Sewing for Beginners

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Beginner Sewing Classes

Learn the skills you need to get the most from your sewing machine (and your hands!). Join world-class instructors in Craftsy's online sewing classes as they guide you through essential techniques.

Sew Ready: Garment Basics

Brett Bara

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$24.99

Customize and sew your first garment a chic pencil skirt and gain the skills to make even more wardrobe essentials you'll love to wear!

Student Projects from this class

Skirts

Skirts

by Brett Bara

Sewing Up a Skirt

Sewing Up a Skirt

by Brett Bara

Rolled hem by Zsuzso
Baby Lock Decorators Choice Machine Feet by Scheri Manson
Love Pillow by midnightm738687

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

Steffani Lincecum

Free!

Don't get flustered when facing the feet that come with your sewing machine. Steffani Lincecum explains what they are and how they work in this free mini-class.

Learn how to keep your machine clean by Amy Alan
Learn to use the right needle by Amy Alan
Little Zippered Bags by mercwes213007162

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

Amy Alan

Free!

Don't let broken needles or skipped stitches ruin your sewing! Learn how to fix common sewing machine problems in this free Craftsy class presented by Baby Lock. See more

Beginner Sewing Patterns

From trendy totes, to stylish a-line skirts, you're sure to find your next sewing project in this collection of thousands of patterns from the world's best independent designers.

Beginner Sewing Videos

Not sure where to begin? Learn directly from the experts, and master the fundamentals with step-by-step tutorials via articles and FREE video.

Winding a bobbin for sewing success

Wind away merrily! Learn how to wind a bobbin with informative step-by-step guidance in this video.

The secrets to threading a sewing machine

Discover how to thread a sewing machine. This quick and easy process will have you confidently threading up in seconds.

Discover how to use a zipper foot

Insert perfect zippers every time! Learn how to use a zipper foot for amazing results with a variety of methods.

Beginner Sewing Projects

Find the inspiration you're seeking in these beautiful sewing projects created by Craftsy members. Then whip up your own in no time with help from Craftsy classes.

Beginner Sewing Blog Posts

See simple sewing repair tips and how to work with different fabrics with ease, on the Craftsy sewing blog. Plus, find out how to handle vintage fabrics!

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Reinforced Button

Ever bought an item and noticed a small button on the inside, just underneath the button on the outside? It's a reinforced button! Here's how to (and ...

Sewing Basics: How to Sew a Button

Do you know how to sew the perfect button? Learn right here in this (free, of course!) step-by-step tutorial!Read More

Serge Up a Storm: The Best Serger Projects for Beginners

Learning to sew with a serger (also known as an overlock or overlocker) is much like learning to sew all over again. But, if you're ready to take the ...