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!

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Sew a Crossed-Back Harvest Apron

Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone shares a free video demonstrating how she makes a crossed-back harvest apron. You can download the free pattern to print at home here! This apron is not only comfortable but very easy to sew! Two front patch pockets to fill with eggs, veggies, berries, pine cones, etc. Make it reversible! These aprons are also made for children and used as arts and crafts smocks to protect clothing. Aprons can be made out of cottons, canvas, linen, laminated fabrics, unbleached cotton, any sturdy fabric.

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Five Methods For Tracing Sewing Patterns – Keep Your Original Patterns Intact – Evelyn Wood

A free video sewing lesson from Evelyn Wood. Evelyn Wood shares five methods for tracing sewing patterns to create your own copies while keeping your original sewing patterns and sizes intact and uncut. Extra time is needed to trace your pattern pieces, but there are some very good reasons to trace your pattern rather than cut into it. Pattern tracing lets you to maintain the original pattern pieces. Tracing allows sewers to use a pattern more than once and in more than one size. Tracing the sewing pattern lets you to keep the printed pattern intact in case you need to make any fitting adjustments. Pattern wear is another reason to trace your patterns. Tracing allows you to have the other sizes available for use. Whatever your reason, you will be glad you traced your pattern(s) to keep and use over and over…

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…

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Sew a Hoodie Sweater without a Pattern for Fall

Alisa from Thoughtful Creativity shares with us a free fall sewing tutorial to sew a hoodie sweater of any size. In this free video tutorial you will learn how to sew an easy hood, draft the actual hoodie, and how to sew them together…

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Halloween Mystery Quilt-Along – Free Block Patterns

BOO!  An exclusive and first-ever FREE Halloween Mystery Quilt-Along! Fat Quarter Shop brings you a free pattern and video series called Bats & Boos Mystery Sew Along. Beginning August 2, Fat Quarter Shop offers free weekly video tutorials on their YouTube channel (you can watch the whole series below as it is released) as well as the FREE quilt patterns. Join Kimberly as she stitches through each block of this mystery quilt, from cutting through finishing the whole quilt top.  The quilt finishes at 40.5″ square…  Bats & Boos Mystery Sew Along

Sew Better! 8 BEST Beginner Sewing Machine Tips from The Last Stitch

8 Best Beginner Sewing Tips – Sew Better with The Last Stitch

If you want to get better at using your sewing machine, follow these eight simple steps from Johanna Lundström, the author of Master the Coverstitch Machine and Sewing Activewear, that will make your garment sewing look sew much more professional! Johanna discusses and demonstrates releasing and balancing the tension, needle down when starting a seam, pulling back the thread, stitch length and width, sewing straight and guiding fabrics…

Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

In this free video Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity demonstrates how she drafts a very simple, yet versatile A-line skirt with an elastic waist, pockets in the front and back, and a cute belt accent. A very easy skirt to sew. Unlike a simple gathered skirt, a gathered A-line skirt does not add extra gathers at the waist – which is great, but you can still enjoy flared bottom of the skirt. No zipper!

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One-Hour Farmers Market Roll-up Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial

Making it in the Mountains shares a free sewing video tutorial showing us how easy it is to make these pretty linen market bags that you can roll up and store later.

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Evelyn Wood Shares 14 Things She Wishes She Knew As A Beginner Sewer

Evelyn Wood shares 14 things she wishes she knew as a beginner sewer. Evelyn discusses her sewing tips for tools, machines, fear of cutting fabrics, patterns, fitting, being overwhelmed, and the sewing process as a beginner. Watch this free video and listen to Evelyn’s very best tips for those of us who are beginner sewing enthusiasts…