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Hacks n tips

Sewing Tricks 🧷✂👚

Amazing Sewing Hacks 😍

Creative Stitching Hacks

Creative Sewing Hacks

Tips and tricks for Plus-Sized Sewing.

Plus-Size Sewing: Everything You Need to Know - Seams And Scissors

As a curvy gal, I know all too well how hard it can be to find clothes that fit and don’t just look like I’m wearing a bag. The truth is that women come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and it’s hard for the big clothing brands to make a garment that would …

Converting a Sewing Pattern from Knit to Woven: 4 Questions | Sew Altered Style

Converting a Sewing Pattern from Knit to Woven: 4 Questions | Sew Altered Style | Patterns to Fit Every Woman

Considering converting a knit sewing pattern to a woven? Sew Altered Style shares 4 questions you should ask before you get started!

fitting techniques for the shoulder and armhole – In-House Patterns

Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - Armhole

Hi everyone! We're back to fitting the shoulder and armhole area of Vogue 8664. Hopefully you'll stay a bit and follow along. Last time, we talked ab...

MUST READ: 37 Life-Changing Sewing Hacks

Want to improve your sewing game and make DIY sewing projects easier? Learn these cool sewing hacks from the pros and go from beginner to expert seamstress in no time. Shortcuts and tips you will wish you had learned long ago, learn these sewing hacks to start sewing smarter and faster. From pattern tips to needle threading to sewing tool tips to measuring shortcuts, we have some sewing tips for all. Best Sewing Hacks and Tips 1. Needle Threading Secret andreasnotebook I just love time…

Everything you need to know about plus-sized sewing. More

Plus-Size Sewing: Everything You Need to Know - Seams And Scissors

As a curvy gal, I know all too well how hard it can be to find clothes that fit and don’t just look like I’m wearing a bag. The truth is that women come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and it’s hard for the big clothing brands to make a garment that would …

17 EASY SEWING HACKS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE - YouTube

17 EASY SEWING HACKS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

I think you really need these simple sewing hacks in your life! Find out how to hide unexpected holes in your favorite jeans, make basic embroidery stitches ...

A new way for gathering. This is so easy and reliable. Just what I need!

Sewing: How to Gather the Easy Way

a wonderful tutorial on how to gather a full skirt

Ways to use Freezer Paper in sewing. Not only can this basic workroom staple can be found at your local grocery store but it can be extremely helpful.

Ways to use Freezer Paper in the Workroom - The Sewing Loft

Ways to use Freezer Paper in sewing. Not only can this basic workroom staple can be found at your local grocery store but it can be extremely helpful.

The fastest, fuss-free way to hem. No measuring. No marking. No pinning. Simply select your desired hem depth from one of the 10 guides. Hem fabric faster and easier than ever before. Nancy's Notions - Sewing With Nancy - hemming - sewing - design

The fastest, fuss-free way to hem. No measuring. No marking. No pinning. Simply select your desired hem depth from one of the 10 guides. Hem fabric faster and easier than ever before. Nancy's Notions - Sewing With Nancy - hemming - sewing - design

How to square up fabric...everyone needs to know this.

Quilting Instructions for Easy Quilting

Quilting Instructions for how to make a quilt that follow conventional techniques.

Advice, tips and tricks to make sewing easier from the best source around...my readers!

Sewing Tips: How to Sew Like a Pro - On Sutton Place

Have you ever wondered how to sew like a pro? Get my top sewing tips that anyone can use when sewing home decor or personal items.

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean your top loading bobbin sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean Video Tutorial (Top Loading Bobbin) - Easy Sewing for Beginners

A great video tutorial for sewing machine maintenance oil and clean for top loading bobbin sewing machines. Easy to follow so you can maintain your sewing machine at home.

Projects

Avental em jeans

Avental em jeans

Create an Awesome Apron from a repurposed men's shirt!

How to Make A DIY Apron From Your Husband's Shirt

You can make DIY apron from an old men's shirt. This men's shirt apron makes for one of the cutest upcycles that we've ever seen.

How to keep the corners of your fitted sheets from popping off the mattress with some easy sewing from craftystaci.com #lifehacks #sewinghacks

Fitted Sheet Corner Anchors — Crafty Staci

I think a lot of people these days get into sewing for the fun of it. They want to make a quilt, or a Christmas stocking , or maybe a new dress. They don't necessarily jump on board because they want to hem pants or sew on a button, but that's a nice side effect of learning the skill. Sometimes the

Sew Spoiled: Free Sewing Patterns and Collections

Free Sewing Patterns and Collections

I love YouCanMakeThis.com . I started collecting epatterns at YCMT and then began writing my own in 2008. FREE! | YouCanMakeThis.com Apron i...

