Sewing Basics

Follow our sewing tips to master the basics, from beginner stitches and sewing machine tutorials to learning how to mend torn clothing and sew on buttons.
Sewing Tools
Essential Sewing Tools and Equipment
Sewing denim jeans with sewing machine. Repair jeans by sewing machine.
How to Sew Straight Lines
How to Hand Sew With Back Stitch
How to Hand Sew Basic Stitches
Dart marked out with basting stitch, on pink fabric, close up
How to Sew a Basting Stitch
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Pattern Symbols in Sewing
How to Sew Catch Stitch
How to Do a Catch Stitch
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What You Need to Know to Sew Knits and Stretchy Fabric
Stitching Felt Pieces
No-Sew Fusible Options to Join Fabric
Sewing needle and colored threads
The Differences in Sewing Thread
Sewing machine
Everything You Need to Sew a Perfect Seam
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Solutions to Sewing Machine Problems
Preparing to attach waistband, anchoring the tag with fusible web
Fusible Web: What Is It and How to Use It
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How to Use Seam Allowance
Synthetic leather color swatches
Tips for Sewing Synthetic Leather
Brown yarn
How to Make Brown Natural Organic Dye
Blue petals
How to Make Organic Natural Blue Dye
Purple and pink yarn
How to Make Organic Natural Purple Dye
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How to Make Organic Natural Red Dye
soft wool for sale balls in wool and fabric store
How to Make Organic Natural Orange Dye
Black yarn
How to Make Organic Natural Black Dye
green yarn
How to Make Organic Natural Green Dye
Close-Up Of Pink Rose Petals And Ivy On Table At Wedding Reception
How to Make Natural Organic Pink Dye
raw material for yewllow color natural dye
How to Make Organic Natural Yellow Dye
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What Is Stay Stitching?
Cream colored cotton fabric gathered by elastic creating ruffled patterns
Gathering Fabric - Sewing Techniques to Gather Fabric
Fix Skipping Stitches
How to Fix Skipping Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
Deep blue satin cloth
Tips and Tricks for Sewing Slippery Fabric
man sewing
Tips for Sewing Vinyl Fabric
Blue and white spotted bias binding on spool with pins
How to Use Bias Tape in Sewing
Blank envelope and clothing patterns
How to Track Down a Discontinued Sewing Pattern
Sewing machine on table in front of window
Adjusting Tension Disks on a Sewing Machine
Close-up of fashion designer threading sewing machine
6 Common Sewing Machines Problems and How to Solve Them
how to fix tangled bobbin thread
How to Fix Bobbin Thread Bunching and Other Threading Problems
Blue thread spool wrapped around sewing machine bobbin
How to Wind and Insert a Sewing Machine Bobbin
Directly Above Shot Of Sewing Items On Table
How to Choose Sewing Thread Color, Type, and Fibers
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Before You Learn How to Sew
chloe and olive pillows
Tips and Tricks to Sew Corners
Sewing Machine Stitches - Decorative Stitching
Sewing Machine Stitches: Which Stitch to Use and When
microwaveable bowl holders
How to Sew Microwaveable Bowl Potholders
Close up of frayed fabric.
Controlling Frayed Fabric That Unravels as You Sew
Fashion designer working with sewing machine in her studio
The 10 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online of 2023
How to Dye Buttons for Clothes and Craft Projects
Choose the Best Serger or Overlocking Sewing Machine for Your Needs
fabric conversion chart
Fabric Yardage Conversion Chart
Photo comp of sewing machine
The Best Online Sewing Classes
dye with plants
How to Dye Fabric With Natural Dyes
Close-up view of women sewing
Zigzag Stitch Tutorial with Photos and Instructions
Darning sock
How to Darn a Sock
Man wearing sweater with holes
How to Fix Holes in a Sweater
A purple dress hanging on a door
How to Take in a Dress and Make it Smaller
How to Fix a Broken Zipper
How to Fix a Broken Zipper
Scouts parade
How to Place and Sew Girl Scout Badges
A blue blouse, scissors, and a threaded needle
How to Hand Sew a Seam That Has Ripped
Seam ripper to fix lining
How to Mend a Lining
A dress hanging on a door
How to Let out a Dress to Make It Bigger
Pleated skirt
Alter a Dress with 7 Tutorials for the Perfect Fit
Adjusting pants hem
8 Clothing Fixes That Everyone Should Know
Samples of Hand-Sewn Overcast Stitch
What Is an Overcast Stitch?
How to Hem a Skirt With Ribbon
How to Hem a Skirt
Shirt armpit hole
How to Fix a Ripped Armpit in Minutes