Sewing Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Before Now
Want to improve your sewing game and make DIY sewing projects easier? Learn these cool sewing hacks from the pros and go from beginner to expert seamstress in no time. Shortcuts and tips you will wish you had learned long ago, learn these sewing hacks to start sewing smarter and faster. From pattern tips to needle threading to sewing tool tips to measuring shortcuts, we have some sewing tips for all.
Best Sewing Hacks And Tips
1. Needle Threading Secret
I just love time saving DIY shortcuts like this. It always seems I have the most trouble threading a needle at the last minute, too, when I need it most. Too many times I have realized when it is time to walk out the door that I have a loose button or hem. Use hairspray to make needle threading simple. Check out the tutorial to learn how.
2. No More Stubborn Straight Pins
Who would have thought a bar of soap was an amazing sewing secret? Certainly not me! Try this sewing hack to keep your pins in order and ready for your next project.
3. Unbelievably Easy Sewing Hack With A Rubber Band
I can’t believe I never thought of this sewing trick myself. Use a rubber band to keep your sewing machine paddle from slipping. This little sewing hack is one of the simplest, and in my opinion, best tips I can share.
4. Gather The Easy Way
5. How To Make The Waist Bigger On Jeans
This is so easy! Another sewing tip I wish I had known long ago. Instead of throwing out jeans that are too small in the waist, try this easy sewing hack to adjust the waistband size.
6. Cutting Tables With Measuring Tape
7. Find Fabric Grainline The Easy Way
It is important to find the grainline so things fit right. Unless your pattern specifies otherwise, your pattern pieces need to be be cut on the lengthwise grain. Make sure your fabric drapes properly by finding the grain – use this method to quickly test one corner by pulling a thread.
8. Serger Sewing Tip Tuck Your Tail In
9. Keep Buttons On Longer
Losing your buttons? Use a drop of clear nail polish to keep threads together and buttons on longer. I love using this on clothes which get extra use – perfect for baby clothes, too!