Sew a bound opening in your sewing machine cover or any other creative project using my easy step by step instructions. I wrote these instructions to help my readers who wanted to add a handle opening to my free Sewing…
People want to know how to hem pants. How do I know that? I’ll tell you in a minute. But first, let’s be clear – this post will show you how to hem pants the quick and easy way with any sewing machine. It’s not fancy. You can see the stitching (so not for $400 dress pants). It’s basically the same hemming that you’ll pay $10 for at an alteration shop. Are you ready to DIY hem your own pants (or your kid’s pants)? I know you are.
So, you may or may not have seen my absurdly silly church talent show video where I demonstrate my talent of ‘speed sewing.’ In the video I make a pair of pajama pants for an unsuspecting volunteer in less than 4 minutes. Anyone who takes pride in their sewing will cringe at my blatant disregard for proper hemming, seam finishing, and elastic waistband techniques.
But hey, I made them in 3 minutes and 20 seconds!
Be a sewing superhero who can sew sleeves on dresses!!!
In the sewing world, some people consider a serger machine to be an essential piece of equipment. It is typically used for finishing raw edges and seams on woven fabric by creating a tightly bound edge that will not unravel or fray. Some fabrics, such as knitor stretchy fabrics are great for sewing with a serger because the serger makes a stretchy seam. If you are thinking about buying a serger and want to make sure you really need one, the following blog post will help you figure out if you need a serger!
So in this blog post I will explain the purposes of a serger and help you decide if you really need one. I won’t go into the details of how to thread and use a serger, but I will discuss how it works with different types of fabric.
I’m so excited to share with you my favorite DIY technique for making bias binding!
I love making my own bias binding for so many reasons. Here are a few…
If you don’t use pattern weights, let me tell you why you should! To be honest, the first time I used pattern weights was was one of those Aha! moments for me. Then I thought ‘yup, people are right about these, they fix so many cutting problems!’ You can use any small, smooth object that has a little bit of weight to it for a pattern weight, but if you want to sew your own, I’m sharing a tutorial for that too.
Do you dread darts? Let me show you how to correctly sew a dart. If you follow two tricks, sewing darts is foolproof and easy. You need to mark it accurately and end it professionally. That’s it!
Having the right tools and supplies makes all the difference!
Ribbon can be one of the most useful items in your sewing stash. The free sewing projects in this roundup post are all made with ribbon and yet each one is different from the next. The free patterns are printable…