Sewing Techniques - 322 patterns

The Sewing Techniques category is a mix of sections that cover the technical aspects of sewing and how to sew.

Perhaps the most popular section in the category is indeed the Learn to Sew collection of links and this is the ideal place for newbie sewers to spend sometime browsing.

However there are also groups of projects and tutorials that will be of interest to more experienced sewers. If you enjoy making your own clothes, you'll surely be interested in making your own body form and we can also direct you to a wide range of tips and advice on all sorts of dressmaking subjects. Among other things, you'll also find all sorts of sewing machine related information and for the frugal, links to help on repairing and altering clothes.

Hemming Very Stretchy Fabric

In this article, you can see and compare a variety of different approaches to machine sewing hems when using very stretchy material. The pages shows the…
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Added 27 August, 2014

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How to Add a Zipper Pocket to Any Purse Pattern

So you have a basic purse pattern, or have a pattern that includes a basic slip pocket and you would like a zipper pocket. This tutorial shows how you…
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Added 26 August, 2014

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Tips for Buying Fabric Online

This video tutorial shows you how to compare different fabrics together, add and remove fabrics, see what works together as a package and what is a glaring…
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Added 19 August, 2014

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Designing a Sundress

This interesting article walks through the complete process of designing a sundress, from the initial thoughts through to the final design. Anyone looking…
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Added 16 August, 2014

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How to Make and Use Piping

Piping can be made ahead of time and stored, just the same way you make bias tape from fabric left-overs and save it for the perfect project. In fact,…
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Added 15 August, 2014

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How to Print and Assemble a PDF Pattern

PDF patterns that you can download from a wide variety of websites offer many great benefits for sewists, however there are a number of steps that you…
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Added 10 August, 2014

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Sew Button with Your Sewing Machine

If finding out how to sew buttons with your machine is one of those jobs that you've put off or just not thought about, this video tutorial may be worth…
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Added 5 June, 2014

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How to use Overcasting Stitches

Part of a series of articles on finishing your seams, this page explains how to use the overcasting stitch on your sewing machine. The overcasting stitch…
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Added 24 May, 2014

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Quick and Easy Gathering with Dental Floss

This is a little gem of a tip for gathering long lengths of fabric, using common or garden dental floss instead of your usual sewing threads. You'll find…
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Added 19 May, 2014

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Seewing Machine Pratice Sheets

For those looking to exercise their skills with a sewing machine, these printable sheets are a great way to practise controlling your speed and sewing…
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Added 17 May, 2014

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