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Everyone can learn to sew!

We’re here to support you on your sewing journey with our collection of patterns, classes and fabrics, all perfect for an absolute beginner. Let us take you from your first stitch on a sewing machine, to your first me-made garment as we teach you how to sew.

Let’s get started…

Start by getting comfortable using a sewing machine and handling fabric and by sewing your first seam.

Sewing machine

How to thread a sewing machine

How to sew a seam

How to sew a seam

Sew Over It - Folk Roses

Beginners guide to fabric

2 people wearing the Hebden T-Shirt

Make a Raglan T-Shirt

Browse our selection of easy makes to get you started on your sewing journey – bags, headscarves, simple skirts and t-shirts – all perfect for beginners.

One of the best parts about learning to sew is choosing fabric! Woven cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to cut and sew, and for Absolute Beginner projects we recommend medium weight cottons as they’re very durable and will withstand unpicking!

What are PDF Patterns?

All of our patterns come in PDF format – instantly available as digital downloads delivered to your inbox.

To print at home on your regular printer download the A4 or US Letter size depending on the size of paper you use. Print-at-home patterns are easy to assemble, check out this video on how it is done.

Alternatively we can print your pattern onto A0 sheets of 80 to 90gsm paper and post it to you. No cutting and sticking required!

Our VIP Pattern Club is a year-long membership which offers you one FREE PDF pattern download plus lots of exclusive benefits.

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