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Welcome to Sew Stitch Learn

How to sew

Learning how to sew is fun, challenging and rewarding. At Sew Stitch Learn you will find, how to sew basic seams and learn basic sewing skills to get you started. You will learn to read a pattern and learn to sew with different types of fabric. You will find inspiration to sew projects you can use and enjoy in everyday life. 

Learn the basic seam stitches to get you started, completing a zipper application, are just two of the basic skills you would need for learning to be a good seamstress. 

Below are links to fundamental how to sew information you will need. When you are learning to sew, straightforward information will help you make sense of this wonderful craft, easing you into more difficult sewing projects.

How To Sew
Quick Links to Learn the Basics

Sewing a straight seam doesn’t appear to be very exciting, however, if you know how to do this essential sewing task, your sewing projects will look great and you will be proud to show off your efforts.

Sewing patterns

Sewing patterns

If you have looked at a sewing pattern and thought it looked intimidating, our sewing pattern page will help you figure out the details. The more you know going into a sewing project the better. Have a look and get some help. 

Sewing Materials and Supplies

Sewing materials and suppliesSewing Kits

There are a lot of sewing tools and materials that may make your life  easier when you sew. Have a look at the sewing materials page for what some of the tools are used for. 

Sewing Machines

Janome 11000 sewing machine

Your sewing machine is of course a huge part of your sewing life. If you need a sewing 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 sewing machine check out who invented the sewing machine.

Sewing Fabrics

sewing fabric

The joy of fabric! That is what any seamstress or quilter thinks when you go into a fabric store. Find out a little more about the different types of fabrics at sewing fabric page.


Bias tape, sewing notions

Much like sewing tools and materials, you find sewing notions are also important for making your sewing life easier. Check out the sewing trims and notions page for more information. 

Sewing Tutorials
Quick Links To Popular Pages

how to make a bow


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

Sewing Links For Inspiration

 Quilt Patterns

free baby quilt patterns

Sharing your sewing 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 sewing project, share in the sewing community. You can do this here, or search for forums and other sewing websites such as www.allfreesewing.com. This is a wonderful sewing website to get and give sewing inspriation. 

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

Homemade Costumes

Here are some examples of how to make the best Halloween costumes. There are many patterns and tutorials available on internet. Your imagination is your only limit. 

Learn how to buy a sewing machine.

Learn what sewing materials and supplies are needed when you are starting out. Find inspiration to sew home decor, a baby quilt, or fashion for yourself.

Click the links below to see just some of the pages available. If you are on a budget knowing how to hem your own pants can be a money saver. Click the link for a sewing tutorial on hemming pants.

More Information on How To Sew

You will find sewing information on how  to buy fabric, how to read a sewing pattern, and if you have already started your sewing experience, you can share your sewing projects here too.

Sewing Information:
Tell me what you need

Don't hesitate to let me know what sewing instructions you need. The form below gives you the opportunity to tell me what sewing 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 sewing tips and sewing information you would like to share, please do. We all want to see what our fellow sewers are doing.

The more sewing 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 sewing buttons and other basic sewing 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.

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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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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  
Ballet Tutu question: What fabric is used to make a ballet tutu. Hi Eileen, Ballet tutu's are made with tulle. You can see below …

Sewing damask fabric 
Hi Can you tell me what exactly damask fabric is? Can I use itsew garments and what is it best suited for. Thanks Rose Hi Rose, Damask fabric …

