Sewing Knowledge and Skills

Whether you're new to sewing and need to learn basic hand and machine sewing knowledge or you've learned how to sew and want to build your sewing skills, this is the place for you. Here I'll share step-by-step tutorials and tips (some with video) about sewing techniques, stitches, and other sewing ideas so you'll know how to make whatever project is on your mind.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
How to make a hanging quilt sleeve
There are different ways to hang a quilt on the wall. Quilt hanging sleeves are a common way to display quilts. Making a sleeve to hang a quilt is easy if you know what to do. Learn more than one way to make a sleeve to hang a quilt.
Use triangles to hang quilts
Many would argue that triangle hanging corners are the best way to hang a quilt on the wall. Quilt hanging corners do work great for small quilts but there is another way to use triangles to hang quilts on the wall and display your medium and full-size quilts. Learn two quilt hanging ideas you can DIY with triangles and the different ways to attach them to your quilt.
How to make hanging tabs for quilts
Need some quilt hanging ideas? Using dowel rods is one of many creative ways to hang quilts. Hanging tabs for quilts is an effective method to use with dowel rods and display your quilts on a wall. The dowel rod and quilt tabs are a hanging combination that you can diy to match your home decor. Learn how to hang a quilt on the wall using dowel rods and tabs.
Smart ways to store fabric
If you're looking for fabric storage ideas to organize your stash, think about how to fold fabric to maximize the space you have. Whether your fabric storage ideas include organizing in small spaces, on shelves, in baskets it doesn't matter. Make the most of your available fabric storage space by learning how to roll and fold fabric in yards, fat quarters, and every size in between.
Learn Different Ways to Hang Quilts
Hanging quilts is a fantastic option for home decor. Learn how to display quilts on the wall. DIY quilt hanging ideas, curtain rods, and a quilt rack with shelf are just some of the display ideas that are shared in this comprehensive post on how to create the best quilt hanging system for you. You will be inspired to stop thinking about and start hanging quilts of all sizes.
Organizing Ideas for Storing Fabric
Do you need ideas for storing fabric? See fabric storage ideas from real people. Learn how others are successfully storing fabric in sewing rooms, small spaces, and quilt rooms. Discover fabric storage ideas you can DIY, organize on shelves, baskets, bins, and filing cabinets.
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.
Everything you need to know about seam ripping
Need to unpick a seam? Seam ripping is something every sewist will need to do at some point. Learn how to use a seam ripper properly, seam ripping tips, and seam ripping hacks. No seam ripper? No problem. I'll show you some other ways to rip out seams as well as what to use to sharpen seam rippers.
Use hand sewing to repair holes in jeans
Do you want to know how to patch a hole in jeans by hand? Learn how to use the backstitch to fix a hole in the corner of a jeans back pocket.
Step-by-step tutorial: backstitch by hand
Learn how to hand sew a backstitch. The backstitch is a great stitch for both hand embroidery and hand sewing. You can hand backstitch to sew seams as well as mend holes and tears. With both picture and video tutorials, you'll learn how to do a back stitch by hand.
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.