Sewing Techniques - 338 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 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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How to Sew Sequin Trim

This serves as both a decorative technique and also to help stabilize stretchy knits. The clear easy to follow photo tutorial describes the process in detail.
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Added 16 February, 2015

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Installing a Zipper

If you need to sew a zipper into a skirt for the first time, this is a page that'll be worth checking out. It's a clearly presented tutorial with photos…
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Added 3 February, 2015

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DIY Bias Tape Maker

Making your own bias tape is a great way to use up scraps of fabric from your stash and this tutorial is a little piece of genius taht demonstrates how…
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Added 30 January, 2015

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How to Sew Steeply Slanted or Bias Seams

This is something you may not come across very often, but it’s good to know for the first time that you are called upon to sew a slanted seam.…
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Added 19 January, 2015

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3 Methods for Boxing Corners on Bags

One common feature that most bags will have is some kind of volume. Whether this is created with pleats, darts or a squared off bottom, the bag is given…
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Added 7 January, 2015

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How to Sew a Fly Front Zipper

There is no need to be deterred by that fly front zipper – you can do it. When learning a new skill, you can always practice on scraps first before…
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Added 29 December, 2014

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Must Have Features for Your First Serger

A break from free sewing patterns with this article that looks at the key features for anyone considering buying a serger sewing machine. For those looking…
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Added 18 December, 2014

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