i think of my early sewing projects like i think of high school: sure at the time i thought i had it figured out and was doing a bang up job, but man there were some cringe worthy situations.
however unlike my high school experiences i am better for it and am willing to talk about them. so i thought i would put together a list of my favorite techniques and tips that i've found make my sewing more professional.
the first part of making your work look professional is having your name on it. here i have a tutorial for how i make mine.
3. straight stitch seams
can you fold fabric? can you sew a straight line? then you should be doing straight stitch seams. i talk about all the reasons why here.
1. hand stitching
shortly after i started doing hand stitched hems, i realized hand sewing could be very zen. now i do hand finishing in some way on just about everything i sew. i talk about them here.