Learn to sew

Learning to sew can feel overwhelming.  Learn to use a sewing machine with confidence with these beginning sewing ideas, beginning sewing projects, easy sewing projects.  Maybe you’re teaching yourself to sew or looking for kids sewing projects to pass on sewing to the next generation.  Whatever the case, you’ll find first sewing projects here that’ll build your confidence and help you gain sewing skills that’ll help you advance in your sewing knowledge.

hoodie with separating zipper and jacket zippers

How to sew a zipper on a jacket [surprisingly simple]

If thinking about how to sew a zipper gives you hives, I just bet you’ll find yourself loving learning how to sew a zipper on a jacket. It turns out separating zippers are really about the easiest zipper to sew around outside of an invisible zipper. Sounds too good to be true? Let me convince …

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sewing machine applique t-shirt

How to applique with sewing machine (easy fabulous)

Today we’re talking about how to applique with sewing machine. Maybe it’s just me, but I always see plain fabric as a blank canvas of possibilities yelling at me to do something interesting to them. (Hence why I ice dye fabric, embroider it, overdye it and all manner of other things). Well, you can add …

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finished applique t-shirt

Make an applique t-shirt (the simple way to show off your personality)

The easiest way to rescue a boring t-shirt is to transform it into an applique t-shirt. Applique is such a simple way to add some extra visual texture and interest to a plain t-shirt. All you need is some knit fabric scraps, a little bit of time, and you can create an applique t-shirt that’ll …

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buttonhole elastic buttons and jeans

Adding elastic to a jeans waistband (buttonhole elastic tutorial)

Today is all about adding elastic to a jeans waistband with buttonhole elastic. If you have kids, you’ve probably seen buttonhole elastic on pants. And if you have kids with smaller waists, you LOOK for pants with buttonhole elastic. Buttonhole elastic is great stuff it turns out for helping create an adjustable waist. For kids …

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finished diy v-neck t-shirt

How to alter a shirt neckline (DIY v-neck t-shirt)

Today I’m going to show you how to alter a shirt neckline through making a simple DIY v-neck t-shirt. We’ve all been there: you find a fun tee but it’s got a crew neck that’s not too comfy to wear. You love the v-neck style and yet, here you are staring at this crew neck. …

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