Sewing Tutorials

Frustrated with a particular sewing technique?  Here you’ll find detailed sewing tutorials that’ll reduce your sewing frustrations and get you through that pattern you’re working on.

diy hair towel wrap

How to make a hair towel wrap with this free pattern

I’ve got a dead easy project for my curly headed sisters: how to make a hair towel wrap. I will be the first person to admit that I’ve not always loved my curls. Growing up in a super hot, humid climate did not endear my curls to me. As I’ve gotten older, and actually found …

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buttonhole tools and a finished handmade shirt

How to sew buttonholes by machine (it’s not as scary as you think)

Let’s talk about how to sew buttonholes. I know sewing buttonholes can be one of those tasks that makes people nervous. Let’s face it, it’s usually the last step in making a shirt or a jacket, and you don’t want to mess up! While there’s a few things that can go wrong, sewing beautiful buttonholes …

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ruched sleeve t-shirt

Fun texture: how to make ruched sleeves on a t-shirt

Ever wondered how to make ruched sleeves? If you love playing with texture, ruching is one of those sewing techniques you should try. It creates beautiful gathers that distribute a lot of volume in a concentrated area making for a distinct kind of look that designers love to incorporate. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show …

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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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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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