Learn How to Sew - Sewing Patterns and Tips
Hello! My name is Natalia. I am a professional tailor, pattern cutter and designer. I has the own studio and class where I teach sewing for beginners - basic sewing techniques.
I am owner and creator website Sewway.com. Here I will help you to build patterns and get sewing skills if even you're an absolute beginner.
Using my sewing tutorials and tips you'll be learn how to use and fix your sewing machine and more.
Sewing tips, tools and tricks
In this section you will find the sewing tips and tricks. Authors of all tutorials are the professional tailors who have extensive experience and knowledge.
1000 Tips to Mend and Repair Garments
Taking our professional sewing tips and instructions you can quickly and efficiently to mend and repair your clothes and accessories.
How to use and fix your sewing machine
You bought a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? On our site you will find a lot tips and instruction for beginners.
Your sewing machine has problems? Bunching thread? Breaking the needles? Skipping stitches or other? On our site you will find many recommendations for troubleshooting.
How to Make Your Own Sewing Patterns
Do you want learn how to make your own sewing patterns? Taking our professional tutorial and tips you will make the sewing patterns yourself.
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How to Draft a Pencil Skirt Pattern direct on fabric
In this lesson you will learn how to draft a pencil skirt pattern without paper. We will build a pattern skirt scheme directly on the fabric.
How to Use an Overlock Sewing Machine
What a kind of stitch does an overlock Janome 4057 do? This are tips how to use a serger. Tips for choosing overlock sewing machine.
How to make women's reversible bucket hat
Try to do the women's bucket hat yourself. It's a super easy and freeway seen how to sew fine and nice sun hat for yourself or your kids.
How to use the coverstitch machine
The coverstitch machine is most used for sewing the clothing made of knit jersey fabrics. Here you find a tutorial how to use the coverstitch machine.
Free pattern drafting of a straight skirt
An experienced tailor teaches you to draft the pattern of the straight skirt. This free method is used to draft any size patterns of skirts.
Tutorial How to Make a Pencil Skirt
With this easy and detailed tutorial you can learn how to sew your pencil skirt or any other models of the straight skirts.
Two Ways How to Use a Blind Hem Presser Foot
In this tutorial I'm going to show you two ways how to use a sewing machine blind hem presser foot.
How to Disassemble Thread Tension Dial
You are having a problem with thread tension on your sewing machine? The tension a needle thread is very tight or too loose? Sometimes need to remove a tensioner and clean it.
Using and Repair an Older Sewing Machine
In this post you find the manual of an old sewing machine like Singer. This universal instruction will teach you how to use and repair old sewing machine.
How to Cut the Bottom of Jeans
This are tips how to restore the bottom edge of your old jeans. In this post you will learn two ways how to cut bottom of jeans at home.
How to Sew Stretch and Knit Fabric
If you want to sew t-shirt or kids pants from knitted fabric here you find tips how to sew stretch and knit fabric with a regular sewing machine.
How to Choose Your First Sewing Machine
Buying a sewing machine for beginner is an important event. Here are some helpful tips for choosing your first sewing machine.
Learn how to cast on
You are not familiar with the knitting machine and you want to learn how to work it? This lesson helps you to do first step and learn how to cast on.
How To Use Computerized Sewing Machine
If you have a computerized sewing machine you get many benefits of the modern sewing machine.
How To Sew Four Step Buttonhole
All modern sewing machines come with the ability to do buttonholes. In this tutorial you learn how to do four-step buttonhole.
How to Sew an Automatic Buttonhole
Some modern sewing machines come with the ability to do one-step buttonhole. In this tutorial you learn how to do the automatic buttonholes.
Tips for Sewing with Leather
If you are working with leather and faux leather here you find a few helpful tips for sewing with leather.
Steps to Shirring with Elastic Thread
Shirring technique is often used for decoration of dress's or skirt's waistline. In this tutorial you learn how to sew with elastic thread.
Tips for Choosing a Sewing Machine
How to choose your first sewing machine or upgrade your old model? A few key features of sewing machines you need to know necessarily.
Pencil Skirt Pattern and Tutorial pdf
Easy steps of drafting a pencil skirt. In step-by-step photo tutorial you find pro tips how to make a pencil skirt.
