Patterned Fabrics Cutting and Layout Guide - The Sewing Directory
How to match patterns in fabric
TRACING WHEEL | How to Use a Tracing Wheel | TREASURIE
Don’t let the spikes put you off learning how to use a tracing wheel. Learn how to use this great little gadget to help with transferring pattern markings.
Stretchy Jewelry, Sewing Elastic, and Crafts with Elastic
AllFreeSewing is a website dedicated to the best free sewing patterns, tutorials, and tips related to sewing. We are the premiere spot for free sewing patterns online, offering 1000s of patterns.
Faux Ruched Flower Tutorial
Faux ruched flowers are actually very simple to prepare once you get the hang of it. The resulting flower is out of this world!! The ruched flowers included in this tutorial were prepared for the Chevron With A Twist quilt -- published on Moda Bake Shop Feb, 2015. Where the sizes differ, notes have been included for the 2019 Aurifil Designer of the Month "Redbird Garden" Applique Block. Begin with a square of fabric between 5″ and 6″ square. 2019 Aurifil Redbird Garden Block: Use (3) 7"…
How to cut fabric straight
Cutting fabric straight is really important and can’t be stressed enough. A bad initial cut can result in twisted seams, or seams of different length on two pieces that are supposed to match, or a deformed/uneven hem after the garment was finished. It is surprising, but indeed a wrong initial cut can actually cause all these issues. It seems to be a simple task, cutting fabric straight, but in reality, there is more to it than is obvious at a first glance. Below are some helpful tips on how…
BIAS TAPE: what is it, how to make it, and why you NEED it! (VIDEO included)
Bias Tape is a wonderful thing. In fact, it's something that I have used from the very beginning of my sewing adventure...and is not something to be feared. In fact, once you understand the stuff, you will LOVE it! However, my old tutorial showing you about bias tape and cutting on the bias, is well, really old. And it lacked some pictures. So every time I link to it, I end up having to add a bit more information....and it always aggravated me. So this post has been on my mind to finish for…
Adding Lace to A Sweater - Simple Simon and Company
Adding Lace to A Sweater: In less than 10 minutes you can add a wisp of lace around the hem of any shirt.
Sewing Jeans Buttonholes and Buttons - The Last Stitch
An easy step-by-step tutorial on how to sew a professional jeans buttonhole on your home sewing machine and attaching denim buttons.
Reverse Applique How-To with Spray Starch
Even though there are endless possibilities with reverse applique, somehow it seems that it is the forgotten method... perhaps for some it's just not a familiar technique, or maybe for others it's just a little nerve racking to cut that hole in the middle of the fabric. Whatever the reason might be, let me show you how fabulous a technique it really is... and that it gets even better when you use spray starch! This is the current status of my Folk Flower quilt. The block can be found on…
FREE Tutorial for making your own piping
In this FREE tutorial learn how to make your own piping to set off your dressmaking, bag making and projects for the home