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Always wanted to give sewing a go but didn't know where to start? We've compiled an easy place to give you all the information you need to get started in this creative hobby!

In this post we cover how to pick your first pattern, to achieve success in your first project...

Sewing for Beginner's: Picking a Pattern

When choosing your first project, don't be over ambitious - this is where lots of people fall at the first hurdle, trying to do something really complicated, find they get stuck/can't do it/don't understand it and give up. Work your way up to the harder stuff!

Look for a pattern with simple construction, think simple shapes and smooth lines - the less fitted it is the easier, though we'd recommend steering clear of stretch fabric at first.

Bear in mind that independent patterns often have more easy-to-understand instructions than your big pattern brands like Simplicity - Tilly and the Buttons in particular is great for beginners with jargon-free instructions and breakdowns of key techniques.

Here's a few of our most-loved beginner-friendly patterns:

Tilly & The Buttons Sewing Pattern - Bettine Dress

Tilly & The Buttons Sewing Pattern - Cleo Dress

 Megan Nielsen Sewing Pattern - Reef Camisole & Shorts

Cashmerette Sewing Pattern - Cedar Dolman Top

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8133 - Women's Learn to Sew Wrap Skirts

New Look Sewing Pattern 6859 - Miss/Men Separates

New Look Sewing Pattern 6376 - Misses' Tops with Length Variations

New Look Sewing Pattern 6550 - Women's Off Shoulder Dress

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 8389 - Women’s Trousers with Length and Width Variations and Tie Belt

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 1108 - Women's Kimono's in Different Styles

July 04, 2020 by Amy Gilbert

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