A week or so ago, Farmers Wifey asked where should she start if she’s getting back into sewing! Here are a few things I think might help the beginner sewer……….it wasn’t too long ago that I was pregnant with keira and asked my dad to pull my old bernette out from the garage! It hadn’t been touched in a good 7 years or so and for a couple of sewing sessions I was totally clueless and getting my bobbin thread everywhere and caught up in the bobbin case….it was a mess! I hope this helps you…………….
Just getting started on your machine can be daunting for the beginner or returning sewer. I like how this girl covers the essentials all in less than 10 minutes. Sometimes this is all you need to get cracking and on the right track.
when it comes to first projects you really can’t go past a simple tote, a lunchbag, pillowcase, pincushion, cushion cover, apron, simple elasticised skirt, shirred dress, a bunting and how about this list of 45 bag tutorials! There are so many free resources on the net it’s a great place to start. When you’re a bit more confident don’t forget you can find my little girls dress pattern here – once you’ve mastered a few things you’ll love making it and the trickiest part is just adding the binding and sewing it on.
Unfortunately my easy shorts pattern for Notebook wasn’t copied to the net properly and now that the magazine is closed I am unable to have it changed! And you know what I did don’t you……yep, I never got the original back so I’ll add it to my to never ending to do list to draft again and share on my blog as it’s a great little pattern. Sadly, the actual measurements on the template are not correct and they will turn out teeny tiny!
Got a question about beginner sewing just ask?