Top #2

I just realized that I haven’t written in English for a while. So let’s write in English today.

I sew a black top in December and I really liked it. Now I sew a similar one. The material and straps are thicker than the first one’s.

The top is quite simple and easy to make. My double needle was (it still is) broken, so I used a normal one with zigzag and straight stitch. I made one seam and the others were folds.

The result is ok, it could be better as well but it’s ok and it’s what I was waiting for and planned to be. I didn’t use any patterns so the plan changed a few times during working. For the materials I paid about 7-9€, not bad.

The top is long enough to cover my butt. And because its cutting is just a regtangular tube its tighter from curvy parts. The material looks like satin, it sets nicely and its quite thin.

Thanks Ella for the pics!




Kässä sanasto=craft vocabulary=le vocabulaire les bricoloages

Et voilà, un vocabulaire les bricoloages en Finnois, en l’Anglais et en Français. (Ma langue maternelle est Finnois, pardon qu’il y a des fautes)

Ja kas tässä, kässä sanasto suomeksi, englanniksi ja ranskaksi. (Anteeksi mahdollisista kirjoitus ja sanasto virheistäni)

And here you go, a vocabulary about crafts in Finnish, in English and in French. (My native language is still Finnish so I’m sorry if there is some mistakes in the vocabulary)

 Virkkaussanasto= Crocheting vocabulary = Vocabulaire de crochet
  • virkata= crochet = crochet
  • virkkuukoukku= hook = croche
  • lanka= yarn = la laine
  • ketjusilmukka= chain stitch =chaÎnette
  • piilosilmukka= slip stitch = petite maille
  • kiinteäsilmukka= single crochet/double crochet = maille serree
  • silmukka= stitch/loop = maille
  • pylväs= double crochet/treble = bride
  • puolipylväs= half double crochet/half treble = demi-bride
  • silmukkaketju= chain = maille chainette
  • langankierto= yarn over = le jeté
  • kerros= row = rang
  • kavennus= decrease = diminuer/diminuer
  • lisäys= increase = augmenter

Neulesanasto= Knitting vocabulary = Vocabulaire de tricoter

  • neuloa= knit = tricoter
  • neulepuikko= knitting needle = les aiguilles
  • lanka= yarn = la laine
  • silmukka= loop = maille
  • oikea silmukka= loop = boucle
  • kerros= row = rang
  • luoda silmukat= cast on = monter les mailles
  • kirjoneule= fair isle/coloured knitting/colour pattern = jacquard
  • kavennus= decrease/narrowing = augmenter
  • lisäys= increase = augmenter
  • kavennus kaksi silmukkaa yhteen= knit two together = diminutions simple
  • ylivetokavennus= slip/pass over = surjet simple
  • langan kierto= yarn over = le jeté

Lankakässäsanastoa= Yarn craft vocabulary = Vocabulaire de la laine

  • lanka= yarn = la laine
  • kavennus= decrease = diminuer
  • lisäys= increase =augmenter
  • päätellä= fasten off = conclure
  • solmu= knot = nœud
  • virkkaus= crochet = crochet
  • neulonta= knitting = tricot
  • kirjonta= embroidery = broderie
  • koukku= hook = accrocher
  • puikko= needle = les aiguilles
  • neula= needle = une aiguille
  • langankierto= yarn over = le jeté
  • kerros= row = rang
  • silmukka= stitch/loop = la maille
  • purkaa= frog/cast off = arrêter

Kirjontasanasto= Embroidery vocabulary = Vocabulaire de broderie

  • neula= needle = une aiguille
  • lanka= thread = le fil à broder
  • pisto= stitch = le tambour
  • kirjoa= embroider/pattern = broder
  • kirjonta= embroidery = broderie
  • pykäpisto= blanket stitch = point de feston

Materiaalisanasto= Material vocabulary = Vocabulaire du matériel

  • kangas= cloth/fabric = linge
  • lanka= yarn/thread = la laine
  • villa= wool = la laine
  • puuvilla= cotton = cotton
  • trikoo= tricot = tricot
  • huopa= felt = feutrine
  • fleece= fleece =dépouiller
  • farkku= denim = denim
  • polyesteri= polyester = polyester
  • frotee= terry = tissu-éponge
  • plyysi= plush = somptueux
  • polyamidi= polyamide
  • silkki= silk = casaque
  • pitsi= lace = la dentelle
  • Satiini= satin = satin

