How to sew a straight line

How to sew a straight line

I'm brand new to sewing (I just started yesterday) and I can't sew a straight line to save my life. Help!

Does this sound like you?

I hear this all the time.

You aren’t supposed to be able to sew a straight line!

You just started! No one is awesome at something right off the bat. It takes time.

This is totally normal.

Say it with me: I will be kind to myself and I will get better with practice! I’t’s ok that my lines aren’t straight yet, but they will be.”

But there really is no big secret on how to sew straight lines. The only way to sew straight lines is to practice. A lot. That's it. Sounds simple, right? Then why does it seem so hard?

The good news is there are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your practice and speed up the process.

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Watch this tutorial with tips on how to sew straight lines and get the most out of your practice!


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What are some of your tips and tricks? Comment below. I'd love to hear from you!