Welcome to the sewing world!

Below is a collection of helpful, useful, entertaining, interesting guides, step-by-step tutorials and expert tips that will help you to learn sewing and achieve professional results.

I would love to say it is easy and fast. But I won’t. Because I am trying to be honest. Because sewing is not like slapping together fabric pieces and hoping to make something from them. There is quite a lot that goes into sewing.

So start learning today because there is a lot to learn.

Sewing techniques and tips


Stretch Thread for Sewing

Stretch Thread for Sewing

Stretch thread is a relatively new addition to home sewing even if it was used for much longer in industrial sewing. Stretch thread is a great help when sewing stretch fabric.
There are three types of stretchy thread for sewing: elastic thread, woolly nylon thread, and Eloflex.

Types of seams sewing tutorial

Types of seams sewing tutorial

In this sewing tutorial I want to talk about different types of seams. A simple online search brings us so many types of sewing seams that sometimes it’s confusing to choose seams for a particular project, right? I don’t know about you but as for me I really need to know what is welt seam, or lapped seam, or princess seam, etc. and how to use them.
So I did some research and here is my tutorial on types of seams. Have in mind, it’s not an article for a textbook for students, it’s more like a practical guide for a hobby sewist.

How to cut fabric straight

How to cut fabric straight

Cutting fabric straight is really important and can’t be stressed enough. A bad initial cut can result in twisted seams, or seams of different length on two pieces that are supposed to match, or a deformed/uneven hem after the garment was finished. It is surprising, but indeed a wrong initial cut can actually cause all these issues.

It seems to be a simple task, cutting fabric straight, but in reality, there is more to it than is obvious at a first glance. Below are some helpful tips on how to cut material straight.

How to sew a flat felled seam on silk fabric (the easy way)

How to sew a flat felled seam on silk fabric (the easy way)

This term “flat felled seam” sounds to me a little bit too professional but the technique itself is pretty simple and can be widely used in home sewing.
Flat felled seams can be usually found on denim because they are very strong and durable. But they can be used on silk fabric also. I like to use them even on chiffon and organza (together with French seams). Maybe I am the only one but anyway, to me flat felled seams look awesome. I used them recently while sewing my silk fitted sheet. So I can assure you that they are really as suitable for delicate silk fabric as they are suitable for denim.

Video sewing tutorial on how to sew clear vinyl zipper pouches

Video sewing tutorial on how to sew clear vinyl zipper pouches

In this video sewing tutorial I will show you how to easily make a zipper pouch from clear vinyl. The pouch has a zipper closure and I also could practice my Cricut skills placing words on the vinyl. I am going to use this pouch for used washable face masks – so I can find them easily in my bag and don’t mix with other stuff. Of course, first I put used masks in a plastic bag (that I throw away each time) and only after that I put them in the pouch.

How big is a yard of fabric plus yardage conversion chart

How big is a yard of fabric plus yardage conversion chart

When I visited a US fabric store (it was in New York) the first time (I was coming from Canada) I was really surprised to find out that they sell fabric by the yard, not by the meter. So I was staring at the fabric trying to figure out – how big is a yard of fabric? I asked the seller and she told me – “oh, it’s 36 inches”. Well, it really didn’t help because I had no idea about inches also. I was used to meters and centimeters. And I couldn’t even Google it then – there was no Google.
By now I am used to it but I know it would be helpful to have a conversion chart so anybody who is looking for answers can Google it and find the solution immediately.

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