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Sewing 101 - Tips & Tricks For All Levels

Check out these amazing sewing tips, tricks, and tutorials that have helped me out many, many times. Whether you're new to sewing or you have been sewing for years, there are tips and tricks here for everyone.

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How to sew piping. Pleased As Punch
Such a great tutorial for making piping using any fabric your want to match your project.

Printable Bias Tape maker. The Scientific Seamstress
Making bias tape can be a pain. This printable makes it so much easier!

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No Knot. No Tail. Bella Dia
This tutorial shows you how to start hand sewing without a knot or those annoying thread tails.

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How to smock.
Unfortunately this this tutorial is no longer available but I found a similar one here.

Understanding Thread Tension. Threads
This tutorial helped me out so much when I first started using a sewing machine!

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Make crisp, even hems. Martha Stewart
This is a must read for any beginning seamstress who has trouble with hems.

Sewing Vinyl. Futurgirl
If you have ever sewn vinyl, you know how difficult it can be. Using a piece of tape can help make it easier.

Mattress Sizes For Sewing Quilts. Crafttastical
This comes in handy when trying to figure out what size you need to make a quilt.

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How to slip stitch a seam closed. Michelle Patterns
It is a lot easier than it seems.

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Circular Logic. The Scientific Seamstress
A must have printable for any circular pattern.

How to Make Your Own Patterns. (sorry, this tutorial has been removed by the original poster)
Such a great tutorial for anyone wanting to make patterns.

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Make Better Ruffles. See Kate Sew
This tutorial makes ruffles seem so easy.

Free Motion Quilting. Elizabeth Hartman
A must for any quilter.

Hem Jeans Without Cutting Them. Love Stitched
I have used this tutorial so many times!

Folding Template. The Scientific Seamstress
This printable comes in so handy for making perfect seams in any size you want.

Mend Blue Jeans. Create Enjoy
They look almost as good as new!!

How to Bind A Quilt. Old Red Barn Co.
I used this tutorial to bind my first quilt and it helped out so much.

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How To Sew Knit Fabrics. Pretty Prudent
Knits can be very difficult to sew but these tips will help.

How To Sew Appliques. Sew Like My Mom
Be able to sew on any applique!!

How To Sew A Zipper. Make It Love It
Add a zipper to any project.

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  1. The link for the thread tension is not working.

  2. Thanks so much for posting these! My Sewing Tips board at Pinterest got a little fatter tonight! :)

  3. Extremely helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. wow this is a great post...everything you need to know....I'd love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party going on now-Sunday...Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Thanks for posting this...the ruffle one from Kate was very helpful for me right now (the ratio section). I tried to comment or contact her, but can't (need Name/Url and no e-mail address shown that I could find!) Thankyou! xo

    1. I make a lot of ruffles. Glad to know it helped you out.

  6. What a great collection of tips. Stuff everyone should know! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  7. Great tips! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Thanks for a great pile of tips! I especially like the homemade bias tape maker and the templates for folding! Brilliant ideas.

  9. the link for Making your own pattern isn't working.

  10. Gracielynn, thank you for letting me know. All sources & links are checked at the time a blog post is written, but since websites evolve and stuff changes, links may expire. I will keep an eye out for an updated link or one similar and will update the post soon.


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