Fabric Baskets--easy to make

Lovely Scraps

Stars 'n Stripes 'n Scraps Quilt (queen size--just finished Sun 3/13/16) Answering the question--what to do with all those lovely fa...

DIY cloth napkins for your home. An easy tutorial with step-by-step photos. Perfect sewing project for a beginner!

Homemade Cloth Napkins: An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial | Chocolate & Zucchini

DIY cloth napkins for your home. An easy tutorial with step-by-step photos. Perfect sewing project for a beginner!

Basket Weaving with scraps. What a great way to use up leftover fabric.

Woven Fabric Basket

I had fun last weekend making some little woven baskets out of 2-1/2" batik strips. These baskets are often made out of paper such as magazines, newspaper, maps, potato chip bags etc. but I wanted to use fabric. I used...

Grab any two fat quarters and some scrap batting. In about an hour, you can make yourself a large hot pad to protect your counter and table. Tutorial available on www.auntieemscrafts.com

Large Hot Pad Tutorial - Auntie Em's Crafts

Are you handy in the sewing room AND in the kitchen? If so, this tutorial is for you. Protect your counters and table with this large hot pad.

Make your own re-usable Swiffer cover

How To Recycle Old Bath Towels

We do all have bath towels in our cupboards, and some of the areas of a towel may be worn out than the others, ripped off or just don't q...

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BLOG -- the other one with the pink keeper included a download I didn't trust! DIY Cord Keeper Tutorial

Tutorial: DIY Cord Keeper From Fabric Scraps

Am I the only one that has a basket full of charging cords? It seems that everything has it's own charging cord, and all of the cords ...

DIY Jeans : DIY Reversible Denim Bag

DIY Tutorial DIY Jeans / DIY Reversible Denim Bag - Bead&Cord

DIY Jeans : DIY Reversible Denim Bag

I have seen these before and thought they would be easy to make, great tutorial.

Funky Jeans Bag

Recycle an old pair of jeans into a Funky Jeans Bag with this tutorial. Not only is this sewing pattern a wonderful way to reuse old jeans, it's a great chance to test out your sewing skills.

Upcycled Braided Handle made with jean side seams! #repurposed

Upcycling Jeans - part two - using specific parts

Jeans are one of the best items of clothing for upcycling. The fabric is tough and there is plenty of it, and all the different parts...

Storage Pods Pattern

Storage Pods Pattern

Storage Pods Sewing Pattern for quilting by Beth Studley

72 Sewing Projects for the Home

Needing some new home decor ideas that you can sew? Some of the most incredible and creative home decor ideas I have ever seen were homemade and hand sewn. There is just something about the look of handmade sewing projects that mass produced items will never capture. Home decor sewing projects are not just for the experts, either. Plenty of awesome sewing projects are perfect for beginners and can even be made pretty quickly. With a basic sewing machine and a trip or two to the fabric store…

The easy way to sew a fabric basket liner to fit any basket.This is an awesome technique!

How To Sew On A Patch Onto A Leather Jacket

The easy way to sew a fabric basket liner to fit any basket.This is an awesome technique!

32 Sewing Projects for the Kitchen

Sometimes our kitchen is the last room we think of when we're decorating our home. Now you have no excuse for not having these specific items in your kitchen when you've got such fabulous DIY projects at your fingertips! Listed below are some great ideas that are easy and will add a lot of colors, and function, that you've been needing...especially when there are so many amazing fabrics available on the market today. These things will come in really handy and you'll be so happy you made…

20 easy sewing projects for beginners. I think i could actually do some of these! Bags, pillows, skirts, scarves, kid stuff, and more.

20 easy beginner sewing projects that turn out super cute! - It's Always Autumn

20 easy sewing projects perfect for beginners. Check out these free beginner sewing projects: tutorials & patterns for easy pillows, bags, clothes, etc.

How to sew!

Learn how to sew curves with this fantastic video tutorial

Learn How To Sew And Clip Curves

Learning how to sew and clip curves is an essential sewing skill! This easy to follow video tutorial will have you sewing curves expertly in no time!

This is a comparison of a whipstitch compared to a ladder stitch. Ladder stitch is definitely the better invisible stitch. Here's a tutorial of how to do a ladder stitch!

How to do a Ladder Stitch or Invisible Stitch - Easy Sewing For Beginners

How to do a ladder stitch (also know as an invisible stitch or hidden stitch) step by step video tutorial. This tutorial is perfect for beginners!

