How To Sew

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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.

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…

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.…

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…

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…

The Lazy Sewists Guide To Fabulous Style: Part 1

I think my favorite sewing projects are ones that make a visual impact and take only a couple of hours from start to finish. I love kimono jackets and easy wraps for  fast sewing projects. These types of projects are great for adding pizazz to an outfit and perfect for wardrobe building. The kimono jacket…

Spring Sewing Inspiration

What’s The Silliest Sewing Mistake You’ve Made?

Beginner’s Luck Over the weekend I played around with my embroidery machine. I’m embroidering a set of tea towels for my mom. They have cute kitchen utensils on them. They’ll be perfect for Mom’s Day (May 8th!) I also made  the organza butterflies that are so popular right now. I embroidered mine with black and…