11 Easy Sewing Tips and Tricks To Follow

11 Easy Sewing Tips and Pro Tricks You Should Know

When it comes to sewing, it can be incredibly helpful to know about some of the best tips and tricks to follow. After all, sewing can be a potentially tricky task in some instances, and any tips or tricks that can help to offset this are always worth considering! Luckily, we’re on hand today to give you some further support and ideas about how to improve your own sewing efforts, so you can make the most of every opportunity!

Warp & Weft and Straight of Grain - Woven Fabric

Warp & Weft and Straight of Grain – Woven Fabric

A woven fabric is one of the best fabric types for beginners to learn to sew with. A woven fabric is any textile created by weaving threads. Woven fabrics are created with two or more sets of threads interlaced at right angles to each other. Woven fabric is more sturdy and stable when pinned, cut and then sewn…

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

The Anatomy of Fabric: In this free sewing video, Angel Peterson of FleeceFun explains the different parts of fabric. This is an important beginner sewing lesson that will help with any sewing pattern you are working on. Angel will explain “cross grain”, “selvage edge”, and what the “wrong” sides are. Learn the sewing terminology for … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Types of Interfacing Fabric and Interfacing Sewing   National Sewing Circle

Types of Interfacing + How to Cut the Grain of the Interfacing to Match the Fabric

“Beth Bradley teaches you about the various types of woven and non-woven interfacing that can be fusible or non-fusible, and shows how to make the point of interfacing invisible. She also demonstrates how to cut the grain of the interfacing to match the fabric.” More about sewing with interfacings: How to Remove Creases from Fusible Interfacing How to … [ Read More at SWN! ]