Here are several tutorials and techniques to help you with your sewing journey. Whether you’re just getting started with sewing or your machine’s gathered a little dust and you’re looking to “dust off” your skills – here you’ll find useful tutorials that will teach you how to sew. I like to take a no nonsense approach to teaching – meaning I want to teach practical and useful ways to sew. That way you can get stared immediately with your projects. Learn to sew with me and get started on…

Your Sewing School - Learn Sewing Basics for Beginners (Free)

This Sewing School is for you! You can learn to sew with these easy to follow videos and articles. Perfect for beginners and those who want to brush up their sewing skills,

How to use your regular sewing machine to sew knit fabric

20 Tutorials About Sewing Knits Fabrics you Need to Know Today. | My Golden Thimble

Learn about Sewing Knits Fabrics. Here you'll learn how to sew stretch fabrics, with and without a serger. Become a knit fabric expert.

Tutorial: How the shape of a sleeve cap affects the fit

Tutorial: How the shape of a sleeve cap affects the fit

LiEr from Ikat bag kicks off a new series that explores the subtleties of pattern drafting – how the small differences in the shaping of patterns affects the fit of a garment. Up first is a …

5 techniques to take your sewing to the next level!

5 Techniques That Will Take Your Sewing to the Next Level - Sew Much Ado

Learn these 5 sewing techniques that will take your sewing to the next level and you'll be able to create more unique, professional garments!

Here's a sewing technique that you'll want to keep within reach (just in case :) ). In this video tutorial, Professor Pincushion shares a lesson on how to sew an invisible zipper with a lining.

How to Sew An Invisible Zipper With A Lining - SEWTORIAL

Here's a sewing tutorial that you'll want to keep within reach. In this video tutorial learn on how to sew an invisible zipper with a lining. - Sewtorial

one of my goals this year is to learn how to sew. (starting with the most basic of basics)

Dressmaking 101

Basic Stitches Britannica Online Encyclopedia Dressmaking is a craft of making dresses. It is the basis and the start of the fashion world. When you make dresses, you will be called a dressmaker or historically, modiste. Learning the basics of...

Starting a sewing project is always fun, but finishing it is challenging. One of our favorite ways to finish a sewing project is by finishing it with french seams! Learn how to sew french seams by clicking the Visit button above!

How To Sew French Seams Correctly I Sewing Tips For Beginners

Mastering seams is an important skill to every beginner sewer! And learning how to sew French seams is equally important. Click here to know how!

Want to learn to sew? There are so many different options for anyone who wants to Learn to Sew. With so many tutorials and online classes, choosing the right one can be a challenge. Below is a collection of several Learn to Sew Tutorials and Classes that I think will help novice sewists systematically learn how to sew.

The Best Online Learn to Sew Tutorials and Classes

Want to learn to sew? There are so many different options for anyone who wants to Learn to Sew. Choosing the right sewing course can be a challenge.

How to get Perfectly Gathered fabric EVERY time!

Gathering Stitch: How to Sew Perfect Gathers and Ruffles - girl. Inspired.

This sewing basic tutorial will teach you how to sew a gathering stitch for perfect ruffles every time. Loaded with reader comments and additional advice!

Heirloom Sewing Basics - pinstitching …

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Sewing is not just a hobby but also a great practical skill. This is the reason that it has existed for centuries. Over the past few years, interest in sewing has been on the rise due to easy availability of tutorials, guides and other things that make it...

Simple tips and tricks to help get you started sewing with leather on your home sewing machine.

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Knowing how to hand sew is one of the basic skills that every person should achieve. It helps for making simple repairs to clothing and other fabric items as well as allows for small or basic alterations. First and foremost, you need the basic tools: - A...

How to ladder stitch a stuffing hole closed to give a smooth and neat finish. Need to know for pillows!.

Ladder stitch to close a turning gap.

I thought the next mini tutorial could show you all how to ladder stitch a turning/stuffing hole closed to give a smooth and neat finish. I will also do a second part to this tutorial showing you how to also...

Get your Free Sewing Guide - an essential tool for sewing beginners - a sewing…

Creative Fashion Skills - Learn sewing, pattern making and fashion design

I teach people how make their own fashion. Learn sewing, patternmaking and fashion design skills so you can make your own DIY clothes.

9 Sewing Stitches Every Seamstress Should Master - Ideal Me

9 Sewing Stitches Every Seamstress Should Master - Ideal Me

These 9 sewing stitches are a must-learn and will definitely come in handy for many sewing projects that you may have in the future.

