FIVE TIPS TO LEARNING HOW TO SEW

FIVE TIPS TO LEARNING HOW TO SEW

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Learning how to sew is a skill that used to be taught to all young girls at a very early age. As society began to change and girls grew up to be women that joined the workforce, learning how to sew went to the wayside. Sewing is still a skill that is highly appreciated and valued in many parts of the world and while many thriving countries prefer to ship their sewing work overseas to be done by machines or those who get paid little to nothing for their labor. While many no longer sew as a way to make money for their family, there are still people who sew as a hobby. Sewing is an art that can easily be lost if we continue to go throughout life without teaching our children about the craft. This article will provide some tips that will prove to be helpful for anyone who is learning how to sew.

1. Choose a good sewing machine

First off, you need to have an entry level sewing machine to begin to learn the trade. A sewing machine can be purchased for less than $100 if you do not have a budget for one that is more expensive. If you do have a bigger budget, consider purchasing a machine that is made of high quality materials, has a variety of stitching options, comes with more than one foot option, and has good reviews. A sewing machine can last you for years upon years if you purchase a good one and take care of it.

2. Read the sewing machine manual

It is important to do this so that you can teach yourself about the inner workings of the sewing machine. It is important to understand each of the parts so that when you begin to sew, you know what to look for and how to fill or refill your bobbin, thread your machine, and use your presser foot. Be sure to keep your machine manual nearby as you can find helpful information in it about troubleshooting should you run into a problem later on down the road.

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3. Consider taking a class

Many who learn how to sew choose to take a class from a qualified instructor. By doing so, you can learn the proper techniques of sewing and you will have less mistakes. Many craft stores offer introductory sewing classes for a great price.

4. Teach yourself

If you do not have the money to take a class, you can teach yourself how to sew. It may take you longer to learn how to sew as you are completely new at the trade and are learning everything from the very beginning. You will first need to start of by understanding the definitions of certain things such as a bobbin, presser foot, needle, and stitching. You will need to understand how to thread a machine and a bobbin before you can get started. One great way to teach yourself all that you need to know about a sewing machine is by watching YouTube tutorials online. This is especially helpful if you are a visual learner.

5. Don’t give up

As with learning anything new, you will make mistakes. Making a mistake is not a bad thing and it can often be fixed by a seam ripper or by creating something out of the mistake that you would not have thought of otherwise. Great beauty can often come from a mistake and it is no different in sewing. Be sure to stick with it and do not give up. The more you sew, the better you will become.

Have you ever tried to sew? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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14 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Actually, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to learn sewing as I would like to do more upcycling with my old clothes 🙂
    Thank you for the tipps 🙂

  2. October 24, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Omg I love your sewing machine !! That must be so interesting though 🙂

  3. October 24, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    What a beautiful sewing machine you have! I remember my mom used to have one similar to the picture you posted. I have a baby girl and I see many different dresses and always think in my head, oh I wish I knew how to sew.. then I could make all sorts of costumes and outfits for her… Even to just do alterations would be great because it would save a lot of money!

  4. Jasmin N
    October 24, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Sewing is so much fun! I’ve done clothes for myself earlier days and now I’m sewing them for D sometimes.

  5. October 24, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the great tips! I really want to get back into sewing, and this has really encouraged me to consider how I can do that 🙂

  6. October 25, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Sewing is something that initially fascinated me as a young child but completely lost interest as a teenager. Interestingly, I as I am wanting to know more about fashion, it is something I guess I’ll have to revisit and probably learn.

  7. October 25, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Sewing is one of the things i want to learn, i am obsessed with drawing dresses and pieces, but sewing is not my strong point, so hope in the future i will make it xo

    http://www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

  8. October 25, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful post. I would love to learn how to sew. you won’t believe me; my husband knows how to sew. but i don’t 🙁 I need to learn soon.

  9. October 30, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I would really need a class if I would like to learn this for sure! I’m always amazed by people that can make their own clothes.

  10. October 30, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Nice pictures! My mother is a master when it comes to sewing, I always gave her my dresses or jeans when they needed some repair

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com

  11. October 30, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I really enjoy doing little crafts that involve hand sewing and/or embroidery but I’ve never tried using a sewing machine. I think it would be fun to learn but I’ve never gotten around to it! (or bought a sewing machine lol)

  12. Irina
    November 4, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I would love to learn how to sew, i think one could make so many wonderful things for itself!

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