Tuesday, 31 December 2013


using the lutterloh system

Its such a huge relief that the lutterloh system is finally in Africa and I am the sole marketer right here in Nigeria. It was really a dream come true

Tuesday, 24 December 2013


How do I sew my garments together once the pattern is made?
Are you completely new to sewing?

Make one of the aprons or something that is easy and hasn't too many pieces to figure out.
What is in your Lutterloh pattern book that has only a few pieces?

Beginning sewing is taught in most fabric stores so I won't cover that
(check our links on the right for sewing help),http://bit.ly/1fVhAfc,

what I will cover is

"How to sew together a Lutterlor  pattern

I like Nancy Ziemans ideas for starting a sewing project. It helps to brake up your sewing time into little snatches. We are all so busy I find this format the best for me.

I do these steps in little bits until I'm all finished!

I learned so sew in high school without instructions so a step by step list is very helpful. I will add mine for pants to start you thinking.

Look over the pattern. Did you make each piece?
a. Lay the paper patterns together as they would fit and see if all are fitting together OK.
Walk sleeves into armscyes etc.

2) Did you make facings (or change them to update?)

3) Cut out the fashion fabric adding seam allowance and hems.

4) Is there a lining and did you cut it out? Did you need to cut out facings, iron on or sew in?
Once all this is finished you are ready for the sewing steps.

WARNING: you must add seam allowances and hems on all Lutterloh patterns before cutting.

Facings are shown on the pattern with the hatch marks as below and an ST written in the area. Some hatch marks work as interfacing some tell us to roll the fabric around for a self finish. It may surprise you that you will often make the choice as to what way you use a facing mark.

You can trace, with see-through paper, the area for a pattern piece labeled facing. Can you find the facings in the patterns below? I would leave my finished pattern taped to my table and lay a 2nd piece of paper over the area with facing marks and trace them. Some have measurements you can just cut from.

I see facings on the coat front only. The front and back and on the pant waist band would be interfacing in my thinking. The hatch marks on the knit top are just turned under facings Another point of interest is the two piece sleeve. See the one cross but two arrows? Draw it as one, cut it as two. It is a coat after all and the sleeve are usually two pieces. See anything I missed?

The next step
1. Did you pre-treat your fabric

2. Do you have your scissors, pattern weights, rulers for seams, thread, buttons, zippers, hemming materials etc. I dump them into a plastic box or bag. Keep it on hand for the project.
3. Mark your pattern pieces for the darts, the hems, buttons, etc. You may like to mark with chalk on the wrong side or you might use pins. What ever marking method works best for you. Before I cut out fabric I will often put a safety pin on each piece to show the front of the fabric.
4. Test and apply fusible interfacing.
5. Set up your machine for sewing.
6. Sew facings and linings, this includes iron in facings

WARNING: you must add your seam allowances to everything! I prefer 1/2 seams use what ever works for you. Don't forget your hems

Once all the facings are in you can proceed to the step by step part
let's do pants first because I think they are the hardest to do.
1) do everything you can do while the pants are flat
a. sew darts, press toward the center
b. put in pockets, put in belt loops
c. put in zipper
d. press hems (yes on each piece)

2) Put the pant pieces together
a. Stitch the side seams front to back
b. Stitch the inner leg seams front to back, press seams allowances toward the back.
c. Sew the crotch curve from the center back at the waist to the zipper opening

3) Waist and Hems
a. Fold the hem and sew using what ever technique you wish
b. Make and sew in waist band, or turn waist band for elastic use. Pattern notes elastic, otherwise use a faced band.
c. add waist snap, hooks, or sew close opening for elastic.
Press everything and if you have a trouser you will have pressed the center fold before sewing.
All done!
It's just that easy.

 - A few details I tend to forget when sewing without directions:
1.stay stitch curved pattern pieces after cutting to avoid stretching of the bias
2.clip curves and grade seam allowances before pressing facings
3.under stitch facings and secure to seam allowances to keep them from rolling outward

Monday, 23 December 2013

Lutterloh System - The Golden Rule

Lutterloh Pattern Making System: I absolutely adore this pattern making system. Unlike computerized ones, you don't need a computer to use it. If your computer breaks down or you lose your power, you won't be able to see any of the fashions, let alone make any patterns. With the Lutterloh system, you'll always have patterns ready to make anytime, anywhere!

You only need 2 measurements: bust and hip. That's it! Computerized pattern making systems require many measurements. Then you have to print the patterns out in sections and tape them together like a puzzle. Why spend all that time doing that when you could be sewing?

With the Lutterloh way of doing this, it takes only minutes to make a pattern, in one piece, using only 2 measurements and if your size changes, you won't have to go out and buy a whole new pattern! You can make patterns to fit you, your friends and your family!

Another wonderful thing about it is that if you have to make any adjustments to any part of a single pattern, then that same adjustment gets transferred to all the patterns since they're all based on the same mathematical formula. This alone has saved me hours of pattern alterations that I normally would have to make with regular commercial patterns since all of them are different. I can't say enough about this product, I just love it!

