Published on November 9, 2016
This tutorial shows you how to thread the sewing machine model we have at Central Library. This is a user-friendly resource that is great for beginners.
Published on November 10, 2016
This tutorial demonstrates the sewing machine's basic features and tools.
Published on May 18, 2016
This tutorial demonstrates two basic stitches for hand sewing.
Colette Patterns - Apparel patterns for a wide range of sizes. Mostly womenswear and some menswear. This site includes articles about sewing techniques and creating a sustainable wardrobe. This site contains resources for textile design and the slow fashion movement.
IndieSew - Browse the creations of other sewists in this online community. They sell paper and pdf patterns from many different indie pattern-makers. You can learn from a collection of sewing tutorials that will help you master sewing techniques one garment at a time.
SewOverIt - This British pattern company offers a range of vintage-inspired patterns. They are well-connected on social media and host many sew-a-longs on YouTube that will help you master garment-sewing techniques.
Made Everyday - Sewing blog that includes easy project for beginners. Learn to make small gifts and simple, stylish clothing for everyone if your family. The creator of this blog also has a YouTube channel with many step-by-step tutorials.
Tilley and the Buttons - This sewing website provides a variety of patterns using knit fabrics. This British company includes fabric tips and sew-a-longs. The easy-to-follow instructions and video tutorials are beginner-friendly.
By Hand London - This website offers a variety of beginner to advanced sewing patterns. It is also a great resource for tutorials from knife pleats to different types of seams.
Grainline Studio - Hemlock Tee: This boxy, drop-shoulder t-shirt is stylish and easy to sew. This would be a great pattern for sewists of all ages for knit fabric.
Sew Caroline - Kimono Jacket: This simple kimono jacket pattern is another beginner-friendly project. This piece also transitions well into different seasons for a layered look.
Colette - Sorbetto Sleeveless Shirt: This sleeveless shirt now includes a free extension pack with different sleeve and hem options.
Deer and Doe - Plaintain Tee: This basic tee comes with different sleeve options. This pattern is free, but requires registration for download. This pattern is made for knit fabrics, such as jersey.
Peppermint Mag - Multiple Patterns: This page offers a variety of free patterns including a jumpsuit, wide-leg pants, several dress styles, and a pencil skirt. This is a great resource for sewists who are looking to expand their skills and pattern collection.
Peppermint Mag - Dog Toys: Make a unique gift with this pattern for soft dog toys.
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