Sewing Tutorials & Projects

Get inspired to sew with our collection of over 80 sewing tutorials!

In our project archives you will find everything from how to sew various types of garments, to using a machine correctly, to pursuing a career with your sewing skills. 

We cover sewing, knitting, embroidery and other key skills. New tutorials are added weekly.

Our Latest Sewing Tutorials & Projects

How to do a blanket stitch

How To Do A Blanket Stitch

Whether you’re sewing or embroidering, the textile arts require a lot of patience. If you’re new to these crafts, you may feel intimidated by the…
Read More
how to sew a zipper

How to Sew a Zipper

Learning how to sew a zipper can be one of the most intimidating skills to learn when you’re just starting out with sewing — and…
Read More
how to slip stitch in crochet

How to Slip Stitch

Wondering how to slip stitch? The slip stitch (abbreviated sl st in any documents you might encounter) is not so much a working stitch as…
Read More
how to sew a shirt collar

How to Sew a Collar

Wondering how to sew a collar? If you’ve recently taken up sewing, or it’s something you’re well versed in, you’ll know how tricky the finer…
Read More
how to sew a dress

How to Sew a Dress

Working out how to sew a dress can seem a lot like magic. For a beginner, it’s that crazy kind of magic you have to…
Read More
how to sew a pocket

How to Sew a Pocket

One of the questions we get asked a lot is how to sew a pocket. And it’s easy to see why… What’s the worst part…
Read More
how to make a tent dress

How to Make a Tent Dress

Tent dresses are currently all the rage. Known also as trapeze dresses, tent dresses are versatile – making them perfect for a stroll in the…
Read More
baby harem pants pattern

How To Make DIY Harem Pants

Once you know where to look, harem pants are everywhere. In yoga studios, in Aladdin, on models and actors—harem pants are worn by pretty much…
Read More
corset pattern

How To Sew A Corset

Corsets are one of the most popular — albeit misunderstood – pieces of period clothing around. Developing your own may be complicated, but it can…
Read More
kids sewing machine

How To Teach Kids To Sew

Itching to teach your kids how to sew, but aren’t sure where to start? This guide has got you covered. Here, we’ll discuss what age…
Read More
free headband patterns

How To Sew A Headband

Headbands are a great and versatile accessory that can upgrade any wardrobe. From the fun and chic to the formal and elegant, headbands can be…
Read More
how to sew curtains

How to Sew Curtains

A question we get a lot is beginner sewists wondering how to sew curtains. Curtains are one of the easiest and most useful things to…
Read More
sewing machine for leather

How to Sew Leather

If you don’t know how to sew leather, you’ve come to the right place. Sewing leather is a practice as old as mankind putting a…
Read More
how to knit mittens

How To Knit Mittens

Slipping on a pair of knit mittens in the winter can be one of the best feelings in the world. They’re so soft and warm,…
Read More
lunch bag pattern

How To Sew A Lunch Bag

When it comes to getting work done, be it in school or the workplace, food is always important. What’s the best way to ensure you…
Read More
baby girl quilts

How To Make A Baby Quilt

As a parent, you know the magic of baby blankets. They keep your baby clean, calm, and comfortable. Of course, not all blankets are created…
Read More
how to make roman shades with dowels

How To Make Roman Shades

When you feel like your home is beginning to get a little drab, have you considered changing up your curtains? Curtains are a wonderful home…
Read More
swimsuit patterns free

How To Make A Swimsuit

Shopping for the right clothes is difficult, but it’s even harder with swimsuits. Whether it’s too revealing, too small, too big, or just plain ugly,…
Read More
cushion cover making

How to Make Cushion Covers

Cushion covers are one of those fun, simple projects that every beginning sewist should try out. They’re easy to make, and great to have around…
Read More
how to gather fabric

How to Make Ruffles

Is that hem looking too boring or bland? Why not give it ruffles? Ruffles are a great way to provide hems with a cheap yet…
Read More
how to make a bra

DIY Lingerie Guide

Have you ever considered making your own lingerie? It may seem like a weird concept, but it can be a great decision, both creatively and…
Read More
neckline styles

Types of Necklines Guide

Clothes have their own personality. A good sewing expert will always understand how one part of a dress can change the overall feel and tone…
Read More
fusible interfacing

What is Fusible Interfacing?

