The health rewards and satisfaction we can get from sewing is unbelievable. It is definitely a worthy skill to learn. While sewing can make you feel happy, focused, controlled, and patient, it is scientifically proven that sewing can help to fight against dementia.
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Sewing also enhances brain growth because it requires creativity. It also develops our motor skills by improving hand-eye coordination. If you are a skilled sewist, you can add personalized touches that match your preference for your home, save resources by remaking clothes, give unique gifts to others, and even design your own wardrobe.
From learning to use a sewing machine to identifying which technique is most suitable for a particular project, sewing requires many skills. WeAllSew is a site where you can learn the art of sewing from scratch. Its Basic Sewing Tool Tips for Beginners guides you on the basics that are essential to kickstart your sewing journey. You can check out below the various topics they cover and where to learn them.
#1 Zigzag stitch
This is a very simple sewing technique that is possible to be used in various ways. This can be used to add a clean finish to seams to sew knits. Check out the methods and applications of zigzag stitch here. If the seams are visible in a certain project, it is important to give them a clean finish and you can learn about 3 ways to finish seams here.
#2 Decorative stitching
Adding decorations is a fun way of personalizing your sewing project. They can be used to express your feelings too. Learn more about decorative stitching here.
#3 Technique of appliqué
This is a versatile way of decorating any craft or garment. Learn about different ways of accomplishing appliqué here.
#4 Trims and Zippers
Trims can be an interesting addition to any project, and mixing, matching, stacking, and stitching trims helps you to create unique designs. You can master this valuable technique here. Also, click here to learn about the methods and techniques of using zippers.
#5 Sewing garments
The best thing about learning to sew is, being able to add new clothes to your wardrobe and express your personality through the clothes you design. Many doubts regarding sewing garments can be clarified here. If you’re planning to sew multiples, the technique of Batch Sewing can be really useful.
Sewing with stretchy knit fabrics can be very troublesome. Check out Tips and Tricks for Sewing Knits to master sewing with stretchy fabrics and to finish your project like a pro.
Velvet is smooth, soft, and silky, but it is not easy to sew on it. Learn to successfully sew on velvet here.
Suede can one of the most tiresome garments to sew on because beneath its velvety nap like fabric, there’s a thick layer of leather. Sewing on suede and leather is very different from sewing on a woven fabric, and you can learn more about sewing with suede here.
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