Sewing Tips and Tricks 

How to Sew Straight

Sewing straight is harder than it sounds, but with a few simple tips, you'll be sewing like a pro!

Don't watch the needle

Watching the needle can actually make your stitches wobble. Instead, focus on a point in front or to the side of your presser foot.

Don't Fight the feed dogs

The feed dogs are there to help pull your fabric through the machine. Let them do their job and just gently steer the fabric.

Support your Fabric

Make sure your fabric is well-supported, and not getting pulled down or to the side as you sew.

Use the markings on your needle plate, your presser foot, or mark your fabric to line up your stitching.

Use a Physical Seam Guide

Magnetic seam guide

Sticky notes

Lego brick  + Blu-tak

Use a Specialty Presser Foot

Special presser feet, like this adjustable guide foot or a quarter inch quilting foot, can help you sew straight more easily.

And practise, practise, practise!

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