Narrow hem tutorial: how to make a narrow hem using Ban Roll

n this tutorial I am going to show you how to hem chiffon and other slippery lightweight fabric. Is hemming chiffon one of those things you would avoid doing? Well, there is one interesting method of making ultra-neat narrow hems on chiffon dresses and skirts that is not very popular yet but the result looks really professional and can be achieved quite fast.Here…

18 Tips for Sewing Lightweight Fabric

Some fabrics can be so frustrating to work with. Have you been avoiding sewing with chiffon, charmeuse, challis, or even lining fabric because it’s slippery and lightweight? Well, use this list of 18 tips for sewing lightweight fabric to make your sewing project successful. There are affiliate links in this post.   The tricky thing…

25 THINGS TO SEW IN UNDER 1 HOUR

Let’s be clear though. I realized that we are all at different sewing levels, so when I say sew in under 1 hour, it might be that this particular project takes a little bit longer for you. And that’s ok! But in general, these projects should be something that you can accomplish pretty quickly and…

How to Sew Pajama Pants

Sewing a pair of Pajama Pants is one of the easiest projects out there ~ especially for new sewists. For this tutorial I’ve taken an inexpensive Simplicity pattern (Note: Current pattern #2290) that I picked up at Joann’s for $.99 and translated some of the sewing jargon in order to show you how to whip up a…

20 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

If you are new to sewing, finding sewing projects for beginners can be a very daunting task. That’s why I’ve searched the web for you and compiled a collection of some of the easiest sewing projects that anyone can make. From fashion accessories to home decor, you’re sure to find a project or two you…

How To Sew A Christmas Stocking

This is the perfect sewing project for a beginner sewer. I’ll teach you how to sew a Christmas stocking with a cuff but you can eliminate the cuff if you don’t have enough fabric or feel too inexperienced to add a cuff. You can also hand sew Christmas stockings but I use a sewing machine…

25 THINGS TO SEW IN UNDER 10 MINUTES-EASY SEWING PROJECTS

What’s the Project? So you’ve got a sewing machine and you want some quick and easy sewing projects? Here are 25 things that are so easy to sew that you can get them done in about 10 minutes! Something great for everyone.  Do you ever want to just sit down and sew something super quick and…

Sewing with Flannel: Tips and Techniques

Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making many different garments, like flannel pajamas or jackets, as well as home decor projects like pillow. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for sewing with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel Sewing ZJ first shows several examples of…

Tips for Finding the Straight Grain in Fabrics

Finding the straight grain of fabric is important to do before beginning a project. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for finding the straight of grain in different fabrics. Understanding Fabric There are several area of fabric that are important to be familiar with. When you purchase fabric off of a bolt there will be a…