Incredibly simple but so cool sewing hacks you absolutely need to know. Some of these hacks might entirely change the way you approach sewing!
Check out these clever hacks and get ready to see how to make your sewing easier. I've added even more ideas recently, so this list is packed full of cool sewing tips for every sewing enthusiast.
Some of them are so amazingly simple you just won't believe you haven't thought of yourself! They will help make your sewing projects easy and quick, and are a super popular addition to these guides you'll also find on the blog:
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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, 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.
Let's take a look at these 10+ sewing hacks and make your life and sewing easier. Let's check them out, one by one:
How To Shorten Zippers - Nice & Easy
Shorten that zipper in no time - and make it pretty! Use this hack to make an actual coin purse:
Find TRIA Coin Purse Pattern HERE.
A No-Knot Hack!
No more annoying knots on your hand stitching - Love love love this little trick!
One Totally Unprofessional Sewing Hack
This fabric patch WILL stay put, I can guarantee you.
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A Batting Scraps Hack
Use this clever money-saving hack when making this cute little pouch:
How To Clip Corners …Effectively
Finally - nice, sharp corners on all of your sewing projects!
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:
Perfectly Matching Placements of Buttons And Buttonholes?
Are you struggling with how to perfectly match the placement of buttons to buttonholes? Easy solution: first, make buttonholes - and only then mark the spots for buttons through buttonholes. then sew a button onto the perfect spot - so easy!!
The Easiest Way To Do This HEM
The double-fold hem might be by far the most useful hem to learn for household sewing. See how to make it super easy using this clever tip!
Binding Hack - My Favorite!
Always good to know if you either quilt or just like making placemats or cute little mug rugs:
This little trick will make your quilt binding look just as perfect, but with less effort. You'll love it!
How To Sew Pleats - The Clever Way!
Using a fork to help you sew perfect pleats every time - what a useful sewing hack! See the original post by Sweet Red Poppy here.
The Easiest Way To Hem Jeans
How to hem your jeans and retain the original hem! The easiest jeans hemming trick here
Super Quick Bobbin Storage Tip
Put those rubber bands to good use!
However, if you are looking for a longer-lasting solution, bear in mind that elastic bands could leave traces and residue on thread on time. A reader of AppleGreen Cottage newsletter has drawn my attention to that, thank you! There are a few clever homemade bobbin storage alternatives, and this one by Sassy crafter looks like my favorite - and it is a quick make too, involving just some clear plastic tubing ¾ in diameter - I love this little budget trick too.
This Ladder Stitch is easier than you'd think!
See how to sew an invisible stitch to make a highly functional, strong, and invisible seam - it 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!
Elastic Waistband Trick
Keep Your Pins in Place
For a really professional look of your sewing creations!
And you'll never need to search for those stray pins anymore.
How To Sew Rick Rack
And the best part is - no pinning is needed with this rick rack sewing hack! Can you believe it!?
How To Take Out Straight Pins All At Once
A real time-saver, this one 🙂
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!)
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