Sewing 101

Building a strong sewing foundation.

This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of people how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and school 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, we’ll talk about choosing a pattern and measuring yourself 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 all those projects you've been dreaming about!

Intended Audience: Anyone that wants to learn how to se

Welcome To Sewing 101
Basic Sewing Supplies
Printable supply list
The Parts Of A Sewing Machine
How to Thread A Sewing Machine and Make A Bobbin
The Parts Of A Sewing Machine
Fabric Basics
Fabric Terms
Identifying The Right And Wrong Side of The Fabric
Choosing the correct thread color
Pinning Your Fabric
How To Use A Magnetic Seam Guide
Sewing In A Straight Line
How To Sew A Seam
The 4 Basic Sewing Seams
Stitch Practice Worksheets
Ironing and Pressing Tools
How To Press A Seam
Pillowcase Intro and Supply List
Sewing the Contrasting Band
Sewing The Main Body
Attaching the Band to the Body
Changing the Needle On Your Sewing Machine
Needle Buying Guide

What's included

  • 19 Video Lessons
  • 5 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Margaret Smith