Sewing tips

Double Needle Thread Hack

I don’t have a lot of experience with a double needle. If you do, you probably know how great they can be when it comes to making double stitches. For those of you like me who don’t really know much about double needles, you can easily learn to use them, and there’s a great hack for using a dowel rod to replace the second spool holder, as well as one for keeping thread from tangling. Source and more info: makeit-loveit

How To Keep Scissors Sharp

You can’t really sew well if your scissors are dull. I mean, you could sew but you’ll also need to be able to cut thread and fabric, right? Keeping scissors sharp isn’t difficult and it doesn’t take much time, but it is essential for sewing. A good way to keep scissors from dulling is to ensure that you only cut fabric with them. Avoid cutting pins and always keep them clean and dry. Source and more info: andreasnotebook

Grab Any Paper Clips Lying Around

You can’t pin leather; any holes made in the fabric will remain. Instead, use paperclips to keep pieces of leather together! #sewingtips Related Post: 15 Paperclip Tips and Hacks To Make Your Life Easier [wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”” name=”Leather Sewing Tips and Tricks” summary=”Learn how to sew leather using paperclips!” image=”6839″]

Use This Technique for Crosswise Grain

Fabric must be cut along the lengthwise grain in order to drape properly. If you’re not sure how to find the lengthwise grain, use this technique to find the crosswise grain. You’ll then cut the fabric in the opposite (perpendicular) direction. [wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”” name=”Grainline: Finding the Grain” summary=”Use this technique to find the grainline when sewing. ” image=”6841″]

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Did You Lose The Elastic In Your Waistband?

Use a bodkin to draw elastic out of a waistband! You can also use it to find missing cords in drawstring pants and hoodies. I can’t even think about all the times I have lost a cord…this is genius.

Learn How To Sew One-Step Buttonholes

Speaking of buttonholes, do you find sewing them to be intimidating? Check out this tutorial on sewing one-step buttonholes. I am so thankful for that sewing instruction because it changed everything…

Sewing Tip: Pin The Button Hole

Slide a pin across the end of a buttonhole before ripping the stitches to ensure that you don’t go too far. This is going to add safety to your straight pin use.

Pull Out That Foam Toe Separator

Keep your filled bobbins together by storing them in a foam toe separator for pedicures. This such a cute and colorful way to store thread on bobbins. I love it so much because it upcycles all those separators! [wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”” name=”Create Heavy-Duty Pattern Weights ” summary=”Use washers from your toolbox as weights to pin down your fabric easy-peasy, helps you handsew or machine sew like a pro.” image=”6845″]

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Fabric Weights Make it Easier to Cut Fabric

Tired of pinning fabric when cutting it to hold it in place when you are cutting fabric for our sewing projects?? Make your own heavy-duty fabric weights using washers and a hot glue gun. Wrap them in fabric to help them not slide on your project. This is going to take your sewing projects to the next level! Genius!

Help Pins “Glide” – Use A Bar Soap To Hold Your Pins

Yup, I went there! Put dull, stubborn straight pins in a piece of bar soap to help them go through fabric much easier. Just try it! Related Post: Soap Hacks- 15 Unusual Ways To Use Bar Soap