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Love to Sew? Here are 20+ SUPER HELPFUL Sewing Tips


It is always so helpul to get tips and advice before you start a project.  How many times do you think, “oh I wish I knew that before I started this.”  Well…. here you go.  Now you don’t have to worry before you start.  Happy sewing!!


1. Sewing Tips: How To Sew a PARTIAL BUTTON PLACKET

2.Sewing Tip: No More Stubborn Straight Pins

3.Sewing Tips: French Seams (a clean finish for your raw edges)

4.Sewing Tips: making pants LONGER

5.Sewing Tip: Making and Attaching Gathered/Ruffled Fabric

6.Sewing Tips: making Cover Buttons, without a kit.

7.Sewing Tips: How to Make & Use Piping

8.Sewing Tips: Defining & Using Interfacing, Fusible Web, Fusible Adhesive

9.Sewing Tips: Practicing your Sewing Stitches (including the back-stitch)

10.Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread

11.Sewing Tips: Installing a Basic Zipper

12.Tip for Sewing with Vinyl (it sticks!!)…..Making Clear Vinyl Pouches

13.Sewing Tips: Attaching Buttons with a Sewing Machine

14.Sewing Tips: Basic Stitches (plus the Double Needle) 

15.Sewing Tips: Attaching Snaps

16.Sewing Tips: What is Selvage, Bias and Grain?

17.Sewing Tips: Pre-Washing

18.Sewing Tips – Clipping Corners and Curves

19.Sewing Tips: Gathering and Sewing With Knits

20.Sewing Tips – Turning a Tube Right Side Out

21.Sewing Tips – Part 4

22.Sewing Tips – ‘Right Sides Together’ and Zig-Zag

23. Sewing Tips – ‘Cut on the Fold’ and ‘Fabric Grain’

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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