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10 Genius Sewing Hacks That Every Beginner Should Know

10 Genius Sewing Hacks That Every Beginner Should Know



Whether you are a beginner or sewing expert, there is always something new to learn about sewing!

I’ve collected some incredibly simple but effective sewing hacks to make your sewing easier, quicker and more enjoyable. Check out this list and be sure to leave a comment to let us know your favorite sewing hack.


1. If you’re having a bit of trouble threading your needle just spray the tip of the thread with hairspray to make it stiff!

threading your needlevia Womanista

 

2. Keep your bobbins together by storing them in a foam toe separator.

Store bobbins in pedicure toe separatorsvia Sew 4 Home




3. Thick fabrics like leather and denim can be a pain to get pins into. Instead of pinning, use small binder clips to hold those fabrics together.

Use binder clips instead of pinsvia Keyka

 

4. Use washi tape to help keep things straight when sewing.

Use washi tape to help keep things straight when sewingvia A Girl and a Glue Gun

 

5. Organize sewing pins with magnets hot glued to the bottom of your dish.

How To Organize Sewing Pinsvia Sarah Jane’s Craft Blog

 

6. Always wash fabrics before sewing to avoid further shrinking.

Wash Fabric Before Sewing

 

7. For a quick way to sharpen scissors, cut a piece of foil several times!

how to sharpen scissorsvia Curbly

 

8. Don’t have any more stubborn pins by putting them into a bar of soap for a little lubricant.

No More Stubborn Straight Pinsvia Make it and Love it

 

9. If you need an easy way to keep your spare embroidery thread organized, take some clothespins and wrap each color of embroidery thread around each clothespin.

Thread Storage with Clothespinsvia Factory Direct Craft Blog

 

10. Use a lint roller to pick up loose thread when you’re done sewing.

Use a lint roller to pick up loose thread when you're done sewingvia Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Your-Selfer



2 Comments

  1. Pioquinta Pioquinta January 7, 2018

    Great tips.

  2. Patricia Blais Patricia Blais January 31, 2018

    Thanks…..I plan to use a few of the “ideas” ….very clever.

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