Tag: Sewing

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…

The Walking Foot–Optional or Necessary?

On many of the supply lists for projects in Sew News, CME and Sew it All , you’ll find the following: “Optional: Walking foot for your sewing machine.” If the designer is a little more opinionated, it may read: “Optional, but helpful …” So what does this odd-shaped foot do, and is it: optional, helpful,…

Great Tips for Making Spring & Summer Bags

  Spring and summer are the seasons of the bag and the Sew Daily team has produced a new eBook that has 9 lovely bag patterns and a ton of great techniques and tips. Here are tricks from Katrina Loving on how to make your bag sturdier:  Consider the Stress Points Think about how your bag will be…

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…

Stitch Winter 2015

Quilted Circle Skirt Happy Homemaker Oven Mitts + Hot Pads Make An Entrance Sleeveless Duster Globetrotting Toddler Dress White Faux Fur Coat Snowflake Skirt Flirty Paper Pieced Dress  FEATURES artist profile amy barickman technique spotlight Go Fur It!       DEPARTMENTS editor’s note contributors what’s happening on sewdaily.com things we love    sewing room -denim:…

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…

Tell Me Your Favorite Easy Sew Gifts To Make

Time to get busy! Easy Sew Gifts For The Holidays Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com I'm one of those people that really don't like thinking, shopping or planning for the holidays until at the very latest Thanksgiving.  And, to be honest, I'm usually getting it all done about a day or two before…