If you have ever wanted to try your hand at sewing but didn’t know where to begin then this is a perfect post for you! Today we have 11 simple tutorials that you can use to teach yourself how to sew. For real…we will begin with the basics and work up from there.
Let’s start with terminology…when I started sewing and quilting I quickly discovered that these pastimes have a vocabulary all their own.
But you can use this Sewing Terminology post for a quick guide to walk you through some of the terms that are commonly used in both the worlds of sewing and quilting.
Once you have some of the lingo down its time to move into patterns. Again…for me this was uncharted territory and even though patterns are written to help guide you through making a garment I wasn’t sure how to navigate my way through following them.
So in this post: How To Read a Pattern I will walk you through how and where to find the information you need when working with patterns.
The next hurdle you will need to clear is how to thread your machine and wind your bobbin. Piece of cake! Eventually 🙂
Just watch these videos: How to Thread Your Machine and How to Wind Your Bobbin for some helpful tips.
Next you will need to select fabric….
And with so many choices available on the market this Fabric 101 post will help you select the right fabric for your project.
Now it’s time to get sewing….and we are going to start at the beginning…
with a short video demonstrating How to Sew a Straight Line
After that you can move into a variety of different techniques like:
Or how to make gathers.
After that you can work on making your new handiwork look more professional by learning a few simple techniques like:
Or start to get really fancy with your work
And finally learn how to give your handmade items a polished finish with:
It’s only 11 short tutorials…but they contain enough information to get you off and running!
Happy National Sewing Month!!!