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Melly Sewsfrom Melly Sews

Sew Napkins - Mitered Corners or Rolled Hems

How to sew a mitered corner - Melly Sews

Rae Gun Ramblingsfrom Rae Gun Ramblings

Sewing: How to Gather the Easy Way

My new go to way for gathering. This is so easy and reliable - Rae Gun Ramblings

Round fabric buttons from squares. This is interesting because I learned a similar technique with circles -- but this seems easier, actually. And less wasteful of fabric!


Make Crisp, Even Hems

Such a smart trick for making an even hem - I used this on my kitchen curtains but I couldn't find the pin when I wrote the blog glad someone else found it!

It's Always Autumnfrom It's Always Autumn

cute shirt + cute fabric = easiest dress ever

all you need is a cute tee and some fabric to make this super easy gathered skirt dress.

Oliver + Sfrom Oliver + S

lettuce hem by sewing machine

Simple trick for making a lettuce hem with your sewing machine.

Awesome hack! No more buying four cones of a color of serger thread that you will need for 1-2 small projects! a conebobbinspool of serger thread by moonthirty, via Flickr


Hemming Jeans the easy way

How to hem jeans. Which reminds me that since petite pants are STILL too long for me, I should really conquer my fear of sewing machines...


Super Easy Lanyard and Key Chain Wristlet

Learn how to make a keychain with this scrap busting sewing idea, the Super Easy Lanyard and Key Chain Wristlet

Hand Sewing Basics. Plus this whole website has great sewing tips and techniques just in case I've forgotten things after not having sewn for twenty odd years now!

Sweet Verbena is sooo sweet to offer this Serger 101 article. I'm just grateful the machine shop threaded mine so I can finish seams -- and I've actually been using it for that after having it sit in the corner of the sewing room for YEARS. I really need to learn more. Yes, New Year's resolution, people.

megan nielsen design diaryfrom megan nielsen design diary

3 ways to sew a rolled hem

How to sew a rolled hem by machine WITHOUT a rolled hem foot