12 Best Sewing Tips

Updated on: July 2021

Best Sewing Tips in 2021


The Experts Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques: From the Sewing Stars-Hundreds of Ways to Sew Better, Faster, Easier (Rodale Sewing Book)

The Experts Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques: From the Sewing Stars-Hundreds of Ways to Sew Better, Faster, Easier (Rodale Sewing Book)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry: Proven Methods To Help You Sew Like the Pros (Rodale Sewing Book)

Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry: Proven Methods To Help You Sew Like the Pros (Rodale Sewing Book)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

PatternReview.com 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers

PatternReview.com 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Finger Protectors [Flex Series - 12-Pack] Silicone Non-Stick Finger Covers [Orchid - Small (6) / Medium (6)] for Hot Glue/Sewing/Wax/Rosin/Resin/Honey/Adhesives/Scrapbooking

Finger Protectors [Flex Series - 12-Pack] Silicone Non-Stick Finger Covers [Orchid - Small (6) / Medium (6)] for Hot Glue/Sewing/Wax/Rosin/Resin/Honey/Adhesives/Scrapbooking
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • PROTECT FROM BURNS: These protectors can withstand high heat, and will negate any burning effect from hot glue. No more sticky, painful messes. The silicone rubber in the finger protectors designed to create a flexible protective barrier for: crafting (hot glue gun, sewing, scrapbooking, using adhesives, painting) outdoor spots (fishing, archery) work in the medical field, delicate electronic repair, or even jewelry cleaning!
  • SAFE AND EFFECTIVE: These are made from FDA approved, BPA free, food grade silicone. They can withstand temperatures of -40F degrees to 450F degrees. Engineered specifically for high heat application, our heavy duty rubber finger protectors are non-slip, to ensure you’re protected from burns with added accuracy when around hot surfaces or when using a butane torch in pursuit of culinary perfection!
  • MATERIAL: Our products are made from the highest quality materials available in all the world - and sold at fair prices. Made with FDA approved, BPA free, food grade silicone. These industrial grade finger protectors can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees F to 450 degrees F. Perfect for rough, odd jobs where you want to keep your fingertips safe—they won’t rip under pressure like some gloves.
  • SIZE / COLORS: Unique feminine color options were fashioned with women / purposes in mind. Two different size options that fit most women are included to accommodate most sized fingers. Sizes are Medium Measurement: Length: 4.5cm / 1.77 inch; Diameter: 2.2cm / 0.87 inch (max.), 2cm / 0.78 (min.); Weight: 2.1g / 0.074 oz; Size Small Measurement: Length: 4.5cm / 1.77 inch; Diameter: 1.9cm / 0.75inch (max.), 1.6cm / 0.63 inch (min.); Weight: 1.9g / 0.067 oz
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE + CUSTOMER SERVICE: If you have any questions regarding this or any other item, please to contact us. We are proud to maintain a 5-Star customer service guarantee - no really, it's for real - We're 100% American owned and will be taking care of you for the entire lifetime of our products. Our tear resistant finger guard protectors consistently provide security without compromising control and functionality.

200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)

200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Sewing Tips & Trade Secrets (Threads On)

Sewing Tips & Trade Secrets (Threads On)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z: Your Source for Sewing and Quilting Tips and Techniques

Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z: Your Source for Sewing and Quilting Tips and Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
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A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing: Explore 30 Timeless Garments with History, Styling & Tips for Ready-to-Wear Results

A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing: Explore 30 Timeless Garments with History, Styling & Tips for Ready-to-Wear Results
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

501 Sewing Hints

501 Sewing Hints
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster: 894 Sewing Tips, Fitting Fixes, and Handy Techniques

Threads Sew Smarter, Better &  Faster: 894 Sewing Tips, Fitting Fixes, and Handy Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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Sewing Solutions: Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewist

Sewing Solutions: Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewist
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

May Martin’s Sewing Bible: 40 years of tips and tricks

May Martin’s Sewing Bible: 40 years of tips and tricks
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

DIY Sewing Craft: How to Turn a Pashmina Scarf or Shawl into a Cocoon Sweater

Here is a simple, easy, and permanent way to convert your pashmina into a sweater.

In New York, there are street vendors selling pashminas on practically every corner. At prices of $5-10 each, sometimes the temptation to buy a new color or pattern is just too hard to resist. Recently, I've been trying to come up with new ways to wear my pashmina wraps. I've twisted, tied, and looped them in every imaginable way.

One evening, after draping my pashmina over my shoulders, I reached my wit's end. I spent the entire evening pulling it up, adjusting and rearranging it. So, I decided to come up with a solution using needle and thread. The next day, I converted the pashmina into a cocoon sweater.


Nothing beats a cocoon sweater on a cool day. Not only is it warm, comfortable, and stylish, but also it hides a myriad of sins. Here is a simple, easy, and permanent way to convert your pashmina into a sweater.

Five Easy Steps from Pashmina to Cocoon Sweater:

Supplies:

Pashmina or Shawl

Thread the same color as the pashmina

Sewing Machine or Needle

Safety Pins

Measuring Tape

Directions:

1. Turn the pashmina so that the reverse side is facing up. The outer patterned side should be facing down.

2. Carefully drape the pashmina over your shoulders with the reverse side facing up. If you can't do this by yourself, ask a friend for help.

3. To make your sleeves: Pin the sides of the pashmina around your arms.

Option: While it is best to tailor your sweater to your body, you could simply fold the pashmina lengthwise with the reverse side on the outside. Bring both sides together, and pin along the edges. Leave a center opening of approximately 35" inches wide. Your opening can be any width you like, but an opening of 35" inches is generous enough to accommodate bulky sweaters.

4. If the sleeves are too long, you can easily sew the ends, but you'll lose the fringe finish.

5. Sew the sleeves, either by hand or on a sewing machine. Most dry cleaners have tailors, so you could opt to have it professionally sewn.

There you have it…a quick and easy way to turn a shawl into a stylish cocoon sweater. Most of these sweaters cost much more than pashmina shawls cost, so you can have a wardrobe full of sweaters in different colors and designs at a fraction of the cost. Keep in mind, you can still wear it as a scarf by wrapping and tying it in different ways; however, only you will know that it is more than just a scarf. If you are looking for more ideas on how to wear a pashmina, here's a cool video I found on YouTube.com titled, "25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!"

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