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Sewing 101: Learning the Basics Course
4.9( 16 REVIEWS )
1h 55m

This course is designed for those interested in learning how to sew.

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1h 55m


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About This Course

Want to start sewing but need a helping hand with the basics?

We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I’m sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.

We’ll start by taking a quick look at the sewing machine and some of the tools used in sewing. You’ll learn various stitches and seam finishes and we’ll have lots of time to sew!

By the end of the course, you will feel confident enough to begin tackling some of those projects you’ve been dreaming about!

What knowledge am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn sewing machine basics
  • Thread Your Sewing Machine
  • Make A Bobbin
  • Cut out fabric
  • Pin Fabric to get it ready to sew
  • Sew in a straight line
  • Learn a multitude of stitches and seam finishes
  • Correctly sew the 4 basic seams
  • How to choose fabric and care for it
  • How to choose thread
  • How to use a pattern book
  • How to read a sewing pattern
  • and much more!

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to sew.
  • If you are self-taught it will fill in any gaps you may have.
  • Anyone looking to brush up on their skills and learn new ones.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge in sewing.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn the basics of sewing!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Welcome
Welcome And Group Invitation 00:00:00
Welcome Video 00:00:00
Supplies Sewing 101 00:00:00
Supply List 00:00:00
Downloadable Materials – Sewing 00:00:00
Section 2 - Getting To Know Your Machine
Machine Parts 00:00:00
The Parts Of A Sewing Machine 00:00:00
Section 3 - Setting Up A Sewing Machine
Threading A Sewing Machine And Winding A Bobbin 00:00:00
How To Use An Automatic Needle Threader 00:00:00
How To Use Your Foot Pedal And Control The Speed Of The Machine 00:00:00
Section 4 - Fabric Basics
Fabric Basics 00:00:00
Identifying The Right And Wrong Side Of Fabric 00:00:00
Pinning 00:00:00
Section 5 - Thread
Thread Color 00:00:00
How To Choose The Correct Type Of Thread 00:00:00
Section 6 - Sewing Pattern Basics
How To Use A Pattern Book 00:00:00
How To Read A Sewing Pattern Envelope 00:00:00
Section 7 - Getting Ready To Sew
How To Use The Stitch Practice Worksheet 00:00:00
Stitch Practice Worksheet 00:00:00
How To Sew Corners 00:00:00
Sewing Corners: Learning To Pivot Worksheet 00:00:00
Sewing Curves Practice Worksheet 00:00:00
Magnetic Seam Guide 00:00:00
How To Back-Stitch 00:00:00
Section 8 - Seams
Sewing A Seam 00:00:00
How To Sew A Seam 00:00:00
The Four Basic Sewing Seams 00:00:00
Section 9 - Seam Finishes
Types Of Seam Finishes 00:00:00
Using Pinking Shears 00:00:00
Sewing A French Seam 00:00:00
Stitches: Stay-Stitching, Basting Stitch And Easing 00:00:00
Section 10 - Ironing
Ironing And Pressing Tools 00:00:00
Pressing A Seam 00:00:00
Section 11 - Sewing A Pillocase
Pillowcase Intro 00:00:00
Pillowcase Band 00:00:00
Pillowcase Main Body 00:00:00
Pillowcase Printable Instructions 00:00:00
Attaching Band 00:00:00
Section 12 - Sewing An Envelope Pillow Cover
Envelope Pillow 00:00:00
Printable Instructions For Envelope Pillow Cover 00:00:00
Section 13 - Making A Roll-Up Organizer
Roll-Up Organizer Printable Instructions 00:00:00
Practice Prep 00:00:00
Supplies 00:00:00
Fabric Prep 00:00:00
Pinning The Fabric 00:00:00
Sewing The Fabric Together 00:00:00
Closing The Opening 00:00:00
Practice 00:00:00
Section 14 - Sewing Machine Care And Maintenance
Changing The Presser Feet On A Sewing Machine 00:00:00
Needle Buying Guide 00:00:00
Changing The Needle On A Sewing Machine 00:00:00

Course Review


16 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Simply Awesome


    I took a sewing class in middle school and needed a refresher. This course covered a ton of information. The section about seams, stay stitching, baste stitching, and easing were great. Definitely worth the time. She used some really cool tools and showed the proper way to use interfacing. Can’t say enough about it.

  2. Anonymous

    Perfect start for someone who wants to learn to sew.


    I’ve been sewing for many years but I’m always trying to learn new tricks or tips. I didn’t learn anything new but I was very impressed with the quality of this course. I also like that there are 3 projects in this course and they are all perfect for beginner level.

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  4. Anonymous



    Learned a lot.

  5. Anonymous



    Really enjoyed this course. Look forward to making more of the tasks we were given and continuing my learning.