STOF & STIL PATTERNS
Cut out in fleece:
All pattern parts are cut out in fleece and include a seam allowance, making them simple to cut around. The material also makes it easy to change the pattern, e.g. to short models or with less width. The pattern can be used again and again without falling apart. It is therefore extremely easy, whether you are a beginner or a pro.
Some patterns are not cut out in fleece. They must either be traced or enlarged (checked pattern paper can be used for this).
Drill holes show the thread direction as well as various markings for pockets, pleats, darts, etc. Notches mark either the hem or alignment when sewing together. When the pattern is unpacked, all drill holes should be marked with a marker pen and the pattern pieces should be numbered.
CHOICE OF NEEDLE
It is always important to use exactly the right needle. It ia equally as important that the stitch length suits the chosen material.
We recommend the following:
For thin fabrics such as chiffon and silk, we recommend needle 70. For medium-weight fabrics such as canvas, satin, linen, etc., we recommend needle 80. For heavy fabrics such as wool, denim, etc., we recommend needle 90 or a denim needle. The most widely used needle, which is suitable for most fabrics, is needle 80.
It is important that the needle is not blunt/bent, as this can often be the cause of "small" holes in the fabric, which may cause seam slippage. A seam often holds better if it has both a straight stitch and a zig-zag/overlock seam outside. The seam can also be a touch more "crisp" if the seam is pressed apart.
The stitch length is important. If the fabric is loosely woven or has a tendency to fray, it is a good idea to use small stitches when you sew.