Tension tips

When a “bird’s nest” of thread appears, the likely culprit is your upper thread tension. If loops appear on the underside of the fabric, the upper thread tension may be too loose. If knots appear on top of the fabric, the upper tension may be too tight.

All about how to sew a beautiful rolled hem on your machine with this specialty foot.  Using the special rolled hem foot takes care of everything in a single pass - quick, easy and oh-so pretty. A basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. Also works great on things like a circle skirt where you need a really narrow hem.  It's all covered in this tutorial and tips at The Sewing Loft.  Read more here...

Rolled Hem Basics & How To

All about how to sew a beautiful rolled hem on your machine with this specialty foot. Using the special rolled hem foot takes care of everything in a single pass - quick, easy and oh-so pretty. A basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. Also works great

This is so much easier than I thought!  Just a few easy steps to mixing patterns.  It's going to help so much when it comes to adding interest to my home decor. | How to Mix Patterns Like a Pro

This post is the best description of how to choose fabrics for your home! I totally know what I'm doing now!

Series of blog posts with more than 15 sewing tips that will not only help you sew better, but will get you organized and streamline the process. Easy explanations with photos. This is a must read for beginners as well as anyone who wants to take their sewing to the next level!

Sew Like A Pro: Top 5 Tips! A helpful guide with 5 great sewing tips that will not only help you sew better and streamline the process. Easy explanations with photos. This is a must read for beginners as well as anyone who wants to take their sewing to

Easy flutter sleeve dress // great step by step sewing tutorial FREE Dress Pattern in size 4T by It's Always Autumn

pleated flutter sleeve dress (free pattern in size 4T

Easy flutter sleeve dress // great step by step sewing tutorial FREE Dress Pattern in size by It's Always Autumn(Cotton Top Pattern)

♥ How to add a zipper to the top of a bag - esp Nancy Ziemans' Trace & Create bags.

Bolsa - How to add a zipper to the top of a bag - esp Nancy Ziemans' Trace & Create bags.

I have an easy way to Gather Fabric that will give you even gathers. Even better, you will not have any broken stitches or tangled threads. This easy way to gather fabric is a perfect sewing tip to remember when gathering a large strip of fabric for a ruffle.

How to Gather Fabric and Make Ruffles

I have an easy way to Gather Fabric that will give you even gathers. Even better, you will not have any broken stitches or tangled threads. This easy way to gather fabric is a perfect sewing tip to remember when gathering a large strip of fabric for a ruf

Pattern Making Basics | http://isntthatsew.org/pattern-making-101/

Pattern Making Basics

If you like to sew you'll definitely love these 15 sewing tricks and hacks, so useful. Check out!

Here are a list of 15 sewing tricks that will make sewing easier for you. 15 Sewing Tricks that will Make Sewing EASIER

Seam allowance trick

28 sewing hacks // Add an easy sew allowance to any pattern by rubber banding two pencils together and tracing the pattern.

I have this incredible skill that has saved my family hundreds of dollars(quite honestly, it's probably more like thousands). I'm self taught (mostly) and other then a below average semester of Home Ec back in 7th grade, I've never taken a formal class. This skill allows me to create beautiful items for my home, for my children, for friends and family and it also enables me to fix things and to repurpose that which no longer seems to be of use any longer. What is this amazing skill? I can…

How to Teach Yourself to Sew

I have this incredible skill that has saved my family hundreds of dollars(quite honestly, it's probably more like thousands). I'm self taught (mostly) and other then a below average semester of Home Ec back in grade, I've never taken a formal class.

.~15 Sewing Tips and Tricks that Make Sewing "SEW" Much Easier°°

15 Sewing Tips and Tricks that Make Sewing Easier

15 Sewing Tricks that will Make Sewing EASIER. Look, dollar store clips instead of pins, big time saver!

Find out how to achieve nearly invisible darts with these five easy steps! | Indiesew.com

Five Tips for Better Darts

Find out how to achieve nearly invisible darts with these five easy steps! This is always one of the more difficult sewing techniques to master.

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