So you’ve taken up sewing! Maybe you saw a stunning gown on a Parisian catwalk and were struck by inspiration, or maybe you decided to relieve some stress and exercise your creativity by taking up a new hobby. Whether you are an aspiring designer or a casual hobbyist, everyone starts somewhere, and here at Fred’s Haberdashery, we have everything you need to get your fingers flying as your creations come to life.
Sewing is such a relaxing and fulfilling activity. There is almost no end to what you can do with a needle and some thread, your only limit is your imagination. Consider altering or tailoring your own clothing, to fashioning keepsakes such as quilts or embroidered mementos. You’ve seen the YouTube tutorials on sewing for beginners, and you’ve just about got the lingo down, but where to start? Follow our handy guide for some helpful tips and tricks to get you sewing in no time.
First, you need to decide on your budget. There’s a big difference between starting with a few needles and some fabric and investing in your first machine. Though if you are planning any large or time-consuming projects, it is well worth investing in a good machine.
Try to start fairly small! Trying to select an easy pattern can be a little overwhelming, so try to look out for straight lines. Think about projects which don’t have added frills or intricate stitching or bead work. Smaller projects you may want to consider could be altering or repairing an item of clothing, or look at household items you may enjoy creating.
When you’ve picked your project, pick your sewing supplies. Consider any fabrics you may need, as some fabrics may need a specific type of needle or thread.
Look into groups or classes, too. If you are really serious about perfecting your craft, you may be interested in looking into joining a group. You will be able to find sewing groups suitable for your level of expertise and local to you, through a quick internet search. A group can be useful as you will have an instructor to help guide you through more challenging projects. Alternatively, pop into our store and ask one of our experts!
It’s time to think about a few essential tools. There is a special tool out there to tackle almost any job, but as you’re starting out, you’ll find you only need a few essentials to get by. A few things you’ll definitely want in your ‘sewing for beginners’ arsenal are:
Are you looking into sewing for beginners? You don’t have to go it alone. Our expert team can help advise you on all matters sewing, so don’t hesitate to pop in or give us a call on 01246 204504 and we’ll be more than happy to help!