Beginning Sewing

If you want to learn how to sew or are a beginner here are some great resources for you.  Be sure to also check out our free online sewing class , sewing ideals on our pinterest page, free sewing patterns and tutorials,  and our sewing videos page

Tips, Tricks & Very Useful Things to Know
Sewing Terms: Basic sewing terms to get ya started!
How to get stripes and plaids to match Sewing How-Tos and Tips:Useful things to know including about altering garments.
15 Things a Home Sewer Can Learn From Industrial Sewing : Great productivity tips, and you can never save too much time sewing!
Burdastyle Techniques: A list of technique how-tos for helping in clothing construction.
Fashion Incubator Tutorials: Lots of expert info, especially about jacket making.
General Overview: Brief sewing instructions for different clothing areas.  
Burdastyle Sewing Tips: Sewing tips plus a couple of free clothes patterns to start you off. 
Colette Patterns Tips: Including info on prewashing fabric, buttonholes and pintucks. 
Tutorials, Tips and Tricks: Clever ideas for unique garments. 


Interfacing 
Different Types of Interfacing: A guide for which type to choose.
Cut-Out Embellishment: How to add a pretty cut-out effect to clothes by ironing on interfacing and cutting out shapes.

Fabric
Choosing Fabric
Choosing fabric (guide to a beginner sewer fabric shopping)
Patterns
Burda's  How to Read a Pattern Tutorial
Patterns Demystified: All you need to know about the info and markings found on patterns. 
Sewing Tips: Video How to cut out the Pattern and fabric
How to Read Pattern Markings a great page that explains most markings on patterns
Cutting Fabric and Laying out Patterns  
Pattern Cutting Basics:  Straightforward steps to cut out your pieces. 
Using Freezer Paper:  To cut out patterns in an easier, non-destructive way.

Sewing Machine Basics and Troubleshooting
Sewing Machine Troubleshooting 
sewing machine 101 
Checklist of Common Machine Troubles from New Mexico State University (pdf) 

 

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