Sewing Techniques for Beginners

March 13, 2009

with Huskvarna.

See Sewing Room link on the bottom, and then go to Sewing Techniques.

You will find animated and written step by step clear instructions for:


  • Fly front zipper
  • Centered Zipper
  • Invisible Zipper
  • Open end Zipper
  • Lapped Zipper
  • Exposed Zipper


  • Patch Pocket
  • Front-hip Pocket
  • Pocket Flap
  • Side Seam pocket
  • Pocket reinforcements
  • Inside pocket with flap

Hems and edge finishes

  • Double Hem
  • Pant Cuffs
  • Blind Hem
  • Bias Strips
  • Piped Hem
  • Mitered corners


  • Front piece and facing in one piece
  • One piece front placket
  • Placket band opening
  • Shaped neckline
  • Bias facing


  • Rolled Collar
  • Shirt Collar with a Stand
  • Ribbing
  • Chinese Collar
  • One Piece Collar
  • Flat Collar

Buttons and other fasteners

  • Sew on Buttons
  • Bound Buttonhole
  • Placing Buttons
  • Hooks and eyes

Darning and Mending

  • replacing a zipper
  • Mending a small hole
  • Patching under a tear
  • Patching over a tear
  • Repairing a torn belt loop


  • Topstitched Waistband
  • Straight belt
  • Casing
  • Belt Loops
  • Straight waistband

Ruffles and Gathering

  • Gather fabric
  • Flounce
  • Circular flounces
  • Finishing ruffle – tapering ends into seamline
  • Finishing ruffle – into cross seams
  • Finishing ruffle – narrow hem

Tucks, Pleats and Darts

  • Side Pleats for Skirt
  • Plain dart
  • Tucks
  • Side Pleats for Trousers
  • Pleat with separate underlay

Sleeves and Cuffs

  • One Piece Cuff
  • Double Placket opening
  • Shirt Cuff with Placket
  • Shirt sleeve
  • Raglan sleeve
  • Set-in sleeve


  • Shirt Yoke
  • Yoke for Skirt

Another tutorial with videos – sewing a men’s sirt:

One Response to “Sewing Techniques for Beginners”

  1. Maja Says:

    Very useful information!Thanks Mirella!

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