129 Best Sewing Techniques Tricks & Tips for Pros & Beginners You Should Know for Life

Here we go! I’ve broken it down into categories to make it easier. If you find other great tips and tricks online that you think would benefit others, feel free to send them to me and I can add them in.

Understanding Your Sewing Machine

Sewing Dictionary-Sewing Terms Defined

What Supplies Will I Need to Start Sewing?

The Sewing Pledge


How to Sew a Straight Line

The ZigZag Stitch

Winding and Threading Bobbin

Simple Steps to Improve Your Skills

Basting 101


How to Sew Piping

Turning and Top Stitching

Adding Elastic in a Casing

How to Sew Ruffles

How to Insert a Zipper

How to Sew Buttonholes

How to Applique

Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread

Clipping and Notching Curves

Tips for Sewing Corners and Squares

Using a Stretch Stitch

Hand Stitching

Making Crisp, Even Hems

Sewing With a Double Needle

Mitered Corners

Sewing Pleats

Serge without a Serger

Tip for Sewing on Vinyl

How to Draft and Sew a Skirt

Hemming Jeans

How to Finish Seams

How to Sew a Dart

Tips for Perfect Pressing

Taking Your Measurements

Pattern Cutting

Understanding Patterns


Which Fabric to Buy? Understanding How to Buy Fabric

Pre-washing Fabric

Sewing with Cuddle Fabric

How to Sew on Leather

How to Sew with Lace

Sew with Laminates

Sewing on Knits


Cleaning Your Sewing Machine

Understanding Thread Tension

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

Deciphering the Marks on Measuring Tape

Using Stay Tape

Using a Rotary Mat and Cutter

Attaching Snaps

Understanding Interfacing and Lining


Learn to Sew Kids Series

Teaching Kids to Sew
Check out the tutorial HERE