Sewing For Beginners

This sewing for beginners class will teach you all of the basic sewing skills you’ll need to start sewing your own projects! Learning how to sew home decor projects is an easy way to decorate your home on a budget.

Sewing for beginners free video class!

Sewing For Beginners

I feel very fortunate that my mom taught my sisters and I how to sew when we were very young.  She sewed all of our clothes, and her own too.

Our dresses Mom sewed for us.

I liked sewing clothes when I was younger, but it wasn’t until after I was married and I started sewing pillows, valances and curtains for our home, that I really fell in love with sewing.  Eventually, I started sewing pillows, valances, bedding and draperies for clients when I opened my home decor business in 2000.

Swags and panels for client's home.

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 how to sew.

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…

Fabric for living room and kitchen.

and turn it into something that is beautiful or practical.

Kitchen roman shade.

That’s why I created this sewing for beginners tutorial!

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 items for your home and gifts for friends and family.

I’m a visual learner, so in case you are too, I’ve created a detailed video tutorial to help you learn how to sew:

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Products used in this Sewing For Beginners class:

Sewing Machine
Glass Head Pins
That Purple Thang
Small Scissors
Seam Ripper
Chalk Marker
Sewing Machine 

You may also find this list of my favorite sewing resources helpful!

You’ll learn several different techniques in this video.  The video is over 52 minutes long, so I’ve included a time stamp that shows when the different lessons start in the video.  That way you can go back and re-watch only the parts of the video you need more help with.

1:04 – Learning The Parts Of Your Sewing Machine
5:58 – Threading The Bobbin And Sewing Machine
19:04 – Straight Stitch
23:00 – Sewing A Seam
29:13 – Sewing Around Corners – Making A Pillow
34:53 – Sewing A Hem
38:17 – Topstitching
43:02 – Zig-Zag Stitch
44:11 – How To Make A Buttonhole

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Sewing For Beginners video class!  Let me know if you have any questions.

You might also enjoy:

I also have a Sewing Tutorials page that lists over 50 of the sewing tutorials here on my blog (many of them include videos).


  1. Great that you are offering this, sewing is a wonderful thing to learn as young as you can!. I ended up teaching myself to sew in high school and loved it for years, moving from basic to a small kids clothing side business with embroidery embellishment and also handbags for the moms when my girls were very young. My hands hurt now, so I do not sew as much, but I did recently make drapes and pillows for my new farmhouse interior look. Your students will cherish this 🙂

    Lori Jo – 50 With Flair

  2. Wow! I just watched your first video, I can’t believe how much I learned!!! You are a great teacher, the way
    you explain things, your videos are easy to see what your talking about. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I can’t wait to get my machine back, I’m having it serviced before I get started. I haven’t sewed in years, as a kid with my mom helping me. Boy do I miss her! I am looking forward to getting back into sewing again. Thanks again for you awesome video. I’m ready to watch the next one.

  3. I’m a very first timer with the sewing machine and I just want to say I won’t be able to thank you enough for creating this page . You are so appreciated!!! The world needs more kind and selfless people such as yourself. Be human. Be kind. Pass it on its free and the reward is far worth more than any monetary value. So again thank you.

    1. Sorry, I moved this video to my other YouTube channel. I have updated this blog post, so it should be available to watch.

  4. Thank you SO much for creati g these ttutorials! I have very limited funds and can’t afford to pay for lessons but I really want to learn to sew some of my own clothes. Bless you – I’m looking forward to learning from these!

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