FREE Directory of Sewing Guides and Tutorials

Directory of Sewing Guides and Tutorials

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Directory of sewing guides and tutorials

Listed here are essential sewing guides and tutorials to help you with your next sewing project!

Many of the Guides and Tutorials below are external links, which link to fellow sewing professionals, who are experts in their own right.

This is a complete sewing directory, not only for beginners just starting out on their creative journey wanting to learn more about sewing but also for more seasoned seamstresses or designers who want quick links to tutorials which will freshen up sewing skills.

So, whoever you are and wherever you are on your sewing path, this sewing directory will surely be your best referred-to post on the web!

This directory will be updated regularly so I advise you to Pin it to your Favorites Bar, so you can keep coming back to it!

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Sewing Glossary of Common Sewing Terms

Sewing glossary of essential sewing terms

Basic Sewing Skills

Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for beginners you essential tools and supplies list to get you started

First time sewing: The absolute beginner’s guide

Readers Digest NEW complete guide to sewing: Step by step techniques for making clothes and home accessories – I have this guide book in my sewing studio and I love it! I recommend this to anyone, beginners and advanced sewists

Basic Sewing Machine Skills

All about sewing needles

All about threads

Common sewing machine feet

How to use an edge stitch foot

How to sew straight

Clean and oil your sewing machine

How to thread a bobbin

Parts of your sewing machine

Basic sewing machine stitches

Sew a straight line

Sewing machine maintenance

Understand thread tension

Bias Binding

Guide to bias binding and facings

Attaching bias tape

Bias binding – the French method

How to cut a continuous strip of bias tape

How to sew bias tape

Sewing a bias hem and side seams

Button holes / Buttons

How to sew a bound button hole


How to sew a band collar

Different collar types


Free corset eBook download

Cutting Fabric

How to use a rotary cutter and mat


Create your own block

How to take measurements

Body measurement printable chart – free download

How to design your own dress patterns – A primer in pattern making for women who like to sew


Hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials


How to insert a stretch waistband

Easiest way to sew elastic to a waistband

Types of and how to sew with elastic


Trouser fitting tips

Gathers / Ruffles / Pleats


How to gather the easy way

How to make a gathered ruffle

Knife pleat ruffle

Pleating and ruching

Hand Stitches

Ladder stitch / invisible stitch


Hemming denim

Sew the perfect hem

Sew the perfect hem every time

Narrow hems

Hemming pants with original hem

Knit Fabrics

The secret trick to hemming knits

How to hem knits

Sewing with knits

Sewing stretchy fabrics

Understanding knit fabric types


Loop closures


How to sew piping


In-seam pockets

Adding pockets to skirts


9 Ways to finish a seam

Flat felled seams

Curved French seams

Box corners

Sewing different types of seams

Best seam finishes without a serger

Welt seams

Serger / Overlocker

Make ribbons with a serger

Serger stitches cheat sheet

Sewing Patterns

Hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials

Hundreds of FREE dress patterns, templates and tutorials by

Ladies free top sewing patterns for download

Free printable sewing patterns for ladies tops - pdf downloads - free patterns for ladies!

How to print pdf patterns

How to read a sewing pattern

How to read a sewing pattern

How to tape, cut & store pdf patterns

How to use digital & traditional patterns


Top stitching


Attaching ricrac trim

Tulle / Netting

Sewing with tulle


How to shorten zippers

Invisible zippers

Zipper tips & tricks

sewing directory of guides and tutorials


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