After sewing for years, I’ve naturally acquired a handful of tips and tricks. I’ve gathered together 25 of my favorites just for you! Read on for some of the best sewing hacks out there, and you’ll be master of the machine in no time. Don’t miss out on this awesome list of sewing hacks you’ll want to try at home. Make sure you’ve got all the sewing supplies you need. Here’s a great starter kit if you need one!
I’ve seen tons of sewing tips, but none that were as simple and as straightforward as the ones listed here. You’re going to be sewing like a pro after you’ve gotten to the last one! Don’t believe me? Make your way down my list and see what you think!
25 Best Sewing Hacks To Make Your Life Easier
1. How to strengthen your thread so it won’t break
Use this little gadget! It’s a wax contraption. When you pull the thread through, your thread will be coated in wax. This makes the thread nice and strong while you hand sew.
2. How to get that needle through the hole (in a sanitary way)
Use hairspray. Spray the tip so it stays straight
3. How to sew over lumpy fabric
Next time you’re sewing over lumpy fabric like terry cloth or fleece, use a plastic bag. Place it over the fabric you are sewing and watch that presser foot glide! It also helps to have a solid sewing machine for these difficult fabrics, here’s one I’d recommend!
4. How to sew in the easiest zipper
Sew up your seam as you normally would, place zipper face down over the seam allowance and sew it in place. Cut open the seam with your seam ripper to reveal the zipper underneath.
Be sure to check out our easy step-by-step tutorial on How To Sew A Zipper
5. How to use stay stitching to your advantage
Stay stitching holds the shape of your material in place as you ease it around curves. Stay stitch anything that isn’t cut on the grain or cross grain to prevent it from becoming disfigured. To stay stitch, stitch within the seam allowance, try 3/8″ if your seam allowance is 5/8″ and follow the curve of the piece. Stitch symmetrically, start your line on the outside and work your way in on both sides, if working on a center fold
Still new to sewing? Here’s a great beginners book to get you started!
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