Sewing Techniques - 316 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.

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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Turned Under Seam Finish

This is one of a series of articles focusing on different techniques for finishing your seams, particularly for those sewists without a serger or overlocker.…
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Added 27 April, 2014

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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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