We asked our Facebook fans what beginner sewists are most afraid to learn. Our fans shared what their biggest sewing fears were when they started. We weren’t surprised to find that most of our respondents seemed to be afraid of the same basic sewing techniques. To rid our fearful friends of these worrisome woes, we’ve […]
Tips and Techniques
In this collection of sewing and quilting techniques, find advice on everything from tips on how to sew binding on a quilt to discussions on sewing darts.
I’ve recently been talking about the best way to remove lines of stitching, AKA Stitch ripping. The “ripping” part of that phrase always sets my teeth on edge. I envision fabric being ripped, and that awful sound that accompanies it! Ack! Of course, stitch ripping thankfully doesn’t actually involve ripping fabric—as long as you’re doing […]
Last month, we sent out a newsletter asking our readers from AllFreeSewing.com to share their best sewing tips with us. We selected a winner at random—which you can see below—and sent them a bundle of sewing supplies. But we were left with a handful of awesome sewing tips that just needed to be shared! The […]
Buying fabric online isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration, like how it feels, how it drapes, and if it stretches, that are usually easier to tell in person. However, if you want to order fabric online (and who doesn’t love a little online shopping?) this […]
Have you ever heard of Sashiko embroidery? It’s a beautiful technique that allows you to create very detailed patterns quickly and painlessly. You can see an example on the pillow below—the patterns are usually made up of differently-sized dashes. This How to Do Sashiko Embroidery tutorial from Cashmerette will show you how to achieve the […]
Today’s Tips and Tricks Tuesday is by Hanne Vandersteen! She runs an amazing blog where she shares her sewing adventures, and today she’s going to talk to us about her experience on sewing with sequins (and how you can make the process a little easier for yourself!) For more of her posts, you can check […]