LET’S GET STARTED
The best way to learn to sew is… well… by sewing. Once you’ve got your sewing machine you’ll need to get it threaded and ready to use. Threading your machine may seem like a huge challenge, but once you know the simple steps you’ll be doing it like a pro in no time!
VIEW CLASS: HOW TO THREAD A SEWING MACHINE
Woven fabrics are the easiest when you’re starting out as they have more stability so generally stay where you want them to be. Ideally use some fabric scraps or an old shirt and just get stuck in.
Play around with the different stitches and get the hang of moving around on the cloth and sewing some straight lines.
If you’ve got a printed pattern try stitching round the lines of the print or follow along the edge of a stripe. It’s like learning anything new – you’re trying to get a good feel for it at this stage.
Once you’ve mastered some stitching it’s time to try a pattern.
Our drawstring bag and 70s headscarf are a perfect place to start. Both of these patterns also come as kits, so all you’ll need to add is a matching thread.