How to Fine-Tune Your Sewing Machine's Tension So You Nail Every Stitch

If you've noticed your stitches are a little, well, off, it's likely you went straight for the tension. But the truth is there could be a myriad of culprits behind your screwed-up stitches. You could be using an old needle, for starters, or you may even have the wrong one for the job. You could've set your machine's stitch length and width to the wrong setting. Or, like you thought, the machine's tension may need some tweaking.

Eve

DIY Easy No-Sew Tutu for Little Girls #craft #tutu #kids

Sewing As A Beginner – Where To Start And How To Advance

DIY Easy No-Sew Tutu for Little Girls #craft #tutu #kids

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners | Martha Stewart

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Introducing sewing to children a very good idea for many factors. Sewing is surely an enjoyable activity that people of any age enjoy. Not only is it exciting, but it is a helpful skill, way too. When you want to show a child how you can sew, there are...

New to #sewing? Start here with this very easy elastic waist skirt that anyone can sew. This tutorial is a fun sewing project for beginners. Makes child and adult sizes.

Easy To Sew Skirt - Great For Newbies! - Dabbles & Babbles

An easy to sew skirt that anyone can sew. This tutorial is a fun sewing project for beginners. Makes child and adult sizes.

5-free-bibdana-patterns-how-to-sew-a-baby-bib

5 Baby Bibdana Free Patterns | The “new” baby bib

I’m nesting like a crazy person. I’m 36 weeks pregnant and at my last appointment a few days ago, my dr assured me that there is no way I’m going to go another 4 weeks! Yippee! I …

51 Things to Sew for Baby

Have a new little one in the house or know someone with a new baby? If so, you may be looking for some creative things to sew for baby, as these sorts of little tiny things are the most adorable ever. Not cuter than baby, of course, but close. From mittens to hats to adorable blankets and wraps, you will find step by step sewing tutorials for DIY baby gifts, room decor and newborn fashion that will impress all. Whether you are looking to make something for a baby girl or baby boy, we have…

Feeling creative? Add some style to your hair this summer with this DIY knot bow headband!

Easy DIY baby headband pattern free sewing - Knot Bow Headband Pattern and Tutorial - Coral + Co.

Knot Bow Headband Pattern Instructions - Step 1 - Fold fabric in half Right Sides Together (RST) and place Knot Bow Headband Pattern piece on it with the short end on the fold. Step 2 - Place the Baby Headband Pattern Pieces RST. Step 3 - Pin in place. Step 4 - Sew around raw edges of the

As Riley is starting to grow out of the things I normally make (baby bibs, hats, crib shoes), I’ve been looking for something new to make for her. I stumbled upon a few skirt tutorials, and it turned out to be just what I was looking for. These skirts are super easy! You can whip …

DIY Girls Skirt Tutorial

A DIY tutorial for an adorable and simple girls skirt that can be made in any size.

Patterns

Making your own panties.

Panty Tutorial: How to Sew Underwear

This tutorial will take you, step by step, through the process of making underwear that fit you perfectly and look great too. You can click on any of the photos in each step to enlarge them (which will make reading the text on some of them much easier). Please use this pattern for personal use…

Tons of free sewing patterns. No registration required. Make dresses, baby clothes, bags, aprons, dolls, stuffed animals, home accessories, and more!

5000+ Free Sewing Patterns

Tons of free sewing patterns. No registration required. Make dresses, baby clothes, bags, aprons, dolls, stuffed animals, home accessories, and more!

How to sew Yoga Waistband leggings with this free Yoga Waistband Legging Tutorial (includes link to a free legging pattern in girl's sizes 3 to 14)

Yoga Waistband Leggings Tutorial (free pattern included)

How to sew Yoga Waistband leggings with this free Yoga Waistband Legging Tutorial (includes link to a free legging pattern in girl's sizes 3 to 14)

Pattern Making Basics

A comprehensive collection of pattern making resources that are easy to understand!

Slipcovers

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Sewing machines

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Organization

fabric storage ideas | how to organize fabric | fabric organization | sewing for beginners

11+ WONDERFUL Fabric Storage Ideas for Sewing Rooms - Sew Some Stuff

Fabric Storage Ideas for Sewing Rooms | fabric organization ideas | storage for sewing room | fabric storage | sewing room fabric storage ideas

thread storage ideas | sewing room decor | sewing organization | thread organization

Is Hand Sewing Simply A Pastime

thread storage ideas | sewing room decor | sewing organization | thread organization

Thread Storage and Organization

My sewing room isn

Thread Storage and Organization

10 Genius Sewing Room Organization Hacks You Need to Know Posted by Christine Haynes // JAN 16, 2016

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@Elizabeth Lockhart Johnson Organization? bits of ribbon and trim wound on sticks (paint stir sticks or lengths of rulers?)

