The top 3 habits to form that will have you sewing like a professional are more common than you think! And, you might even be skipping some of these crucial steps!
Sometimes, we have a habit of skipping certain steps because we might see them as unnecessary or extra. However, more often than not, these mundane tasks make all the difference in our finished product! Let’s take a look at my top 3 habits to achieve professional sewing results.
3 habits for professional sewing results
Always finishing seams, raw edges, and trim threads
Anything you purchase commercially will have a finished seam. I can guarantee you that you will never find a raw edge or seam, ever! Ok, maybe on some knits…But, it’s used as part of the “design”. And, always make sure to trim your threads. Nothing screams homemade more than un-clipped threads.
A few way to finish off raw edges
- Overlock (serge) the edges of your pattern pieces before or after sewing
- Use pinking shears to finish off seams (see below)
- Use a french seam or a flat felled seam
- Use bias tape or other trims
A point turner will help you have super crisp corners! No more bunchy, problem corners for you! I prefer the wooden ones because I can steam on top of them if need be. But, you can also find plastic point turners, like this one from Dritz.
Always using a steam iron
A steam iron combines both a dry iron with a steam iron, and they are awesome! My favorite brand for home sewing is Rowenta. Pressing as you sew your project is the number one habit that will make your finished product look professional. I cannot stress just how important pressing is! So, make it a habit!
I go into a lot more detail in my post about the best tools to use for professional pressing results.
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