If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about sewing but not known where to start, I’m hoping this guide will help. I’ve put together a blog post full of sewing resources for beginners. Read on for more.
As much as we often have a favourite craft or creative project that we always go back to, us creative types tend to be multi-passionate, curious individuals. I’ve tried lots of different crafts over the years but painting seems to be my happy place.
I love acrylics in particular and enjoy experimenting with the different effects that are possible with this versatile medium. But that’s not to say I never do anything different, and I love playing around with a new craft. Just last night I made a hanging planter for a trailing plant that had been living on the windowsill.
So in the interests of showcasing a variety of creative stuff on the blog, I’ve decided to start a new series on the blog featuring tutorials on various different crafts. And I’m kicking off the series with a bunch of resources on a craft that has frustrated me whenever I’ve tried it in the past — sewing.
I know that I should probably practice what I preach and persevere with it, but… Well, I haven’t managed to yet. One day, I’ll have another try. I mean, it’s possible to create some AWESOME things with a sewing machine. But in the meantime, here are some resources that should help a beginner learn a little about the craft of sewing.
The Basics of Sewing
Let’s start with an entire free series that will take you through all the basics. You can start by getting to know your sewing machine and learning about the supplies you need, and then move onto some simple projects.
Larger sewing projects are made quicker and easier with the use of a sewing machine. But sewing by hand is an important skill too. (I say that, knowing that I can barely sew a straight, even line of stitches. But still…) Learn more with this guide.
If you’d like to learn to sew with a view to eventually making your own clothes, this is the place to start. There are some brilliantly clear tutorials on all aspects of sewing with a machine, from understanding your machine and using sewing patterns, to the different techniques required to sew various items of clothing.
Quilting is an easy way to get into sewing without having to worry about too much technical stuff. Make it even easier with this beginner’s quilting series from Diary of a Quilter!