New! ---> Lutterloh Fashion Slide Show

View the Lutterloh fashions found in their catalog! Make any of these fashions for anyone! One pattern, any size! Can you imagine what it would cost to buy all these patterns separately, even if you collected them over several years like I used to do? Even if you bought these many commercial patterns for .99 each, you'd still come out ahead!

Check out Frank Lutterloh's Video about this fantastic product which shows you how this system works:www.sewing-nigeria.com

Get this system at the Lutterloh Pattern Making System Web Page.lutterloh pattern making system

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Thursday, 2 May 2013


When you want to learn something new, it can seem like the whole world knows more than you do and even knowing what to search for can be a major challenge. The best way to learn a anything new is to take things one step at a time. Starting to sew is simple if you can find the information you need and take things one step at a time. Do you need to know about sewing a seam? How about how to sew a dart? This page will help any one find what they need.

Sewing Lessons - Learn How to Sew One Step at a Time

Learning how to sew is something that I believe is a totally "hands on" and "learning by doing" experience. Through the internet we can share and learn! Be sure to sign up for the free sewing lessons on this site. The lessons newsletter will help you stay on task and follow through in manageable steps.
Follow the lessons, one step at a time, following all the links that are provided to learn how to sew and make the most of your sewing time.

Sewing Terms and Definitions

Sometimes it seems like the people in the know are speaking a different language when you are learning how to sew. Don't panic! There is help available. Learning how to sew and communicating with people in the know, is much easier if you understand sewing terms.

Shopping For A Sewing Machine

Most sewing will require a sewing machine. There is so much about sewing machines on the Internet it can be very overwhelming to anyone learning how to sew. I suggest that if you have a machine, you also have a manual for that machine. As much as I would absolutely love to have one of every sewing machine ever made to be able to walk people though threading and bobbin winding it is impossible. A sewing machine manual for your sewing machine makes learning to sew much easier and prevents sewing machine frustration.

Sewing Machine Care

This help in guilding you to select the best machine for your business.
Many times people are given a sewing machine and want to dive right in and not wait for a sewing machine manual. You can find most basic information and get going. All though the machines shown may not match your sewing machine, the machines shown were chosen to provide as much visible information as possible. Be sure to learn the basics before you start to prevent damaging the machine.

Learn How To Sew a Seam and Other Techniques

Seams are a mainstay to most sewing projects and a great place to start learning how to sew. Seams that have straight sewing and even seam allowances are a must for a professional-looking project. Learn how to sew a basic seam is one of the first steps in learning how to sew, then move on to other sewing techniques to learn how to sew almost anything.


Do you know the difference between ironing and pressing as you sew? Do you know the tools that are available to get the job done? Find the key information you need to avoid a homemade look and have professional, eye catching results.

Hand Sewing

Hand sewing is a great way to keep your hands busy and accomplish a project when you are on the go. You'll find tutorials on how to sew various hand stitches and projects to keep in your car or by your television chair in this index.

Start Simple

Practice, experiment and research! You can learn anything!
Start with a simple project. A simple tote baga sachet, a throw pillow cover one of the Ten Easiest Free Sewing Patterns will help you learn how to sew the basic sand over come hurdles that may have been stopping you from achieving everything you can imagine.


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Fashion design
It is the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories; and, because of the time required to bring a garment onto the market, must at times anticipate changing consumer tastes.
Fashion designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. They must consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn. They have a wide range and combinations of materials to work with and a wide range of colors, patterns and styles to choose from. Though most clothing worn for everyday wear falls within a narrow range of conventional styles, unusual garments are usually sought for special occasions such as evening wear or party dresses.
Some clothes are made specifically for an individual, as in the case of haute couture or bespoke tailoring. Today, most clothing is designed for the mass market, especially casual and every-day wear.


Fashion designers can work in a number of many ways. Fashion designers may work full-time for one fashion as 'in-house designers'[1] which owns the designs. They may work alone or as part of a team. Freelance designers work for themselves,[2] selling their designs to fashion houses, directly to shops, or to clothing manufacturers. The garments bear the buyer's label. Some fashion designers set up their own labels, under which their designs are marketed. Some fashion designers are self-employed and design for individual clients. Other high-fashion designers cater to specialty stores or high-fashion department stores. These designers create original garments, as well as those that follow established fashion trends. Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions for the mass market. Large designer brands which have a 'name' as their brand such as Abercrombie & FitchJustice, or Juicy are likely to be designed by a team of individual designers under the direction of a designer director.

Designing a garment.

Fashion designers work in different ways. Some sketch their ideas on paper, while others drape fabric on a dress form. When a designer is completely satisfied with the fit of the toile (or muslin), he or she will consult a professional pattern maker who then makes the finished, working version of the pattern out of card or via a computerized system. The pattern maker's job is very precise and painstaking. The fit of the finished garment depends on their accuracy. Finally, a sample garment is made up and tested on a model to make sure it is an operational outfit. Myriam Chalek, owner and founder of Creative Business House explains that most of the time fashion designers only have a fashion concept; the technicality and construction is not thought through during the visual conception and sketching process. Hence, the fashion designer needs to meet with a pattern maker and sample maker to figure out if the sketch on paper can be brought to life according its vision.

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