Sewing Techniques - 305 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.

Use Bias Tape for a Neckline or Arm Hole Facing

This page shows you how you can use bias tape facings on neck and armholes for a cleaner and more professional finish. The clearly presented sewing tutorial…
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Added 23 April, 2014

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How to Make Ruffles Without Gathering

This is a very simple and clever idea for making your own ruffled strips without any need for sewing. It's obviously rather more wasteful of fabric than…
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Added 21 April, 2014

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Colorful Machine Embroidery Pillow

Part sewing machine practice project and part clever little gift idea, this is a neat little scented pillow project. You can use the pillow as an opportunity…
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Added 16 April, 2014

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Fabric Covered Buttons

The devil's in the detail, so the saying goes, and adding fabric covered buttons to your garments is one of those little things that can make a surprising…
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Added 2 April, 2014

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Sewing Machine Cover

If you want to show your sewing machine some love, you can do no better than to make it a cover to help keep it dust free during those odd moments that…
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Added 29 March, 2014

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Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance

It's so easy to neglect your sewing machine and expect it function perfectly every time with out taking care of it. However, this little article includes…
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Added 29 January, 2014

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Wired Ribbon

This is an idea with a difference that uses an elasticating foot on an overlocker or serger to sew wire into ribbon. With the festive season fast approaching,…
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Added 17 November, 2013

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Staystitching

This is a useful page to bookmark that talks about the sewing technique of staystitching. While invisible in finished projects, staystitching performs…
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Added 4 November, 2013

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Juice Glass Paper Piecing Block

If you've not tried your hand at paper piecing, here's a great tutorial that explains how to very clearly. It also includes a free to download PDF template…
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Added 28 October, 2013

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How to Create Zipper Tabs

Zipper tabs add an attractive decorative touch to zippers, but also serve a functional purpose in allowing you to reduce a zipper to the required size…
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Added 17 October, 2013

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