Top 10 Sewing Tips from the Experts

We talked to our team of expert sewing instructors and asked them what special tip or technique they thought every sewer should know. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sewer, these ten essential sewing tips will ensure your time at the machine is pleasant and productive!

Check out the chart below for the ten tips, or download a copy of the handy Top 10 Sewing Tips Guide for even more information!

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9 Responses to “Top 10 Sewing Tips from the Experts”
  1. Jane Carroll

    After changing machine settings such as stitch choice, stitch length and thread tension, I test the stitch on a piece of white printer paper. It’s very good for testing settings and so far the settings I determine this way are correct for the fabric – and it doesn’t waste fabric. By the way, of you’re organized, you can write the machine settings and fabric descriptions on the same piece of paper and save them for future reference.

    • DANI

      Does sewing on paper dull the needle the way cutting paper with good fabric scissors dulls them?

      • Customer Service

        Yes, repeated sewing through thicker paper, like printer paper, can dull your needle.

  2. Pamela Dumbleton

    As a long time self taught sewer we don’t realize that not everyone is aware of these tips so good on you for taking the time to put it out there giving everyone an even playing field. Keep up the good work.

  3. Greco

    I really like that first tip! I have always learned that I should moisten the top end! I have never top about the back! That’s a really smart idea that I will have to try out. I am learning how to sew currently, and it is proving to be a lot of fun! Do you have any more tips that help with using a sewing machine?

  4. Alice A Hunter

    Ticket: 26866 – What is the cap of the thread? Is it the paper piece?