July 21, 2012

Sewing Tips & Tricks

Hey! :) I have absolutely NO sewing to show you.... I have been sewing, though. I am hard at work on my cousin's PJ pants! But I can't show them here. I just know she would peek! ;) No sneak peeks, Amy!!

Soooo, I thought I would gather up some  of the tips and tricks that I have used or seen around the internet and share them with y'all!

Don't worry, though! I will have some original sewing to show you no later than Monday. ;) And next week should be full of tutorials! I have a purse design that I want to work on and then I was hit with some more inspiration last night. I think I will use that idea for the Skirting the Issue fun. :)

On to the Tips & Tricks!

Gathering Made Easy - Tutorial

This comes from Just Give Me a Needle. It looks like it will be a MUCH better way to gather and have the gathers STAY where they are supposed to be!!! Or am I the only one that has that problem... LOL

Drafting Your Own PDF Sewing Patterns - An Overview

This is something that I would LOVE to learn!!!! It comes from Melly Sews

Turn one fat quarter into 5 yards

This is from Stop Staring and Start Sewing. I need this!!! I go through bias tape like most people go through tissues! LOL

Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread

This come from Make It and Love It. I realllllly want to try this out. I already have my elastic thread waiting! I just need to build up the courage to try it out! LOL ;)

How to Create Elastic Shirring

Here is another great shirring tutorial and it is brought to you by Craft Stylish.


Teach Yourself to Sew - Tutorial List

This is a whole list of tutorials!! AWESOME!! This one comes from Darling Discounts and Deals.

Yardage Charts for Everything

This is so cool!!! Need to know how much fabric you need for a certain project? Just go to J&O Fabrics!

Sew News

Now this has a TON of tips, tricks and tutorials!! YAY!!!! Just hop over to Sew News!!!

Printable Bias Tape Maker

This is from The Scientific Seamstress. I really need to print this out!!!!!


From Shoes and Pie! I have not had this problem yet.... But I could definitely see it happening if I ever give into the urge to buy those gorgeous vintage patterns!!

Sewing 101: Tucks

A great tutorial from Shwin &  Shwin!

Make Your Own Handmade Fabric Labels

This is from Sew Many Ways. I am definitely going to give this a try! I would love to have cute little labels!!

Well, that's all for now, folks! ;)  Off to do some sewing!


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