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Learn to sew with our new eBook!
We are very excited to introduce our first eBook for beginners! The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing will take you from first stitch to dressmaker by teaching you how to sew six simple patterns. If you’re an absolute beginner who has never used a sewing machine or handled fabric, you can learn to sew with our Beginner’s Guide!
At Sew Over It we’ve been teaching people how to sew for over 10 years. Our mission is simple – we want to inspire and teach as many people as possible to learn to sew and join our community. Sewing is fun, sustainable and rewarding – there’s nothing like the joy of making something useful and beautiful from a flat piece of fabric!
Each pattern in this eBook is accompanied by our clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through every step. With each project you will learn new techniques and familiarise yourself with the sewing process and jargon. By purchasing the eBook you will also gain access to over 20 free sewing classes on Stitch School, our online learning platform, to help you boost your sewing skills.
Let’s have a look at the six beginner projects you’ll be sewing!
You’ll start by making the Envelope Cushion to help you get comfortable using a sewing machine and handling fabric. You’ll learn how to pin and cut out a pattern, use basic sewing machine settings to sew the seams and how to topstitch for a neat finish.
Once you’ve completed your cushion cover, you will move on to making three different types of bag. As well as being a really useful item to own, the Drawstring Bag will teach you how to make a channel for your drawstring and how to neatly finish the edges of your pattern pieces.
With the third pattern in the eBook you’ll make a useful Tote Bag and learn how to create and attach bag straps. Once you’ve made one (or a few!) for yourself you can make them for friends and family to spread the sewing love!
Step things up by tackling the Toiletries Bag sewing pattern. It’s a great way to get to grips with sewing zips whilst making something useful. This bag is perfect for keeping anything from your make-up to your thread reels!
Next up is the Wrap Skirt – your first dressmaking project! It’s a simple skirt with two length options (midi and knee length) and a waistband with ties. You’ll learn how to use your first multi-sized PDF dressmaking pattern, how to use interfacing, sew on a waistband, create ties and a tie gap and how to hem your skirt. Because it’s a wrap skirt, you can adjust the ties to get a perfect fit so it’s great for a novice dressmaker. This pattern comes in sizes UK 6-30.
Last, but definitely not least, is the Pyjamas, a great introduction to making trousers. We’ll teach you how to create an elasticated waistband and you will have the option to add some in-seam pockets. Because everyone loves pockets! This pattern comes in sizes UK 6-30
By the end of the eBook you’ll feel at home behind the sewing machine. Thanks to the free Stitch School videos you will know your backstitching from your topstitching. With six beautiful projects to feel incredibly proud of you’ll also have gained the confidence to move on to more complex sewing patterns.
Get the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing eBook and follow us on Instagram for daily inspiration from us and the sewing community. Share your beginner makes using the #SOIbeginnersewer hashtag. We can’t wait for you to start your sewing journey!
Save £5 with our Beginner eBook Bundle and get both the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing and the Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking in one go. With a total of nine sewing patterns, our beginner eBooks will take you from first stitch to dressmaking in no time!