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Needles and feet

EASY guide to sewing needle sizes. Using the right kind of sewing machine needle for the job means you will get a professional looking seam every time.

Sewing Patterns & Dress Patterns: Fresh, Modern, EASY

Trendy & modern sewing patterns from Treasurie |My Childhood Treasures. Simple instructions for dress patterns, girls dress patterns, baby dress patterns & more

Maintenance

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean your top loading bobbin sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean Video Tutorial (Top Loading Bobbin) - Easy Sewing for Beginners

A great video tutorial for sewing machine maintenance oil and clean for top loading bobbin sewing machines. Easy to follow so you can maintain your sewing machine at home.

Messy stitches. Loose threads. Clanking metal. Lint clogs. When you’re in the quilting groove, there’s nothing more frustrating than an out-of-whack sewing machine. Luckily, there are a few tips and techniques that can get your machine up and running in no time, and Rob is just the guy to show you how! In fact, he gets pretty excited about taking care of his machines! This week Rob has released a series of three video tutorials to guide you through do-it-yourself repair and maintenance…

Sewing Machine Maintenance Tutorial - Man Sewing

Messy stitches. Loose threads. Clanking metal. Lint clogs. When you’re in the quilting groove, there’s nothing more frustrating than an out-of-whack sewing machine. Luckily, there are a few tips and techniques that can get your machine up and running in no time, and Rob is just the guy to show you how! In fact, he gets pretty excited about taking care of his machines! This week Rob has released a series of three video tutorials to guide you through do-it-yourself repair and maintenance…

Other Pins

Sewing Tricks 🧷✂👚

Amazing Sewing Hacks 😍

Creative Stitching Hacks

Creative Sewing Hacks

Tips and tricks for Plus-Sized Sewing.

Plus-Size Sewing: Everything You Need to Know - Seams And Scissors

As a curvy gal, I know all too well how hard it can be to find clothes that fit and don’t just look like I’m wearing a bag. The truth is that women come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and it’s hard for the big clothing brands to make a garment that would …

Avental em jeans

Avental em jeans

Create an Awesome Apron from a repurposed men's shirt!

How to Make A DIY Apron From Your Husband's Shirt

You can make DIY apron from an old men's shirt. This men's shirt apron makes for one of the cutest upcycles that we've ever seen.

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

Beautiful Stitching DIY Ideas

How to keep the corners of your fitted sheets from popping off the mattress with some easy sewing from craftystaci.com #lifehacks #sewinghacks

Fitted Sheet Corner Anchors — Crafty Staci

I think a lot of people these days get into sewing for the fun of it. They want to make a quilt, or a Christmas stocking , or maybe a new dress. They don't necessarily jump on board because they want to hem pants or sew on a button, but that's a nice side effect of learning the skill. Sometimes the

Sew Spoiled: Free Sewing Patterns and Collections

Free Sewing Patterns and Collections

I love YouCanMakeThis.com . I started collecting epatterns at YCMT and then began writing my own in 2008. FREE! | YouCanMakeThis.com Apron i...

Converting a Sewing Pattern from Knit to Woven: 4 Questions | Sew Altered Style

Converting a Sewing Pattern from Knit to Woven: 4 Questions | Sew Altered Style | Patterns to Fit Every Woman

Considering converting a knit sewing pattern to a woven? Sew Altered Style shares 4 questions you should ask before you get started!

Fabric Baskets--easy to make

Lovely Scraps

Stars 'n Stripes 'n Scraps Quilt (queen size--just finished Sun 3/13/16) Answering the question--what to do with all those lovely fa...

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean your top loading bobbin sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean Video Tutorial (Top Loading Bobbin) - Easy Sewing for Beginners

A great video tutorial for sewing machine maintenance oil and clean for top loading bobbin sewing machines. Easy to follow so you can maintain your sewing machine at home.

DIY cloth napkins for your home. An easy tutorial with step-by-step photos. Perfect sewing project for a beginner!

Homemade Cloth Napkins: An Easy Step-by-Step Tutorial | Chocolate & Zucchini

DIY cloth napkins for your home. An easy tutorial with step-by-step photos. Perfect sewing project for a beginner!

fitting techniques for the shoulder and armhole – In-House Patterns

Fitting and Pattern Adjustment - Armhole

Hi everyone! We're back to fitting the shoulder and armhole area of Vogue 8664. Hopefully you'll stay a bit and follow along. Last time, we talked ab...

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