Expert Advice on all Aspects of Sewing

There are all sorts of reasons for wanting to learn to sew. You might want to make your own clothes, create attractive furnishings for your home, or simply patch up and repair old items to give them new life. Here at Start Sewing, our aim is to help you master the basics and move on to a range of exciting projects.

Video: Mending a Ripped Seam

In this short video a professional fashion designer demonstrates mending a ripped seam using a sewing machine. Video Transcript Hi, I’m Natalie, I run a fashion design company called Miss Natalie B. I am here today with Start Sewing to show how to mean a ripped seam. First thing you …

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Video: Hemming a Garment

In this short video a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to hem a garment using a sewing machine. Video Transcript Hi, I’m Natalie, I run a fashion design company called Miss Natalie B I am here today with Start Sewing to show you how to hem a dress or skirt. …

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Video: Threading a Sewing Machine

In this short video a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to thread a sewing machine. Video Transcript Hi I’m Natalie, I’m a fashion designer. I’m here today with Start Sewing to show you how to thread a sewing machine. The basic sets you need, first of all cotton reel, bobbins …

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Video: Stitching the Pattern

How to stitch a pattern. In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to stitch your fabric after cutting out from a pattern. Video Transcript Hello I’m Natalie, I’m a Fashion Designer, I have my own company, Miss Natalie B.com. I’m here today with Start Sewing to show …

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Video: Marking and Cutting the fabric

In this short video, a professional fashion designer demonstrates how to reproduce the pattern markings onto your material and how to cut the fabric.

How to Make a Father Christmas Costume

Santa Claus costumes are pretty standard fare: thick red coat and pants with fur trim at the cuffs, heavy-duty black boots, white gloves, and white hair and beard. We recognise the icon in most parts of the free world. And we can replicate it fairly easily. Father Christmas Costume Material …

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How to Make a Period Drama Costume

It might seem an impossible task to make a period costume. All those layers! All that authentic adornment! But believe it, you can use a little ingenuity and a just as little money and still come up with a period drama costume. Three or four rows of that little chewing …

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Buttonholes and Buttons

We know what you’re thinking. Buttonholes and buttons are fiddly and time consuming. Well yes they can be but with the help of our easy step-by-step guide they will soon become a cinch. Find out how you can master the art of buttons! Basics The first thing you should know …

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How to Mend a Ripped Seam

There are few things more annoying than a ripped seam. However if it happens to you, don’t despair. They can be fixed in a matter of minutes. Find out how. First Step The principle for mending a ripped seam is pretty much universal. It doesn’t matter what material you are …

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Hemming a Dress or Skirt

Any dressmaker worth her salt knows how to hem a skirt or dress. It’s just one of those essentials that you cannot simply do without. Learn how to do it just like the professionals. What’s the Big Deal? So you know that you should be a dab hand at hemming …

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