Is sewing on your mind?
Do you see things on Pinterest or Etsy and think, “I wish I knew how to sew because I’d totally make that!”
Have you thought about sewing so much you actually bought a sewing machine but it’s still in the box?
Do you have fond memories of your mom or grandma sewing clothes, quilting, or making other things for you and your siblings? Does it make you wish you had the ability to sew for your own kids?
Do you know the basics of sewing but it’s been so long since you made anything, you can’t remember how to thread your machine?
If you are either new to sewing or its been a while since you have sewn, the Get Ready to Sew! series is for you.
Get Ready to Sew! is a series of 12 articles and lessons which begin with guidance to help you through the process of finding a sewing machine. After that, you gain a foundational understanding of how your sewing machine works and what you need to do to take care of it. The Get Ready to Sew! series wraps up with helpful tips to create a sewing space.
Get Ready to Sew! Articles and Lessons
You first learn how to find the best sewing machine for you, by answering 10 questions to help you determine what you want and don’t want in a sewing machine.
Sewing machines can be purchased in a variety of places. In Where to Buy a Sewing Machine you will read about the positives and negatives of each type of location.
Once you have your sewing machine you will need to know what additional sewing tools you need to get started.
After that, you learn about the first steps you should take to set up your sewing machine.
Once you get your machine set up, you build foundational sewing machine knowledge through step-by-step lessons which include:
- Winding a bobbin on your sewing machine
- Inserting a bobbin in your sewing machine
- Threading your sewing machine
- Understanding sewing machine stitches
- Sewing the straight stitch and the zig-zag stitch
- 8 Sewing Basics You Need to Know
These in-depth lessons give you the opportunity to learn and practice the basic actions you need to prepare and use your sewing machine for almost any project.
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Get Ready to Sew! is just the beginning of your sewing journey. Take a look at the Sewing Projects for Beginners to help you get comfortable with your sewing machine and sewing tools.
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Hello, I'm Nicki!
I'm a fabric lover who believes in the necessity of having a creative outlet. My goal is to educate and inspire others in sewing-related projects that are fun, functional, or both. Sign up to receive notice when new posts have been published.