r/sewing 5d ago

Simple Questions Simple Sewing Questions Thread, June 26 - July 02, 2022


This thread is here for any and all simple questions related to sewing, including sewing machines!

If you want to introduce yourself or ask any other basic question about learning to sew, patterns, fabrics, this is the place to do it! Our more experienced users will hang around and answer any questions they can.

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Photos can be shared in this thread by uploading them to a neutral hosting site like Imgur or posting them to your profile feed, then adding the link in a comment.

r/sewing 3d ago

Moderator Announcement Rule Added, Rule Dropped


We’ve added the following rule in response to many reports and requests from both the community and the mod team:

  1. Photos should focus on sewing.

Photo images need to clearly show sewing details without excessive editing. Lingerie and swimsuit projects should have a flat-lay as the first photo for the thumbnail. Adults posting children’s clothing are limited to flat-lay or mannequin only, no modeled photos.

In all three circumstances covered in the new rule, the focus is diverted away from sewing content and we would like to re-center that focus on the purpose of the subreddit. We’ve taken the additional step of not allowing adults to post images of children at all out of concern for their privacy and safety. It’s also for the care and keeping of the moderator team. We deal with homophobia, misogyny and other forms of hate and harassment on a regular basis but the comments we remove about children are a whole different level of fuckery.

The rule we are dropping is the one about face coverings. Face masks are not the source of misinformation and contention we dealt with earlier and everyone should know at this point that posts about face masks are welcome in the subreddit. There is now a general level of understanding and science literacy behind the patterns and projects being shared. Wish we could say that the rule was dropped because the pandemic is over but here we are.

We will leave this post pinned for the week but the comments will be locked after a short Q&A opportunity. Thanks, everyone!

The r/Sewing Mod Team

Edited rule to add 'or mannequin' as a second option for children's clothing

r/sewing 10h ago Helpful

General Pro tip: Your seams line up when you don’t have any intention to line them up

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r/sewing 13h ago Silver

Project: FO Finished my woolen dream jacket ☺️

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r/sewing 8h ago

Project A little 3 piece swimsuit set I’ve made for my friend

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r/sewing 15h ago Yummy

Project: FO Used a Fun Vintage Pattern to Make a Beach Vacation Look

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r/sewing 18h ago

Project: FO Newest addition to the summer wardrobe!

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r/sewing 19h ago

Project: Non-clothing Recorded the process of making a Bucket Hat for a friend


r/sewing 17h ago

Machine Questions Found my first sewing machine dumpster diving today! Think it will work?

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r/sewing 14h ago

Project: FO Closet Core Elodie Wrap Dress

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r/sewing 1d ago Masterpiece Wholesome

Project: FO Made matching outfits for me and the dogs!

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r/sewing 23h ago Helpful

Project: Non-clothing Half shark, half dog. Big fins, big jaws. Loves the water, loves the park. Sharkdog!

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r/sewing 3h ago

Pattern Search Pattern search - 1920s men's coat and alternatives

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r/sewing 21h ago

Project: FO Made a comfy summer set ! more info in the comments

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r/sewing 7h ago

Pattern Question How did they continue a box pleat to a princess cut in this? Any help is apreciated

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r/sewing 10h ago

Project Plushies made by me with Sew Desu Ne? patterns 🥰

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r/sewing 16h ago

Project: FO This shirt has such a pretty neckline but for some reason it didn't make me feel pretty.

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r/sewing 9h ago

Project Reversible overall for my baby 4mo photoshoot, self draft pattern (copied from another piece)

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r/sewing 15h ago

Project I made a sock monkey for a little girl I babysit. My first completed project!

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r/sewing 8h ago

Project Progress post! I cropped the top, used elastic at the bottom. (still unsure about the skirt)

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r/sewing 1h ago

Project How to make this skirt for my Prom dress

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r/sewing 20h ago

Project: FO Refashioned my grandma’s old and stained silk kimono into a second dress for my engagement shoot

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r/sewing 1d ago Wholesome Glow Up Take My Money Silver

Project: FO I made a floor length dress out of shiny curtains!

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r/sewing 19h ago Wholesome

Tip FYI- all Simplicity patterns are $1.99 this week at JoAnns fabric


starting today! also thread buy 3 get 3 free

r/sewing 2h ago

Other Question Where to source hat brims?


Im looking to buy some plastic brim inserts to make snapbacks and capsupplyco.com is exactly what I need but they seem to have stopped accepting orders. Does anyone know any alternative places i could get them?

r/sewing 3h ago

Alter/Mend Question Is there a place I can find information on what kind of hems to do on what kind of fabrics/garments?


I decided to hem some yoga pants and I did a hem at about a quarter inch. It rolls up. Of course I don’t care about some crummy yoga pants that I wear around the house, but I’ve recently inherited some nicer pants from my daughter and I would like to hem them and it occurs to me that there may be different types of hems that one uses on different types of fabrics or garments. I have tried to Google it but nothing really comes up. Can someone direct me to a place that will describe what hemming method one uses for different types of fabrics or different types of garments?

r/sewing 1h ago

Suggest Machine Mini Sewing Machine Recommendation?


I sometimes do basic repairs and hemming by hand, but more often than not I end up taking things to Zips for hemming or just not getting around to a job. I'm thinking of purchasing a mini sewing machine for these small jobs, and was hoping that this sub would have some recommendations for good ones, or at least advice on what features to look for (ability to do basic stitching for example). Any advice appreciated!