Sewing Skills Tutorials
Did you know that Little Fabric Shop’s blog is filled with many, many different sewing skills tutorials? We love to sew and share this passion with our sewing community. Every month, we feature tutorials and free patterns to help you learn new techniques. We have organized our blog to help you more easily find our Free Sewing Patterns and our Sewing Skills Tutorials. Here are all the sewing techniques we have on our website right now.
Flying Geese Tutorial
Flying Geese quilt blocks are popular in patchwork quilting. There are many different ways to make these beloved blocks. This tutorial will show you how to make perfect flying geese with the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool. We have even included a free table runner pattern to put your new skills to work.
Half Square Triangles
Another core quilt block technique is the Half Square Triangle. These blocks are simple but can really add dimension and creativity to sewing by playing with the direction of the half square triangle and fabric placement. Using the Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler will make this quilting skill simple and easy. We have also included four different patchwork block patterns that use this basic quilt block.
Quilted Zipper Pillow
It is fun to make a quilt block into a pillow. Our Quilted Zipper Pillow tutorial will walk you through how to measure out all the different fabrics and parts of your project based on your quilt block size, how to quilt your pillow, install a zipper and finish with binding. This advanced intermediate sewing project will help you create both a sturdy and beautiful quilted zipper pillow.
How to Join Mitered Quilt Binding Ends
Attaching the binding is the last step in creating a patchwork quilt. There are many ways to finish off and join the binding ends. This sewing skills tutorial will take you through the steps on how to Join the Quilt Binding using Mitered Ends.
Curve sewing can be a little intimidating when first starting out. Practicing this technique is helpful, but having a few tips and tools really makes it so much easier. The Little Fabric Shop Curve Sewing Guide will show you our favorite methods to make curve sewing a breeze!
How to Join Fabric Patterns
Matching up fabric patterns for quilt backs is an easy skill to learn. The How to Join Fabric Patterns tutorial will show you how to account for fabric design repeats when buying fabric to ultimately create a seamless (or rather hidden seam) finish.
The Complete Quilting Guide for Beginners
The Complete Quilting Guide for Beginners will take you through the entire quilting process, from start to finish. That’s right--everything you need to know, from choosing a pattern and fabrics, to creating the quilt top, to basting the quilt layers together and finishing the quilt--it’s all here! We can’t wait to help you create your first quilt.
How to Trace a Pattern onto Fabric
Not everyone is a fabulous at free-hand drawing. With patterns, you don’t have to be! Knowing How to Trace a Pattern onto Fabric opens your creative options to make beautiful sewing projects. Here are the tricks of the trade to trace patterns onto fabric.
How to Sew a Zipper
Zipper Sewing is such a useful skill. Whether you are making a garment, a bag, or even repairing clothes, there are so many opportunities to sew with zippers. This sewing skills tutorial will show you how to sew both a standard zipper and an invisible zipper.
Selecting the Right Needle
If you love to sew by hand, it is important to know how to pick the right needle for your project. There are many different types of needles out there, all with different qualities that can affect the hand sewing process. This sewing skills tutorial will walk you through the process of Selecting the Right Needle for different types of sewing projects.
Foundation Paper Piecing
Have you ever seen a quilt or fabric project with the most accurate corners, shapes, and designs – or – fabric art like a unicorn, sewing machine or even Baby Yoda and wonder – “How did they do that?” Most likely, the Foundation Paper Piecing sewing technique was used to create the intricate fabric designs. With just a few simple tips, you will be sewing with this method in no time.
How to Cut Fabric from a Pattern
Knowing How to Cut Fabric from a Pattern properly will save you tons of time – and frustration – in your sewing project. While it is tempting to rush through the cutting phase of sewing, in the long run, your work will go much more smoothly, and you will be pleased with the final results with a few tried and true techniques.
How to Bind a Quilt
If you’ve made it this far sewing your quilt, congratulations, you’re almost finished! Binding a quilt is the very last step in quilt making. We’re here to help you put the right finishing touches on your gorgeous quilt, step-by-step. Read on to learn How to Bind a Quilt the right way.
How to Sew with Vinyl
Sewing with Vinyl can be a little scary, but trust us, it is super easy and quite a lot of fun! Set your worry aside, it is a great product to work with. By learning how to sew with vinyl, you will expand your sewing options. There are a few tips and details that will help you make a smooth transition into working with this versatile sewing material!
Sewing a Button
Sewing a Button is a handy and simple skill anyone can master! If you’ve ever lost a button from a shirt or coat, knowing how to mend it yourself can elongate wear and get you back in your favorite clothes faster than going to the tailor. Follow this guide to learn to sew a button all by yourself.
How to Sew Patches onto Clothing
Learning How to Sew a Patch on Clothes is one of the most fun ways to add accessories to your wardrobe, flex your creativity, and extend the life of your favorite wardrobe staples. If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to get started with sewing and customize your clothes, you’ve come to the right place!