Style Arc is an independent pattern sewing company based in Australia. Their patterns and techniques have been out in the vast of social media, so we present to you their different patterns. The Style Arc has attracted netizens with their current and timeless pattern style, they have new patterns that reflect what is on trend. Style Arc promotes their own sewing pattern over the domestic tissue sewing pattern that can only be used once and is extremely difficult to follow. The sewing pattern they use is made from a 49 gsm weight paper, the sewing pattern provides an easy to follow construction sheet, with the pattern pieces numbered and easily recognizable.
Style Arc patterns are not for beginner skill level, the patterns assumed that you have an advanced skill level with enough knowledge to know how to layout a pattern and follow directions.
How to do understitch or flat stitching:
Understitch is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, these usually come out around necklines and armholes or around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. The seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment when turned and pressed.
The steps are easy. First, attach the facing or bias binding to the garment as instructed in the sewing. Next, trim off the seam allowance to 1 centimeter or 0.4 inches. After that, clip around the curve up to 2 millimeters from the seam, and make sure that the stitching is not clipped. From the right side of the garment press the facing away from the garment, you have to make sure the seam allowance is press upward and it should be facing towards. Next, carefully and cautiously stitch along the facing 2 millimeters from the seam, the seam allowance should be secured with the stitching. For the last step, press the facing towards the inside of the garment. Finally! You have a completed flat stitch or understitch.
How to make a continuous binding strip:
First, make a square cut out of the fabric; mark and cut along the diagonal line. Next, with the right sides together match up the two top edges. Take note that the small tip of the bottom piece should hang on the left side and the small tip of the top piece should hang on the right side. Just make sure that the layers of the fabric are arranged so that both of the tips are hanging over the same amount. Then, sew along the edge, open and press the fabric afterward. Mark the lines of the binding strip clearly, the width of the strip should suit the desired binding. Place the fabric down in front of you with the right side of the fabric facing up, fold the two longer tip back towards the center, this should create a square. Pull the upper triangle tip on the left and pull it slightly over to the left, pull the lower triangle tip over on the right and pull it slightly to the right until the lines have all shifted over one line and re-aligned with the next. Lastly, pin and sew the edges cut along the marked lines from the right to have a continuous long strip of bias binding.