Sewing Techniques - 344 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.

How to Clean a Sewing Machine

With your sewing machine generally being your largest single investment in equipment and at the center of most of your projects, it makes sense to ensure…
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Added 21 May, 2015

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Invisible Zipper Pillow Cover

This pillow cover is a fairly basic, but versatile project. Sewing an invisible zipper can be an intimidating technique, but this page contains the tips…
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Added 6 May, 2015

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Take in a Jeans Waist

This detailed step by step sewing tutorial demonstrates how you can take in the waist of jeans to get the perfect fit. Written by someone who's used this…
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Added 3 May, 2015

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How to Make Thread Belt Loops

If you need some of those thread belt loops that you used to see on dresses to hold the belt, these add a nice touch, hold the belt where it should be…
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Added 2 May, 2015

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Sew Your Own Cover for the Brother 1034d Serger

This is a pretty specific sewing project being designed for a certain model of serger, with a free template that you can download via Craftsy. It's a…
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Added 13 April, 2015

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How and Where to Use Knit Stay Tape

This page takes a look at using knit stay tape to stabilize your fabrics while you're sewing. You may find this particularly useful if you regularly sew…
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Added 5 April, 2015

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Easy Way to Turn a Tube of Fabric Right Side Out

Turning a tube the right side out again once you had stitched the tube it's pretty hard and it can get frustrating! It just all bunches up and gets too…
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Added 1 April, 2015

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How to Bind Knit Edges

If you want to give your necklines and armholes a professional looking finish, this article will be just the ticket. It describes four different methods…
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Added 22 March, 2015

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How to Thread the Brother 1034d Serger

While this video tutorial concentrates on threading a specific brand and model serger, if you own an alternative and need help, the principles may be…
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Added 28 February, 2015

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Different Types of Interfacing and When to Use Them

Whether you sew bags or clothes, from time to time, you’ll need to use an interfacing on your projects and it can often be difficult to choose…
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Added 21 February, 2015

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