Sewing a seam is the most basic of sewing skills to learn! It's super easy to do, but there are a few things that will make your sewing go nice and smooth. :)

To prep yourself for sewing a seam, check out my "how to sew" instructable.

Step 1: What you'll need:

For this project, you'll need fabric (I'm using 3x5 pieces of muslin for this - the perfect size for practicing), pins, thread and scissors.

If sewing by hand, you'll need:
If sewing by machine you'll need:
  • a sewing machine (this is mine - it's the best sewing machine I've ever had)
  • a bobbin loaded with the same thread you're using in the needle on the machine (mixing threads can cause problems with tension sometimes)
  • an appropriate machine needle for the weight of fabric you're using. Because I'm using muslin, I've got a quilting needle installed.

For both handsewing and machine sewing, I like to use a cotton/poly thread. It's a bit stronger than plain cotton. :)

<p>Very nice tutorial, thanks a lot.</p><p>I needed this tutorial so I can sew a velcro pad to the roof in my car and mount a dash cam on the ceiling. It seemed more clean than drilling holes, haha.</p><p>Thanks a lot for this instructable!</p>
<p>Well documented and an easy turtorial. Thanks for sharing! :-)</p>
<p>You make these tasks look so easy and beautiful! What is the advantage of the beeswax? Thank you</p>
<p>It stiffens and smooths the thread a bit, so it glides through the fabric easier and won't loop around itself so much. :) </p>
<p>This is very useful, thank you for making this instructable Jessy! I had never heard/seen the beeswax before, at least in sewing, I need to look it up now!</p>

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