How to Install the Invisible Zipper
Knowing how to sew an invisible zipper is an important skill every sewer should master. Here are steps of installing a zipper with 30 photos and tailor's comments.
How to Thread a Sewing Machine
This is universal tutorial for threading any sewing machines and winding a bobbin. More than 30 photos with pro comments help you learn how thread your sewing machine.
How to Make Home Slippers with Free Pattern
For sewing these slippers you can use felt or leather scraps of old things you have around the house. Try to make homemade slippers with free pattern and tutorial.
Vertical Oscillating Shuttle Hook System
Most of old sewing machines and some modern models have vertical oscillating shuttle hook system. How works oscillating hook and tips for repair.
Vertical Rotary Shuttle Hook System
Sewing machines middle and upper class have a rotary vertical or horizontal hook system. Here you can read how works vertical rotary hook and tips for repair.
Newsboy Cap Tutorial with Pattern
Look at my newsboy cap and may be you will have a desire to make such a hat. Here you find tutorial how to sew newsboy cap and pattern two sizes.
Sewing Tools and Equipment for Beginners
At the store you can find the variety of sewing tools, but for beginners need only some basic sewing tools and equipment.
How to Make Waistband with Buttonhole
This are steps how to stitch the waistband to the waist line. Learn how to sew waistband with buttonhole and zipper step-by-step.
How To Clean and Oil a Sewing Machine
Your sewing machine works very noisy? In this case you need to clean and oil sewing machine. Here are the oiling and cleaning instructions.
How To Sew Folding Belt Loops
How to sew folded belt loops for women's garment. Here is easy way making the belt loops on waistband a skirt.
How to Shorten an Invisible Zipper
If the length a zipper is too long you can shorten it. Let's learn way of shortening an invisible zipper for skirt.
Four Sewing Stitches Photo Tutorial
These four types hand stitches need know every sewer. Tutorial has 30 color photos and pro comments how to sew them by hand.
How to Sew a Button by Hand
Learn how to sew a flat button having two or four holes. For the big size buttons need use a method of sewing on buttons "on the leg".
How to Use a Sewing Machine
Here you find steps of instruction how to use your sewing machine. You will know how to thread a sewing machine and other basic knowledge for beginners.
How a Sewing Machine Works
Knowing how to construct and work a sewing machine help you fix it. Here is home model of the zigzag sewing machine.
Learning how to hem your own pants and skirts
There are some ways how to sew up your hems. I offer you universal way that can use for hemming your pants and skirt or dress.
Leather Tote Bag with Zipper Tutorial
This tutorial help you make a women's bag with zipper and two straps. Using these pro tips you can sew tote bag for you or for sale.
How to Make Belt Loops for Trousers
How to make belt loops for trousers. Using this sewing technique you can sew loops for skirt waistband also.
How Make Bias Tape and Sew to the Neckline
This tutorial will help you make a bias tape for facing a neckline. How make bias tape and sew it to the neckline your dress.
How To Join The Ends of The Bias Tape
This bias tape binding tutorial is showing you an easy way how to cut bias strips and to join the ends of strips together.
How to Use a Twin or Double Needle
Here's tutorial for how to use a twin or double needle. Using the double needle you can sew knit jersey fabric and some other decorative stitches.
How to Sew Bias Tape around Right Angles
Learn how to sew bias tape around a quilt having right angles. Here's easy way how to join each of two parts of bias strip at a 45 degree angle.
How to Make a Circle Skirt
Here's easy steps how to make a full circle skirt for your daughter 4-5 years. This skirt has elastic waist, without lining.
Bobbin and Top Thread Problems
If your sewing machine keep breaking top or bobbins thread this tutorial help you troubleshoot these problems.
Sewing the Front Jeans Pockets
This is the tutorial how to sew front pocket of jeans. This sewing technique can be used for making the front pockets of the skirt also.
How to Sew on Buttons with Sewing Machine
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the button sewing foot. Pro tips how to sew on buttons with sewing machine having zig zag stitch.
Tutorial How to Mark and Sew Darts
How to mark darts on your skirt or pants. Here you find tips for beginners to sew darts step by step.
How to Hem Chiffon or other Lightweight Fabrics
Here are two professional ways how to hem your skirt or dress sewn from lightweight fabrics. For this tutorial how to hem I used chiffon fabric.
