You’ve been thinking of learning how to sew. You might even have a sewing machine lying around. You dream of making anything from pillow cases all the way to fancy dresses and pants that actually fit. You don’t know how to start, and you don’t have any friends who sew. Your enthusiasm slowly fizzles, and soon enough sewing becomes another idea disappearing in your rearview mirror.
Not this time, though! This is the year you will put scissors to fabric, and you will make all the things! You have a sewing planner, and you bought a bunch of patterns on a Joann sale. You even bought some fabric from the discount bin. You are sooooo ready! So let’s do this thing!
I compiled a few SewGoth blog posts that will be very helpful as you start (or restart!) your sewing journey.
Tools and Equipment
Just like any other skill, sewing can be learned by anyone. It is not a talent, and no one is born a sewist. Don’t expect that your first project will be perfect. Plan on dedicating time to your craft. You will get better with every project you make. And don’t be afraid to wear what you sew—even if you don’t think it looks good. You’ll see that when you tell people you make your own clothes, all you’ll hear is oohhs and aahhs (and get ready for the sewing requests, for they will come!).
Have questions? Need help? Just comment below! And I’d love to share your projects 🙂