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


Narrow hem tutorial: how to make narrow hem using Ban Roll tape

Narrow hem tutorial: how to make narrow hem using Ban Roll tape

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to hem chiffon and other slippery lightweight fabric. Is hemming chiffon one of those things you would avoid doing? Well, there is one interesting method of making ultra-neat narrow hems on chiffon dresses and skirts that is not very popular yet but the result looks really professional and can be achieved quite fast. Here is the narrow hem – do you see any curling, stretching, fraying, warping? Of course not! And look – the width of the hem is the same all over.

Flattering clothes for big stomach

Flattering clothes for big stomach

Let’s learn how to hide the belly bulge with clothes, and visually change the shape of the body; how to choose a beautiful dress, a fashionable skirt, a stylish blouse, comfortable trousers and a flattering swimsuit to look perfect in any situation. Useful tips and a selection of photos will help you create a stylish image and forget about your shortcomings, no matter your shape or size. Here are a few observations on what worked for me and made my life easier.

Sewing machine bobbin problems and solutions

Sewing machine bobbin problems and solutions

In this guide you will find following information

Sewing machine bobbin problems and solutions
Bobbin winder stopped working (bobbin winder not working, bobbin not winding, bobbin stopped winding)
Bobbin winds unevenly
Sewing machine not picking up the bobbin thread
Thread bunching up, looping and tangling.
Bobbin keeps popping out

How to thread a bobbin

How to thread a bobbin

A bobbin is a very important part of a sewing machine on which the lower thread is wound. Threading a bobbin or winding a bobbin is a quick and easy job when you know what you are doing. Follow the directions in this tutorial if you want to know how to fill a bobbin, how to insert a bobbin in a sewing machine, how to get the bobbin thread up through machine, how to wind a bobbin by hand (and why to do that), etc. Everything you want to know about sewing machine bobbins.

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.

Top 20 simple (and not so simple) ways to sew a curved hem

Top 20 simple (and not so simple) ways to sew a curved hem

There are many different ways to sew a curved hem. It depends
 on the fabric you use for the project (for example, for chiffon it will not be the same as for denim)
 on the type of the curved edge ( if it is a full curve like a circle skirt, or just a slight curve)
 on the types of sewing machines and their accessories you have ( do you have a serger? a coverstitch machine? a blind stitch foot? etc.)
 on the design you have in mind ( do you want a narrow hem? a standard hem? a decorated hem?)
 and on your sewing experience also (if you are a beginner sewist you probably shouldn’t use all those specific presser feet available now)
But no matter what fabric or design you use you have to finish the hem beautifully. A well finished hem is a very important sewing operation and adds a professional touch to any garment.
Choose one of the techniques below that best suits you.

How to dress well: flattering clothes that hide figure flaws

How to dress well: flattering clothes that hide figure flaws

I’m at Joann Fabric looking at the new pattern catalogs – Vogue, McCalls, Simplicity. So many interesting new patterns! I love them all, really. But I know not all of them will be suitable for my body type, which is far from a model’s. I am petite (so I guess one third of these patterns go right out the window), my top is one size smaller than my bottom (so I need both sizes included in the envelope, which doesn’t always happen), and I really need dresses that hide a belly bulge (how did that happen to me? I didn’t have a tummy when I was younger!).

So, the question is: how to choose a pattern that will fit your body? And not only fit, but also hide your flaws. Do you have the same problems?

DIY pencil skirt: how to make a pencil skirt sloper

DIY pencil skirt: how to make a pencil skirt sloper

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to get a pencil skirt pattern, what is a good fit for a pencil skirt, what fitting problems you may have with a DIY pencil skirt and why you may have them, how to take proper measurements for a pencil skirt and how to make a pencil skirt sloper pattern from scratch (for real people).
If you like sewing clothes, it really important to have a good pencil skirt sloper – custom-fitted, basic pattern which you can redesign and create many different styles of skirts, also you can use it to sew dresses.

How to sew an invisible zipper using Wonder tape for sewing

How to sew an invisible zipper using Wonder tape for sewing

Would you like to know how to sew an invisible zipper fast and simple? Are you intimidated by sewing the invisible zipper? Let me show you the fastest and easiest way to insert an invisible zip that eliminates the need for pins and basting. You don’t need to fumble with pins, baste the zipper or press the zipper teeth flat before starting. This technique will help you to eliminate common problems and get professional results that you will be proud to show off.

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