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 Use a Sewing Awl

How To Use A Sewing Awl

A sewing awl is a little tool that is so small and multifunctional that you’ll be captivated after just one use. Many people have started…
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What is poplin fabric

What Is Poplin Fabric?

Sewing for summer means choosing lightweight, breathable fabrics in fresh colors. It can be hard to choose from the treasure trove of materials available, especially…
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What Is Twill Fabric?

What Is Twill Fabric?

Browsing through a fabric store is delightful. But it can get pretty confusing if you’re looking at fabrics; cotton, polyester, and wool are all labeled…
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What is pima cotton?

What Is Pima Cotton?

We all know that cotton is one of the most popular fabrics used worldwide for making various textile products. However, there is much more to…
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10 Best Kids Sewing Kits

When you think about life skills for your children, does teaching them how to sew come to mind? If your answer is yes, then awesome!…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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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…
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