Learn Sewing Techniques
Are you new to sewing? Or a seasoned pro who just needs to brush up on her blind hem? Luckily, we offer sewing tutorials for all levels.
If you’re just learning how to sew or your looking for advanced sewing techniques, you’ve come to the right place.
Every week or so we publish sewing technique tutorials on the Indiesew blog that will help with the tough parts of sewing garments. With clear photos and step-by-step instructions, you’ll be advancing your sewing skills in no time.
Is there a sewing technique you’d like covered that you can’t find below? Send us your feedback and tell us what you’d like to see!
How to Use a Digital Sewing Pattern
Learn the basics of using a digital sewing pattern, including scaling, printing, tiling, tracing and cutting.
How to Use Bias Tape
Avoid wonky, wavy armholes! Learn how to sew with bias tape (a.k.a. bias binding) to finish armholes and necklines for a professional, crisp look.
How to Bind A Knit Neckline
Finish your knit garments with professional looking necklines! This post covers the step-by-step process.
How to Gather Knits: Floss Method
Gathering knits can be a scary sewing technique. Learn how to get perfectly spaced gathers with this nifty method!
How to Use Fusible Interfacing
Learn how to use fusible interfacing in apparel sewing patterns!
Five Sewing Techniques to Master for Perfect Garments
Master these five sewing techniques for perfect garments, inside and out.
Tips for Better Topstitching
If you struggle with straight-as-arrow lines, topstitching can be your nemesis. Read our Tips for Better Topstitching, and it'll be your best friend.
How to Sew a Double Fold Hem
Learn how to sew a double fold hem and how to avoid wavy hemlines!
Seven Steps to Start Your Sewing Hobby
Thinking about starting to sew? Follow these "Seven Steps to Start Your Sewing Hobby" to start on the right foot.
How to Lengthen Your Natalie Top
Learn How to Lengthen Your Natalie Top and have a great new Fall wardrobe item!
How to Lower the Rise of Your Leggings
Are your home-sewn leggings creeping up above your belly button? Read on to learn how to lower the rise of your leggings!
Six Ways to Customize Your Lane Raglan
Contrast sleeves, elbow patches, and high-low hems are just a few of the ways you can customize your Lane Raglan!
Letter vs A4 Paper: Are you using the right size?
It turns out paper size is extremely important when using digital sewing patterns! Find out why.
Tips for Sewing Crisp Curved Seams
Read these sewing tips so that your crisp, curved seams make you beam with pride!
How To Gather Knits: Elastic Method
Check out this fool-proof method for 100% perfectly spaced gathers. The elastic does the work for you!
How to Sew With Pom Pom Fringe
Learn how to sew with pom pom fringe and attach a pom pom party to your pillows, scarves and clothes!
Five Tips for Perfect Pleats
Pleats are a modern alternative to fabric gathers! See our five steps for making them perfect, every time.
Why We Love Pressing Tools (And You Should Too!)
Explore the world of tailor's hams, sleeve rolls and clappers. Achieve crisp seams with pressing tools essential for every garment sewist!
How to Sew a Slouchy Seafarer
Learn how to transform your Seafarer into a slouchy top for Spring! With a few simple steps, you'll have a casual knit top you won't want to take off.
How to Make and Sew with Piping
Piping gives garments a clean, professional finish. But for newbies, it can be daunting. We're showing you how to make and sew with this fun trim!
How To Sew French Seams
French seams give garments a finished look, inside and out. Read this post to learn how to sew French seams in eight easy steps!
How to Sew Better Elastic Waistbands
Do you struggle with elastic waistbands that twist inside their casings? Read this post to learn some handy tricks for picture perfect waistbands.
How to Use Copy Shop Files
Copy shop files eliminate the need to print and tape sewing patterns together. Find out how to shop for and print these handy files!
How to Raise the Neckline of Your Ella Top
Change the look of your Ella Top by simply raising the neckline. This modification takes just a few extra seconds!
How to Add a Strapless Bodice to your Bridgetown
Add a strapless bodice to your Bridgetown Dress or Tunic for more coverage and versatility!
How to Sew a Simple Summer Scarf
In three easy steps, create a lightweight scarf perfect for all summer wear!
