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 thin leather

How to sew thin leather

Leather is very likely the first material used by humans for sewing. How difficult can it be to sew leather? At a first glance – very difficult, or at least that’s what I thought before actually doing it. But after I finished my first serious project I realized that sewing leather is not more complicated than sewing denim for example. On the contrary, because leather doesn’t fray, doesn’t need washing, pressing, doesn’t shrink etc.
I made quite a few projects with leather, made some mistakes during the process and discovered so much by trial and error that now I can share with you some tips on how to sew leather.

How to make a dress that is stylish, flattering and fun in 30 minutes without a pattern

How to make a dress that is stylish, flattering and fun in 30 minutes without a pattern

Do you like fun, easy and fast sewing projects? Then this tutorial is for you so you can enjoy the creative part of sewing without all the hard work of cutting the pattern, fitting the pattern, sewing collars, hems, zippers, buttonholes, whatever…
All you have to do to make this stylish flattering dress is cut the fabric – one square and one rectangle and sew only one seam. No pattern required, we will mark all necessary lines right on the fabric. Super simple. You could literally make this dress in 30 minutes. And the best part is that the dress is ideal for all figure types and you don’t need to spend time fitting or tailoring it.

DIY pencil skirt: how to make a pencil skirt pattern

DIY pencil skirt: how to make a pencil skirt pattern

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make 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 – a custom-fitted, basic pattern which you can redesign and create many different styles of skirts, also you can use it to sew dresses.

Zipper pouch tutorial

Zipper pouch tutorial

This is my first attempt to make a zippered pouch. And I honestly thought that this is the easiest thing ever to sew, it’s such a little thing, right? But I was mistaken. The zippered pouch with lining turned out a pretty complex thing to make. Yes, you can make it in 30 min if you don’t mind the funky dented corners at the top of the pouch. But I wanted my corners to look very neat. So what is the secret to making a pouch without dented corners? Read the tutorial to find out.

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.

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