How To Sew
Learning the basics

Learning how to sew as a beginner can be challenging, however, with some straight forward help, sewing is a fun and rewarding skill to learn. Understanding the basics will get you on your way in no time. 

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Quick Links to Learn the Basics

Below are links to learn the fundamental information you will need to learn how to sew. When you're getting started, simple information will help you make sense of this wonderful craft, easing you into more difficult projects. Let's get started!

Understanding Sewing Patterns

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So you purchased a sewing pattern, and you found it was overwhelming, this sewing patterns page will help you figure out the details. The more you know going into a project the better. Have a look and get some help. 

Sewing Materials and Supplies

sewing materials and tools

Like any craft, there are thousands of tools you could have and some you should have. If you're like me, you may want to run out and purchase more than what you actually need. I suggest having a look at this sewing materials page to see what you will need and how to use some of the tools that you may want to purchase in the future. 

How to Buy a Sewing Machine

Janome sewing machine 11000

Your machine is of course a huge part of being a good seamstress. If you need to buy a machine or need help understanding more about them, go to my sewing machines page for help. If you would like to know a little history about the them check out the who invented the sewing machine page.

Understanding Fabrics


The joy of fabric and learning to sew go hand in hand. This is what any seamstress or quilter thinks when they go into a fabric store. Understanding what fabric works best with each project you create can make the difference between great and not so great. Find out a more about the different types of fabrics here.

Learning How to Sew Tutorials
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Understanding Sewing Notions

sewing notions

In sewing, notions are those small items you use to finish a project, such as bias tape, buttons, snaps, zippers, and embellishments. Sewing notions can also be the small tools you use in the process of cutting, hand sewing, and the tools to make your sewing process much faster and easier. 

Much like a seamstress needs tools and fabrics, you'll find notions are also important for making your sewing experience much more pleasurable. Starting something new has a learning curve, but understanding what tools to use for each sewing project, can save you time and maybe some frustration. Check out the trims and notions page for more information. 

Below are some of the projects I have put together. You can share your projects below as well. I am happy to see what you have been creating. 

How to Sew Bows

how to make a bow

Creating a beautiful bow seems like a simple task, but there are many ways to create a bow. Here is a page on how to make a bow, have a look. 

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Plus size Sewing 

Burda plus size patterns
  • I have come across some very good websites for  plus size women’s clothing, as well as books for plus size sewing. I hope this gives you ideas for current fashions. Take a look, I am sure you will be inspired to sew some up to date trendy styles.

 How to Sew Quilt Patterns

how to make a baby quilt

Sharing your creations is a great way to help each other learn. If you have sewn the latest garment from one of the commercial pattern companies or any project, share in the  community. You can do this here, or search for forums and other websites such as www.allfreesewing.com. This is a wonderful website to get and give inspiration. 

How to Sew Homemade Costumes

strawberry shortcake costume

Click the link to have a look at some homemade costumes I have created for a theatre group and perhaps you will find some inspiration for your next Halloween costume. There are many patterns and tutorials available on internet. Your imagination is your only limit. 

More Information

You will find information on how to buy serger sewing machines, pressing techinques and so much more.

If you have already started your sewing experience, you can share your projects here too.

Tell Me What You're Looking For 

Don't hesitate to let me know what sewing instructions you need. The form below gives you the opportunity to tell me what help you would like to see.

It also gives me the opportunity to solve your problems when ever I can and it will help me become a better seamstress too. 

If you have your own tips and information you would like to share, please do. We all want to see what our fellow seamstresses are doing.

The more communities on the web the better. This is a wonderful skill to have no matter what level you are. So many people ask me simple "how to's" for stitching buttons and other basic seamstress techniques, so if you share you will be benefiting a lot of visitors

Please look through the other pages Sew Stitch Learn has to offer, I think you will find the information  helpful.

Do You Have A Sewing Tip? Want To Share Your Tip? Or Do You Have A Sewing Question?

Share Your Tip or Question With Your Fellow Sewers!

If you have a question, please give as much information as you can.
For example the pattern brand and number of pattern or photos of what your working on. This will make it so much easier for me to help you.

What Other Visitors Have Contributed.

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Soccer quilt pattern 
I would like the soccer quilt pattern. Hi Trish, There isn't a pattern perse. This is a tutorial. The quilt is based on the hexagon shape. The …

Sewing Machine Needle 
Questions: What needle size should I use for machine sewing thick linen?. Answer: Hi Margarite, The best needle to use for heavy linen …

Homemade costume ideas 
I see that you work in a costume shop. I am wondering if you can give me some easy homemade costume ideas for my daughter who is 8 and my son who is 5. …

Ballet Tutu  
What fabric is used to make a ballet tutu? Ballet tutus are made with tulle. Tulle comes in many different weights and textures, for different types …

Sewing damask fabric 
What is damask fabric, and can I use it to sew garments and what is it best suited for? Damask fabric is made from Silk, Cotton, Wool, Linen, and Synthetic …

Glove Patterns for Sewing Wedding Gloves 
I want to make some fingerless wedding gloves but I cannot find a pattern any where online. Hi Danni, I have sent you a picture of a current Vogue …

What kind of needles to purchase for my Singer 9117? 
I am new to sewing. Have a Singer 9117 and am going to make scrunchies for hair. Not sure what kind of fabric I'm going to use. Maybe a non woven …

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