I love to sew for myself, but it’s really magical teaching someone else how to sew. When they learn a new skill or sew a sleeve for the first time, I see the confidence and excitement in their eyes. It makes it all worth it!
I can’t have everyone in a classroom with me, so sharing a blog post with sewing tips and tutorials is the next best thing. Do you want to learn how to use fabric correctly?
I feel like I’ve learned a lot about fabrics in the last couple of years. I have been sewing for a long time, and I’ve made lots of mistakes. I’ve made clothing that didn’t fit right. I’ve used fabric that was too light for an item or too heavy for an item.
I still make mistakes or don’t think items all the way through, but the important thing is that I’ve learned from my mistakes. Along the way I’ve learned which fabrics I like to sew with.
I feel like I’ve gotten pretty picky with my fabrics, and maybe they cost more, but I’m not buying as much and each item lasts much longer. Here’s a graphci for how to use fabric the right way!
Do you want to learn how to sew? Here’s some other posts you’ll like:
- tips for sewing tip fabrics
- three different ways to hem knits
- basics of sewing machine needles
- how to trim and grade seams
- how to understitch
- how to topstitch
- edgestitch vs topstitch
- three ways to seam rip
- how to stitch in the ditch
- how to gather
- how to make ruffles without gathering
- how to sew a clean finish
- how to mend a hole
- how to sew curves: clipping v notching
- 8 best fabrics for sewing clothing
- 8 things I wish I could tell myself before I started sewing
- what helped me stop sewing “unworns” and how to sew loved items