Sewing can be an excellent way to pass the time. It’s a hobby that rewards you with a gift you’ll be able to keep forever. Some even learn to profit from their new skill. While it won’t make you rich unless you win on Project Runway, there are plenty of craftsmen earning a solid living on Etsy with their talent.
Before you can sew for fun or profit, you must learn the basics. Knowing the basics won’t automatically make you a great seamstress or tailor. But with the right amount of practice, you’ll be creating garments, toys, and so much more like a pro.
Buying The Right Supplies
Without a needle, it’s virtually impossible to sew. The same goes for the thread and fabric that’ll make up the final product. While these supplies are the essentials, they’re not all you’ll need. To sew efficiently and adequately, it’s essential to purchase a pair of scissors, a thimble, and a pattern.
You should pick an easy pattern to begin with (Free or Paid). A perfect project for a beginner is sewing a tote bag or a pillowcase. These projects require strait forward stitches and are easy to complete in an afternoon.
Once You’ve Gathered The Supplies…
The first thing you should do is look over the instructions for the pattern you have picked out. Ensure you have all the necessary pieces of fabric, buttons, or whatever else the pattern might call for. Starting a project without all the necessary supplies might mean an inconvenient trip to Hobby Lobby later.
Once you know you have everything, it’s time to thread the needle. If you have poor eyesight and are working with a very thin needle, you may have to find someone to help you. Be sure to try your best to focus your eyes so that you can see the hole in the needle clearly. It may take several tries, but the thread will eventually go through.
Ensure that you cut the fabric according to the shape specified in the pattern. If you’re using a standard sewing pattern, it will provide stencils for cutting the fabric. Alternatively, suppose you have a Projector printable sewing pattern. In that case, there’s no need for a hard copy to initiate the sewing process. After threading your needle and cutting all the fabric pieces, you can begin the sewing process.
How To Stitch?
Stitching is simple. Once you have the needle threaded with the proper color, poke it through the bottom side of the first piece of fabric the pattern calls for. Once the needle is on the front side of the material, create the smallest stitch possible by puncturing the fabric close to the original incision.
Now that the needle is on the back side of the fabric again, you can begin to join the pieces together by repeating this process on the amount that you’re attaching. Repeat this process over and over again until the components are fully connected. Then, tie the thread and cut it. The instructors for your pattern will probably call for you to repeat this several times with different types of fabrics.
While the following sewing for beginners’ guides may seem tedious, it’s completely necessary to sew like a pro later on. Once you’ve mastered this simple guide, you’ll be able to work with most patterns specially designed for experts. So gathering the
experience you’ll need to make something complex won’t be challenging.