16 July 2010

Sewing 101... Great posts on other sites

I hope you're learning as much as I am!  Haven't the guests been incredible?  It's been so much fun we'll be keeping up fun Sewing 101 posts for the rest of the month.  So, stay tuned this coming week and the next for more wonderful tips for the beginning sewist. 

In this post, I'm going to keep track of other great resources I've found for help on sewing.  It will be a growing list as I come across great tips and tricks.

General Sewing Info:
Sew Basic on Ruffles n Stuff
Make it and Wear It Month on Sew, Mama, Sew
Zippers 101 on Craftzine.com
How to Apply Metal Snaps from Sew 4 Home
Pinking Seams with Oliver + S
Tips for Hems from Sew, Mama, Sew
Great tip for turning a skinny fabric tube from Made by Rae 
Favorite Sewing Tips, Part One from Sew, Mama, Sew
Favorite Sewing Tips Part Two, from Sew, Mama, Sew
Favorite Sewing Tips Part Three, from Sew, Mama, Sew
Princess seams and other treacherous curves
10 Reasons to Love Your Seam Ripper from ikat bag 
Magic Tube Turning Trick from Sew Mama Sew
How to Shirr from Sandi Henderson 
French Seam Tips from Oliver + S 
French Seam and Ruffles from the World More Beautiful 
Adding zippers to decorative pillows from Sew Katie Did 
Why your sewing machine needs regular maintenance from Crafting Crazy
Creating a Honeycomb pattern on fabric from Atelier Caroline
Clipping seams and sewing curves on Make it and Love it 
Attaching magnetic snaps from Craft Apple 
Wonderful tips for repairing clothing from Sew 4 Home
Create a thread button loop with Oliver + S
Tips for sewing zippers from Homemaker
Lovely beginning sewing tutorials on Courtier Mommy
Bound seams on Oliver + S
Great Sewing 101 video tutorials on Chica and Jo

Diamond Tuckled Pillow Tutorial
Sewing findings securely on Threads 
Amazing Pocket Series on Ikat Bag
How to attach bias trip from Smashed Peas and Carrots

Great tips for  buttons and buttonholes on MADE 
Bias tape 411 on MADE
Adding a magnetic snap with Made by Rae
Sewing a mitred corner with Katy @ No Big Dill 
How to insert an invisible zipper from Jess @ Craftiness is Not Optional
Another invisible zipper tutorial from Colette Patterns
Trouble Shooting Tips when your sewing machine has problems
How to finish seams with Destri on the Mother Huddle
More great bias tape info from Lil Blue Boo
How to make a perfect turned corner from Rag Pets
Seven Essential Sewing Skills from Sew Mama Sew
How to make piping with Jess @ Craftiness in Not Optional
Gathering the easy way and hard way on MADE
How to square up fabric with Living with Punks
Sewing around curves on applique from Sew Like My Mom

Sewing knits on a regular machine:
Ringer shirt tutorial from Crafterhours
Making a cardigan from a sweater  (I know, this is mine, but it has tips I've learned for sewing knits)
Tips for sewing knits from Denver Fabrics 
Knits 101 by From An Igloo 
Sewing tips for knits from Oliver +S 
Lettuce edging from Oliver + S 
Using freezer paper as a stabilizer on The Crafty Cupboard 
Sewing with knits round up on Luv in the Mommyhood
Fabulous all you need to know on sewing knits from Ikat Bag.
Patterns by Figgy blog...great finishes with knit fabrics

For beginning sewing projects:
12 free bag and purse tutorials from How About Orange
How to self-bind a blanket from Tea Rose Home 

5 happy thoughts:

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for this great round-up, especially on sewing knits on a regular machine.

Design Esquire said...

Thanks for putting together this list!

Chelsea Pickup said...

This has been so helpful Chris! Though I haven't started on any projects right now, when I get to Michigan I am planning on doing a bunch. This will be such a great resource! Thank you!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the comprehensive list! Have great weekend, Chris!

Unknown said...

What a great resource Chris! Holey mackerel there are lots of goodies here!

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