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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About Monica Hall, and Sew Stitch Learn.com
About Monica Hall and Sew Stitch Learn. Learn how I built my website and why I did it.
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Ways to contact me at Sew Stitch Learn.com. I would love to hear from you. Ask a question, or do you have a sewing tip?
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Make your own website using SBI. Share your passions and hobbies with the World. Start with Site Build It.
Sewing TipsTo Help You Sew Better
Sewing tips, sewing ideas, to help you sew better.
Free Sewing Projects Submission
Do you want to share your free sewing projects? Sew Stitch Learn is a great place to share.
Sewing Machine Reviews
Sewing Machine Reviews.Tell your fellow sewers all about your sewing machine. What you love or do not love about your machine.
Sewing Pattern Review
Sewing Pattern Review-Add your latest sewing project and give a review of the pattern. Great way to share with your fellow sewers.
Who Invented The Sewing Machine
Who Invented the sewing machine- Discover the history of the sewing machine
About the Sewing Machine
Learn how the sewing machine works, how to buy a machine that works best for you
Serger Sewing Machine-How To Use a Serger
Understanding how to use a serger sewing machine, can help you make an informed purchase and give you professional looking projects.
Sewing Machines For Sale
Sewing machines for sale. 5 questions to ask when you buy your first sewing machine. All the brands you’re looking for Janome, Brother, Singer, Bernina.
Sewing Materials, Notions & Supplies
A guide to the sewing materials needed when you’re learning how to sew.
Embroidery Sewing Machines Information
Embroidery sewing machines add unique charm to your home sewing projects. Find out more.
Sewing Trims and Notions
Understanding sewing trims and notions, and what they are used for. Click here.
Pressing Techniques and Tools- How To Iron
Learn more about pressing techniques and tools and how to iron when you sew
Sewing Scissors and Cutting Tools
Good quality sewing scissors and cutters are essential, when you are learning to sew.
Mannequins Dress Forms
Learn about dress forms. Why you need one, where to find them and what is the best one for you,
Protable Bobbin Winders
Information about the bobbin winder. What is it? How do they work? Where can you find one?
Bias Tape, What Is It. How To Use It
Understanding bias tape, what its uses are and how to make it.
Sewing Machine Cabinets & Sewing Storage
Helping you make sense of sewing machine cabinets and sewing storage and ideas for organizing your sewing space.
Sewing Instructions and Basic Sewing Techniques
Free sewing instructions to help you get started with sewing basic seams and hems, and much more.
Easy Sewing Projects
Easy Sewing Projects - Simple Sewing Projects For Beginner Sewing.
Sewing Seams, Basic Instructions for sewing and finishing seams.
Basic instructions for sewing seams and finishing a seam
How To Make A Bow With Fabric
How To Make A Bow . Learn to make a fabric bow , for costumes, hair, clothing, home decor.
Sewing Magazines & Books, To Help You Learn to Sew
Find sewing magazines & books to help you learn how to sew the best techniques
Sewing Patterns
Learn how to read a sewing patterns. Don't buy a a pattern until you understand the basics
Simplicity Patterns-Sewing patterns and Notions for All Types of Sewing
Simplicity Patterns your source for sewing patterns,accessories, trim, ribbon, appliques, craft supplies, knitting needles, quilting tools, and more!
McCalls Patterns...Inspiration for sewing.
McCalls Patterns. Sew the latest fashion trends in dresses,pants,tops,outerwear,crafts,home decor, and sew much more.
Vogue Patterns-High Fashion Designer Sewing Patterns
Vogue Patterns. Inspiration For Sewing A Quality Wardrobe The Way You Want .
Plus Size Sewing Patterns
Sewing your own fashions with plus size sewing patterns can offer you a completely new wardrobe. You can customize your clothing to fit and choose from a wide range of quality fabrics and styles.
Childrens Sewing Patterns. Inspiration For Sewing Kids Clothes
Childrens sewing patterns-Inspriation for sewing your children's clothing and more.
Sewing Fabric: A reference guide for fabrics.
Advice about sewing fabric. A reference guide for your sewing projects
Chiffon Fabric- Understanding Sheer Fabric -Sew-Stitch-Learn.com
Understanding chiffon fabric-How to sew with sheer fabrics.
Sewing With Denim Fabric
Sew your own garments with denim fabric and save on the cost of designer denim.
Organic Fabric for Sewing
Sewing with organic fabric. An ecologically sound way to sew & create.
Sewing with Spandex Fabric
Instructions for sewing spandex fabric. Information for successful spandex garments.
Wool Fabric, How To Sew With Wool
Wool fabric keeps us warm and dry. Here are some great choices for wool sewing fabric.
Online Fabric Stores
5 Best Online Fabric Stores
Making Homemade Costumes Using Sewing Patterns
Make great homemade costumes using costume patterns.
Strawberry Shortcake Costume
