Sewing Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Want to know the secrets of professional tailor? In this case you need to read this post containing 20 sewing tips and tricks for beginners.
Never use the sewing scissors for cutting something other than fabric! Even the cutting of paper can blunt its cutting surfaces. Remember that there are special stationery scissors for cutting a paper.
Each seamstress must have minimum three different sizes of the scissors. The smallest is used for cutting the ends of the thread seam.
If you need to take your body measurements use a measuring tape that is one of the essential sewing tools. The soft and flexible measuring tape is special intended for measuring the human body.
Among other tools, you must have metal ruler and cutter like on this photo. With their help you will be easy to cut the leather, cardboard and other hard materials that cannot be cut with scissors.
I recommend to buy a set of fold back clips having different sizes. They will be very useful by sewing clothing. In many cases they may be used instead the basting stitches.
Look at your bobbin. On both sides is the hole. Use it for winding a bobbin thread.
Sewing seam ripper and an awl are useful sewing tools also.
To insert an elastic strip into the casing (a hollow channel) of the skirt, shorts, or pant use a safety pin or special tool that shown on this photo.
Don't forget periodically clean out and oil your sewing machine. Did you know that you can use for oiling of sewing machine usual plastic medical syringe?
Remove the needle, slide the handle down and tighten the oil inside the syringe. Put the needle in place and now you can easy lubricate any hard to reach areas of your sewing machine.
The metal pins used for tailoring should be thin and sharp. The pins witch are used dressmaker sold in set 1000 and more pieces.
Screwdriver and pliers are needed during installing metal fixings and for shortening a lenght zippers and in others cases (repair sewing machine).
The adhesive tapes can use for drafting the patterns.
Do you know that ordinary soap piece may leave a noticeable mark on the fabric? This trail is easy to remove from the surface of the fabric without consequences also.
If you are going to sew genuine leather on sewing machine you have to have a special set of tools. It includes: a small corner, glue, a knife, a metal ruler and others.
During the ironing your seams of garments you should have chest and sleeve ironing boards and special ironing cushions.
The main tool every seamstress is the thimble. It seems tedious to use him, but try several days do any housework not remove it from finger.
Using the thimble you will notice a huge change in the quality and speed of your work aspecial by using hand needle.
Do not use on modern models of sewing machines the bad quality threads. On the left is shown an example of such a coil thread.
There are very twisted kinds of threads. Reduce this defect will help an usual elastic strip that used for underwear, as shown.
Use a new needle for each new project. This is main thing what you should to do if you notice a change in stitch quality your sewing machine.
Take a magnifying glass and check the needle tip, as shown. Do not use a needle whose tip is bent or is blunt.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.
Related Tutorials and Tips:
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.
How to Use an Adjustable Dressmakers Dummy
If you are going to sew dresses, blouses you can use a mannequin. See what's inside an adjustable dressmakers dummy and how to use it.
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 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.
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.
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.