How to Sew a Centered Zipper with a Sewing Machine
In this easy tutorial you learn how to install a centered zipper with a sewing machine using a special zipper presser foot.
Cover Stitch Machine Tips and Techniques
Learn how to use coverstitch machine. Using the cover hem sewing machine is the best method to do hems on your knit fabrics.
How to Make Jersey Womens Shorts
Here you find 30 photos with pro comments how to sew women's jersey shorts. Using this tutorial you will be able to sew children's shorts.
How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt
Learn how to sew t-shirts from knit fabrics. Here you find tutorial how to make jersey women's t-shirt with 20 photos and pro comments.
Knit Baby Beanie Hat Tutorial
In this post I propose easy tutorial how to sew a knit baby hats. The sewing tutorial has 20 photos and pro comments.
Waistband with an Elastic Casing
An elastic casing is easy way how to make a waistband for the skirt. A casing is folded fabric that holds elastic band.
How to Make Piping without Cord
The piping is a kind of bias binding that add to the edge pillows, bags etc. In this tutorial I show you how to make piping without cord inside.
How to Make and Sew Piping with Cord
Want sew a pillow or bag with piping? This tutorial helps you easy and soon make the piping with cord inside.
Skirt Vent Sewing Tutorial
Here is the skirt vent sewing tutorial. The kick pleat is the main detail of skirt. In this post you will learn how to make the skirt vent correct and easy.
How to Make Pockets to a Dress or Skirt
Learn how to add inner pockets to a dress. Using this sewing tutorial you will learn how to make pocket for dress or skirt correctly and easily.
Blind Hem Stitch with a Sewing Machine
It this tutorial you learn the easy way how hem skirt or dress using sewing machine. You will find the tips how to use a blind hem presser foot.
How to Hem Jeans with Kick Tape
Here is the simple and easy way how to hem jeans on sewing machine using the trouser kick tape.
How to Make a Zippered Pillow Cover
If you need the pillow covers to couch in your living room this tutorial help you make zippered pillow covers.
How to Make a Pillowcase with Cuff
Want you save money? Then try learning how to sew bed linen with own hands. In this tutorial you know how to make pillowcase with cuff for a bed pillow.
How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist
Looking for some easy knit pants for your toddler? Try sewing these knit pants with step by step tutorial that has more 20 photos and comments.
How to Make Decorative Pocket Flap
Here's a pro tutorial on making the flap pocket. If you need to sew flat pocket these sewing tips help you do it correct.
How to Sew an Elastic Waistband
In this tutorial I show you how to make an elastic waistband for skirt or knit shorts. Here you get the tips how to sew waistband casing easily and professionally.
How to Make Patch Pockets
Patch pocket is easiest way how to make pockets for the skirt and any other garments. Learn how to sew such pockets with my step-by-step guide!
How to Sew a Patch Pocket to Knit Fabric
If you you will be sew t-shirt of knitted fabrics this tutorial help you sew patch pocket to the knit fabric easy and correct.
Girls Circle Skirt with Elastic Band
Learn how to make the full circle skirt with elastic band. Try sew the simple model of skirt for girls 4-5 years old with this tutorial.
How to Make Reversible Slouchy Beanie Hat
This reversible cotton jersey beanie hat is for boys and girls. Here are steps to sewing of knit slouchy beanie with 20 photos and comments.
Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape
This women's t-shirt has a few features. This are steps of bias binding with elastic into the hem. This tutorial has 20 photos.
Girls Summer Hat Tutorial
This summer kid's hat looks fine and will be good to protect your baby head from the sun. Try sewing this girl's sun hat using these photos and comments.
How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider
The main reason for repair zipper is broken slider. Learn tips how to fix zipper and replace the zipper slider.
How to Shorten the Length of Metal Zipper
For shortening a length of metal zipper you need use wire cutters and pliers. This tutorial shows how to shorten zipper easily and simply.
How to Make the Pants Cuff Tutorial
The cuff is best way of hemming boys trousers. If you cannot do cuff pants use this step-by-step sewing tutorial.
How to Make Womens Spaghetti Straps Dress
The narrow spaghetti straps are needed not only for a dress. Ten steps how to make chiffon spaghetti straps.
How to Make French Bias Binding along Neckline
This step by step guide helps you to make a neckline of dress with bias tape. This are steps of French bias binding tutorial.
