This week I have some really fun basic sewing projects lined up! New to sewing? Today we're sharing four basic sewing machine stitches and what they are used for. These are the most common stitches that you'll want to learn. Here are some details about what each one can do…
Basting Stitch This stitch is most commonly used as any temporary stitch that you plan to eventually rip out. You can also use the basting stitch to gather and stay stitch.
Straight Stitch This is the most common stitch. You will use the straight stitch for seams, hems and topstitching.
I'll be sharing lots of sewing projects with you this week! Together we'll learn tips for sewing leather, cotton, stretch fabrics and knitwear. We'll be learning basic skills while making adorable things to wear! I can't wait. xo, elsie
This sewing basics series was created in collaboration with Missy Creed of Momentum Fashion. Missy is a talented seamstress who sews for Red Velvet!
Great article for beginners thanks for sharing this information.
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REMEMBER THREE THINGS… ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR TENSION ADJUSTED,. DO NOT TOUCH. TWO:PLEASE CHANGE YOUR NEEDLE,. THREE….USE THE BEST THREAD YOU CAN AFFORD…
Hi! Thank you so much for these fantastic tips. I would like to buy a new sewing machine, the best quality and price possible. Can someone recommend me a brand pleaseeeeee? Thanks you 🙂
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Q: Oh Girls, thank goodness for you! I’m very new to sewing and spent all day yesterday trying to sew a very simple pair of curtains. The problem was, the stitches went in to like little loops on top..I tried adjusting the tension to no avail. Any ideas what the problem could be please??!!!
Thanks you so much 🙂
A: Emma, I’m glad to hear you tried changing the tension. That would be the first thing I would do too! You might try a different brand of thread. Some machines can be picky. Make sure you’re using the right needle and that your bobbin is wound tightly and threaded correctly. If none of these do the trick, I would take it into the shop 🙂
Hope this helps!
I am soooo happy you are making these sewing posts for beginners! I am one of those people who loves to sew, but has no real training so I run into messes from time to time 😉
Awesome! Got a brand spanking new Janome for my birthday and I want to become a better sewer~
I’m pinning all of these!
Hi Elsie I love your blog 🙂
I am studying textiles at high school and I lovee sewing hehe 🙂
I was wondering if you could post a tutorial of how to make a fitted, 50’s crop top, I hope you know the ones I mean, They’re in fashion at the mo. I couldn’t think of how to do it myself and have looked everywhere for a pattern so I think I need some help from an expert, thankyaaa x
oh, i love this series so far! thanks for the tips 🙂
One ofmy new goals is to work sewing back into my life and to use better technique! Thanks for the jump start and inspiration!
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Ooooh! I’m so glad you’ll be doing more sewing on the blog! My favorite!
I want a sewing machine. Wahh… 🙁
fab… i’m keen to fire up the ‘ol sewing machine!
This is wonderful news! I got my new sewing machine this Christmas and so far, I haven’t used it at all. I can’t wait to see your projects and make some of my own!