I am definitely a hoarder of excellent tips and tricks for sewing. I take a lot of technique classes with Seventh Avenue pros, and they are an amazing resource for all sorts of arcane information when it comes to garment construction.
But I really never know where I am going to come across a great tip. I'll always remember the time that I had my sofa and chairs slipcovered, and I watched as the upholsterer cut out his bias strips in no time flat by folding the fabric into a triangle. When I think about all the laborious ways I have spent cutting bias strips, it makes my heart sing to know that I know just about the fastest way possible.
I learned a lot about how slipcovers are created that day, plus a piece of slipcover trivia: plastic slipcovers were all the rage and a huge industry in the 1960s on Long Island where I live, and not so much today.
I have gathered many of these tips from industry professionals and sewing teachers into a wonderful little e-guide called Top Ten Tips for Sewing. In it you will learn how to cut those bias strips in no time flat, along with lots of other tricks such as sewing gussets, cutting slippery fabrics and more. You can get it now in the Sew Daily Shop!