How to Start Sewing: 5 How to Sew with Sewing Basics

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor of

So, you have bought all of the sewing basics that you need, maybe even invested in a new sewing machine and some gorgeous fabric. You’re brand new to the art of sewing, but you are ready to learn how to sew. If you’re dreaming of making gorgeous projects but starting to feel frazzled and confused on exactly how to start sewing and where to being on your how to sew journey, AllFreeSewing is here to help. On this site, you will find hundreds of beginner and easy sewing projects as well as the sewing basics you need to know in order to learn how to sew and jumpstart your sewing hobby. The 5 tutorials below are your first steps. As you might have guessed in order to learn how to start sewing, there is a lot you need to know before you get going. Check out How to Start Sewing: 5 How to Sew with Sewing Basics for some beginner ideas.

Sewing for Beginners: Learn How to Sew with 8 Sewing Tutorials

How to Start Sewing: 5 How to Sew with Sewing Basics

1. How to Start Sewing Checklist

There are a lot of steps to learning how to start sewing. Depending on how neat and tidy you like to be, you will need to learn how to wash and how to press fabric in order to make sure your projects are flawless. Since there are so many little steps, Seams and Scissors created this How to Start Sewing Checklist for sewing newbies.


2. Sew for Beginners: Types of Fabric

Learn what type of fabric to use for your projects with this helpful list of fabric types and inforgraphic on which material to use for different wearables. This is yet again another printable you are going to love! You might even want to print it out and bring it on your fabric-finding endeavors.


3.  What Types of Thread to Use: A Guide

Yes! The different types of thread matter when it comes to starting a project. From far away all threads look exactly alike, but once you learn how to start sewing you will become familiar with the differences. In the meantime, use this handy sewing resource and free printable!


4. How to Use a Sewing Machine: Getting Comfortable

If you are just learning to sew, you are probably intimidated by sitting down at a sewing machine. While they are amazing inventions, they are also a big piece of machinery with a sharp needle. Yikes! Learn how to use a sewing machine and get comfortable with your sewing machine with this excellent tutorial from Deby at So Sew Easy!


5. Glossary of Sewing Terms

This is the ultimate resource for brand new sewists. If you want to know how to start sewing, you need a list of sewing terms on hand when that tutorial or pattern uses some baffling vocabulary. Read this fantastic list of sewing terms or keep it on hand as your translator.


Sewing for Beginners: Learn How to Sew with 8 Sewing Tutorials


Want to learn how to sew from the experts but don't want to spend money on lessons? Take free sewing lessons and learn how to sew from some of your favorite sewing designer when you download Sewing for Beginners: Learn How to Sew with 8 Sewing Tutorials, a free sewing eBook.

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