Beginner sewing projects!

on Jan 02, 2013 @ 08:49 pm

I have wanted a sewing machine for quite a while now.  So this year, I braved the crowds and scored a sweet deal on a nice little one (for my mom to wrap up) for me this Christmas.

Last night, I tore into the box, pulled it out, and started turning knobs and flipping switches with the same excitement a child has over a new toy.  I flipped through the instruction manual, eager to learn, and realized... wait a second... I may have jumped the gun.  I have no idea what to do with this wonderful new addition to my crafting/homemaking barrage.  This is why I've come to ChickAdvisor today.

Can anyone suggest some super easy (and still half-decent) projects for me?  Or, direct me to a blog or website that has some fashionable and/or functional beginners' projects?

Thanks very much!


4 Replies

Beginner Sewing on Jan 03, 2013 @ 10:54 am

When I first started sewing, I went to my local fabric store and picked up some beginner sewing patterns. They actually make ones specifically for people just learning, be sure to look for ones that say that or have something like '1 hour project' on them. Dresses and skirts would be easiest to start with too most likely, unless you count pillow cases or handbags which can also be easy.

I'm not a good book learner, I like to have people show me what to do so I actually found taking a class to be very beneficial. Sewing classes can be pricey, if your community centre or your city offers classes, check them out before going to a small, private studio. If you are new to sewing patterns, which I was, I think this is a good option. I found reading the patterns to be really challenging.

As for blogs, I'm a fan of Threadbanger, here's their youtube channel:

Good luck!!!

Good Luck! on Jan 07, 2013 @ 05:45 pm

I wish you the best of luck with your projects! haha. I bought a sewing machine awhile ago, and I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. Hopefully people will give you some good ideas!

Thanks! on Jan 14, 2013 @ 04:25 pm

Thank Alex! I live in kind of a small town, so there may not be many classes available, but I'll check out the fabris store down the street for projects. I will definitely check out Threadbanger, too!

check out on Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:03 am

I use this site for knitting ideas, but they have a ton of sewing projects and tutorials as well! And just keep searching online for sewing or craft stuff, you`re bound to find some good sites for patterns and ideas :)


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