The vintage style not only gives your fabric a unique look, it also allows you to experiment your skills. If you love the style, there are many ways in which you can add the vintage touch to your sewing projects. Some of these ways include:
Hand sew your sewing machine projects
While there are many sewing machines that you can use to make the process fast, they won’t give you the finish that you are looking for. For you to give the sewing machine projects the vintage touch, you should hand sew them.
One of the ways of doing it is using the bias facing hemming technique. You should use the technique to give a narrow finish to the neck and armhole edges.
You also should consider using seam binding tape and rayon seam tape to finish the raw edges of hems on sleeves of trousers, jackets, and skirts.
Go for the lapped zipper
Most of the modern outfits have centered or invisible zipper. Instead of following the crowd, you should go with the lapped zipper. When you properly install the zipper, you give your outfit a professional and much needed vintage look.
Use pinked seams
Pinked seams give away the fact that an outfit is handmade which makes many people feel embarrassed to use them. Many of them opt for serged seams which give the outfit the modern, professional look.
You should go with the pinked seams. If you don’t know how to make them, there are plenty of resources that you can use.
Go with a vintage pattern
Dress patterns change every year. There are patterns for almost any season that you might be interested in. You only need to find the one that you like and is easy for you to make and go ahead and use it in your sewing projects.