7 Clever Sewing Hacks You Need In Your Life

When you hear the words “sewing kit,” you can easily think about your grandma’s old biscuit tin container filled with threads and needles or the cheap ones you can buy at your local general merchandise store.

These are the sewing kits that you can have at home when you accidentally tear your most favorite jeans or break off the strap on your party dress.

There are countless reasons for you to get yourself a sewing unit close by, whether clothing needed to be made or mended, household linens constructed, or bedding sewn for a warmer night’s sleep. But in today’s world, the ability to saw is not a necessary skill but rather an optional hobby that can be done for pleasure rather than simply need.



And for some, figuring sewing hacks that prove to be useful regardless of whether you are a tenderfoot or an expert, is a must-have in your back pocket.

In case you encounter a wardrobe malfunction, here’s a concoction of ingenious sewing hacks which are less time-consuming and will make sewing a breeze.

Inner Thigh Patches

Materials:

  • Denim patch
  • Fabric glue
  • Needle and thread
  •  Sewing machine

Instructions:

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



Pants too big?

Materials:

  • Needles and thread

Instructions:

  1. Start 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.
  2. Pull the two ends of the string and hold the jeans together as you pull and close the waist of the jeans.

Sew a perfect circle

Materials:

  • Push Pin
  • Tape
  • Sewing machine

Instructions:

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

Torn jeans?

Materials:

  • Needle and thread

Instructions:

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



Keep the thread from coming out of the needle.

Materials:

  • Needle and thread

Instructions:

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

DIY Distressed Jeans

Materials:

  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. For your own DIY distressed tears in your jeans, cut as many horizontal lines as you want and then rub the material together to expose the individual threads.

Dull scissors?

Materials:

  • Aluminum foil

Instructions:

  1. 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.





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