I was absolutely blown away by the number of comments from you all when I announced our upcoming series and asked what you wanted to learn. It seems like getting back to our handmade roots and getting in touch with our own creativity is on a lot of your minds (mine, too!).
Throughout this series, I will do my best to touch on what I feel knowledgable enough about and what many of you are interested in. You can bet I’ll be calling my mom in for backup and you might even get to virtually meet her in a vlog or two this fall.
While September was apparently National Sewing Month, I was in the middle of packing and moving last month. And when I remembered about Nester’s 31 days challenge, I knew that postponing Sewing School until October was the right thing to do.
So this month, you will get a dose of Sewing School each day. If that seems overwhelming, don’t worry, I’ll keep a running list, here on this page, where you can always access all of the posts from the series, to pin or bookmark to come back to later. You can subscribe by RSS or email so you don’t miss a post!
This is Day 1.
Day 2: Basic hand-sewing
Day 3: Sewing books on my shelf: Part 1
Day 4: Sewing books on my shelf: Part 2
Day 5: Basic sewing tools
Day 6: More sewing equipment and useful tools
Day 7: Buying a sewing machine
Day 8: Your secret weapon
Day 9: Getting to know your sewing machine
Day 10: How to choose (and not break) your needles
Day 11: Bobbins
Day 12: Don’t get tense about your thread tension
Day 13: Choosing a pattern
Day 14: A few sewing links
Day 15: Deciphering pattern terminology
Day 16: Guide to fabric types
Day 17: Prepping your fabric
Day 18: Cutting out your pattern and fabric
Day 19: Sewing with straight pins
Day 20: Choosing a presser foot
Day 21: Sewing a straight line
Day 22: Different types of stitches
Day 23: How to sew a basic rolled hem
Day 24: Two ways to sew a buttonhole
Day 25 & 26: From Pinterest to Real Life
Day 27: How to turn tab top curtains into rod pocket curtains
Day 28: Weekend links (homemade costume links)
Day 29: Refashioned ruffled tank top tutorial
Day 30: Repurposing sweaters
Day 31: Celebrating Sewing School
I’ll always be available in the comments, too, and will try to answer any questions you have as we go.
Tomorrow, we’ll being with some hand-sewing and then after that we’ll head towards machine-sewing.
So without further adieu, welcome to Sewing School, and let’s get stitching! Are you excited?!