Sew Be It Quick Tips

Sew be it Thumbnail image for Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Securing a Shank Button

Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Securing a Shank Button

This is one of my all time favorite sewing tips that I have picked up over the years.  Don’t you hate it when a shank button pulls through the fabric leaving behind a hole where it used to be?  To prevent that from happening, anchor it with a regular button sewn opposite on the inside. […]

Read the full article →
Sew be it Thumbnail image for Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Button Thread

Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Button Thread

I love button thread for hand sewing.  Especially when sewing on any type of fastener – it’s much stronger and heavier than all purpose or quilting thread, so you can take fewer passes with the needle.  It’s great for decorative stitching on appliques too, the stitching really stands out. I like to use a cotton […]

Read the full article →
Sew be it Thumbnail image for Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Diaper Pins

Sew Be It Quick Tip :: Diaper Pins

You know those giant safety pins used on cloth diapers?  They are the best for threading elastic through casings!  They have a really big head, making it super easy to push through the casing.  The one shown above is a little over 2 inches long, and the smaller one is 1½ inches.  Really it’s the […]

Read the full article →
Sew be it Thumbnail image for Quick Tip :: Never Lose The Thread Again

Quick Tip :: Never Lose The Thread Again

When I learned this sewing tip, I think it changed my life forever.  When I first began sewing, I would lose my thread every single time I pressed on the pedal – I spent more time re-threading my machine than I did sewing.  Then a reader came to the rescue with a tip.  When you […]

Read the full article →
Sew be it Thumbnail image for Quick Tip :: Pre-Washing Fabric

Quick Tip :: Pre-Washing Fabric

One question I get asked over and over again is if I pre-wash my fabric, and if so how I keep it from becoming a frayed mess.  Well since this is a Quick Tip post, I am going to give you the short answer.  I don’t always pre-wash. But when I do, I have found […]

Read the full article →