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Learn to Sew

Learn to sew - using a sewing machine

There are a huge amount of useful sewing tutorials and sewing guides on blogs, sewing websites and on social media to help you learn to sew.  However, it does take a lot of time to find them so to help you out, we have collected together around 100 of the best below. These useful posts should help you get to grips with your sewing machine, difficult fabrics and make sense of sewing patterns.

I’ve split them into the following topics, click the links to go straight to the section you want and then keep scrolling downwards:

Sewing with different fabrics

Sewing machines

Sewing machine feet

Sewing patterns

If you find this article useful please share the link on social media to spread the word.  Happy Sewing!

Sewing with different types of fabric

How to sew with different kinds of fabrics

Sometimes you come across those awkward fabrics, which are perfect for what you want to sew but you don’t quite know how to handle them.  Some require special sewing machine feet, others require special stitches, or sometimes it’s just that one little tip that can make all the difference.  Below is a selection of links to help guide you in sewing with different types of fabric.

 Sewing with taffeta

Sewing with leather

Sewing with silk

Sewing with chantilly lace

Sewing with satin

Sewing with vinyl/laminated cotton/faux leather

Sewing with knits

Sewing with felt

How to sew with PVC

How to sew ripstop nylon

Sewing with chiffon

Sewing with linen

Sewing with lace

Sewing with stretch lace

Sewing with spandex

Sewing with wool fabrics

Sewing with oilcloth

Sewing with sheer fabrics

Sewing with suede

Sewing with flannel

Sewing with cuddle fleece

How to sew neoprene and scuba fabrics

How to handle tricky fabrics when dressmaking
cuddle fabrics

How to use a sewing machine

How to use a sewing machine

Sewing machine feet guide

Guide to sewing machine feet

How to use sewing patterns

How to use sewing patterns