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


How to sew sheer fabric using only bobbin thread for stitching

How to sew sheer fabric using only bobbin thread for stitching

When you sew darts in sheer fabric you just can’t backstitch to secure the seams (it doesn’t look nice). And if you make a knot at the point of dart you still can see some threads through the sheer fabric. But there is some technique that makes darts look nice and eliminates the need for backstitching and knots.
This technique is quite simple and in the same time it fascinates me every time I use it. I don’t know really if there is a special term for this in English but I call it “one thread stitching”.
What is the technique? If I make the long story short, it is using a bobbin thread for threading the needle also. So, when you are sewing darts you are using only one thread from the bobbin to make a stitch.

How to cut chiffon without problems

How to cut chiffon without problems

Cutting out slippery chiffon fabric can be almost a nightmare. You can’t use pins to stabilize the fabric for cutting because they will leave holes in this delicate fabric. You can’t cut it on fold because the fabric will move and shift and you will lose the grain line easily. And you can’t easily mark the fabric with chalk or a disappearing ink pen because the fabric will shift as you can see in this video below. I think what any sewist dislikes the most about sewing garments from silk chiffon is cutting out patterns. But the cutting-out-pattern stage can be almost painless if you practice these tips.

How to upcycle an old dress

How to upcycle an old dress

I see that more and more people and companies are supporting upcycling: the process of creating something new from old items that would normally be destined for trash or recycle. This process uses fewer resources to create new things and helps keep used old items out of the waste. This is latest and continuously growing trend and one of the most sustainable things people can do in the fashion industry. So, I got hooked and decided to turn one of my ideas into reality.

How to easily finish outside corners (especially acute)

How to easily finish outside corners (especially acute)

I think I am not mistaken when I say that at some point all sewists face the problem of hemming around a corner when two exterior raw edges are coming together at an angle. Especially at an acute angle. And I didn’t find many tutorials how to do it easily. But we need to do it when we sew for example slits on skirts, or curtain panels, or some triangular pieces of cloth like neckerchiefs, etc.
So in this tutorial I want to demonstrate the easiest technique I use for professional corner finish. I want to show you how to fold and sew the fabric at the corner of a hem so there is a diagonal seam from the point of the corner to inside the edge of the hem.

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