How To Sew

Want to learn how to sew and understand sewing basics? Sew Daily has the tutorials, step-by-step instruction, and advice to help sewing enthusiasts of all ages be successful!

Mastering solid technique is vital to any sewing project. Whether you are just starting out or have sewn for years, having a working knowledge of basic sewing techniques as well as advanced options will help give you the confidence to succeed. With Sew Daily you’ll discover all sorts of techniques, plus tricks of the trade for sewing notions, seams, zippers and more.

Sewing For Your Pet? Find 1 Free Pooch Worthy Project

Sewing For Your Pet is fun and easy! Here at Sew Daily, we believe no sewing space is complete without at least one snoring dog and/or one capriciously placed cat. If a furry friend has found its way into your heart, and your sewing room (!), you’re in good company…quite literally. Take a moment to give…

FOOTWORK: How To Use A Walking Foot

Adding a walking foot to your tool box will save your frustration some time down the sewing road. A walking foot can make a pesky job trouble free. Learn how to use a walking foot to evenly feed fabric layers for a professional finish. How to use a walking foot. When to use a walking…

Sew Easy Costumes (Part 2): Sewing with Stretch Fabrics

In this second installment in our Sew Easy Costumes series, award-winning cosplayer and Epic Cosplay Costumes author Kristie Good shares strategies for sewing with stretch fabrics. Superhero Sewing Heroic, daring, exciting, and snappy dressers—who wouldn’t want to be a superhero? Cosplay is one way to get your superhero(ine) on, but it can sometimes feel a…

Fall Sewing & Styling Tips with Mimi G

The change in seasons signals an upcoming wardrobe shift to warmer layers, long sleeves and all things cozy. Read these fall sewing and layering tips below from Mimi G (from the August/Sept issue of Sew News magazine) on how to get the most from your summer wardrobe as the temps cool. The one thing about the…

Dorm DIY: Backpack Laundry Bag

If you’re headed to college or know someone who is, you know that laundry is a huge topic of discussion. Will I have enough quarters? How far are the facilities? Do I really need to separate lights and darks? As you’re gathering supplies for the dorm, think about space-saving items that do double-duty as decor.…

Methods To Master: Sew A Couture Waistband

Learn how to construct a couture waistband using silk organza, hair canvas and Petersham ribbon. The result is a refined, lightweight and strong waistband without unsightly ridges or bubbles from traditional fusible interfacing. Supplies •    Skirt pattern with side-zipper closure •    Fashion fabric (amount according to pattern, plus waistband measurements) •    Silk organza, Petersham ribbon…

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Sewing machines come with lots of gadgets. You don’t need to learn all of them at once. Manuals can get you started and keep you going. No need to learn everything at once. Start slow, you’re in it to win it! In the past six months I’ve had the fun of helping two 30-somethings take…

Hand Sewing

Tips for Hand Sewing! For Couture Sewing & Beyond

I’ve always loved hand sewing, and, like most of us, it was some of the first sewing that I did. But I took my hand sewing to a new level when I was studying for a couture certificate. Pin, baste, sew was the mantra. Where previously, I had only seen basting as an impatient step…

National Embroidery Month Starts Now!

February is National Embroidery Month. If you love hand or machine embroidery celebrate with us all month long for fun projects, free designs, giveaways and more! If you’re new to either hand or machine embroidery stay tuned to the Sew Daily, Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew News blogs for tips and tricks to keep you…

What Was Your First Sewing Project?

I remember the very first item I sewed. It was a cape for my Skipper doll. Not Barbie, mind you but Skipper. I remember going to So-Fro Fabrics and picking out the fabric. It was a large polka dot print with a soft pink background and the dots were a bright fuschia pink. It was…