1. First Sewing Steps: sewing machine essentials, fabrics and more

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Welcome to the world of sewing! Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone looking to explore their creative side, learning how to sew is a wonderful skill that opens up a world of possibilities. From designing your own clothes to crafting unique home decor items, sewing allows you to bring your ideas to life with fabric and thread.

In these first sewing steps, we will guide you through the fundamentals of sewing, equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to get started. We’ll cover the basics of understanding different types of fabrics, selecting the right tools and materials, and mastering essential stitches. With practice and patience, you’ll soon be able to create beautiful and functional items that showcase your personal style.


Learn the fundamentals:

You do not need to know everything, just start small, with the simplest of sewing steps to build your confidence

Day 1: Know your machine
This can take time and a tiny bit of reading up in your machine manual. I know! We’re not naturally curious about that manual! So, let’s start with just the fundamentals and get into the advanced stuff later.

Day 2: Fabrics

We love fabrics and always buy too much! Use what you have or recycle. Test and experiment; get to know your fabrics and machine and how they work together.

Day 3: Your project

Imagine creating a small drawstring bag that is useful as well as easy to make….. using just one stitch – straight stitch. You can do it. I will help you step by step.

Your Machine – You have a miraculous little invention that is capable of so much.

Learn just the basics, try out different settings, learn about a few machine accessories and slowly let the journey start to unfold.

Fabrics – The joys and the heartaches!  The colour, texture and feel of fabrics is so tempting.   

The secret is to learn more about how to handle fabrics and start sewing projects that work and feel rewarding!

Small project – Now you are ready to combine what you have learnt on days 1 and 2 and test out your skills by making a useful, small drawstring bag in a couple of hours.  

I will help you step by step.