During your foray as a beginning sewer, you may have encountered patterns that told you to add interfacing. Most of the time, new crafters don’t…
Read More
how to hand quilt

How to Hand Quilt

Hand quilting can be a time-consuming venture — but an extremely rewarding one for the determined quilter! There’s nothing better than having a beautiful piece…
Read More
Kitchener stitch knitting

What is Kitchener Stitch?

Knitting may be one of the most relaxing crafts out there, and it can result in extremely beautiful creations! However, if you’ve yet to pick…
Read More
what does worsted mean

What is Worsted Weight Yarn?

When it comes to knitting and crocheting, you’ll see the term “worsted weight yarn” a lot. But what is worsted weight yarn? What does worsted…
Read More
fashion draping

How to Drape Fabric

Are you an aspiring fashion designer, eager to learn all you can to perfect your craft? Don’t forget to take the important step of learning…
Read More
stay stitch

What is Stay Stitching?

In your sewing adventures, you may have come across an instruction in a pattern that reads: “stay stitch neck edge” – or otherwise uses the…
Read More
textile careers

Sewing Careers Guide

Do you want to turn your sewing hobby into a career? Do you have doubts and fears about quitting your day job? Are you not…
Read More
hand embroidered patches

How to Embroider by Hand

When you start looking for a “how-to” embroidery guide, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the number of stitches and patterns available to you as…
Read More
how to hem jeans with sewing machine

How to Hem Jeans

Learning how to hem a pair of jeans will save you a lot of time and money after you’ve done your shopping. Not only will…
Read More
how to sew an apron

How to Sew an Apron

Aprons have been around for hundreds of years, but have most notably been recorded in use during the Middle Ages and beyond. In the United…
Read More
embroidered flowers

How to Embroider Flowers

Embroidery is a delicate sewing craft which produces beautiful designs and even more lovely embellishments on pillows, clothing, or other accessories. If you’re thinking about…
Read More
topstitching definition

What is Topstitching?

What is topstitching and how does it differ from straight stitching? Topstitching parallels straight stitching in its practical purpose, true, but it is also stitching…
Read More
sew beanie

How to Sew a Beanie

So, you want to sew your own beanie. They’re a fashionable accessory that also serves as invaluable during the chilled winter months, but what exactly…
Read More
how to Tunisian crochet

3 Tips for Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan crochet, is the lovechild of crocheting and knitting. As a cross between the two, it has all the utility…
Read More
sewing silk

How to Sew Silk

The process of sewing silk isn’t difficult, but it definitely takes time and patience. Silk is a luxurious fabric that, when weaved together, is deceptively…
Read More
baby blanket sewing patterns

How to Sew a Baby Blanket

Have you ever been invited to a baby shower, RSVP-ed “yes,” and suddenly froze as the question arises: what do you get as a present?…
Read More
sewing machine oil

How to Oil a Sewing Machine

Learning how to oil a sewing machine is essential for any beginning sewer. There are several elements involved in the process, however, and that can…
Read More
how to sew on a button

How to Sew a Button

Aside from fixing a broken seam, knowing how to sew a button is a must-have skill for everyone. You don’t need to go to a…
Read More
sewing elastic

How to Sew Elastic

You have a dress. This dress is perfect, with or without the presence of pockets, and you love it. There’s just one problem. You want…
Read More
how to make a no sew tutu

How to Sew a Tutu

Many little girls and boys want to be ballerinas when they grow up, and nothing says ‘ballerina’ more than a tutu. While buying one in…
Read More
sewing spandex

How to Sew Spandex

Spandex: that magical fabric that moves with you and allows your waistband to stretch a couple more inches when you eat extra cookies. While spandex…
Read More
how to sew up a hole

How to Sew a Hole

Holed clothes are back in fashion, but there’s no need to go and buy new clothes! You can easily modify your current wardrobe for as…
Read More
sewing doll clothes

How to Sew Doll Clothes

When you have a kiddo who loves playing dress-up with their dolls, from American Girl, to Lori, to Barbie, of course you want to shower…
Read More
how to sew pointe shoe ribbons

How to Sew Ribbons on Pointe Shoes

One of ballet’s most cherished—and most tedious—rituals is sewing on your ribbons. Some schools require ribbons on technique shoes for exams, and some require students…
Read More
how to sew knits

How to Sew Knits

Sewing with knits can seem like an impossible task. With such complex fabric and so much room for error, how can you even begin? Once…
Read More
how to use a singer sewing machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Are you wondering how to use a sewing machine? Don’t worry — you’re not the only one. Sewing machines look complicated, but they’re really not.…
Read More