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If you’re an aspiring sewer, you will love these Ultimate Sewing Hacks For Beginners that we’ve rounded up just for you! Armed with these sewing tips and tricks, you’re going to spend more time creating sewing projects you love and less time ripping out seams!

Beginners tend to get easily overwhelmed with using the sewing machine, how to sew zippers, which fabric to use, or even just how to sew a straight seam. These hacks will definitely help you overcome your fears and get started!

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Ultimate Sewing Hacks For Beginners

Our best advice is to take your time. Sewing really isn’t hard but it can take some practice! Work slowly and try to master one new skill at a time. Once you have that one down pat, you can move on to the next. Before you know it, you’ll be sewing like a pro!

We’ve got a bunch of posts here on a whole variety of sewing skills and tips to help you. We also have some video tutorials and free beginners’ sewing patterns too. Let’s jump in and start sewing! 

The sewing kit essentials you need as a beginner

Learn how to read a sewing pattern

How to wind and thread a bobbin


When you take up sewing as a hobby, one of the things you’ll quickly learn is that there’s a whole lot of sewing terminology. And some of those terms describe the various basic parts of the sewing machine. You don’t need to memorize these – you’ll pick them up soon enough. In the meantime, this handy guide is great to keep on hand.


When choosing a sewing machine, there are several factors to consider. This post will help you assess what features you need and how to look for the best value for your money. 

Sewing terms for beginners

When you first start sewing, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all of the new terms being used. Baste, selvage, under stitch – it’s a bit like learning a new language. Some of the words, once you hear them, are pretty self-explanatory but others may require a bit of explanation. Here is a list or a dictionary if you will of sewing terms for beginners. I hope you find it really helpful!

Understanding sewing machine needles

Understanding sewing machine needles can really help you take your sewing to the next level. It will also help you better identify and solve problems during the sewing process. We even have a printable that you can download to keep handy at your sewing station!

How to unpick a seam

Unpicking seams is just part of sewing! It doesn’t mean that you are a bad sewist – it happens even to pros! Since it is bound to happen, we should all know how to unpick a seam and how to use a seam ripper. Get my best tips and tricks on how to make it easier!

How to straight stitch

Straight stitching is the core of sewing! It is by far the most used type of stitching and as a beginner, the most important to learn and perfect. You are going to spend more time straight stitching than anything else when making your sewing projects so understanding how to straight stitch well is going to make a big difference in your final results.

Learn how to sew perfect corners.

Sew a perfect hem each and every time

Tutorial for the easiest way to sew a zipper

A guide to picking thread type

There’s more to choosing thread for your sewing projects than simply finding a matching color. Some people just reach into their sewing baskets and find the best match, but really, if you want to complete the best sewing project possible, there’s more to consider. We’ll show you how to choose the best kind for your project. 

Understand different types of fabric.

The best places to buy fabric online

Where do you go to buy the fabric for your sewing projects? Many of us picture that local sewing or craft shop but did you know that there is a fantastic assortment of places to buy fabric online? The advantages of shopping for fabric online are the convenience (you can shop in your pajamas!), the selection, and the deals. Check out our favorite places to buy fabric online.

How to sew a rolled hem

Rolled hems are elegant and professional-looking. When you are working with thin fabrics like silk or any kind of sheer fabric, you’ll want to know how to sew a rolled hem. Rolled hems can be really tricky to sew but we’ll break it down and make it easier for you!

How to sew piping the easy way

Looking to add piping to one of your projects? Piping is such an easy way to take your project up a notch. Follow along with this post to learn how to sew piping the easy way.

How to topstitch like a pro

Topstitching is basically any stitching that is seen on the top or exterior of your project. This can be intimidating because most stitches are done on the wrong side of the fabric and are never seen, meaning it is a litter easier to hide if you mess up. Topstitching can be important though and we’ll show you how it’s done.

How to sew with faux fur

Sewing with faux fur can seem intimidating or impossible, but with these tips on how to sew with faux fur it is pretty easy! 

How to sew with knit fabric

Sewing with knit fabric isn’t difficult as long as you understand the differences between it and a basic non-stretch type fabric. Making sure you have the correct techniques and accessories on hand is the first step in simplifying sewing with knits. We’ll share our tips and tricks for sewing with knit fabric. 

How to add a pocket to any dress

I figured out a pretty simple way to add a pocket to any dress and share it with you here. If you love having pockets in your clothing like I do, you’re going to love this! 


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 Don’t you just love these Ultimate Sewing Hacks For Beginners? There are so many great tips here to walk you through every step of the way. We’ve got more to come too, so be sure to bookmark or pin this post so you can keep referring back to it again and again.