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Teach Yourself To Sew Archives


  • Straightening fabric

    May 9, 2017

    I watched the video about straightening the grain before cutting and see that they used a cotton fabric. Does the same apply for knit and/or stretch fabric like a stretch…

  • Adding pictures onto spandex

    November 21, 2016

    Has anyone added pictures onto spandex.?. I have made my daughter a swimsuit and would like to add a picture onto it. Could you let me know how to do…

  • Teach Yourself To Sew DVD series – what fabric is needed?

    November 1, 2016

    Hi there,   I just purchased Season 1 of the Teach Yourself To Sew DVD series and I've very excited to start.  Assuming all goes well, I expect to purchase…

  • I have a sewing tip to share.

    September 8, 2016

    I found that I can use quilters curved safety pins to keep the fabric in place on a hem, when hemming pants works really well. That way I don't get…

  • Bobbin won’t wind when using pedal

    June 30, 2016

    I recently got a used Janome Plaire. The seller said it had been tested for basic functionality.  I just tried to use it and found that the bobbins won't wind.…

  • What is the length of circle skirt?

    June 10, 2016

    I am a beginner in sewing... Today, I have decided to stitch a circle skirt.. I surfed online to know the measurements I would need to sew a skirt and…

  • Sewing settings

    April 11, 2016

    I am wondering what setting to use when using two different fabrics. For example If i sew a fleece and cotton together , do I use a stitch, needle, and…

  • Double breasted bodices

    October 25, 2015


  • Cap Sleeves

    August 14, 2015

    I want to make a cap sleeve on a dress but the pattern piece is just a normal short sleeve.  Do I just shorten the normal short sleeve pattern piece…

  • New to sewing and need help with a pattern

    June 28, 2015

    Hi. I hope someone here can be of help. I am attempting a pattern for the first time. I am stuck. It is a pattern  for a skirt. It says…