Sewing Basics: Learn How to Sew Online (60+ free guides)
October 28, 2020 - By Ashley Johnston 0 Comments
If you want to learn how to sew online, you’re in the right place. The posts below will teach you the sewing basics so you can get started. For even more sewing patterns and tutorials, enter your email address to receive our newsletter.
Cutting fabric perfectly straight doesn't have to be complicated. This easy to follow sewing tutorial shows you how to cut fabric straight the first time using your scissors, no rotary wheel necessary.
A hoop skirt is easier to make than you might expect! With a creative trip to a home improvement store and a few ribbons you probably already have in your sewing supply closet, you'll be able to make a DIY hoop skirt that turns any little girl's outfit into the princess dress of her dreams,
One single piece of fabric is all you need to create one continuous piece of bias tape. Don't spend your money on store bought bias tape when you can DIY your own for a fraction of the cost with your scissors and a little practice.
If you're not in the mood to sew buttons or you need snaps for baby clothes, don't be intimidated. These sewing tips on attaching snaps and embellishments will make it a breeze, even if you've never done it before.
Freezer paper isn't just for the kitchen! Savvy sewists have known about creating sewing patterns out of freezer paper for years. With a very light waxy surface on one side, it easily adheres to fabric when ironed, yet peels right off when you're done.
Adding a partial button placket instantly updates the look of an old T shirt or onesie. When you just learning how to sew, it may be an intimidating project, however it's easier than it looks with this easy to follow sewing project tutorial.
You're not limited to sewing with fabric! Clear vinyl pouches make great pencil cases, crayon holders and more. Make your own by substituting clear vinyl instead of fabric and see what treasures your kids fill them with.
No more stubborn straight pins with this simple tip from Ashley. All it takes is something you probably have already in your home - a bar of soap! Your pins will glide smoothly, no matter what sewing project you're working on.
The Downy Touch of Comfort Quilt is designed to provide a quilt to children who are in the hospital. If you're interested in making one, Downy will send you pre-cut fabric that you can sew together using your sewing machine.
Gathering fabric and working with knits requires a little extra thought and basic sewing skills. If you've never worked with knits or gathered fabric before, this tutorial can give you techniques so you know just what to do.
When your kids are little, the stroller is super convenient when travelling, but what do you do when they're older and you don't want to carry a big bag? This Disney vacation purse is perfect for days at the theme park when you need a few things but don't want to carry a big bag!
Vinyl pencil cases mean that you will know just what's stashed inside, making them perfect options for your kids' art supplies. Learning how to sew vinyl isn't difficult - it just takes a little practice with your sewing machine.
This drawstring chick treat bag for Easter uses small scraps or fat quarters of fabric for the cutest Easter bag! Your kids will love stashing their treasures inside and the easy drawstring ribbon means they'll be able to open and close it easily.
If you don't have the space for a large doll bed, these fold up doll cots are a great alterative! With your sewing machine, some decorating fabric and wood pieces and you can whip up this doll cot in no time.
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!