Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 6): Hems

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 6): Hems

Old school seamstresses say you can tell the quality of a garment and its maker by inspecting the hem. Clearly, this is some important stuff. Originally, we wanted to introduce hems and elastic in together, but decided each subject needed its own video. In Episode 6, we’re going to bombard you with information. You learn […]

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 5): Machine Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 5): Machine Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Unfortunately, sewing isn’t all fun and seams. Sewing machines, just like any machine, need some TLC to keep them running smoothly. That means cleaning, tune ups, and oiling as directed in your manual. Think of your machine like your car; the more you use it, the more upkeep it needs. ¬†In this video, you’ll learn […]

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Episode 4: Pattern Sew Along and Hand Sewing Picture Tutorial

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Episode 4: Pattern Sew Along and Hand Sewing Picture Tutorial

In Episode 4 we’re actually making a project! That’s right; you suffered through 3 episodes to build a strong foundation, not it’s time to have some fun. Now, as the saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Every sewists has his/her own special process. I’m going to teach you the way […]

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions

Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions

In this video, we learn the basics of reading ¬†patterns, as well as a little bit about fabric and notions. Patterns are intimidating and like learning a new language. It’s basically like putting together a puzzle; some are simple and easy, while others are incredibly difficult. The trick is to know what the lines and […]