Ompelusanasto= Sewing vocabulary = Vocabulaire de la couture

  • ompelukone= sewing machine = la machine à coudre
  • (suora ommel=straight stitch = point droit)
  • siksak= zigzag = point zigzag
  • (huolittelusiksak= grooming zigzag = point élastique)
  • piston pituus= stitch lenght = allonger
  • syöttäjän hampaat= feed dog = griffes d’entrainement
  • pistolevy= slide plate = la platine
  • kaksoisneula= double needle = aiguille double
  • puola= bobbin = la bobine
  • neula= needle = une aiguille
  • pakittaa= back = dos
  • paininjalka= presser foot = pied de biche
  • taite= fold =plier
  • saumavara= seam allowance = marge de couture
  • halkio= slit = une échancrure/une braguette
  • päärme= hem = un ourlet
  • nuppineula= a pin = une épingle
  • kangas= cloth/fabric = linge
  • ratkoja= stitch ripper/seam ripper = le découseur
  • kaava= pattern = le patron
  • (kääntö= reverse =revers)
  • ompelulanka= thread/ sewing thread = le fil
  • ommella= sew = coudre
  • tilkku= patch = un morceau

Värjäyssanasto= Dye vocabulary = Vocabulaire de colorant

  • sapluuna= template =calibre
  • värjätä= dye = colorant
  • pigmentti= pigment = colorer
  • batikki= batik = batik
  • sekoittaa= mix  = mélanger
  • silittää= iron =repasser

Kangaspuusanasto= Loom vocabulary = Vocabulaire de métier à tisser

  • kangaspuut= loom = métier à tisser
  • kutoa= weave = tisser
  • matonkude= weft = trame
  • matto= carpet = un tapis
  • sukkula= shuttle = une navette
  • loimi= warp = une chaîne

Muita tarvikkeita= Other accessories = Les accessoires

  • rautalanka= wire = fil de fer
  • kuminauha= rubber band = élastique
  • nappi= a button = un bouton
  • napinläpi= a button hole = boutonière
  • vetoketju= a zipper = fermeture à glisière
  • helmi= a pearl = la perle
  • hakaneula= a safety pin = épingle de sûretè

Muita välineitä= Other tools = Instruments

  • sakset= scissors = les ciseaux
  • neulatyyny= pin cushion = une pelote à épingles
  • suunnitelma= plan = un plan
  • neula= needle = une aiguille
  • koukku= hook = accrocher
  • puikko= needle = aiguille à tricoter
  • lanka= yarn/thread = la laine
  • kangas= cloth = linge
  • mittanauha= measuring tape = mètre ruban
  • kaava= pattern = le patron
  • silitysrauta= iron = fer à repasser


Part.3 Sewing

Today I will explain sewing. This is the third part of my explaining series. Sewing. Next week it will be about embroidery or felting.

Everyone knows what is sewing. Probably most textiles surrounding us are made by sewing. Clothes, sheets, bags, curtains, stuffed animals, pouches, pillowcases, etc., etc. are made by sewing. Sewing is a very very old technique, already our old forefathers knew how to sew. They sew their clothes, well the method has changed by the years of course. Nowadays we have modern sewing machines which work with electricity and there’s many stitch options and stuff. We have many different colors of threads and many different types of cloth. There’s so many different stitches that you can sew with a sewing machine that I’m not going to list the most used ones. Sewing machines parts are feed dog, slide plate, tension control, bobbin in a bobbin case, needle, speed controller, stitch selector,  presser foot and hand wheel. When you press the speed controller with your foot you control the sewing speed. Needle is the thing that make the result, through the needle goes the thread. Slide plate is a part of the machine that is around the needle. Feed dog is a part of slide plate in front of the needle. Feed dog makes the cloth move and go forward to the needle. Tension control controls tension of the thread. Bobbin is a part where lower thread is spooled. Bobbin is located into bobbin case, bobbin case is located to the machine’s bottom. With stitch selector you choose the stitch that you are going to use. Hand wheel is located to the machine’s right side. With hand wheel you can move the needle without using the speed controller.

Then some pictures of stuff that are sewn and different types of sewing machines

Up in those pictures are crafts sewn by me

Up in those pictures are clothes that someone have sewn. Everyday we wear sewn clothes. From underwear to coats clothes are sewn and from pyjamas to wedding dresses clothes are sewn.

Up in those pictures there’s different sewing machines and some parts of a sewing machine

This week I’ll challenge you all to sew and post a picture of it with #okuliinacraft
If you want to learn the terms in Finnish click here and go to see my vocabulary post from February
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New series! Explanations

I got an idea to start a new series here in English. Every part of the series will explain a certain craft method. There will be at least seven parts so I’m going to explain seven different techniques. Every week there’s going to be published one technique. I don’t know that if the posts will be always published the same time, it depends on my schedules. I’m going to start the series next week.

What are going to be there?
-The technique explained
-Degree of difficulty
-Items made by the technique

And please remember that my native language is Finnish, not English so there is probably going to be some grammar mistakes, just ignore them!

I’m excited to start next week! We’ll start with knitting!  Have a lovely weekend!