Sewing for Others

Sewing for others can mean gifts or just because you want to help someone out. Easy sewing tutorials will give you lots of project and gift ideas to make for family and friends on holidays, birthdays, or just because.
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Two Ways to Hem a Circle Skirt
Hemming a circle skirt isn't hard. In this tutorial, you'll learn a couple of methods to get a perfect hem on a curved edge. One of the easiest ways to hem a circle skirt is with bias tape. Learn how to use single-fold bias tape to hem a circle skirt as well as a couple of hand-stitching techniques.
The Ruffled Purse® - Discover the Joy of Sewing
Learn how to repair a vintage quilt. You can fix holes in an old quilt, repair damaged quilting, and remove stains.
Make a fabric yo-yo coaster (free template)
Fabric yo-yos are fun to make. I'll show you how to make fabric yo-yos and how to sew yo-yos together to make festive circle coasters. Other fabric yo-yo projects are shared too. FREE fabric yo-yo templates are included with the project tutorials.
Fabric Yo-Yos are Circles of Fun
If you have scraps of fabric and aren't sure what to do with them, you need to make some fabric yoyos. These easy-to-make fabric circles can be the starting point of so many projects. Video and picture tutorials will guide you through the steps on how to make fabric yoyos.
DIY fabric pattern weights
Tired of pinning pattern pieces to fabric? You should try sewing your own pattern weights. This is a great DIY project for beginners and the finished pattern weights will help you hold down pattern pieces or keep fabric from moving around as you cut. See 3 different pattern weight options and learn how to make the pattern weights through video and picture tutorials. All three of the DIY pattern weight ideas use both machine and hand sewing.
You Must Make This Floaty Top
DIY a drapey top by using this easy sew blouse pattern for women. This floaty top is simple to make and a must have for those who want to sew their own clothes. It's a great sewing pattern for summer clothes and can be used to make a swimsuit cover. Dress the floaty top up or down with jeans, shoes, and other accessories.
How to DIY Fabric Bunting
Learn how to sew bunting with both a picture and video tutorial. Get 3 free bunting flag pattern templates and use fabric scraps or novelty fabrics to diy bunting for weddings, Christmas, and any other festive event. Sewing bunting is a great beginner project.
a stack of different colored and patterned fabrics with text overlay that reads, how to choose the right fabric for your project
New to sewing with knits? Read this.
Are you a beginner when it comes to sewing with knit fabric? If you want to try sewing knits, take a look at this beginner's guide. In it, you'll find tips and other information that will make your first or next knit sewing project a success.
Confidently hang your quilts
Learn multiple ways to hang quilts on the wall whether it's a full-size quilt or a quilted wall hanging. After reading this post you'll have the knowledge of how to successfully hang your quilts no matter what size they are.
Pick the best patterns to sew your own clothes
Do you want to sew clothes and are looking for sewing patterns for beginners? Learn how to find the best sewing patterns for beginners. Certain sewing patterns are made for beginners and will show you how to make shirts, dresses, pants, and other garments. Beginner sewing patterns will help you learn techniques and build a foundation for sewing clothes.
Sew your own doll clothes
Looking for 18 inch doll clothes patterns? These Rebecca Page doll clothes patterns fit American Girl dolls and are easy to sew. These simple to sew doll clothes patterns come in many different styles such as dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets.
Mend the crotch of jeans
Have you discovered a hole in the crotch of your jeans? Whether it is a big hole or a small one, learn how to fix jeans with holes in the crotch. Both hand and machine sewing are featured in this tutorial on how to fix holes in the crotch of jeans.
What you need to know to iron successfully
Have you been wondering how to get rid of wrinkles in clothes, curtains or sheets, and in fabric for your sewing projects? Learn 5 things you can do that will help you successfully eliminate wrinkles and creases.
Easy-to-sew bean bags
Learn how to make bean bags for cornhole and other fun stuff. Homemade bean bags are easy to make. DIY your own bean bags with a sewing machine, and you'll be doing a bean bag toss and other entertaining things in no time. Making bean bags is a great beginner sewing project.
Best pins for sewing
Confused about straight sewing pins? This essential sewing pin guide will help you clear the confusion as you learn about the parts of a sewing pin, compare 10 different types of straight sewing pins, and learn about sewing pin cushions and caddies. Also included are sewing pin storage ideas, ways to efficiently use sewing pins to improve productivity, and safety tips. Alternatives to straight sewing pins are also revealed.