Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks That will Make Your Life Easier

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks.

Sewing can be a very practical and beneficial skill to learn. It is a relaxing, fun hobby. But sometimes, sewing can be really challenging and not a hard skill to take on.

Some techniques and processes would make it so frustrating both to beginners and pros alike, like installing invisible zippers, sewing on buttons by machine, sewing beautiful seams and hems and more.

Here we have tons of creative and genius sewing hacks to help you out and make your sewing work a lot easier. Take time to read through our list of sewing hacks and you will benefit a lot from it!

Use Binder Clips for Holding Binding when Sewing

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Use Binder Clips for Holding Binding when Sewing.

Binder clips are available pretty much everywhere and very inexpensive. They are not just the supplies for office and school. These binder clips are perfect for holding your binding in place or even a quilt sandwich for our workrooms. (The Sewing Loft Blog)

Make Rolled Hems with This Trick

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Make Rolled Hems with This Trick.

Rolled hems are needed for edges on table linens, tablecloths, fabric napkins or lightweight curtains or anywhere you need a firm, finished edge. But this type of sewing skill is not very easy to make for sewers, especially for a beginner. Here is a brilliant guild on how to make rolled hems with a rolled hem foot. (The Sewing Loft Blog)

Finish The Top of an Invisible Zipper

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Finish The Top of an Invisible Zipper.

Invisible zippers can enhance the beauty of elegant garments, like a dress,or snug fitting apparel. But applying an invisible zipper is not an easy task, it causes nightmares for even experienced sewers. But it can still be done with proper instructions and a bit of exercise. Here a creative sewer shares how she finish the top of an invisible zip for a more shop finished look. (Burda Style)

Tricky Way to Hem Smooth and Wide Curved Edges

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Tricky Way to Hem Smooth and Wide Curved Edges.

Even the experienced sewers would ever be frustrated by attempts at hemming curved edges. Here is the secret for how to hem a nice smooth and wide curved edge and make the whole garment looking good. (Mabey She Made It)

Easily Threading Your Drawstring in

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Easily Threading Your Drawstring in.

Pull all that cord or elastic through that waistband in an easy way! You can pin the end with a safety pin and drag it through, bunching up the fabric as you go. (Like Flowers and Butterflies)

How to Gather in an Easy Way

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Gather in an Easy Way.

A really handy and efficient way to gather when doing a skirt, curtains, clothing, aprons! Instead of the traditional gathering techniques, you can create zig zags over a piece of crochet thread and then just pull to gather. (Rae Gun Ramblings)

The Secret to Hem Knits

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: The Secret to Hem Knits.

Knitting garments don’t always need hemming, but the best of sewing with a knit fabric is that it won’t fray. It can also give your handmade knitting outfit a much more polished, finished and professional with a nice hem. (Rae Gun Ramblings)

Never Lose Your Drawstrings Again

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Never Lose Your Drawstrings Again.

It will be so crazy when your drawstrings was lopsided because of the laundery or even pulled out all the way by yourself. You can permanently fix that problem in less than 5 minutes and never lose it again thanks for this creative sewing bloggers. (Mabey She Made It)

Finish Seams Without a Serger

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Finish Seams Without a Serger.

It can prevent the sewing projects unraveling and makes the inside look much nicer with finished seams. Here are 6 genius ways to finish beautiful seams without a serger. (Seasoned Homemaker)

Hemming Distressed Jeans

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Hemming Distressed Jeans.

Shorten a pair of jeans and don’t get rid of the cool original distressed hem at the bottom! It doesn’t need to ask the experienced sewers or salesperson to do it for you. It is crazy simple to make by yourself with proper instructions. (Inspired Barn)

How to Sew On Buttons by Machine with Ease

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Sew On Buttons by Machine with Ease.

