I have a confession to make! I know how to sew a straight line pretty well, but when it comes to projects that twist and turn I am woefully under skilled. It is so hard to get your machine, your hands, and your brain to work together in perfect harmony. A lot of times this failure to sew well makes my projects look less that perfect. Seriously, if you saw how I sew along curved edges, you might be worried about me getting behind the wheel of a car. I’m a great driver. I swear! But when it comes to sewing, I need some practice. Luckily, there is a great way to learn how to sew a curve without wasting precious sewing resources. You can sew on paper! Learn how to sew and practice different types of stitches with this week’s Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday! This week’s tip is: practice sewing on paper!
If you practice sewing on paper, you do not waste supplies. This is a great way to prepare for difficult sewing projects or if you have not sewn for a while. Practicing sewing on paper can really warm you up and get you right back in the same. It is also a great way to get the feel for a new machine and figure out how quickly the machine might run. Just think of it as taking the sewing machine for a test drive! If you want to try this out, try using these Printable Sewing Machine Practice Sheets from Deby Coles of Sew So Easy! They can really help you out.
Need to learn the basics of stitching still? Check out How to Stitch: Stitching Basics.
If you do not quite know what all those different kinds of stitches do, we have the answers for you. Our good friend Deby Coles from So Sew Easy joined us over on all free sewing to teach us all the stitching basics we need to know. Check out How to Stitch: Stitching Basics over all AllFreeSewing.com today!
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