Buying (and using) a sewing machine can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Especially if you haven’t sewn much before! These sewing machine hacks are must-know, and they’ll change the outcome of your DIY sewing project!
2nd Spool Holder Hack
Tape a vertical dowel to the side of your sewing machine, upright and vertical. You can keep two spools of the same thread ready and available to use! Plus, how cheap and innovative was this hack? I love it!
Learn to Gather
Gathering fabric can be difficult and time consuming…with a lot of broken threads involved! Make your sewing project easier with this easy gathering tutorial. This genius blogger zig zags over a crochet thread and simply pulls it to gather! This is revolutionary, right?
Pin the Button Hole
Slide the end of a pin through a button hole and easily sew and finish them! The pin even prevents bloggers from “ripping” too far when it comes to opening up the buttonhole.
Serger Thread Hack
When you purchase a serger, it can be expensive to buy four cones to hold your thread for serging. Instead of spending the big bucks on these necessary items, you can make your own! Use a empty spool and a bobbin to make your own!
Create Perfect Ruffles
Finding it hard to make sure your ruffle pleats are completely even? Use a fork for sewing the most perfect ruffles. They’ll look absolutely perfect!
Button Hack x2
Save tons of time with this button sewing hack! After you make sure they are securely aligned, you can sew them on in seconds with this sewing hack! A marking pencil will be your best friend for this sewing project!
Sew Bulky Materials
Sewing bulky materials can be tough, if you are struggling, use a strip of a plastic bag to help guide your stitches. The plastic helps the stitches slide easily over the fabric!
Resources for this post include:
2nd Vertical Spool from Make It Love It
Learn to Gather from Raegun Rumblings
Pin the Button Hole from Simple Simon and Co.
Serger Thread Hack from Moon Thirty
Perfect Ruffles from DIY N Crafts
Button Hack from Sew 4 Home
Plastic Sewing Hack from Threads Magazine