This post will offer you some info about my soon to start, free sewing course for true beginners, online in January 2015. For those of you not interested in sewing, don’t worry, there will be loads of other posts/subjects coming up too. But, I do want to help those people that really would like to start learning how to sew and have never tried to. Life is so busy, when working full time, so I want to make the course doable, not too much at once! We’ll walk the road together pace by pace!
Do you love the creative works and sublime ideas on Pinterest or sewing blogs and always say: “I wish I could make stuff like that”? What’s stopping you?
Lack of time, due to work, children, the idea “I’ll never be able to do that”, often stops people to go ahead and follow a sewing course.
In a spare moment, evening or weekends, you can try to follow my tips and give it a go. I’d like to give you a little push, send you on your way and encourage you to start creating, sewing. It’ll be trial and error, so what.
What you need is some basic tricks, secrets of the trade to start off with. My experience is that when people teach you something, they actually just do the work and say “See, that’s how you do it” doing all the steps at once. Virtually they’re just showing they can do it and leave you behind with the idea of “that looks easy”, but having no clue of how to do it yourself. So I want you to try out everything, because if you don’t do it, you don’t know how to do it.
I’m offering you, not grand techniques, but really basic down to earth tips for somebody who’s never ever, tried to use a sewing machine, picked up a needle or made something. You’ll be given drawings, pictures and later tutorial videos. But let’s not run before we can walk! We’ll start easy, with how to stitch straight, curved or difficult lines.
The three blocks you see here show more advanced work, based on an internet pattern, including loads of embroidery:
Your end result could be your very own mini quilt, we’ll be creating one block each month (that way you’ll have time enough to finish your blocks). I’ll be making one for my granddaughter Noa and you can sew along, you can either make one block or continue with me making a quilt. Start thinking, collect lovely images/drawings for your quilt, I’ll teach you how the drawings can be transferred onto the fabric and sewn on.
I will tell you how much fabric to buy or find in your stack of treasures. You could achieve this style of quilt with a bit of effort and perseverance:
For those of you who don’t want to work with blocks, just an image on a big piece of fabric, or simple colours instead of bright ones, this is the start of the (Winnie the Pooh) quilt I made for my grandson:
Basic question number one: what do you need to start sewing? Have you got your basic sewing materials? You could put some items on your Christmas present list, as basic material quickly gets expensive (give people images of what exactly it is, you want: size, brand!). Do read my next post to find out!
your future tutor, maybe…