How to Sing Valerie Amy Winehouse Cover Tori Matthieu Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey guys welcome back again to Ken TamplinVocal Academy, where the proof is in the singing. I'm here with my amazing student, Tori Matthieu,and we're doing takedowns of different songs today. We're going to do Amy Winehouse.The song's called Valerie. We'll do it first. We'll talk about it after, likewe always do. Let's rock! Amy Winehouse. Whooh! Nice job, girl! Man, that was good.Thank you. All right, so basically, we're doing a lotof different stuff, from Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouseâ€¦ And what's interestingabout this is not so much that we're just doing a bunch of cover songs, but it's howTori finds herself in the song, and actually
represents that art with her own touch, herown flair, but to be able to sing in a lot of different styles, because what this doesis to give you a lot of tools for your toolbox for singing. So, we're going to be working upon, actually, some original material, too, so be watching out for that. Anyway, this is KenTamplin Vocal Academy. If you like what you see here, please like and subscribe to mytutorials. Also, I have a killer course, you can check it out here. It's called â€œHowTo Sing Better Than Anyone Elseâ€� and I have a singer's forums. It's free. There areover 6000 members you can join at Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy, and just come by and say hi,and get your vocal questions answered. So,
until next time, Tori Matthieu, Amy Winehouse,Valerie, and Rock!.
How to Serge a Rolled Hem
Hey Everyone! This is Sarah with Sewing PartsOnline and we've been getting a few requests on sergers tutorials and doing more of them.So, today we are going to go over how to do a rolled hem on your serger. The cool thingabout a rolled hem is it's really quick. It's really pretty. But, some people are a littlehesitant to do it with chiffon and stuff. So, we're going to go over how to do it onmedium weight and chiffon. First we are going to work with our medium weight fabric. Now,before you start doing any serging, there is just one thing you really need to makesure you've paid attention to is the thread. Make sure you have good quality thread becauseit is just going to lead to more heartache
if you don't have the good stuff. I'm usingMaxi Lock. I love love love Maxi Lock. We do sell it on the website. We have the variegatedversions and the Soft as Yarn nylon versions. They both work really well, but the threadmakes all the difference. Just know that. That the thread makes all the difference.To get our rolled edge started, we're going to change our setting. We are only going touse the right needle. We're going to bring our tension on the right needle to a 3. Upperlooper is going to be an 8 because we are using wooly nylon thread. The lower looperis also going to be an 8. And you will have to adjust your settings as you go. It alldepends on what fabric you're using, what
mood your serger is in. They're very finicky.So, let's just go ahead and start it. Our blade is down. Our stitch length is at a .5and our differencial feed is at a 1. And your width you can adjust to however big you wantyours. Let's start a thread chain. It's important to always so a scrap piece before you touchyour good fabric. So, let's see what happens. You can see this is a very narrow rolled hem.You can see how super easy that was with the medium weight fabric. That's why we love theserolled hems so much because you just put it in and out pops a beautiful finished edge.It's very, very cool. Now let's get into the nitty gritty chiffon and very, very lightfabrics. A couple things to know. If you're
going to sew these, sometimes you can geta strong enough weave so that you don't need a stabilizer, but I always like to use a stabilizerwhen I'm doing this just in case. You don't want to do all of it and then all of a sudden,you hem starts falling apart. For instance, you can see with these very thin fabrics thatyou can just pull the rolled edge off and it's just a disaster. Now, there's a coupleways to do it. YOu can use Water Soluble Stabilizer. You just put it on top and then sew. You canuse a little bit of ribbon on top of this or if you're in a real quick hurry, you canfold it over like this. This method works really well. Just fold it over as thin asyou can go. And start putting it under. It's
