I have been learning the following lessons throughout the past couple of months:
- Remember to pre-wash all your fabrics -
It seems tedious, but this is done in order to pre-shrink all your fabrics, this way everything will fit nicely after you're done sewing. OR leave space for larger seams if you decide to skip this step.
- Press and iron your fabric to remove all wrinkles -
You will more accurate measurements fo your fabrics. In sewing, being accurate is key to your projects.
- Measure everything 2 or 3 times.... -
Once again, tedious...however, you'll be glad you did!
- When working with a pattern, read the instructions and study them like if you were going to take a test on it! -
It will save you time in the long run, when/if you read the pattern, instructions, or tutorial first.