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. 

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.

Choosing Fabric
Choosing fabric (guide to a beginner sewer fabric shopping)
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) 


Popular Posts

How to Tailor Clothes Series

Start Our Free Sewing Class