Though the Eucalypt is a beginner pattern – I know it can be nice to have a little extra help sometimes. So I thought you might like a little round-up of tutorials that would be useful when making the Eucalypt woven tank or dress.
How to sew French seams
To make this pattern extra pretty for sheer fabrics, the instructions in the booklet show you how to do french seams. But sometimes photos are even better right? This tutorial will show you how to get perfect french seams every time: How to sew french seams.
How to choose a seam finish
But maybe french seams really aren’t your thing? If you’d rather try a different seam finish, then you might find this tutorial helpful: 6 seam finishes and when to use them.
Though we provide a pattern piece and instructions to make your own bias tape in the pattern – maybe you need a bit of extra help? This tutorial on how to make bias tape might help.
3 Ways to Sew a Rolled Hem
The hem on the Eucalypt is curved – but the ideas we share in 3 ways to sew a rolled hem might help. Don’t forget to pay attention to the actual hem measurements for the Eucalypt!
Importance of Ironing & Pressing your Creations!
And lastly – you know I’m a stickler for pressing. The real trick to getting your hem, french seams and bias neckline to look awesome – is pressing: The importance of ironing & pressing your sewing creations!
Did I miss anything? Any other tutorials you found useful when making Eucalypt?
LOOKING FOR MORE EUCALYPT POSTS?
Here’s the full list of posts and tutorials that will be included in the Eucalypt Sewalong:
- Useful Eucalypt Tutorials (this post!)
- Raising the Eucalypt armscye
- Three ways to sew a bias facing neckline
- How to make bias tape
- How to add faux shoulder ties
- How to sew a gathered waist Eucalypt
- How to make a jersey maxi dress
- Button front Eucalypt
- Zip front Eucalypt
- Cottesloe & Eucalypt Maker Round-Up
- Inspiration & Ideas for the Eucalypt Top & Dress
We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNeucalypt and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!