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Five sewing tips that are “sew” simple a beginner can master them
I'm now mourning all my favorite pairs of jeans I tossed that could have been saved with a simple stitch. I'll be bookmarking this one for future use.
Ma Fatima Garcia
04.19.22

How’s your favorite sweater, dress, or pants?

Don’t you hate it when you realize that your favorite pants have a tear? You can’t convince yourself to throw them out, yet they’re so hard to repair.

Not everyone knows how to sew.

That’s why we end up buying new clothes instead of trying to fix them.

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Pexels / Teona Swift

Thanks to the Internet, we are learning new skills through video tutorials, TikTok clips, and even PDF files.

Last year, the YouTube channel “The Limitless” posted a video showing five easy-to-follow sewing tips that anyone can do.

They’re “sew” simple it scored 58M views!

Are you ready to learn some simple sewing tips? They are so fun to do that even a beginner would be able to master.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

The invisible ladder stitch

We all have our favorite jeans, but one of the most common issues is when our favorite pair gets ripped.

Most of us know how to stitch, which could work, but it would look too obvious, right?

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Here’s tip #1

Start stitching by inserting your thread on one edge of the cloth. Then, go to the opposite edge and make a small stitch on the fold.

Return to the first edge and make another inch stitch on the fold there. Repeat the process until you notice that you’ve started forming a ladder.

Once done, go and pull the thread. This method will tighten the stitches, closing the gap.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Design your jeans. Jeans or types of denim don’t go out of style. You can, however, upgrade your favorite jeans with this DIY tip.

Here’s tip #2

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Get three large-sized needles.

Insert each one, securing a stitch around two inches. Do the same with the remaining needles, then using a blade or cutter, scratch the part where there is a needle.

Once you are satisfied with the results, simply remove the needles.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Repair and design. What if your tear your favorite dress, jeans, or shorts, and you want to repair and give it a little twist?

Here’s tip #3

Start by securing your thread on the edge of the tear. Then start stitching, going back and forth. It’s like you are tying your shoelace.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

You’ll notice that you are also making stitches that resemble a ladder. Once done, go back and go under the last stitch and then insert it in the opposite direction.

Repeat until you finish at the end.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

One size down. What if you want to save a bra, but you’re one to two sizes smaller?

Here’s tip #4

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Here’s tip #4

Put an old bra to good use. Remove the hook-and-eye and stitch them on the bra that you want to save. Use three securing stitches, and that’s it.

You can also use the invisible ladder stitches on the band of the bra to make it smaller.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Save a bra. If you have a bra that has lace in the front, and you happen to have lost it, you can use the same stitch as number 3.

Here’s tip #5

It’s better to use a color of thread that compliments the bra so it would look like a design. It would look like a Victorian undergarment.

YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless
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YouTube Screenshot / The Limitless

Stitching can be quite challenging. It may look easy at first, but it also requires practice.

Check out the full video below to get a visual of the process.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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