10+ Sewing Hacks that Will Make your Life Easier!

Incredibly simple but so effective sewing hacks you absolutely need to know! They will help making your sewing projects easy and quick, and are a super popular addition to these sewing tips I posted a while ago. Some of these hacks might entirely change the way you approach sewing!

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If you have been following my blog, you already know that my favorite thing to write about are little clever sewing tips. Also, that nearly all of my own sewing patterns include at least a few smart tips to make a sewing project super easy and fun. I wanted to collect a few of my favorite tips in one place - here!
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So let's have a look at a few tips and hacks I wish I had learned about ages ago. They are here to save a lot of your time and make sewing even more fun. Some of them are so amazingly simple you just can't believe you haven't thought of yourself!

Sewing Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Let's take a look at these 10+ tips and make your life and sewing easier with these amazingly simple and clever sewing hacks. Let's check them out, one by one:

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How To Shorten Zippers and Make Zipper Tabs


Shorten that zipper in no time - and make it pretty! Use this hack to make an actual coin purse:
coin purse pattern
Find TRIA Coin Purse Pattern HERE.


2) A No-Knot Hack!

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No more annoying knots on your handstitching - Love love love this little trick!


3) One Totally Unprofessional Sewing Hack

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This fabric patch WILL stay put, I can guarantee you.


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4) A Batting Scraps Hack


Use this clever money saving hack when making these patterns:



5) How To Clip Corners ...Effectively


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Finally - nice, sharp corners on all of your sewing projects! Use this hack when making coin purses like this one, or ipad crossbody bags like this one.

6) Seam Bulk Reducing Hack

How to lose your sewing weight (not what you think ;) - a clever hack by Bella Sunshine Designs

An easy cure for the ugly bulk when sewing several layers together. I use this tip on all my bags, especially with my latest favorite, this Enya Wallet pattern here:
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Get Enya Pattern HERE.


7) Totally Clever Bobbin Storage Tip!

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Put those rubber bands to good use!

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8) Ironing Down Hemline - Quick&Easy!


Why haven't I seen this before?!


9) How To Do A Ladder Stitch

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How to Do A Ladder Stitch Or Invisible Stitch by Easy Sewing For Beginners

Only takes a few minutes to learn that. Once you do, you'll use this stitch on all your hand sewing projects - and you'll never look back!

10) Elastic Waistband Trick


For a really professional look of your sewing creations!

11) Keep Your Pins in Place


And you'll never need to search for those stray pins anymore.

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12) How To Sew Ric-Rac


And the best part is - no pinning is needed! Can you believe it!?

13) How To Take Out Straight Pins All At Once

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A real time saver, this one :)


14) Super Easy Way to Trace A Sewing Pattern

I've been using this useful life hack all the time. One of my favorites!


Hope you have found a few ideas you can use to make your sewing easier and any sewing-associated chores piece of cake. (Sorry, I still have no tricks to avoid the seam ripper, yet! If you know any, I'd love to find out!)

Cheers to easy sewing!

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6 comments:

  1. This is just fabulous!! Everyone who sews needs this list! Love it! And thanks for including my tip!

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  2. Great actionable hacks. #2 is my favorite one.

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    1. Kristina,

      oh, you picked a great one, I like it too. With me, it's #5 that's made a huge change in the look of my sewing projects. Have a great day!

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  3. Thank you so much!!!

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  4. Love it! rick rack lol, reminds me of being a kid . mom sewed a lot of our clothes.

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