33+ Beginner Sewing Videos and Tutorials
These free sewing videos and tutorials will help you become a brilliant sewist in no time!
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33+ Beginner Sewing Videos and Tutorials is a page that showcases our best sewing videos for beginners along with some of our other favorite tutorials.
From learning how to pick out a sewing machine to how to sew a straight stitch, these sewing videos and resources for beginners are here to hold your hand, making the intimidating world of a brand new hobby welcoming and warm.
With sewing for beginners videos and tutorials like these, you will be an expert sewist in no time! Free sewing patterns and beginner sewing projects are virtually useless without the proper basics.
Many sewists come to our site looking to learn how to sew and while we do have a wide variety of sewing project ideas for every level, some newbies need just a little more handholding.
Plus, as a bonus, we added a list of 10 beginner sewing YouTube channels at the bottom of the page. Be sure to check it out. Take me there!
This is why AllFreeSewing has decided to make it a priority to provide beginner sewing tutorials that not only allow our readers to learn how to sew stunning projects but show them how to master the skills they will need along the way.
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Basic Sewing Tools and Resources
Brand new sewists and experienced seamstresses will appreciate these sewing resources and lists. If you do not understand a sewing term or are looking to stock your sewing room, check out these tools and resources. The first video will go over the basic tools. Once you have learned what you'll need there, be sure to take a look at the other pages below that are all chock full of information about sewing notions and tricks for beginners.
This List of Basic Sewing Tools outlines the top sewing essentials you will need to start sewing and exactly why these tools are important for a first-time sewist.
Take the hassle out before you start reading patterns and tutorials with this glossary of all the most common sewing terms you will need to know at the start of your sewing adventure.
To save some money (and some frustration), we've compiled a list of simple sewing hacks to make your life easier. Check out our list of unexpected items to use.
Sure, you're familiar with needles, pins, and thread, but when you get beyond the basics, it gets a little bewildering. This will help you prepare everything you need.
Our blog, Seams and Scissors, has so many amazing articles about sewing, free patterns, tutorials on techniques, and more. Be sure to visit!
Choosing a sewing machine can be a difficult decision. Help yourself by checking out this buying a sewing machine guide and video.
If you're looking to try out a digital sewing pattern, check our our list of 45 Free Printable Sewing Patterns
Learn to Sew: Sewing for Beginners How-Tos and Tips
When you are learning to sew, how-tos are your go-to for learning new skills. This section of sewing for beginners how-tos will help you learn how to sew from the experts. These sewing videos for beginners, as well as tutorials that will walk you through each step, will show you how to learn to sew easily.
Learn this basic sewing technique, then check out the 4-hole and shank button tutorials linked there. You'll soon be a button-sewing master.
While using this essential tool may seem like a no-brainer, this video tutorial and step-out instructions show you how to correctly unpick a stitch safely.
We've designed a quick guide for taking basic men's measurements, from how to find a neck measurement for dress shirts to taking inseam measurements for jeans.
A simple needle threader is inexpensive, which is why every sewist should own one. This reference page and tutorial is perfect for beginner sewists, but everyone could use a refresher!
A serger, also known as an overlock machine, is not just any sewing machine. A serger is a special machine that cuts and overlock stitches the fabric.
If your fabric isn't cut correctly, then you won't be happy with the finished project. Don't worry, our tutorial will fill in all the knowledge gaps in cutting fabric.
What is a thimble? It may seem like a somewhat common sense question, but it's good to know that a thimble is a finger covering that covers the dominant finger of your dominant hand.
In this sewing needle guide, we will first go over the difference between hand sewing needles and machine sewing needles, including which types are available for each style.
We asked and you responded! If you're a beginner sewist, or you're just looking for some easy sewing tips, then don't miss our new page of reader tips and tricks.
Whether you are sewing seams or adding a border to a fabric piece, learning to sew a straight line is something that will come up frequently in sewing patterns and projects.
On the hunt for beginning sewing projects? Check out our sewing patterns free eBook, Simple Sewing Projects: 16 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners Free eBook
How to Use a Sewing Machine and Sewing Machine Maintenance
In this day and age, most of your sewing is going to happen on a sewing machine. So, if you want to learn to sew, you are going to have to learn how to use a sewing machine. These tutorials show you which machine you should purchase, how to sew on a machine, how to clean your sewing machine, and more.
From changing your needle to learning how to thread your sewing machine, this video is the ultimate beginners guide on how to sew with a sewing machine.
In order to properly learn how to sew on a sewing machine, you need to familiarize yourself with all of the gizmos and gadgets that come attached.
Using a clean machine is vitally important when sewing. Don't shorten the life of your machine by skipping the cleaning time it needs. Learn all the details here!
Ah, the essential sewing machine beginner tutorial. This easy-to-follow guide will show you exactly how to thread your machine so that you can sew without trouble.
Learn about the basis for all sewing projects with this Sewing Machine Straight Stitch Tutorial. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to straight stitch a seam.
If you've ever experienced tension trouble, then you know how frustrating it is. This guide will go over what you need to know for adjusting it.
This beginner sewing tutorial has nearly everything you need to know about the important parts of your sewing machine, from the bobbin to needle.
The wonderful readers of AllFreeSewiing have told us all about their first sewing machines and why they loved them, from old-fashioned treadle machines to sleeker modern models.
Working with Different Types of Fabric
If you are going to learn to sew, you will have to know a little bit about fabric. Each and every fabric has its own specific sewing tips and tricks. Fabric comes with its very own vocabulary, as well. Before you run out and purchase different types of fabric for different sewing project ideas, check out these working with fabric tutorials.
Learn how to tell the difference between fabrics, what types of fabric work well with what projects, and how to tell whether or not a fabric has give with this sewing video.
The first step to learning how to sew with different types of fabrics is to learn what they are! This is why AllFreeSewing has compiled a glossary of all the types of fabric you might be sewing with!
Sewing has its own language. This page, Fabric Terms Explained, gives you the insight into this sewing vocabulary that any new sewing enthusiast might need.
When it comes to the art of sewing that means knowing your fabric and knowing the types of thread you should be using with your fabric. Learn everything you need to know here.
Find free sewing patterns for beginners in our collection of 200+ Sewing Projects for Beginners
How to Use Sewing Patterns
Learn how to use a sewing pattern by watching these sewing videos and reading these helpful guides. If you are brand new to sewing, printable and digital sewing patterns can be very confusing. Learn the language of sewing patterns, what all those little symbols mean, and how to print digital patterns with these articles and videos.
It's important to learn how to understand a sewing pattern because sewing a dress, pants, shirt, or other items is a process that takes time, energy, and money that you don't want to lose.
One of the first steps to learning how to use a sewing pattern is figuring out how to pin a pattern to fabric correctly. This page has all the info you need about pinning your patterns.
Learn how to use a sewing pattern in this free sewing video. This expert video explains the difference between digital and traditional sewing patterns.
Learning how to alter a pattern can be a project-saving skill. The key element to a great wardrobe is not the patterns or the prints. It's the fit and style!
If you love visiting YouTube for sewing tutorials, be sure to take a look at our page with the 10 Best Sewing YouTube Channels
BONUS! YouTube Sewing for Beginners
Enthusiastic sewing help and projects!
All the basics and techniques, explained well!
Every type of sewing project is here!
Vintage lovers, this one's for you!
Crafty tutorials with lots of sewing help!
Design clothing like a pro with these tips!
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