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My top 5 sewing tutorials on Pinterest

Pinterest has become a huge collection board for sewing tutorials and these days I try to add a Pinterest-friendly image to my sewing tutorials and upload it to my Sewing tutorial board.  So far I’ve pinned around 30 of my own tutorials and some have been re-pinned quite a bit. So let’s take a look at my most popular sewing tutorials on Pinterest.

How to sew a neat neckline finish A sewing tutorial

How to sew a neat neckline finish

I’ve become kinda obsessed with pretty neckline finishes lately and moving away from conventional home sewing techniques. Many (almost all!) sewing pattern instructions and books adding suggests big floppy facings, but they are an annoyance and not very pretty either unless carefully hand stitched. So inspired by higher end RTW I decided to see if I could achieve a neat and non floppy finishing, and this tutorial shows how I did it. Has been pinned 59 times.

 

How to sew fold over elastic

How to sew fold over elastic

Sewing fold over elastic isn’t always as easy to sew as it sounds. And it’s a struggle to rip! So I’m pretty meticulous with my prep work when I’m applying the elastic and in this tutorial I share my tricks. This tutorial has been shared 108 times.

How to sew a crotch gusset

Attaching a triangle crotch gusset in three easy steps

This tutorial came out of a frustration that many pattern instructions makes the assembly of a triangle gusset on leggings and shorts way too complicated. So I just stripped the process down to 3 easy steps, omitting sewing with notches and other froufrou and it works very well! Has been pinned 122 times.

How to make an Ikea hack sewing table

How to make a sewing and cutting table using Ikea shelves

The original idea for this Ikea hack was something I actually found on Pinterest. The gist is that you put together three Ikea Expedit/Kallax Shelves and add a cutting board on top. My version has wheels which is necessity since my space is very tiny. Has been pinned 200 times.

 

The ultimate guide to coverstitching 

My most popular tutorial by far. This was born out of me feeling sick of having constant issues with my old Pfaff coverstitch/serger machine – and I knew I wasn’t alone in this feeling. So I consulted an expert that gave some fantastic tips and I also shared my own hard learned lessons on how to achieve good results even when your machine is wonky. Since then I’ve upgraded to a Janome CoverPro, but all the tips in the tutorial are relevant for any machine. Has been pinned over 1500 times!

I’ve used Canva.com to make the Pinterest friendly images and the service is great for both blogs, Pinterest or Instragram. The templates are very tastefully made and easy to customize. Plus most are free! I usually do my own art work in Photoshop, but to be honest the stuff I do in Canva often looks better than the stuff I come up with myself.

Do you use Pinterest for your sewing and diy inspiration?

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    frifris
    June 16, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for the neckline finish tutorial! I hate facings, they look so homesewn and the are really annoying, because they tend to stick out in all the wrong places and also they need to be ironed too often for my level of laziness 😉 Will try this on my next dress or top!

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      Johanna
      June 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, homesewn in the worst way! I too have never been able to control them. I like this method so much better and it looks both nice on the inside and outside 🙂

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