This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of people how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years.
We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I'm sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.
We’ll start by taking a quick look at the sewing machine and some of the tools used in sewing. You’ll learn various stitches and seam finishes and, of course, we’ll have lots of time to sew! By the end of the course, you will feel confident enough to begin tackling some of those projects you've been dreaming about!
What am I going to get from this course?
Let's cover the parts and functions of a sewing machine. Being comfortable with your machine will make learning to sew easier.
This video will take you through the steps to correctly thread your machine, wind a bobbin and load it into the machine.
Most sewing issues are caused when the machine is not threaded properly or the bobbin is not wound correctly.
This lesson will show you how to pin your fabric so that you don't have to remove the pins as you sew. This will save you time, ensure that you don't sew over a pin and help keep your seam straight.
Pressing your seams is an important step that should not be skipped. In this video I will cover how to press as sewn and how to press open, to the back and to the front.
It may come as a shock to you that ironing is a very important part of sewing. I would say proper ironing technique is just as important as your sewing technique.
Pressing sets your stitches and flattens out your seam allowances, making your finished projects more polished and crisp. So make friends with your iron and the special pressing tools.
Hi, I'm Margaret Smith, I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am addicted to sewing! Actually I am addicted DIY projects, crafting and sewing but spending the day sewing is primarily my fix!
I grew up with a a mom that was a professional tailor and encouraged me to be creative. I can't remember a time when she sat down and officially taught me to sew. It really was just part of what we did routinely. I can remember being very young and sitting on her lap while she sewed. She taught me early to pull out the pins before she came to them. Remember, we never sew over pins!
I had a scrap basket of fabric I could play in and I was taught which scissors were for fabric and which were for paper and patterns. At some point, I don't remember how old I was, I was allowed to use her machines on my own with permission.
Fast-forward about 20 some years and I was a young mom wanting to sew for my kids. That's when I got my first machine that was all mine! That machine was quickly joined by a serger. I wanted to make sure my creations looked professional so I began taking classes, reading books and asking my mom and other professionals for guidance.
I began teaching others to sew, including my children, and then in 2005 I opened my own business selling the items I was making.About Let's Learn To Sew