10 Sewing Tips from the Experts

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Ellen March presents ten expert sewing tips that you may not already know. See what techniques she demonstrates that you will find useful. Learn new sewing tips and see what other sewing experts are doing to create professional pieces. Check out more of our videos on sewing tips for more ideas!

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7 Responses to “10 Sewing Tips from the Experts”
  1. Sue Griffiths

    Thank you, great tips – especially the needles, I am guilty of using the same needle for everything. not now. !

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  2. JOY

    THANK YOU. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS i FINALLY KNOW TO THREAD WITH THE FOOT UP. AND HOW TO TEST FOR THE RIGHT NEEDLE SIZE!

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  3. ARuth

    Thanks so much for the wonderful tips. I learnt something new after sewing for 50 years.:-)

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  4. Chris

    1. I sew on an almost 29 year old mechanical machine, so both thread holders are in the proper vertical position, with their little felt booties.

    2. I am there for anytime needles are on sale. I have quite a collection, and I use an old prescription bottle to store them until I toss them in the trash (it used to be film canisters, but we switched to digital photos). This is important because I sew lots of silk and go through lots of teeny tiny very pointy needles.

    3. When I was helping and instructing teenagers on the cosplay outfits (my kids and their friends), I would often ask them like a military drill sargent: “What is your favorite sewing notion?” And the response would be “seam ripper!” 😉

    I would like to add: do not stress the mistakes because they then become design challenges.

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