Posted on October 01 2021
You open Youtube and search how to sew a mask. You followed the instructions step by step and yet you end up with a product that barely resembles a mask. You wonder what happened and what to do next. If you found yourself in this situation a few times in the past, it’s probably time to start brushing up your sewing techniques!
This post will guide you through 16 tips and tricks that will help you in your future sewing projects. Jump around the post with the links below or just dive right in!
This might come as familiar to some - take it as a refresher and bookmark this in case you get a little lost in how to set up your sewing machine!
The overlock machine (sometimes known as a serger) might look a bit intimidating - but don’t let that deter you from giving your sewing projects a clean and professional finish! If you noticed that inside your clothes have multiple overlapping threads on the edges, then you’re looking at an overlock stitch.
Don’t have an overlock? Check out the next tip on how to utilise your sewing machine to finish your raw edges.
Want to give your own made dress a finished look without an overlocker? Imitate the overlock stitch with your sewing machine (make sure your sewing machine has a zigzag stitch option!).
Most commonly found in skirts and dresses, the invisible zipper looks, well, invisible on your garments.
Who knew there were different types of zippers? Of course it boils down to the design you wish to create, but knowing what options you have will give you a clearer direction for your sewing project.
Bought that cute top online but not quite liking the length of the sleeves? Here are some techniques to do some alterations on any of your sleeves!
Make button loops, finish your fabric edges and some decorative techniques using just bias tape!
If you always find yourself struggling with sharp corners (think shirt collars) when sewing, check out this trick to make those corners crisp and clean!
Add a personalised touch to your Cheongsams by picking out your favourite Chinese Knot Buttons to add to your outfit for that special occasion!
Stumbled on an issue with the sewing machine and have no idea how to fix it? Here we uncover the 4 most common obstacles you may face and how to tackle them!
No pockets on your favourite garment? We’ve got 3 different patch pockets to add a practical touch to your outfit.
Take pockets to the next level with techniques on how to sew inseam pockets - perfect to add to any pair of pants!
If you want to sew your own clothes to your own size (or maybe looking to get the right fit while shopping online), getting the right body measurements is important! You could do some measurements on your own but grabbing a friend to help you would make the process smoother.
Taking body measurements for men is slightly different as our body structures are different. Learn how to take male measurements through the video below.
Make your clothes easier to wear with buttons and buttonholes! In this video, you’ll discover 2 different techniques to get that perfect, clean buttonhole.
You might have haphazardly sewn your buttons to give it a quick fix - but did you know that there’s a proper way to sew them to your garments? We’ll share with you how to do it neatly and professionally!
These 16 techniques will definitely improve your sewing skills - but you know what they say, practice makes perfect. And what better way to practice than to test your newly acquired skills in sewing classes? Check out our starter classes below!