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Sew it yourself - 7 tips

Before you do the first seam, you should take a small piece of fabric and do it once test whether you have made the correct settings. Also check if you have the suitable needle and thread using. The general rule is: a thick fabric also requires a thick needle, thin fabric tends to need a thin needle. A set of universal needles is sufficient to get you started. If you want to use a stretchy fabric (such as jersey), then you should use jersey needles. There are special jeans needles for denim.

Regardless of the fabric color and pattern, you will probably get by with a white and a black all-sewn polyester thread to start with. This is more durable than a cotton thread. But if you want to dye your sewing project later, it is advisable to use cotton sewing thread, as polyester thread would not take on the color. In general, your sewing pieces will be more appealing if you also use the right thread color. Seams that are particularly stressed should also be processed with thicker thread.

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If your test piece does not warp or curl while sewing, you have found the right setting. If you have problems doing this, you should definitely take a look at the instructions for use of your sewing machine, as there are always tips on the correct thread tension to be found there. Often there is also how to fix small problems.

Remember yours Always secure seams at the beginning and at the end of a seam; that is, you should sew a few stitches back and forth. This means that the seam cannot simply open later. Some sewing machines have their own function for this, so that you can have the thread sewn off at the push of a button.

Always take your time sewing and don't be sad if something doesn't work out. Your first project shouldn't be a gift or be under time pressure. Over time, you will find that sewing and processing fabrics will become easier and easier for you and that your results will look more and more professional.

Are you struggling with the technical jargon of the sewing instructions? Then take a look at our sewing dictionary! There we explain many important terms with suitable pictures.