Complete beginners will benefit from these two excellent blogs with detailed instructions on the most basic steps of sewing, from threading a sewing machine to choosing the right fabrics.
Ruffles & Stuff has a section on her blog titled “Sew Basic!” that includes everything you need to know to start sewing, including the supplies you need, how the grains in fabrics work and how to cut them, how to thread a sewing machine, how to thread a bobbin, and more.
Crazy Little Projects has a Learn to Sew Series that you need to check out. It includes pre-lessons on learning how a sewing machine works, a sewing dictionary, how to buy fabric from a fabric store, and a sewing pledge that will help you not lose your mind as you learn how to sew. Then her lessons cover everything from sewing a straight line to buttonholes and appliques — and her lessons include homework, just like school!
Mistakes Not to Make
Sometimes it’s just as useful to learn about common mistakes as it is to learn the right way to do things. Caroline of Cold Hands Warm Heart Crafts discusses all the sewing mistakes she made in the past and what she wish she knew earlier. It’s worth a read if you want to learn how to sew.
Alright, are you ready to begin creating new things with your sewing machine? Here are some beginner tutorials for you to practice your sewing skills. Some of them are for the home and some of them are for you (or a loved one) to wear.
Beginner Tutorials: Home Decor
Beginner Tutorials: Apparel
Now you’re ready to learn how to sew. Good luck and have fun creating!
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.