There all too expensive online, especially if i wanna buy a few.
So does anyone have sewing patterns?
There all too expensive online, especially if i wanna buy a few.
So does anyone have sewing patterns?
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Use, the one u already have, if u don’t have one buy one insha Allah. So u can use the jilbab as pattern
Jilbab is very easy to make a masha Allah, Success!!
may Allah swt make it easy for u Ameen
BTW Why are u shy to ask that question? u right why buy a expensive jilab in the shop when u can make it very easy ur self. The female companies of Muhammes (saw) make everything them self. Allot of female don’t know even how to cook, sorry men aswell.
But in my opinion a women should try to learn how to sew, cause its better to use ur free time on that then watching tv as a hobby. U can make abayas and jilbab ur self.Also u can help ur husband to make his trousers and khimes shorter.
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Yeah i was thinking of using one of mine as a template.
but ive never sewed anything in my life before, im worried it will look a mess!
ive never really used a sewing machine either.
does it take long to make?
you right, aldhamdulillah. why is everything so pricey these days!?
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Sis, if uve never done it before...id advise u to get help frm someone first...running a straight stich on the sewing machine is not as easy as people think!!
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there is a sister who makes them at very reasonable price though alhamdulillah, the site is here and pics of the jilbabs at the bottem
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Contemplating approaching a needle again, but the thought of attempting to do something like copy an existing jilbaab sounds rather nefarious to me, I'd somehow end up destroying the new material and the old one too
Any surefire patterns? Nothing fancy..
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My cousin brought a jilbab from saudi and it was sewn frm just two pieces, the sleves were cut out with the main piece of the jilbab so all u have to do is sew the back and the front....ur gona need silky material though seeing as thers no shoulder stitch but it lukd nice and loose
jilbabs are actually easier to make however if uve never sewn before, plz get professional help..or at least someone who knows how to operate a sewing machine. lol
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go to www.hijabonline.co.uk the jilbabs start at under£20, in Green st you can get jilbabs for a tenner....
Before you start sewing bigger garments, you'd first need to practice on smaller items like caps, bibs, frocks etc.
No wonder the entire tailoring course takes 1 or 2 years to complete
The weird Muppet I can be at times..........I have actually made 2 of my own abayas...and im contemplating making another one, because I have some gorgeous "abaya" material.
If I had the time and I wore abayas regularly, I would make my own all the time....Inshallah in the future.
I dont particularly like fancy abayas so mine are very practical and simple with lots of attention to detail, Jenicca style.....one of them was a chocolate brown one, with cream piping on the edges of the sleeves with a Moroccan style slits at the side. Ive had it years
Its nice when you can make your own stuff cuz u can adapt it to suit your individual taste and style
However if you are a novice Id advise you to take a dressmaking course, if you are in the UK the City and Guilds courses are really good. If you have a good tutor you can adapt your pattern making to what you want to make once youve covered the basics.
I studied this whilst at uni for a year at the weekends and I am....well my mum forced me to do it, but Alhumdollilah, now I am so glad....because I can make my own stuf the way I want it.
If you’ve never sat on a sewing machine before Id advise you to get to grips with that before attempting anything else.
Charity shops and second hand book shops do good sewing books to pick up basic handy tips you will need, such at stitching, hemming, adding interfacing, basic pattern making etc etc But its so much easier with a teacher, Is there a seamstress in your community willing to give you a few lessons??
Ummm first one I made a pattern, second abaya I shaped the bottom bit from the armhole downwards freehand. One of the main reasons was I wanted a closed abaya for Hajj rather than the open front button ones that might risk opening up.
My mum offered to buy one of my choice because I spend so much time faffing around over it.....but making it is so much nicer!
One more thing….if you are gonna make one….practise on some cheapy material first…..
Good Luck Pm me if you want lol…..
ohhh my...this thread is so old
well i tell you now, i never did sew anything and dont intend to risk it!, i found a few reasonably good priced shops
I think you can find a few good buys on ebay now aswell. Theres quite a few shops that sell on there, so theyre brand new abayas.
This shop has a few good models in different colours and the prices for affordable prices.
I thinking you should have look this blog which is providing many free sewing patterns which is submitted by users like me and you.
