Today I am going to back-track a bit. I have already posted a few sewing tutorials here on this site, and I thought it might be a good idea to explain to you why I am doing these tutorials. What I am hoping to do with this new blog is inspire those of you who would like to learn to sew, to give it a try. Or maybe you already know how to sew, but would like to learn some new projects and techniques.
Learn To Sew
Sadly, sewing is becoming a dying art. It used to be more of a necessity than it is today. Women were expected to sew all of their family’s clothing. Only the very rich could afford tailors to make their clothes. Nowadays, ready-made clothes are inexpensive, and fewer and fewer people are learning to sew.
Fortunately, popular shows like The Great British Sewing Bee, (a great show that you can watch for free now on YouTube), are making sewing more popular again.
Sewing can be a great hobby and creative outlet. There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment you get when you take a piece of fabric and turn it into something that is beautiful or practical. It’s not hard to learn how to sew, but if you’ve never done it before, it may seem a little daunting. Just take it step-by-step, and soon you will be sewing all kinds of projects.
Once you learn the basic sewing techniques, you’ll be able to create more than just clothing, you can make items for your home, and gifts for family and friends. I’ll be sharing some basic sewing tips and tips. I’m mainly going to concentrate on home decor sewing projects here, with a few other types of projects thrown in once in a while. I have already written about basic sewing terms, sewing machine stitches, and how to make a pillow.
Some of the other projects I want to cover are different pillow styles, cushions, draperies and valances. I also want to share some of my favorite sewing tools, and some sewing techniques that will help you customize your sewing projects.
I am very much a visual learner, so in case you are too, the tutorials will have step-by-step written instructions with lots of pictures, and even some videos.
So, I hope you will join me on this sewing journey, and please let me know if you have any sewing projects or lessons that you would like me to cover.
If you would like to learn how to sew, you might like these sewing tutorials.