just going to stabilize it a bit. And thenyou can go back later and trim any of the excess fabric off with curved embroidery scissors.That's the method I really like the most. It just adds a little of extra stability.Also, make sure you are using the correct needle. Maybe a microfiber needle or a topstitchingneedle. Something meant for fine fabric. Now I can go back later and trim this off. Buthere it is nice and strong. If I do this, it's not coming off. And that's the importantpart. And I don't have to worry about any ribbon poking through or anything like that.So, that is my favorite method, but there are a few more I'll show you how to do aswell. Another method for serging the really
thin fabric is using tissue paper. Ideally,you would use a tissue paper that is the same color as your fabric. All we do is put thetissue paper down first. I'm going to get it underneathe the foot and then I'm goingto slide the fabric over top of it. And then here we go. And the tissue paper just tearsright out. It's very easy. It comes right out and you have a nice strong hem. Anothermethod you can do if you don't have any tissue paper around is plastic wrap. Remember, youcan also use regular stabilizers, like you buy by the yard, or water soluble stabilizer.This is just something a little bit different. It just comes right out. You can pull it outjust like that. And there you go. Hem is good
How to Use a Side Cutter Cut Hem Foot
Hey Everyone! This is Sarah with Sewing PartsOnline and today we're going to be going over the Cut and Hem foot. If you love thelook of a serger, but don't have one this is the foot you want to use. I'm going toshow you how to install it and how to use it on your projects.So, there are a couple of parts to our Singer Side Cutter that we can point out. Becausethis is a Singer, I'm going to install this on my Singer sewing machine. Here we go. Wehave a couple numbers up here and these are all a centimeter apart. So, zero to ten isa centimeter and zero to five is half a centimeter. Half a centimeter is just a little smallerthan a quarter or an inch. So, that's kind
of how you gauge the seam allowance that willbe cut off. Up here in the front is a nice, sharp blade.It had the plastic guard aroundit to protect your fingers. Turn to the side. This goes on to the needle holder and righthere is where we put the shank screw to attach on to our machine. Also, if you do look atthe presser foot, you can see it looks similar to an overcast foot because we are going tobe using overcast stitches or zigzag stitches. To install it, all you need to do is takeoff the foot and the shank you have on. Move that out of the way. Come up from behind andtry to wiggle the little arm on to the needle holder first. Then come around on to the shankscrew. There we go. Just tighten it and make
sure it is nice and snug. And there you go;you are ready to sew. Before you start sewing, make sure you cuta nice notch into the seam allowance because your stitches start behind the blade. So,line up that cut notch right behind your blade right where the needle is and then you canstart sewing. You can't start with your fabric right at the blade because everything getsjammed; it's not very good. You'll notice here I did take off the plastic guard. I justprefer to sew without it. Just make sure if you take yours off to repace it before youstore your presser foot. Remember with this we are using an overcast. Basically, it'sjust an overcast foot with a giant razor blade
attached. So, if you don't know how to usean overcast foot or how to use overcast stitches, you can refer to one of our older tutorials onHow to use an Overcast Foot. So, with this woven I'm using an overcast stitch. For knits,make sure to use a zigzag stitch. I'm just going to go all the way to the end. You'llnotice I'm sewing very slowly because this is a big hunk of equipment. So, just kindof start slowly until you get the hang of it. And nip the threads. Sometimes with thisone you'll notice that some of the fabric will hang over the stitch. Just nip that withyour scissors. And there we go. A nice, finished edge.Now, to go around corners, you want to stop
about 14 an inch (or whatever seam allowanceyou're using) before you reach the edge. Then, cut out a notch and sew just as we did. Thesame exact way. There are a couple ways you can go around a corner. THis is just one method.Another method is just to continue sewing right to the edge and then cut out a notchand sew over those threads. I prefer this method because i can back stitch on the previousseam and I don't have to worry about any threads coming loose. The problem is you can't pivotwith this, just like you can't pivot on a serger. So, if you have prior experience witha serger, you kind of understand how this works. But you can go around curves, it'sjust the corners that are a little bit trickier.
Then, we nip the threads. And there we go;a nice finished edge. So, that was the Cut and Hem foot. To purchaseyour Cut and Hem foot visit us online at SewingPartsOnline or on Facebook at Facebook sewingpartsonline.