Make your own homemade Strawberry Shortcake costume. Here how I did it.
Sew A Frida Kahlo Costume, Using Sewing Patterns.
Frida Kahlo costume. How to sew mexican inspired costume.
Dorothy Costume-Sew A Wizard of Oz Costume
Dorothy costume for Halloween. Classic Halloween costume to sew for your child or for you.
Sailor Moon Costume. How To Make a Cosplay Costume
Sailor Moon Costume. Sew your own cosplay costume using sewing patterns.
Burlesque Costume. Sewing Patterns For Can Can Burlesque.
Burlesque Costume Ideas. Sew a burlesque can can costume using sewing patterns.
Steampunk Clothing-Inspiration To Sew Steampunk Fashion
Sewing steampunk clothing using Mccalls patterns and Simplicity patterns.
Colonial Clothing-Womens Pioneer Clothing
Making Colonial Clothing. Pioneer clothing made from Simplicity and McCalls Patterns. Great costume ideas for halloween costumes, theater costumes, costume parties.
Wardrobe Essentials. Sew Your Own Fashion Wardrobe.
Wardrobe Essentials, sew your own wardrobe? Yes you can, with basic sewing skills and a little help you can have a great wardrobe.
Sewing Summer Fashion Essentials
Sew your own summer fashion essentials, using sewing patterns and the latest fabric trends
French Clothing - Euro Chic Fashion, Is This Your Style?
French clothing,- Euro Chic, is this your style? When building your wardrobe, knowing your style profile can be a big help. Find out if this is your style profile.
Bohemian Clothing Style
Bohemian Clothing Style-Is this your style? Find out.
Little Black Dress-Wardrobe Essentials
Little Black Dress-Sew a classic LBD-Wardrobe Essentials
Jacket Patterns-Inspiration For Sewing Your Own Wardrobe Essentials.
Jacket patterns Learn to sew a jacket or coat using sewing patterns
Blouse Patterns. Sew Your Own Wardrobe Essentials.
Blouse Patterns. Sew your own wardrobe essentials, using name brand sewing patterns, such as Vogue, Simplicity, Mccalls, & Kwik Sew patterns.
Skirt Patterns and Tutorials
All types of skirt patterns to sew. How to sew your own skirt.
Ladies Dress Pants Sew Your Own Wardrobe Essentials.
Ladies dress pants are a wardrobe essential. There are a number of up to date dress pants patterns to sew your own dress slacks.
Low Rise Jeans - Make Your Own Cheap jeans
Low rise jeans are very popular. Find inspiration to make your own jeans using sewing patterns currently available
Design Your Own Shirt. Inspiration To Design & Sew Your Own Shirt or Blouse.
Design Your Own Shirt. Inspiraton to sew your own blouse or shirt, using commercial sewing patterns.
Sewing Pants That Fit
Sewing pants-Tips and inspiration from around the web.
Red Carpet Dresses. Create Your Own Glamorous Dress. Find Out How.
Red carpet dresses aren't just for the rich and famous. You can make a show stopping dress using sewing patterns.
Design Your Own Prom Dress. Don't Settle For Ordinary.
Design your own prom dress using sewing patterns. With your creativity and imagination you can have the prom dress that is right for you.
Sewing Short Prom Dresses. Sewing Patterns For 2012
Short prom dresses sewing patterns for the 2012 season. Design your own prom dress.
Yoga Clothes, Inspiration To Sew Your Own Yoga Clothing
Inspiration to sew yoga clothes, Make your own exercise wear and save money.
Yoga Pants, How To Make Your Own Stylish Work Out Pants.
Yoga pants are easy to make. Learn how to sew your own excercise pants and save money.
T Shirt Designs. Your Imagination Is All It Takes
Make your own t shirt designs using sewing patterns. Find inspiration to customize a t shirt using fabric, embroidery, trims and embellishments. Here's How.
Free Baby Quilt Patterns. Easy, Quick Quilt Pattern
Free baby quilt patterns. Quick & easy, baby quilt pattern for making quilts, great for giving as gifts.
Free Quilt Patterns
Free quilt patterns.The best soccer ball quilt pattern you will find on the internet. Trust me I have looked.
Easy to Sew Pillow Patterns-CreateYour Own Home Decor
Pillow patterns and ideas for sewing pillows for any where in your home.
Easy Pajama Pattern. Sew Your Own Pajama Pants.
Pajama pattern. Sew easy, designer pajama pants, for kids, men, women, and babies.
Sewing Girls Pajamas
Cute girls pajamas that you can sew yourself using sewing patterns
Sewing Pajama Bloomers
How to sew pajama bloomers for girls pajama bottoms
Kids Pajamas. Learn to sew.
Kids pajamas are a quick and easy project to help you learn to sew.
Hem Pants -Save Money-Learn How
How to hem pants. Sewing instructions for hemming your own pants. Save money and hem your pants yourself.
Bonnet Pattern. How to make a bonnet
Bonnet pattern for sewing a Strawberry Shortcake Costume hat.
Ideas for Homemade Baby Gifts
Homemade baby gifts, Ideas for sewing and making gifts for a new baby and mom.
Baby Minnie Mouse Costume
Minnie Mouse Costume-How to make a baby minnie mouse costume
Costume Pattern
Where to find a costume pattern for all occasions.
Classic Fashion. What is it? Is This Your Style?
Classic Fashion - What is it? Find out if this is your style, then sew a wardrobe using Vogue Patterns, McCalls Patterns, and Butterick Patterns
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