Sewing tips & sewing guides

Struggling to find good sewing information on various sewing techniques? Here you’ll find gamechanger sewing tips and sewing guides that’ll help you at all levels of your sewing journey and help you solve your sewing problems. Learn sewing tips for beginners, special fabric guides to help you work with a variety of fabrics, knit sewing tips, find a comprehensive sewing dictionary, learn the best places to buy fabric, how to buy fabric wisely, and other general tips for sewing that’ll help you become a better seamstress right now.

Beautiful & simple: How to sew a blind hem [do I need a blind hem foot?]

Today you’re going to learn all about how to sew a blind hem and if you really need a blind hem foot or not. So you’re just getting used to your sewing machine, a nd you see this funky zigzaggy straight stitch combo stitch. You’re thinking, what on earth is this and why would I …

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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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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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basting stitch on denim

What is a basting stitch in sewing (why it’s awesome)

Ever wondered what a basting stitch is in sewing? That’s what you’re about to find out. If you’ve ever searched in your sewing machine manual, you probably won’t find a “basting stitch” as one of your machine’s available stitches. Yet, basting is something that we do often in sewing, so how do you baste fabric …

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scissors interfacing scraps and collar

How to use fusible interfacing + how block fusing will keep you sane

Today we’re talking about how to use fusible interfacing and the benefits of block fusing. For a long time I really really hated applying fusible interfacing. Interfacing is slippery, it can get your iron gunky. Worst of all, it seems that no matter how accurately you seem to cut it, you always need to trim …

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