Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

We have all been in situations as we wish there was a needle and thread (safely) stashed in our bag. Maybe you get a tear in your favorite jeans (the ones you refuse to wash for these very reason), or the strap on your party dress suddenly breaks off while you are out for the night.



Whether you are a novice or a professional, to aid you sharpen your sewing skills (pun intended), we came up with the seven sewing hacks you should keep in your back pocket. So next time you witness a wardrobe malfunction (or experience one yourself), you are able to step in to save the day. Let your needle and thread be your secret weapon.

1.Pants too big

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • needle and thread

Method:

Begin at the back of your jeans or pants (at one of the belt loops) and sewing in two triangles on each side of the belt loop. Pull the 2 ends of the string and hold the jeans together for you pull and close the waist of the jeans.



2. Inner Thigh Patches

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • denim patch
  • fabric glue
  • needle and thread
  • sewing machine

Method:

Flip the jeans inside out and apply the patch with a few fabric glue. Turn the jeans right side out and run the patched area under your sewing machine until the tear is concealed as best as possible.

3. Torn jeans

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:



  • needle and thread

Method:

Flip the jeans inside out and cut off the torn threads from the hole you are wanting to repair. Take your needle and thread and sew horizontally across the hole in the jeans, recreating the classic distressed look.

4. Keep the thread from coming out of the needle

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • needle and thread

Method:

Begin by threading the needle as you normally would. Hold the excess string taught and pierce the needle through the individual threads. Repeat that move again. Pull the threads until a knot forms and the thread is secure in the eye of the needle.

5. DIY Distressed Jeans

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • seam ripper
  • scissors


Method:

For a fringy cuff on your jeans, run a seam ripper through the bottom heam, cut vertical lines with scissors, and rub it all together to help the denim fray and look less clean.
As your own DIY distressed tears in your jeans, cut as many horizontal lines as you want then rub the material together to expose the individual threads.

6. Dull scissors

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • aluminum foil

Method:

Cut into a piece of aluminum foil multiple times, but when you make the cuts pull the scissors in a downward motion so the blade runs along the metal foil.

7. Sew a perfect circle

Stitch Your Life Together with These 7 Clever Sewing Hacks!

You will need:

  • push pin
  • tape
  • sewing machine

Method:

On the side of your sewing machine, tape down a push pin with the pin facing up.
Puncture your piece of fabric on the pin and sew as you’d, pulling the fabric in a circular direction when you go.

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