loose fit, consisting of a one-piece hem and back.

The model top with straps does not require a lot of fabric, a maximum of 50 centimeters in length.

The product is small, so you can not break up sewing the top for a few days, and perform all the steps in one weekend.

You will learn:

How to make the straps, adjust their length when trying them on, and sew them onto the garment by hand.

Shorts and pants with elastic waistband

To get acquainted with this waist group of products, models of pants and shorts of straight cut, without any additional details that will only complicate the sewing process will be suitable.

Please note that the patterns for shorts and pants are paired. two patterns for the front trouser halves and two patterns for the back trouser halves.

You can try sewing pants or shorts with the simplest kind of s. in the side seams.

If the model with s in the side seams, there will be 4 details. two details of the and two details of the sack

In essence the details of the and the details of the sacking of the are the same, but you need to understand the difference between them.

As a rule, the details of the are cut from the main fabric, and details of the sacking of the from lining.

But for all details of s in the side seams of pants or shorts you can use either only the main fabric (if it is thin), or only lining.

After sewing your first pants or shorts with an elastic waistband, you’ll realize that not everything is as scary as it seemed at first glance, especially if you’ve never sewn before.

You will have the skill to work:

Making a sewing knot such as a in the side seam;

Jacket or knit cardigan with one-piece cut sleeves

The jacket itself is a complex product. But for your “first workout,” try sewing a loose cut jacket or cardigan with one-piece sleeves, no zipper or lining.

You can try taking a pattern with sleeves, but with an overstitched shoulder line. It’s a little more complicated, but it doesn’t require the skill to fit the armhole.

To avoid the task being overwhelming, choose monochrome plasticky fabrics with cuts that do not require machining, or with a very low shrinkage.

Once you have sewn the jacket, you will feel bolder as you continue to explore the wonderful world of sewing.

You will know:

how to work with a multidetail pattern;

How to make and sew the simplest kind of sleeve;

what is a hem and flap and how to sew a flap onto a jacket or cardigan.


Whatever product you choose for your first experience, always remember that it is better to start with simple fabrics and uncomplicated patterns.

Read the instructions carefully, and do all the steps exactly as described, one after the other.

If something doesn’t work out, don’t rush to drop everything and don’t panic. It is better to postpone the project for a couple of days or ask us for help at.

And most importantly, do not be afraid to make mistakes, bad experiences are also experiences that teach and motivate to correct their mistakes and move on.

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