This article is meant to show you how to get started in sewing if you have the desire to sew but have never sewn before, or are new to sewing.
The information is fairly simple and gives you much needed information on simple matters and techniques of the sewing skill that you will need to get you started. I hope you will find this information helpful and informative. And I hope you learn to love it as much as I do.
Of course you will need at least a basic sewing machine. Your circumstances are going to detrmine whether you will go with a big fancy machine or a good beginner one with the basic tools. I used to just sit and sew with my momma’s machine. I learned pretty quicky on it and I was only four years old. Keep that in mind if you have children, especially little girls. They are not too young to learn as long as you are there with them and you teach them to be safe. I took to it and loved to do it, even at a young age. So don’t underestimate a child’s desire to take it on as a hobby.
To begin, you will need pin cushions, a measuring tape (sewing tape), pins, and sewing needles for the machine. It may sound over whelming but these items are small and simple as well as inexpensive. There are lots of places that sell a sewing kit. Walmart is a good example and they won’t break the bank with a starter kit. It will have everything you need to get started, and if you get one you will see how effective it is in getting the ball rolling with your sewing experience.
Once you have decided on the sewing machine and have it in your possession, you do well to read the manual and take a good look at the diagrams. They are pretty easy to read and will help you a lot. Don’t do as men do and throw it out. Use it for reference as well from time to time. Manuals for the machine usually have a troubleshooting section so you can refer to it if you are having a problem.
After you know how to install the needle and presser foot then you will be ready to sew. I recommend that you start with cotton fabric if you have not sewn before. It is easy to work with. You can try the different stitches on your machine and will gain great experience just from learning the various stitches that can be used when making clothes, purses, bags, or whatever you are wanting to design and create.
If things dont go as well as you thought and you get irratated, then the best thing to do is to just walk away from it until you calm down and are ready to go back to sewing. I have to do that sometimes and it works wonders. Just sit and sew until you feel comfortable with the sewing machine. And take a break every now and then so you wont feel burned out.
There are also lots of simple patterns you may want to check out. They have all types and sizes. Some are just straight lines and come together beautifully. You will want to read the instructions on the pattern peices and then look at the item you want to sew. The patterns are going to be on the instruction sheet. Learning to sew with patterns is some of the best practice with sewing, so be sure to put that as one of the first things on your list to get educated with.
Sewing takes time to become a great seamstress, but doesn’t take long to learn the basics. If you put your heart into it you will get the structure down pat and start moving on to greater and more complex projects. You are going to love to advance with it! I will try to post more on sewing tips and will try to appeal not only to the beginners but as well as the more experienced.