Learn to Sew

You can do this. For reals though.

You can learn to sew online! Seriously, you don’t even need to leave the couch. Just grab your device and change your life by learning how to sew the most comfortable, the most well fitting, the most – well – “you” clothing you’ve ever made. Follow our guided series of articles below you get you off on the right (sewing) foot.

Step One – Sewing Basics

It’s so tempting to just grab and pattern and jump right in with both feet. While this is great advice for many of life’s adventures when it comes to learning how to sew it’s better to get a clear view of some basics before getting started. Mastering these sewing basics will help prevent oodles of frustration.

Step Two – Introductory Sewing Techniques

The most basic of stitches can be used in more ways than just for traditional seams. Check out these introductory sewing techniques to prepare you to sew a wide variety of beginner and intermediate projects.

Step Three – Your First Projects

You’ve practiced the basics, and now you’re ready for some real projects! Choose from these beginner-friendly patterns:

Now use the following articles to help you through your first sewing projects.

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You’ll find that learning to sew is a heck of a lot easier when you take it beyond the page. After reading these sewing basics articles, go through them once more with your materials and tools close by. Really put them to use!

If you want to learn to sew, you need to practice. Seems kind of obvious, right? But it is very natural to hit frustrating moments in the journey of mastering sewing basics and allowing them to stop you in your tracks. You will be tempted to just put the machine back in the closet and say it isn’t for you. Don’t. Do. It.

Whether you are here so you can make a few basic things on your sewing machine or want to learn to sew clothes entirely from scratch, the art of learning to sew is filled with nuances that you can only discover with practice. How you hold the fabric, pull the needle, and drive your stitches will all come to you through time and practice.

So if you are feeling like your path to learning to sew has been slow or difficult, just hang in there. Troubleshoot using the articles above and try again. One day you will begin a project and realize that you have no inhibitions about it. And where inhibitions end, creativity begins.