Category: How to Sew

Learn how to sew with helpful sewing hints and tips.

It's Time to Upgrade to a Rotary Cutter and Mat

Sew Faster: Buy a Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat

Once you’ve mastered the basics of sewing, I suggest you invest in a rotary cutter and self-healing mat. These products aren’t sewing essentials, but they can help you finish sewing projects faster. They also make your projects look better because you can cut pattern pieces more…

The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Fabric

There are many different types of fabric on the market today, but each can be separated into one of three categories — natural, synthetic, and blends. Each of these categories has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different properties of natural and synthetic (man-made) fibers and how…

How to Preshrink Fabric

When you buy fabric from the store, always preshrink it before sewing on it. Preshrinking prevents your finished garment from becoming distorted when you wash it in the future. Some fabrics are more susceptible to shrinkage than others, but it’s still a good idea to preshrink…