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.

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How to shorten a zipper every which way to Sunday

Let’s talk about how to shorten a zipper. Sewing zippers is one of those tasks in sewing where the devil is in the details. One of the problems you’ll run into is having a zipper that’s too long. In fact, many times it’s EASIER to sew with zippers that are too long. (Hello annoying zipper …

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Learn how to gather fabric 5 fail proof ways

Let’s talk how to gather fabric. Gathering fabric is one of those sewing tasks we often end up doing, but yikes, it can often be a headache! Threads can break and gathers can get all uneven on you. On the worst days, you might even miss sewing a whole chunk of gathered fabric into your …

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A fast DIY magnetic pincushion to keep the pins out of your feet!

Hey it’s a non-sewing sewing project today but it’s one I think you’ll like. If you’ve sewn for any length of time you know that dropping pins happens. And if you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to step on a pin, I can only say ouch in sympathy. One of the best things that the sewing …

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How to make an upcycled denim skirt–transform old jeans!

Today I’ve got an easy refashion for you in this upcycled denim skirt. Probably most of us have at least one pair of jeans that have maybe lived their lives in their pantsy state, but they still have some good wear left in them. Jeans are prime refashioning materials, and one of the simplest ways …

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How to make bias tape: 3 easy ways to do it yourself

Let’s talk how to make bias tape! Bias tape is one of those useful little sewing notions that has so many uses. It’s totally not just for quilters! While you can buy bias in those nice little neat packages, making your own has a lot of advantages. So why would you make bias tape yourself? …

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