Sewing for Beginners

Everyone has to start somewhere, and Sew Daily welcomes sewers of all levels. Enjoy volumes of expert tips, advice and patterns to help even the most beginner learn how to sew.

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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…

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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…

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FREE Gift Tags + Easy Sew Projects for the Holidays

Tis the season to be woefully behind I envy those who get all their holiday sewing and shopping done well before December. I’ve thought a lot about sewing and getting ready for the holidays but here I am with absolutely nothing completed let alone started. I’m afraid this year is going to be much like…

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Learn 9 Tips For Sewing Darts

Learn more tips for perfect darts. What's Your Favorite Tip For Perfect Darts? Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com Darts. Those wonderful triangle shaped folds that help shape flat fabric to fit our individual bumps and curves. In addition to giving our garments structual purpose, darts can add interesting design details to an otherwise…

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11 Painful Mistakes Only A Sewist Will Understand

And maybe a beverage. 11 Painful Mistakes Only A Sewist Will Understand Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com I'm sure all the experienced seamstresses and sewers out there have plenty of advice to a new sewer. Much of my learning has been self taught so I have always (tried to anyway) fail fast and…

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The Trouble With Facings And How To Fix Them

My latest summer dress Sewing At The Speed Of Slow Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com “Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything!” _ W. G. Sebald, Vertigo    I recently made this dress. The dress pattern from Simplicity has, like many do, facing pieces. Facings are commonly used in dresses and blouses. Facings…

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Cowboy Sewing with Knits: Tips from Liz Evans at Simple Simon

I was at the Common Threads event recently, which is an amazing annual retreat hosted by Baby Lock at their educational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. I brought along a pattern of mine for a simple knit sheath dress to try on some of the gorgeous knit fabrics brought in by Riley Blake. Liz Evans…