Sewing buttons by hand is so tedious and time-consuming. And sometimes it can not look so perfectly uniform. With proper instructions from Sew 4 Home, it can be so easy to sew on buttons by machine. (Sew 4 Home)

Installing a Basic Zipper in a Beautiful Way

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Installing a Basic Zipper in a Beautiful Way.

Sewing on zippers cause nightmares for even experienced people who sew. In fact, installing zippers are not terribly hard……,they can be perfected with a little practice and the proper tools and instructions. (Make It-Love It)

Using The Double Needle in Your Sewing Project Without The 2nd Spool Holder

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Using The Double Needle in Your Sewing Project Without The 2nd Spool Holder.

Create the super crisp double lines on hems and seams without the second spool holder on your sewing machine. Yes, you can do it with this geniues tricks! (Make It-Love It)

How to Create Shirring with Elastic Thread

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Create Shirring with Elastic Thread.

Shirring can add a decorative accent to clothing and the elegance element to a long-sleeve blouse at the wrist. It can be easily and quickly done with elastic threas on a sewing machine or by hand. (Ruffles And Stuff)

How to Take in a Dress Shirt

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Take in a Dress Shirt.

If you buy a shirt or dress in a bigger size, don’t pass them by and for a new one so easily. You can try to alter it to fit yourself well by taking in some sides. It is not terribly hard for a beginner-to-intermediate level in sewing with these tricks and instructions. (In Dig Orchid)

How to Tuck your Thread Tail in Beautifully

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Tuck your Thread Tail in Beautifully.

A quick tip and trick to tuck those long and crazy thread tails in back through your seam. This will provide a clean finished end without unsightly trimmed threads. (The Sewing Loft Blog)

The Easy and Cheating Way to Sew on Bias Tape

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: The Easy and Cheating Way to Sew on Bias Tape.

Sewing for a project with unusual shape, like the heart shape, round shaoe is an easy task, especially for the beginners. But if you sew it in the right way, things will be much better. Try this trick and tip out! (Made Everyday)

How to End Wavy Knit Seam Syndrome

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to End Wavy Knit Seam Syndrome.

Simply put a piece of tissue paper that stock up in your clothing boxes underneath your knit while you are feeding it through the machine. It helps the knit feed through beautifully and prevent the wavy seam problem. (Me Sew Crazy)

How to Quickly Mark Your Seam Allowance

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: How to Quickly Mark Your Seam Allowance.

A well-cut seam allowance greatly adds an element of elegance to sewing garments. Rubberband 3 pencils together for 5/8″, or 2 pencils for 1/2″. Then trace the edge of your pattern piece! This genius trick will allow you draw the perfect seam allowance line quickly every time! (Yoelijo Coser)

Use Muslin in Cutting Slippery Fabrics

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Use Muslin in Cutting Slippery Fabrics.

Every sewer should know that cutting slippery fabrics can be a little tricky, because there is little to no traction between your scissors and fabric for your guid. But cutting will be much easier when you place a layer of muslin under it together with some pins. (Tessuti)

Press Buttons Using Hair Straighteners

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Press Buttons Using Hair Straighteners.

No need to drag out your iron and ironing board every time, especially when the time limits. A straightening iron works perfectly to press buttons and smooth collar creases and minor wrinkles. (Real Simple)

Sew the Perfect Corners

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Sew the Perfect Corners.

A perfect way to sew the perfect corners by leaving your needle down and rotate your fabric into a clean 90-degree angle and voila! (Snap Guide)

Keeping Your Needles and Pins in Order

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Keeping Your Needles and Pins in Order.

Never lost your needles or pins and also stop find them here and there before and after sewing with this creative trick! Add magnets to a bowl to keep your pins in place. (Sarah Janes Craft Blog)

Tips on How to Sew Denim

Genius Sewing Tips & Tricks: Tips on How to Sew Denim.

Denim is one of the fabrics that is very thick and hard to fold. But sewing with denim is not so terribly hard……,they just take a little practice with right instructions. Check out the steps via Melly Sews.

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