I have been loving every second of my learning to sew journey. I try to watch as many videos and read as many blogs and articles I can. After all, the learning and research can be just as enjoyable. After some failed projects and poorly sewn items, I can share a few basic tips.
Iron, Iron, Iron
This can be the difference between a finished product looking poor or quality. A simple iron can ensure that your final product has a professional finish.
Investing in a rotary cutter was one of the smartest things I did. The cut is superb and clean. It is easier to cut straight. Sounds so simple but having straight crisp edges also give products that professional finish.
Trace your patterns
I have created a folder with patterns traced and ready to go at a moments notice. I use baking paper as it is easy to store and trace. Having a pre cut pattern means it is easier to cut a piece if you make a mistake. It also means less time is put into measuring pieces.
Not only does a rubber cutting mat work sensationally with a rotary cutter but it allows you to cut and measure items quickly and accurately. I find it a time saver being able to cut and measure fabric and patterns pieces together and on the spot.
Snip those loose threads
A small thread snipping tools also saves me time while sewing. It means that I have less threads to cut at the end. Cutting those threads helps create a more polished look.
Hope this tips help someone like me who is learning to sew!