facepalm sewing tips

As much as I love sewing, there also some things I don’t love…like tracing, pressing and sewing linings. Everyone’s developed their own sewing tips and tricks to make it all easier but when I saw some of these tips for the first time, I couldn’t believe it. Major facepalm, how could I have not thought of these before? I hope these tips will help you in some way too!



Sewing Buttons.


Photocopy Pattern Pieces Instead of Tracing.


Printable Bias Binding Maker.


Invisible Ladder Stitch for Soft Toys, etc.


Perfect Pointed Corners with Binding.


Invisible Zip Top Finishing Technique.


Remove Gaping Fabric From Neckline.


Fly Front Zip – Easier Then Pattern Instructions.


Easiest Welt Pocket Tutorial Ever.


Sew Set in Sleeves Without Wanting to Murder Everyone.


Use Bias Binding as a Facing.


Insert Invisible Zip with Regular Zip Foot.


Catch the Back of Bias Binding Every Time.


Cutting Slippery Fabrics.

Are there any tips you think I should add? Leave a comment and let me know šŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Facepalm Sewing Tips”

  1. Try ironing on freezer paper, plastic/shiny side down, onto the fabric before pinning pattern on. Cuts like a dream.

  2. For those of us who are older, taking a floss threader that you get at your dentist, Is the only way to thread
    your sewing machine, it comes with a blunt edge, cut it at a slant, and viola, no more struggles, you can
    ask for them at your drug store, or look for them in the tooth brush isle..

  3. Vintage Damask table cloths make a beautiful, and super cheap lining for curtains and jackets. I buy them at estate sales for a dollar or two.

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