Free sewing lessons for beginners:
- Sewing Supplies – What you really need in your sewing kit
- Sewing Supplies part 2
- What Sewing Machine Should I buy?
- Best sewing machines for kids – This is a list of machine tailor toward kids. If you’re child is serious about sewing, I suggest you do your homework before buying. Most of the machines on this list won’t last or handle heavy sewing. They do not have speed controls either, which as a sewing teacher with years of experience teaching kids, is definitely a benefit!
- Learn how to hem (scroll below the video on hemming jacket sleeves for more useful links to other videos on hemming clothing).
The importance of pressing in quilting, from Fons & Porter. Great Tips!!
Functional Design ease for sewing patterns and why it’s important in making items that fit.
Sewing an invisible zipper
Sewing Machine needles explained in detail. Love the large needle she used for demonstration.
This video gives a good explanation basic functions of a sewing machines. Keep in mind that every machine works a bit different with regards to bobbin winding, bobbin placement and how you adjust stitches. Always refer to your own manual to be sure you wind, place and adjust stitches.
Tips for sewing with patterns for beginners. This video has lots of great tips. I especially like the idea of using the $2.00 bed sheet from a thrift store to test out a new pattern!
This video gives you some great tips on sewing on buttons and how to hem by hand and make almost invisible stitches!