I am visiting this blog often for some craft projects and different ideas for sewing patterns
I borrowed a selection of Abaya's off my friends, different styles- some were simple, some had different cuts and pleats in etc. Use these Abaya's as a template for sewing them in the future.
Before attempting to cut pattern pieces, you should be familiar with the basics first. I took up Textiles during high school so I already knew what I was doing. You can use pattern paper [available in sewing shops]
Or if you're on a budget you can use newspaper [all sellotaped together] or use my idea below.
I took some brand new unused bin liners [without opening them] and selotaped them together so that it looked roughly like one large sheet of plastic - I placed an Abaya on top, drew round the Abaya [leaving 1.5cm for seam allowance] I used a chalk to draw round and then I cut the Abaya shape out with scissors. I then drew around the arm as a seperate piece and cut it out.
Zebunissa's post above is as she says REMEMBER SEAM ALLOWANCES
You can take any piece of clothing and with greaseproof paper/wax paper rub a tracing of the seams and details to copy. If you take an old one apart that is even better as it will be more accurate for pleats etc if you are doing a more complicated one.
Using a sewing machine is quite easy , but sewing by hand is not that hard either, just learn to do a simple back stich.
http://www.wikihow.com/Backstitch < this is for embroidery but back stitch is a basic practical stitch for sewing 2 pieces of cloth together too!
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Hey Hafsah.....i made my own abayad pattern from using an existing abayah measurements, maybe you could do that and then keep cheap material and then play around with it.
Its shame I used to love sewing, I used to make my own clothes as well, but these days im just so darn lazy, that I get them all made....what a waste
lol at all the bumping.
ive still never sewn anything..
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And I hope the sister who asked the Q originally has made her abaya already hehe
*If you have an existing abaya/jilbab, just turn it inside out, and pin it (using sewing pins or needles) onto the wrong side of your material.
*Trace along the abaya/jilbab onto your material of choice, preferably with tailor's chalk or washable pen. Don't trace the sleeves just yet, so what you'll have to do is fold the sleeve in. Then trace along the armhole, so you have an "armless" body pattern.
*For the arms, open out the sleeves again. You'll notice a folded top, and a stitched hem part on the bottom on your sleeve. Place these on your material that you will fold now. Trace the sleeves caref
*Remove the abaya from the material, and ogle your pattern lol... And trace another outline about 1"-2" if you have enough material left. This is your seam allowance.
*Make sure you "wind your bobbin up" and insert it into the bobbin case, making sure the two little arm things snap in place. Take your spool of thread and follow the guides (or numbers, letters) on your sewing machine and thread the needle.
*Turn your sewing machine on!
*Hem the bottom length of your abaya first. Do the two pieces seperately!
*Now place the two abaya bpdy pieces against each other, and sew from the bottom up to where the armhole begins. Do this on the other side too.
*Then you'll sew from shoulder to collar. So this basically leaves you with open armholes, and open neck.
*Now the sleeve is the caziest part! Hem the cuff of the sleeve first, or else you won't be able to later! You're going to make your sleeve into a sort of "tube" like thing, so sew along the bottom of the sleeve from cuff to end.
*Turn your abaya outside in again, so it's on it's "right/proper" side. Now align the sleeve tube you made to the armhole, and carefully stitch along. You have to do a lot of twisting and curving the material in this.
*Turn it inside out again to examine if it's come out alright! Hem in all loose ends.
*Take a length of doubled material and stitch along the neckline to create a collar.
And you're done! If you want a zip, you can add it, or attach buttons or hooks or even velcro! Girly touches? Ribbons, bows, satin...
even though this thread is 2 years old I can't believe a female cannot sew or is it spelt sow?
even i can sew and I am male. It is easy peasy, lemon sqeezy.
get yourself down to a pakistani community centre they always have these courses. when i am the markets the women are always buying material (kapra) and making their own clothes.
practise makes perfect.
^ not every female's into sewing like not every male learns to sew
I sew my own abayas, and with practice comes perfect. If you don't have experience in making clothing or sewing then I suggest making doll size abayas first. Start off with simple ones and then start making your designs a bit more complex with experience. It takes me less than an hour to make an abaya as I've made so many and also saved so much money. I've browsed the net and have found this website which has patterns which you might find beneficial...
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