Sew Bit's 

 Sewing Techniques to help you succeed in sewing

Quick tutorials on everything sewing!

Shawnelle from Future Fashion Designers fashion sewing school believes in everyday effort to learn new things.

Sew Bits is a weekly video lesson to learn a new technique or to understand it more.

This video is all about Understitching.

A great technique to keep facings from folding out. Resulting in a professional finish.

Sew Bit #2, what is Staystitching? Here is a short video to explain what and why. There is a good reason for it! Fabric stretches so easlily and staystitching before putting pieces together helps everything else fit together.

Sew Bit #3 is about basting. In the pattern instructions you will often see the word Baste. Ok, but some of our newer sewist do not know exactly what that means!

Here I give you a quick explanation, hope this helps!

In the pattern instructions you often see the term - clip the curves. So what does that mean exactly? It's a pretty simple step and very necessary if you want your fabric to lay right. Here is a quick explanation of what it means and why it is important.

Sew Bit's, our weekly quick lesson on trimming seams, reinforcing seams and layering the seams.

The little things you do that makes your sewing look professional.

Here is a short video to explain what stitching in the ditch means. It's a great way to keep a facing locked in place.

Sew Bits - learning about sewing techniques in little bits of time! This video covers what topstitching is. Why and how.

Sew Bits - learning about sewing techniques in little bits of time! This video covers what slip stitching is.

Why and How.

Learn all about sewing in quick bits! This video gives a quick lesson on what 9inches down means.. Its on all of the patterns under measurements, but what does it mean?

Learn about sewing in quick bits! This bit is all about the different types of sewing needles. They come in all types and sizes. Learn which needle is best for your project. Selecting the right needle type and size are key to a successful sewing project.

Sew Bits - learning about sewing techniques in little bits of time! This video covers what Ease stitching is. Why and how.

Learn all about sewing in quick bits! This video explains what NAP is. You see the *with or without nap on the back side of all pattern envelopes, but what does it mean? Here is a quick explanation of the different kinds of nap.

SewBit 13. Our weekly Sewing lesson is on innerfacing.

If you're new to sewing you probably have not used this stabilizer yet.  You find it in most of your clothes.

It's easy to use and really necessary for a professional sewing project. 

#sewinglessons #sewinginnerfacing #beginnersewing

What does 45inches and 60inches mean?

You see it on the back of a pattern envelope.

It is the most common width of fabrics.

Here is a quick video to help you understand all about fabric widths.

 

#fabric #sewinglessons #fabrictypes

SewBit 15 is about the basic presser feet and their uses. Your sewing machine comes with different presser feet and you can purchase others for different uses. Sometimes not a necessity but helpful. Here is a quick tutorial explaining a bit about them.

 

#presserfeet #sewingmachinefeet #sewingmachine

Sew Bit 16 is out, this one is all about the basic types of machine stitches. My machine is a pretty simple one with only about 25 different stitches. In all my years of sewing I have rarely use more than just a few types. So for me getting a machine with a ton of stitches has never been a goal for me. And I find as a sewing teacher, many of my students rarely sit down and take time to get to know what stitches their machine offers. So here is a good idea for you to know what your machine has for you.

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