Ten Tips for a More Functional Sewing Space
Spruce up your creative space with these ten tips for a more functional sewing room!
Five Cutting Tools Every Sewist Should Own
Are dull blades and wonky cuts getting you down? Find out which five cutting tools will make your sewing hobby a total breeze.
Five Tips for Better Darts
Find out how to achieve nearly invisible darts with these five easy steps!
How to Sew Elastic into Swimwear
For smooth elastic finishes on your handmade swimwear, try the safety pin method!
How to Source Swimwear Sewing Supplies
Find out where Allie sources her sewing supplies for handmade swimwear!
Double Fold Hems Video Tutorial + A Collection Sale!
Check out Indiesew's first ever video tutorial, a collaboration with Sew Mama Sew.
How to Upsize the London Backpack
Find out how to upsize your London Backpack for a great accessory for those on-the-go!
Two Ways to Hem the Laurelhurst Cardigan
Use these simple techniques to finish the raw edges of your Laurelhurst cardigan for a polished look.
How to Shorten a Zipper
You read that right. Zippers can be shortened! Find out how with these four simple steps.
Four Tips for Serging Bulky Knit Fabrics
Find out how to avoid the dreaded wavy seam when sewing thick knit fabrics like French terry, sweater knits and sweatshirt fleece.
Quick and Easy Stripe Matching with Knits
Do you struggle with mismatched stripes on your knit garments? This post has a quick and easy method for perfectly matched stripes, every time!
How to Sew Partial Plackets The Easy Way
Learn the quick and easy way to sew partial plackets onto your woven garments!
How to Take Better Care of Your Handmade Clothes
Extend the life of your home-sewn clothing with these four steps for better garment care.
Coat Month: Interfacing Basics for Tailored Coats
Learn which interfacing to use and how to use it on your tailored coats!
Coat Month: How to Create a Coat Muslin
Follow these easy steps to create a coat muslin and achieve a better fit!
How to Add an Elastic Waist to the Rushcutter
See how a simple encased elastic waist changes the look of this dress!
How to Choose the Right Fabric for your Seamly Garments
Find out what types of fabric are ideal for Seamly's Vallynne Tank, Basic Tee, and Wrapped Cardigan.
How to Sew Knit Bindings (With Less Bulk!)
Check out this new method for binding the Vallynne (or any knit garment!) that reduces bulk and imitates ready-to-wear techniques.
How to Make a Fringe Scarf
Make a DIY fringed scarf in less than an hour with this easy tutorial!
How to Attach Jeans Buttons and Rivets
Find out how to attach the buttons and rivets that come in our DIY Jeans Hardware Kits!
The Sew Your Favorite Jeans Workshop is here!
Create a nearly identical replica of your favorite ready-to-wear jeans.
How to Distress Your Jeans
Find out how to bleach, sand, cut, fray, and tea-dye your jeans with this new segment of the Sew Your Favorite Jeans Workshop!
How to Sew the Matcha Top Collar
Check out our step-by-step photo tutorial for sewing the Matcha Top collar!
How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress
Get the step-by-step tutorial for sewing your own Archer Shirt Dress with a drawstring waist!
How to Sew the Kila Tank (Video Tutorial)
Watch our video sewalong for the Kila Tank sewing pattern. Plus, get tips on how to achieve neater bindings!
Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 1: Machines
Are you ready to start sewing or take your hobby to the next level? Check out our recommendations for sewing machines for all skill levels and budgets!
Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 2: Tools
Want to start sewing, but don't have any supplies? See our list of essential sewing tools on the Indiesew Blog.
Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 3: Supplies
Ready to start sewing? Find out what essential supplies you'll need in your stash!
When and How to Block Fuse Interfacing
Making a shirt or shirtdress? Block fuse your interfacing to save time and achieve a neater result!
How to Hem a Shirt with Bias Tape
Do you struggle with sewing curved hems? Use bias-tape to create a clean finish.
Five Tips for Sewing Your First Shirt
Read Meg's "Five Tips for Sewing Your First Shirt" on the Indiesew Blog!
How to Turn Fabric Tubes the Easy Way
Find out the quick and easy way to turn small fabric tubes with the Fasturn tool!