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9 Printable Sewing Cheat Sheets

9 Printable Sewing Cheat Sheets


There are so many little pieces of information that it would be nice to have right at my fingertips while I am sewing. I have found several sewing cheat sheets you can print out for free and have right on hand to save you time and effort, leaving you more time to create beautiful things!

Many of these are easy PDF downloads and are great for printing off the internet and putting next to your sewing machine while you sew or quilt.

Printable Sewing Cheat Sheets for Easy Sewing

1. Sewing Terms and Stitches from This Pilgrim Life

This is a great for the beginning sewist as a reminder of basic sewing terms and techniques.


2. Yardage Conversion Chart from

If your fabric a different width from that called for in the pattern, then this chart will make converting the yardage requirements a cinch.


3. Notching and Clipping Guide

Have trouble remembering when to notch and where to clip? This guide from Cucicucicoo will help you keep it straight.


4. Knit Fabric 101 Guide

This Guide to knit fabric will show you exactly which fabric would be appropriate for your apparel sewing needs.

9 Printable Sewing Cheat Sheets

5. Bias Tape Calculator

Calculating fabric requirements for making bias tape can be tricky. This printable from The Sewing Loft has a formula to make it simple.


6. How to Prepare Fabric for Sewing

While not technically a cheat sheet, this blog post will show you information necessary to make sure you are properly preparing your fabric before sewing.

9 Printable Sewing Cheat Sheets

7. Yardage to Inches Conversion Chart

This cute card from Everyday Celebrate helps convert from yards to inches easily.

Yardage Card yellow

8. Needle Guide

I love this printable from Burda Style with info on choosing needles and thread for different fabrics.


9. Sewing Journals

If you’ve ever thought about keeping a sewing journal, then we have a whole blog post that rounds up some guides and resources to do this and help you keep track of what you want to sew and what you’ve actually accomplished.


What is a sewing cheat sheet and how can it help you?

A sewing cheat sheet is a handy reference guide that provides essential information and tips for various sewing techniques, measurements, and sewing machine settings. It helps you save time by eliminating the need to search for instructions or measurements repeatedly, ensuring accurate and efficient sewing.

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