How to Hem Knit Fabric with a Serger
Hemming the pants or skirt from stretchy knits fabrics is always difficult. Try my own easy way how to hem knits fabrics using a serger only
How to Add a Cuff to the Pants or Sleeve
The cuff is best way of lengthen boys trousers. Learn how to add the cuffs to the pants or sleeves. This is step-by-step sewing tutorial.
Troubleshooting Thread Tension Sewing Machines
If you have thread tension problems here you find tips how to fix many of them. Tips and tricks professional.
How Does the Home Sewing Machine Inside
Do you want look into the sewing machine? In this post you can see how to works this mechanism and to see all its parts.
The Main Characteristics of Industrial Sewing Machines
If you do not know what is an industrial sewing machine you need read this post. Here are main characteristics of Typical that performs straight stitches.
How to Make Pleated Skirt of Striped Fabric
Here is sewing tutorial how to make pleats of striped fabrics. These steps with photos and comments help you sew a pleated skirt.
How to Make an Inverted Pleat Skirt
If you will make a skirt and you want add the pleats use this tutorial. These steps help you learn how to make the inverted pleat.
How to Cover the Shoulder Pads with Fabric
Shoulders pads help hide some disadvantages of female figures. Learn how to cover the foam shoulder pads with fabric.
Rolled Hem Presser Foot Tutorial
Using the rolled hem presser foot is the simple way how to hem thin fabrics. The tutorial has 10 photos with pro comments.
Bobbin Case Device and Troubleshooting
Bobbin case is an important part of the sewing machine. Here you find the device description and troubleshooting tips for problems of bobbin case.
How to Make Alphabet Letter Pillows
This are steps of sewing an alphabet letter pillow. You will learn how to make the most difficult form of pillows - alphabet letter A.
How to Use an Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy
If you are going to sew dresses, blouses you definitely need use a mannequin. See what's inside an adjustable dressmakers dummy and how to use it.
Juki Sewing Machine Old Model Manual
If you want to buy an old model sewing machine pay attention to this old model of the Japanese sewing machine Juki 510.
20 Sewing Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Want to learn the secrets of professional tailor? In this case you need to read this post containing 20 sewing tips and tricks for beginners.
Serger vs Cover Stitch Machine
In this post examines in detail the main differences between a serger and coverstitch machine. Sergers vs cover stitch machines.
How to make Childs Summmer Hat
If you need to protect your baby head in summer days try sew this nice children's hat. This tutorial help you make a little baby sun hat with easily.
What's inside Sewing Electric Motor and Repair Tips
Look what is inside the sewing electric motor. These photos help you understand how to clean and fix an electric motor of home sewing machine.
Sewing Machine Foot Control Pedal - Repair Tips
Look what is inside the sewing machine foot control. These photos help you understand how to repair a foot control pedal.
Clutch Motor of Industrial Sewing Machine
The industrial sewing machines have the special clutch motor at which the machine is able to work 24 hours a day without interruption and at a high speed.
Main Types of Sewing Threads
Some types of fabrics and sewing projects require a certain type of sewing thread. In this post you can learn how to choose threads.
Recovering the Office Chair
Tips how replace the fabric of the office chair's seat. Here you learn how to repair the chair and give a new life to your old office chair.
How to Thread a Serger (Three Threads)
How to thread serger having one needle and two loopers. This instruction of threading serger has more 20 photos.
How to Replace a Serger Drive Belt
These photos and comments help you to tighten or replace a broken drive belt in an overlock sewing machine.
Taking Your Body Measurements
Properly measure your body measurements is the main condition for the drafting of an accurate pattern. Learn how to take your body measurements easily and correct.
How to Oil and Clean Serger
Every overlocker requires oiling regularly. Before start to oil a serger you need to clean it from dust and linters. Here are tips to cleaning and oiling your serger.
Needles That Can Be Used With a Serger
In this post you find all you need to know about needles of overlock sewing machine.
Tips for Using your Serger
If you have an overlock sewing machine you need learn these tips how to use a serger. Tips from a professional tailor.
Tips for Using your Sewing Machine
If you need to learn tips from tailor read this post. Here you find top tips and tricks how to use your sewing machine.
Upper and Lower Serger Knife Maintenance
Tips on how to install your upper and lower serger knife replacement. Whether it is possible to sharpen the knives with their hands and other questions.