Sewing Clothes Video Series: How to take Body Measurements

CLIP & slide 60" measuring tape

I’m having so much fun making my clothes this year! I can’t wait to share with you all my different video tutorials, pattern reviews and even brand new Crafty Gemini Sewing Patterns (coming soon!)

As we kick off a new video tutorial series on sewing your own clothes I decided to begin with a video on how to take the three most basic measurements often needed when working with sewing patterns: bust, waist and hip. If you are new to sewing clothes there is a lot of information in this video that will be an eye opener for you. For example, the size on a pattern company’s envelope has no connection to the size you wear in store bought clothes. Yup. I said it. It is important to go by your actual body measurements when choosing the size pattern you will need. Although there are many other factors that can play a role in choosing the correct pattern size I have found most beginners do not know this and will often blindly choose their ready-to-wear size when working with sewing patterns. A big no-no. Watch the video for more details and info to help get you started.

My favorite measuring tape for easy and accurate measurements (without the need for a sewing buddy to help!) is this clip & slide measuring tape. This is a game changer. Watch the video to see how I use it.

You can purchase yours in our online shop right now. 

Click here to watch the video tutorial. 

p.s.- if you want to see all the clothes I’ve been making (and upcoming patterns & video tutorials) be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I post daily pictures & videos of my current projects.

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