Six Tips for DIY Sewing
If you’re getting ready to dive into DIY sewing, you might be a little worried about being out of your depth. As with any new skill, learning to sew takes patience and practice, but with a little effort (and these tricks up your sleeve), you’ll be turning out beautiful pieces in no time.
- Work with good tools
You don’t need a lot in a basic sewing kit, especially if you’re starting with hand-sewing projects, but it will pay off in the long run to invest in some good tools. Dedicated fabric shears are a must; using your fabric scissors to cut paper or other materials will dull them quickly, and sharp scissors are crucial when you’re working with very heavy or very delicate fabrics. Other basics include an iron with adjustable heat settings, marking pencils or tailor’s chalk, a …