Sewing For Beginners

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Welcome to sewing for beginners

If you’ve come to this Sewing for Beginners website, I’m guessing you are just like me when I decided to start sewing again about 8 years ago.

taking up sewing again sounded like fun, and I thought I might actually be pretty good at it. However I hadn’t done much sewing since my high school home-economics classes and didn’t really know where to start.  After lots of research, I slowly compiled all the information I needed to get started and found myself a new hobby.

I really wasn’t even familiar with a lot of sewing definitions, so learning everything was a bit of a challenge.  Now that I’ve been sewing for a while, though, I’d consider myself somewhat advanced, but I remember what it was like when I was just starting…and that’s why I put this Sewing For Beginners dot net website together.

I know that there are probably plenty of people out there who are in the same position I was a few years ago.  You’re excited to get started. I know I was and still amWink.  However there’s so much information available online  about sewing for beginners that it’s hard to stay focused on what you want to do first.  I’m hoping to help pull together all the sewing information that you will need. I know that will make everything so much easier for you.

As I mentioned earlier, I wasn’t even familiar with a lot of sewing definitions. So I’ve put something together for your easy reference. A page you can bookmark and always come back to on Sewing Definitions, Terms and Jargon.

Sewing machines for beginners

Obviously, you’ll also need a sewing machine for beginners.  It’s hard to say that there’s one best sewing machine, but there are a few recommended ones that you can choose from.  Generally I have had more experience with Brother sewing machines and Singer Sewing Machines . So I’ve done my best to create a comprehensive sewing machine review pages on some of their best sewing machines for beginners.

Once you have a sewing machine, you’ll need to know how to care for it.  Just like anything else mechanical, the better you care for it, the longer it will last you.

Sewing for beginners tutorials

Of course, you probably came to this site because you’re hoping to learn how to sew!  Well, I have been covering that as well. Just go to  Sewing 101 my best recommendation for learning to sew.  There are also going to be sewing patterns and more tutorials added here as well.

Beyond the actual sewing, I think it’s also important to be familiar with proper pressing and ironing techniques so that your work can look much more professional.

Hand Sewing for beginners

Finally, although I will focus mostly on sewing with machines, I will also cover some topics related to hand sewing.  I wouldn’t say that it’s necessary to learn this if you’re not interested in it, but some people enjoy having a more “portable” hobby that they can take with them on the go.

Ever been in a reall rush to go somewhere adn found a button missing or a hem that has become loose? What is quicker? Whip out your sewing basket with needle and thread for a  couple of quick stitches to repair a hem or sew on a button? Or would you get the sewing machine out for a more permanent sewing repair? Sewing by hand still has its place even in this computerised electronic world we live in today — doesn’t it?

So, now that I’ve laid out what this sewing for beginners website is all about. So I encourage you to take a look at everything I have to offer and get started.  I recommend that you start simple and make sure to practice, practice, practice.

Best of luck! (not that you will need it Laughing )

-Nancy

Is there something on the general subject of sewing for beginners that  you don’t find on this site? If so please go to my contact Nancy page  and let me know what is missing. You will see the contact link in the top menu on every page I want to help you get the most out of your sewing so please contact me. Alternatively just click here to send me a message.

 

However if your need is urgent then Sewing.org is also a good resource for information.