What's your sewing level?

To make our sewing models, the full size pattern is provided. Here sewing is child's play! Everyone can make it. To choose the creations that will suit you, it is useful to know your level of sewing. Popeline & Linon Here are some guidelines ... Let yourself be guided! Don't forget that to progress in sewing, we advise you to start with the level that best suits your knowledge. It is important not to skip the steps!

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Confirmed

I'm told I'm a beginner

Because I know:

  • Cut the fabric straight

    The straight yarn always corresponds to the edges of the fabric (the two sides of the fabric that do not fray are the ones on the sides of the rolls). On the piece of a pattern, the straight line is marked with an arrow that will be placed parallel to the edges in order to cut the piece "in the straight line".

  • Understand sewing seams (right sides together)

    This means that the fabrics to be sewn are placed one on top of the other (fabric A and fabric B). The printed side of fabric A facing the printed side of fabric B. A step often used in sewing!

  • Mastering the sewing machine :

    The straight stitch is the necessary stitch for any sewing project. On your machine the straight point is usually indicated by vertical lines. Be aware that the finer the fabric, the smaller the stitch and the spacing between the stitches. The bartack with reverse gear: The bartack is used to secure the seams at the beginning and end. So the stings won't come undone! Knowing how to overcast, for this step, we use the zigzag stitch that we make on the edge of the fabric so that it does not fray. Tip: the overlock machine allows you to join, overcast the edges and cut off the excess fabric that protrudes.

  • Pin:

    So that the tissue doesn't move while you sew. You must place the pins perpendicular to the tissue.

  • Fusing:

    Which is used to reinforce certain parts of your sewing project such as the enforme, collar etc... This gives rigidity.

  • Mastering the iron:

    The iron is very useful in sewing! to crush the seam margins, prepare your hems, iron on, iron on your pieces to be applied, make a transfer on your fabrics such as personalization, etc...

  • Sew a button by hand:

    Little trick: double the thread which will give more resistance!

  • Laying a piping:

    The piping is a kind of cord located between two seam edges and protruding slightly.

    There are two ways to lay your piping:

    -either you insert your piping between two layers of fabric, such as both sides of a cushion.

    - Either the piping is sewn on the edge of an unlined garment as for example for a nice finish of a Claudine collar.

  • Couture
  • Making a Hem

    For a nice finish to your sleeves, pants, dress, you need to hem. It is made by sewing your fabric after folding it on itself 1 to 2 cm inside your sewing work.

  • Sewing with slide stitches or cast-off stitches

    It is used to apply one piece on top of another, or to close the opening through which you turned your sewing project over.

  • Couture
  • Assembly or marker

    You will find these indications indicated in your boss. These are the reference points you will need when assembling your sewing project. Tip: cut your notches to 5mm when cutting the fabric on the pattern.

Keep in mind that I could do sewing projects like:

  • Baby bonnet
  • Bib
  • Cushion
  • Bathing cape

I'm told I'm a go-between

Because I know:

  • Sewing a buttonhole machine

    It's very easy to do once you have installed the right presser foot and chosen the right settings!

  • Place a bias

    The bias is a strip cut into the bias of the fabric. To finish the rounded edges, the bias is used as for the armholes and necklines. It hugs the curves perfectly without creating folds or deforming the fabric.
    To place a bias on a curved edge, we advise you to slightly stretch the bias.

  • Couture
  • Making folds and gathers

    Gathers are small folds evenly distributed over part of a piece of clothing. So you can make pretty collars for your little princess like a flying collar that brings a touch of femininity!

  • The Religious Fold

  • Mounting a button tab or capuchin tab

    The button tab consists of a strip of fabric located on either side of an opening in your work. This step may seem a bit complex, but if you don't skip it, it's actually quite simple!

  • Applying an appliqué

    Consists of sewing fabric shapes cut out of a work by stitching all the way round in zigzag stitch.

  • Clearing corners

    Consists of cutting excess fabric in a corner, rounded for example.

  • Couture

Keep in mind that I could do sewing projects like:

  • Chasuble dress
  • Reversible vest
  • Wading pool
  • Overalls

I'm told I'm confirmed

Because I know:

  • Installing a zipper

    Tip: The zipper can be applied visibly to give a certain style to your sewing project or invisibly for a more discreet closure.

  • Installing snap fasteners

    Snaps are available in different colours and sizes. Popeline & Linon We offer two types of snaps:

    Brass snap fasteners in the colour of your choice. To be mounted with pressure pliers.

    Snaps to sew If you don't have a snap fastener

    A nice alternative if you want to close your work without having to work buttonholes and sew buttons!

  • Laying an Envelope

    An enforme is a parmenture that is generally used to stiffen the neckline,
    armholes, belt ... to obtain a better fit of a garment.

  • Lined clothing

    Making a lining for a sleeping bag.

  • Curved sewing

    Tip: Sew slowly, leave the needle planted in the fabric and lift the presser foot. Rotate your fabric a little bit and then lower the presser foot to continue.

Keep in mind that I could do sewing projects like:

  • A sleeping bag
  • Suitcase
  • Sleep tight baby
  • Body

Essential equipment:

  • Sewing thread: we advise you to give priority to quality in order to prevent the thread from breaking or fraying quickly. In order to avoid any washing problems, sew your fabrics with a thread of the same material.

  • Tissue scissors of at least 20 cm: to ensure a good cut.

  • Bobbins: this small bobbin should be placed under the needle plate of your sewing machine. We advise you to have a few bobbins in advance so that you have one bobbin per thread colour.

  • Rotary cutter: the round blade of the cutter makes it very easy to cut fabrics. It can perfectly replace a pair of cutting scissors.

  • A cutting mat: very practical for cutting fabrics with a rotary cutter and above all will avoid damaging your dining room table!

  • The quick-release or embroidery scissors with fine blades: the quick-release allows you to undo unsuccessful seams!

  • Pins: we advise you to use thin and long pins so as not to damage the fabrics, especially the poplinLiberty !

  • Sewing needles: The thinner the fabric, the finer the needle should be. If you wish to make a frame, use a long needle more suitable for large stitches.

  • Embroidery Needle: is a long needle with a long oval eye, designed to hold multiple strands of embroidery thread, ground.

  • Put a 1.50 metre graduated tape on both sides.

  • Tracing wheel: is a tracing tool that allows you to transfer your pattern to your fabric.

  • Carbon paper: used to duplicate your pattern, to reproduce seam margins etc...

  • Large format tracing paper: is used to transfer all the pieces to be cut on the pattern boards.

  • Safety pin: used to pass elastic bands, cords, etc...