Basic Sewing Stitches for Clothing
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Learn how to sew with these basic sewing stitches for clothing. These are the sewing 101 skills to get you started sewing clothes!
These basic sewing stitches are great skills so that you can learn how to sew clothes! It’s important when you are sewing to make your clothing strong on the inside to make them last as long as possible.
Some of these stitches are for the inside of the garment to make it strong and make it look nice. Some of these stitches are decorative stitches or hems to make the garment look the best it can.
Some of these sewing techniques are ways to cut the seam allowance with your scissors for a clean and professional look on the outside.
Do you want to learn how to sew? Try some of these sewing projects:
- Beginner sewing projects
- Sewing 101 for beginners
- How to start sewing clothes
- How to sew and save money
- 7 Different ways to Hem
- 9 Different ways to finish a seam
Basic Sewing Stitches
You can learn how to sew clothes with these basic sewing stitches. These are great basic sewing skills that will help your clothing look professional and last a long time.
How to Stitch in the Ditch
Sew an almost invisible stitch when you stitch in the ditch. This is great for waistbands, facings, and tacking seams.
Edgestitching vs Topstitching
What's the different between edgestitching and topstitching? when do I use edgestitching and when do I use topstitching?
How to Hem: 7 Ways to Hem
Find the best way to hem the item of clothing you are working on for the best result!
How to Grade Seams: Trimming vs Grading
It's important to trim or grade your seams so that enclosed seams look professional. Learn when to use one or the other or both!
How to Understitch
Keep the facing or lining from flipping out by understitching. It's a magical stitch only seen on the inside of clothing that makes all the difference!
How to Gather Fabric and Comparing Gathering Ratios
There are multiple ways to gather so you can choose the way you like best. Learn about all the different gathering ratios and when to use them!
How to Finish a Seam: 9 Seam Finishes
Make the insides of your clothing look nice and last longer with the right seam finish. There are seam finishes for unlined clothing, woven fabric, and knit fabric.
How To Sew Ruffles Without Gathering
Add a beautiful ruffle to any edge of your clothing without gathering the fabric! Learn how to sew a flounce!
How to Sew Curves: Clipping v Notching
Sewing curves can be tricky if you don't know the work that needs to happen on the inside!
How to Use a Twin Needle
A twin needle adds professional two lines of stitching that looks amazing. You can use it on woven fabric and knit fabric with different techniques.
How To Sew an Invisible Zipper without an Invisible Zipper Foot Tutorial
I love the look of invisible zippers but I don't own an invisible zipper foot. You can still sew an invisible zipper with your regular sewing machine foot!
How To Sew Rolled Hem Without a Rolled Hem Foot
A rolled hem is a professional and nice looking hem that you can do without a rolled hem foot!
How to Sew Knits: 16 Tips for Sewing Knit Fabric
Learn the stitches and techniques eeded for how to sew knits!
How to Hem Lace
Learn how to hem lace four different ways for the best lace hem!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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I really like how you explain the different sewing techniques. This is my question where can I get cheap patterns the price is so high of your on a tight budget. Thanks again for your email.
I would look for free patterns online or buy paper patterns when they are on sale for $1 to $2 at Joann etc.