Basic Sewing Skills

Commandments of Sewing

All religions have their commandments.

And while sewing is not a religion (Mmm, although come to think of it, fabric is our god), it too has commandments that you must heed if you are to learn how to dream it, sew it, flaunt it, and…


How to Sew a Straight Line of Stitching!

In this article, you will learn the five keys to sewing pretty straight lines and how to make it happen from start to finish. First, you will practice using paper, and then using pretty fabric. You will also learn about the four types of straight stitching lines.


How to Sew a Plain Seam

In this article, you will learn the anatomy of a plain seam; the five rules you need to know to sew pretty seams; how to sew a plain seam from start to finish; and a cool tip for verifying the accuracy of 5/8 inch seam allowances.


How to Press Like a Pro

In this article, you will learn seven rules to pressing like a pro; how to press plain seams and other construction details; the difference between ironing vs. pressing; and a simple hack for kicking stubborn creases to the curb.