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
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.
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.
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… and turn it into something that is beautiful or practical.
and turn it into something that is beautiful or practical.
That’s why I created this sewing for beginners blog post.
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 very much a visual learner, so in case you are too, I’ve created a detailed video tutorial to help you learn how to sew:
Products used in this Sewing For Beginners class:
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.
LESSONS AND TIME STAMP –
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.
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I also have a Sewing Tutorials page that lists over 50 of the sewing tutorials here on my blog (many of them include videos).