5. To draw elastic out of the waistband on a clothing item, use a bodkin. It will also help you find missing cords in your drawstring pants and hoodies, which is so helpful! (Who likes digging around forever to find those strings?!)
6. When sewing on buttons or embellishments, make sure you have your hair straightener handy! You can use it to press the fabric in between each button.
7. Use washers as pattern weights.
8. If you are trying to create gathers in your fabric, use the cheating method which is also known as the corded zig zag method. All you need to do is sew a large zig zag stitch over a piece or yarn and then use the yard to create a gathered look in your fabric. It’s so easy to do! Then you can use a straight stitch to sew your gathers in place and, voila!