Learn Sewing Techniques

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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.

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Learn the basics of using a digital sewing pattern, including scaling, printing, tiling, tracing and cutting. | Indiesew.com

How to Use a Digital Sewing Pattern

Learn the basics of using a digital sewing pattern, including scaling, printing, tiling, tracing and cutting.

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. | Indiesew.com

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.

Finish your knit garments with professional looking necklines! This post covers the step-by-step process. | Indiesew.com

How to Bind A Knit Neckline

Finish your knit garments with professional looking necklines! This post covers the step-by-step process.

Gathering knits can be a scary sewing technique. Learn how to get perfectly spaced gathers with this nifty method! | Indiesew.com

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!

Learn how to use fusible interfacing in apparel sewing patterns! | Indiesew.com

How to Use Fusible Interfacing

Learn how to use fusible interfacing in apparel sewing patterns!

Master these five sewing techniques for perfect garments, inside and out. | Indiesew.com

Five Sewing Techniques to Master for Perfect Garments

Master these five sewing techniques for perfect garments, inside and out.

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. | Indiesew.com

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.

Learn how to sew a double fold hem and how to avoid wavy hemlines! | Indiesew.com

How to Sew a Double Fold Hem

Learn how to sew a double fold hem and how to avoid wavy hemlines!

Thinking about starting to sew? Follow these "Seven Steps to Start Your Sewing Hobby" to start on the right foot. | Indiesew.com

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.

Learn How to Lengthen Your Natalie Top and have a great new Fall wardrobe item! | Indiesew.com

How to Lengthen Your Natalie Top

Learn How to Lengthen Your Natalie Top and have a great new Fall wardrobe item!

Are your home-sewn leggings creeping up above your belly button? Read on to learn how to lower the rise of your leggings! | Indiesew.com

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!

Contrast sleeves, elbow patches, and high-low hems are just a few of the ways you can customize your Lane Raglan! | Indiesew.com

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!

It turns out paper size is extremely important when using digital sewing patterns! Find out why. | Indiesew.com

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.

Read these sewing tips so that your crisp, curved seams make you beam with pride! | Indiesew.com

Tips for Sewing Crisp Curved Seams

Read these sewing tips so that your crisp, curved seams make you beam with pride!

Check out this fool-proof method for 100% perfectly spaced gathers. The elastic does the work for you! | Indiesew.com

How To Gather Knits: Elastic Method

Check out this fool-proof method for 100% perfectly spaced gathers. The elastic does the work for you!

Learn how to sew with pom pom fringe and attach a pom pom party to your pillows, scarves and clothes! | Indiesew.com

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!

Pleats are a modern alternative to fabric gathers! See our five steps for making them perfect, every time. | Indiesew.com

Five Tips for Perfect Pleats

Pleats are a modern alternative to fabric gathers! See our five steps for making them perfect, every time.

Explore the world of tailor's hams, sleeve rolls and clappers. Achieve crisp seams with pressing tools essential for every garment sewist! | Indiesew.com

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!

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. | Indiesew.com

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.

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! | Indiesew.com

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!

French seams give garments a finished look, inside and out. Read this post to learn how to sew French seams in eight easy steps! | Indiesew.com

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!

Do you struggle with elastic waistbands that twist inside their casings? Read this post to learn some handy tricks for picture perfect waistbands. | Indiesew.com

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.

Copy shop files eliminate the need to print and tape sewing patterns together. Find out how to shop for and print these handy files! | Indiesew.com

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!

Change the look of your Ella Top by simply raising the neckline. This modification takes just a few extra seconds! | Indiesew.com

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!

Add a strapless bodice to your Bridgetown Dress or Tunic for more coverage and versatility! | Indiesew.com

How to Add a Strapless Bodice to your Bridgetown

Add a strapless bodice to your Bridgetown Dress or Tunic for more coverage and versatility!

In three easy steps, create a lightweight scarf perfect for all summer wear! | Indiesew.com

How to Sew a Simple Summer Scarf

In three easy steps, create a lightweight scarf perfect for all summer wear!

Spruce up your creative space with these ten tips for a more functional sewing room! | Indiesew.com

Ten Tips for a More Functional Sewing Space

Spruce up your creative space with these ten tips for a more functional sewing room!

Are dull blades and wonky cuts getting you down? Find out which five cutting tools will make your sewing hobby a total breeze. | Indiesew.com

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.

Find out how to achieve nearly invisible darts with these five easy steps! | Indiesew.com

Five Tips for Better Darts

Find out how to achieve nearly invisible darts with these five easy steps!

For smooth elastic finishes on your handmade swimwear, try the safety pin method! | Indiesew.com

How to Sew Elastic into Swimwear

For smooth elastic finishes on your handmade swimwear, try the safety pin method!

Check out Indiesew's first ever video tutorial, a collaboration with Sew Mama Sew. | Indiesew.com

Double Fold Hems Video Tutorial + A Collection Sale!

Check out Indiesew's first ever video tutorial, a collaboration with Sew Mama Sew.

Find out how to upsize your London Backpack for a great accessory for those on-the-go! | Indiesew.com

How to Upsize the London Backpack

Find out how to upsize your London Backpack for a great accessory for those on-the-go!

Use these simple techniques to finish the raw edges of your Laurelhurst cardigan for a polished look. | Indiesew.com

Two Ways to Hem the Laurelhurst Cardigan

Use these simple techniques to finish the raw edges of your Laurelhurst cardigan for a polished look.

Find out where Allie sources her sewing supplies for handmade swimwear! | Indiesew.com

How to Source Swimwear Sewing Supplies

Find out where Allie sources her sewing supplies for handmade swimwear!

You read that right. Zippers can be shortened! Find out how with these four simple steps. | Indiesew.com

How to Shorten a Zipper

You read that right. Zippers can be shortened! Find out how with these four simple steps.

Find out how to avoid the dreaded wavy seam when sewing thick knit fabrics like French terry, sweater knits and sweatshirt fleece. | Indiesew.com

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.

Do you struggle with mismatched stripes on your knit garments? This post has a quick and easy method for perfectly matched stripes, every time! | Indiesew.com

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!

Learn the quick and easy way to sew partial plackets onto your woven garments! | Indiesew.com

How to Sew Partial Plackets The Easy Way

Learn the quick and easy way to sew partial plackets onto your woven garments!

Extend the life of your home-sewn clothing with these four steps for better garment care. | Indiesew.com

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.

Follow these easy steps to create a coat muslin and achieve a better fit! | Indiesew.com

Coat Month: How to Create a Coat Muslin

Follow these easy steps to create a coat muslin and achieve a better fit!

Learn which interfacing to use and how to use it on your tailored coats! | Indiesew.com

Coat Month: Interfacing Basics for Tailored Coats

Learn which interfacing to use and how to use it on your tailored coats!

See how a simple encased elastic waist changes the look of this dress! | Indiesew.com

How to Add an Elastic Waist to the Rushcutter

See how a simple encased elastic waist changes the look of this dress!

Find out what types of fabric are ideal for Seamly's  Vallynne Tank, Basic Tee, and Wrapped Cardigan. | Indiesew.com

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.

Check out this new method for binding the Vallynne (or any knit garment!) that reduces bulk and imitates ready-to-wear techniques. | Indiesew.com

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.

Make a DIY fringed scarf in less than an hour with this easy tutorial! | Indiesew.com

How to Make a Fringe Scarf

Make a DIY fringed scarf in less than an hour with this easy tutorial!