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Beginner's Guide to Sewing & Dressmaking eBook bundle

Beginner's Guide to Sewing & Dressmaking eBook bundle

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Save 15% with our Beginner sewing eBook bundle!

Whether you’re starting your sewing journey, or encouraging a friend, buy both our Beginner’s Guide to Sewing and Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking eBooks together and save £5.

If you’re an absolute beginner who has never used a sewing machine or handled fabric, the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing is for you!

Our new eBook will teach you everything you need to start sewing: from threading a sewing machine, to understanding how a sewing pattern works and making sense of the technical sewing terms. You’ll learn the basics as you work on six simple sewing projects, starting with an easy cushion cover all the way to sewing your first garment!

Once you’ve mastered your first sewing projects you can move onto the Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking. You’ll work through three dressmaking projects: the A-line Skirt, the Shift Dress and the T-shirt. Each project is specifically designed to help you pick up new skills and grow in confidence as well as adding to your me-made wardrobe!

Each sewing pattern in the eBooks comes with fully illustrated, detailed instructions. You will also have access to over 30 free online sewing classes on Stitch School, our online learning platform, to help you get to grips with your new favourite hobby.

Sewing Level

The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing eBook is aimed at absolute beginners.

The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking eBook is aimed at confident beginners.

Pattern Sizes & Fabric Requirements

All garment patterns are sized between UK sizes 6-30 and are split into two different blocks, sizes 6-20 and sizes 18-30.

Please see the sizes charts in the ebook for further details and fabric requirements.

What is an eBook?

An eBook is a digital book, designed to be viewed on a computer, laptop or tablet. Much like a PDF pattern, once your order is placed you will immediately and automatically be redirected to your Sew Over It account, from where you will be able to download your eBook. You will also receive all five patterns in tiled PDF format (A4 and US letter) and A0 format, along with the corresponding instruction files and sizing charts. To make it easier for you, each pattern and set of instructions comes as its own file. If you have never used a digital PDF pattern before and don’t know where to begin, see our free tutorial: How to Assemble a PDF Pattern

Choose to include A0 Printing and we will print off all the patterns on A0 sheets and post them to you. If you would prefer to just have one pattern printed right now select the PDF pattern option and then head over to our A0 Printing Page to order the pattern(s) that you would like printing right now.

Is this eBook layered?

The Beginner eBooks pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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Let's meet the patterns...

Our Beginners sewing eBook Bundle includes nine projects.

The projects included in the Beginner's Guide to Sewing are:

The Envelope Cushion

Sewing up a simple cushion cover will 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.

The Drawstring Bag

As well as being a really useful item to own, the Drawstring Bag is a great opportunity to practise your machine sewing techniques. You’ll learn how to make a channel for your drawstring and how to finish the seam allowances neatly.

The Tote Bag

Building on the skills you learnt with the first two patterns, the Tote Bag project will also teach you how to make and attach straps to a simple bag. Make one for yourself or make them for friends and family to spread the sewing love!

The Toiletries Bag

The Toiletries Bag will help you get to grips with sewing zips whilst making something really useful. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can make them in various sizes to fit pretty much anything!

The Wrap Skirt

Your first dressmaking project and exclusively available with the eBook, this simple wrap skirt comes 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 a skirt. Because it’s a wrap skirt, you can adjust the ties to get a perfect fit so it's a great project for a novice dressmaker.

The Pyjamas

Wide-legged with a flattering, generous fit, these pyjama bottoms are a great first trouser project. You will learn how to create an elasticated waistband and you’ll have the option to add in-seam pockets, because everyone loves pockets!

The projects included in the Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking are:

The A-line Skirt

Exclusive to the eBook, versatile and stylish, the A-line Skirt is cut on the bias for ultimate swishing without too much fullness. Pick between two lengths: just below the knee or midi for a more modern silhouette. The A-line Skirt is designed for wovens like linen and cotton. It would look fabulous in ginghams, spots, plains, just about anything really! With this pattern you will learn how to insert an invisible zip into a garment, construct a waistband and add in-seam pockets.

The Shift Dress

Your first dress! With the Shift Dress we will guide you through some essential dressmaking steps: how to create bust darts, attach a neck facing, insert sleeves and finish an edge with bias binding. The Shift Dress works with most light or medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, wool, crepe or even silk, if you’re feeling adventurous! Make it sleeveless or choose between three sleeve lengths – short, 3/4 or long. With the option to make it as a top, this is a really versatile pattern you'll want to make over and over again! Once you've mastered this dress, check out the Ultimate Shift Dress Add-on Pack for more customisation possibilities. Including new sleeves, cuffs and hem pattern pieces with detailed instructions on how to alter the original pattern.

The T-shirt

As easy to wear as it is to sew, the T-shirt is the perfect basic and another exclusive pattern to the eBook. It features a scoop neckline, a choice of short or long sleeves and a gently loose-fitting shape. You’ll learn to sew with lightweight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or bamboo jersey. You’ll also get to grips with sewing sleeves in flat and attaching a neckband.