Learn how to use your sewing machine, choose fabrics, and use sewing patterns with one of these great sewing books for beginners!
I enjoy learning from a video, but whenever I have the sound on to learn something my kids gather around me immediately and make it so much harder to learn. They always want to see what I’m watching if they realize I’m watching something.
There’s something special about having a physical book to refer to when you are learning something new. You get to have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips that you can always refer to, and you don’t have to turn the sound on to learn it.
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I have this book and I love learning about fabrics I have and haven't worked with.
This is the essential guide for sewists and fabric enthusiasts of all levels. This thorough resource explains the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms, so any sewist can enter a fabric shop with confidence.
This book seems to combine a lot of things that the other books offer like learning to sew, using patterns, projects to make, and tools and fabrics to use.
Over 300 techniques that show you how to sew absolutely everything--from clothes to home decor--plus 10 stylish new projects and updated information on more than 100 tools and 50 fabrics, with a glossary of sewing terminology.
It's important to learn how to hand sew even if you have a sewing machine. There are some parts of sewing that can only be done by hand!
Did you ever think you could have fun reading a book about learning how to sew? Diana Hansen's Sewing for Beginners is a book of step-by-step explanations and pictures teaching you how to repair and care for your clothes without a sewing machine.
This book teaches the basics of using a sewing machine and the basics of hand sewing. They are both important and have their place in a sewing practice.
Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more.
Learn how to use a seam ripper and which one is the best seam ripper. I compared seven different seam rippers to find the best one. When I first started sewing, I could only afford the cheapest sewing tools. I never branched out and tested other seam rippers besides the original cheap seam ripper that…
If I could go back in time, this is what I would tell myself before I started sewing. I could have learned more at the beginning and had more sewing success. A couple of weeks ago a question was asked on Facebook what we as sewists wish we could tell ourselves when we first started sewing. I have…
Learn how to make slippers for kids with a free PDF sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for using up fleece fabric scraps! My kids always complain about cold feet, and when I tell them to put socks on they won’t. They see me wearing my slippers and begged to have their own…
Learn how to make a winter fleece hat with a free sewing pattern. This pattern comes in child, teen, and adult sizes for the whole family. We’ve had a cold streak and needed warm fleece hats for the whole family. I really hate having cold ears, and I think my children have inherited that. I…
Make a beginner sewing project with this free hanging kitchen towel sewing pattern. Use a towel or quilting cotton for an easy gift to sew! When I was a kid I remember my mom having hanging kitchen towels, and I thought they were just for decoration. Now that I am a mom, hanging towels are…
Keep your space organized and clean with these sewing room hacks. Some are cheap ways of organizing and some are simple techniques. Everyone has their own way that they organize and set up their sewing room. Sometimes you do it the way your mom did or the way you think you are supposed to organize….