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.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Learn 11 Tips For Sewing Darts

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 plain garment. Sewing darts is easy. But, like most things in sewing, ‘easy’ doesn’t always mean perfect results. Once I…

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…

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…