Sewing tutorials

Sewing Tutorials

As I master a new technique or learn a new sewing skill, I like to share it with you, and keep a record here so I can remind myself again later on!  I also love to record sewing videos, so do check out the video tutorials page as well.

Zipper feet explained - all about xipper feet and when you would use them. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series from So Sew Easy.

Zipper feet explained

How to sew darts perfectly. From the Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series from So Sew Easy.

Sew darts perfectly

How to mark darts. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners tutorial series from So Sew Easy. I never thought of doing it this way - quick, easy and accurate!

How to mark darts

Cutting fabric and pattern matching. Part of the Sew A Skirt series from So Sew Easy.

Tips for cutting out patterns

How to choose fabric - part of the Sew A Skirt series on So Sew Easy

Choosing and preparing fabric

Clover Wonder Clips

Essential sewing tools

How to trace off Burda pattern, vintage patterns and multi-size patterns the EASY way - by So Sew Easy.

Easy way to trace patterns

Sewing Tutorials and Tips. A Pinterest Group Board where members share the best of the internet's sewing tutorials, by So Sew Easy.

Pinterest Tutorials board

Duct tape dress form - the finished body double. So Sew Easy

Duct tape dress form

How to Sew A Skirt. Beginners tutorial series covers fabric, patterns, cutting out, darts, zipper, lining, hems and more. You can totally learn to sew from this set of tutorials - from So Sew Easy.

Sew a Skirt series

How to sew an invisible zipper. Part of the Sew A Skirt series from So Sew Easy.

Sew an Invisible Zipper

How to add a lining to a skirt. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners series from So Sew Easy

Lining a skirt part 1

Sew a skirt lining with zipper. How to finish by machine with no hand sewing and no visible stitching on the inside. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners series from So Sew Easy.

All machine skirt lining part 2

Sewing an Invisible Hem. Part of the Sew A Skirt beginners series from So Sew Easy.

Sewing an invisible hem

Understanding a Sewing Pattern Envelope. Easy when you know how. Good useful explanations, lots of good info.

Understanding a sewing pattern envelope

Pressing matters - why, when and how to press seams and darts when you are sewing.

Pressing really matters!

Staystitching. What is it and why do it?

Learn about staystitching

How to use twin needles for hemming on knit fabrics. Also great for decorative stitches - a video tutorial.

Using a twin needle

How to sew the perfect invisible zipper - a video tutorial.

Invisible zipper video

All about understitching. What is it, why and how do you do it?

All about Understitching

How to finish your seams with a zig-zag stitch. Stitch width and length suggestions.

Zig-zag seam finish

Free class about color theory, and how it applies to fabrics, sewing and quilting. I need to learn more about this!

Color theory for sewing

Easy to follow steps for making continuous bias binding tape from a square of fabric. No more fiddly sewing strips together.

Make continuous bias binding

Continuous bias binding calculator. Work out how much you will get from a square, or what size square you will need.

Continuous bias tape calculator

How to turn sharp corners with bias binding

Bias binding corners

How, where and why to sew a Flat Felled Seam finish. One way to hide your raw edges.

Flat felled seams

Tips and a video on how to download, open and print PDF sewing patterns.

Download and print patterns

At last! Some of the terms that have been puzzling me are explained. Links to great tutorials too.

Sewing terms dictionary

Learn to sew. The best resources online for taking your sewing from yikes to Yes!

How to learn to sew

How to sew a French Seam. Ideal for light weight or sheer fabrics.

French Seams

Video review of the PGM Pro 601 ladies dress form

Introducing Penelope

Padding out a dress form to match your size and shape using the Fabulous Fit Dress Form Padding System

Padding for dress forms

Padding out a dress form. part 3 of a 3 part series.

Penelope is finished

The process of designing and publishing a sewing pattern from concept to release.

Designing a sewing pattern

 

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