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Learn sewing machine basics
Thread Your Sewing Machine
Make A Bobbin
Cut out fabric
Pin Fabric to get it ready to sew
Sew in a straight line
Learn a multitude of stitches and seam finishes
Correctly sew the 4 basic seams
- Sewing Machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Scissors, Tape Measure, Straight Pins, Fabric Scissors, All-Purpose craft scissors, Thread, Fabric marker or chalk, Seam Ripper
This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of people how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years.
We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I’m sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.
We’ll start by taking a quick look at the sewing machine and some of the tools used in sewing. You’ll learn various stitches and seam finishes and, of course, we’ll have lots of time to sew! By the end of the course, you will feel confident enough to begin tackling some of those projects you’ve been dreaming about!
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 40 lectures and 1.5 hours of video content
- Learn sewing machine basics
- Thread Your Sewing Machine
- Wind A Bobbin
- Cut out fabric
- Pin Fabric to get it ready to sew
- Sew in a straight line
- Learn a multitude of stitches and seam finishes
- Correctly sew the 4 basic seams
- How to choose fabric and care for it
- How to choose thread
- How to use a pattern book
- How to read a sewing pattern
- How to sew a pillowcase
- How to make a pattern for any size envelope pillow
- How to sew an envelope pillow
- and much more!
- This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to sew.
I really enjoyed this course, I went from knowing nothing about sewing on a sewing machine to opening a small business. I truly enjoyed every excercise the instructor provided. I only wish she could create an intermediate or advanced level in the future, I would defenitely take it.
Curriculum For This Course
Getting the most out of this course
Welcome To Sewing 101
Supply List (Text Version)
Basic Sewing Terms
Setting Up A Sewing Machine
Let’s cover the parts and functions of a sewing machine. Being comfortable with your machine will make learning to sew easier.
The Parts Of A sewing Machine
This video will take you through the steps to correctly thread your machine, wind a bobbin and load it into the machine.
Most sewing issues are caused when the machine is not threaded properly or the bobbin is not wound correctly.
Threading Your Machine and Making a Bobbin
How To Use Your Foot Pedal and Control the Speed of the Machine
How To Use An Automatic Needle Threader
Identifying The Right And Wrong Side of The Fabric
How to Accurately Mark Fabric For Sewing
This lesson will show you how to pin your fabric so that you don’t have to remove the pins as you sew. This will save you time, ensure that you don’t sew over a pin and help keep your seam straight.
Pining Your Fabric
How To Choose The Correct Type Of Thread
Choosing the correct thread color
Getting Ready To sew
How To Use The Stitch Practice Worksheet
Stitch Practice Worksheet
Sewing Corners: learning to Pivot
How To Use A Magnetic Seam Guide
Seam allowance (sometimes called inlays) is the area between the edge and the stitching line on two (or more) pieces of material being stitched together. Seam allowances can range from 1⁄4 inch (6.4 mm) wide to as much as several inches.
Sewing Seam Allowance: What it is, why it matters and how to perfect it
Pressing your seams is an important step that should not be skipped. In this video I will cover how to press as sewn and how to press open, to the back and to the front.
How To Sew A Seam
How To Sew A Seam
The 4 Basic Sewing Seams
Stitches and Seam Finishes
How To Finish Seams
How To Sew A French Seam
Stitches: Staystitching, Basting stitch, Gathering and Easing
It may come as a shock to you that ironing is a very important part of sewing. I would say proper ironing technique is just as important as your sewing technique.
Pressing sets your stitches and flattens out your seam allowances, making your finished projects more polished and crisp. So make friends with your iron and the special pressing tools.
Ironing and Pressing Tools
How To Press A Seam
Sewing Pattern Basics
How To Use A Pattern Book
How To Read A Sewing Pattern Envelope