i have several sewing tips. one tip is to use masking tape as a guide on the sewing machine if you are a beginner sewer. make own patterns and templates from wrapping paper. make copies of patterns and templates. make stencils from cardstock. store patterns and templates in zip top bags. store stencils in zip top bags. store purchased patterns in shoe boxes. store safety pins in a flip top container. store pins in a flip top container. store bottons in a dairy creamer container.