What’s the Project? Looking for an easy way to learn to sew from the comfort of your own home? These free online sewing classes will walk you through the basics at your own pace. Everything from how to sew a straight line to making ruffles and adding elastic and it’s all free.
So you’ve got a sewing machine and you’re ready for a new hobby. And now you don’t know what to do with it. You’re not alone in this-it’s pretty common to be intimated by that machine. There are a lot of parts, a lot of sewing terms to try to understand, and it can all be overwhelming to learn about.
You could sign up for sewing classes at a nearby sewing shop. And that’s a great idea. But if you want something that you can do from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, this Learn to Sew course might be just right for you! There aren’t any other participants and you’re sort of your own instructor, so you can customize this to your own needs! Online courses are such a blessing because you can do them anytime.
These are free online sewing classes and lessons that you can go through at your own pace and they include projects, or homework, with each lesson so that you can practice your skills and make sewing projects for beginners while you go!
I’ve got to tell you that even though my mom tried to teach me to sew when I lived at home, I didn’t really get into it until after I moved out. So a lot of my learning involved no real, set instruction. I just learned as I went. And on a really old machine and sitting on the floor (I know, I was weird). But if I could do it that way, you can for sure do it this way!
This Learn to Sew online sewing course will walk you through the basics—from how to sew a straight line to how to add elastic and how to topstitch with easy-to-follow lessons that are self-paced instruction. Do them on your own time.
It’s all easy and it’s all free! And you’ll be sewing fun things!
Free sewing courses online:
This webpage is your one-stop spot to get all access to everything you need for these online sewing lessons, so save this or pin this so that you can refer back to it easily. Are you ready to learn some sewing skills? Here’s what you need to know, so pull up your laptop or phone and get read and to learn from these sewing lessons!
Learn to Sew Pre-Lessons:
Here are some things to look over before you actually sit down at your machine. These will help you build a foundation and understanding before you get started sewing. You don’t have to look at these, but they are likely to be helpful as you get started.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing: Everything You Need to Know to Learn to Sew: This post is a huge overview and walkthrough of everything you’ll need to know as you are getting started sewing. This post will direct you to some important information like understanding your sewing machine, where to access great beginner sewing patterns, and other helpful tips as you started.
- How to Use Your Sewing Machine: This is a beginner’s guide to understanding the sewing machine, starting with how to thread it, what all those buttons and dials mean, and how your particular machine works depending on what style it is.
- Understanding Sewing Terms: A Sewing Dictionary: This is a great picture guide to understanding basic sewing terms. Rather than struggling to understand the words you’re reading on patterns, give this a read-through so that you’ve got an understanding of the basics.
- How to Buy Fabric: Are you ever overwhelmed by the fabric store? There’s a lot of fabric there and it varies a lot by what you’re making. Let’s break it down a little with this walkthrough of how to buy fabric.
- What Sewing Supplies Will I Need: This post will give you a list of the basic sewing supplies you will want to purchase to get you started—pins and scissors, seam rippers, and thread, I’ve got you covered as you get started.
- The Sewing Pledge: Something to read before you start to remind you that this is a process and that you should go easy on yourself throughout that process. Amateur sewists sometimes think they’ve got to know how to do all the things even before they’ve tried. Give yourself grace and have some fun on the journey!
Learn to Sew Classes:
OK, once you’ve got the basics covered, here are the free sewing classes that you can go through at your own pace. Each of these lessons will have projects that you can do as a practice for what you’re learning. By the end, you could be sewing a skirt, a pillowcase, an apron, or a bag. Go through them at your own pace once you are ready to start and have fun with it. You’ll all be sewers by the end of this!
Sewing Skills You Need to Know:
In this lesson, you will learn the very most basic but probably most used part of sewing—the straight stitch. You’ll use this to sew seams ALL the time, but the truth is, it takes some practice to get this down. So go ahead and get started trying the straight stitch out. Then sew a project that’s all straight lines at the end.
Once you’ve mastered the straight stitch, we will move on to zigzags. It’s pretty similar, but used for different things (which we will talk about in the post), so if you’ve got the straight stitch down, you’ll be a pro at this!
Now we will get into some of the important parts of things that you’ll use for sewing just about anything, whether it’s your own clothes, bags, crafts, or whatever it is. This is sewing something with right sides together and then turning it right side out and stitching on top. You’ll use this is a lot in your sewing.
If you’re going to make clothes at all, you’ll for sure what to give this one a whirl. Adding elastic to things like a waistband isn’t hard, but it takes a little practice. I’ll show you how and then you can try something like pajama pants! (Fun!)
Depending on what you are sewing, you may or may not use ruffles all that often, but either way, this post will teach you about gathering, which IS a sewing skill that I think you’ll find comes in handy. So take some time to go through this post and if you love ruffles, then you can sew up something cute!
Everyone is always scared of the zipper—but they don’t need to be that scary! I’ll show you how to do these right so that someday you can master adding a zipper to pants or a bag or a dress. It does take a little practice, but you’ve got this!
Finally, we will look at how to make buttonholes so that if you are sewing garments of any kind, you’ll be all set. It’s the same thing as applique, which is what I use to make all of my hooded towels, so it’s handy even if you don’t think you’re going to be adding a button to anything.
Hopefully, by the time you’ve been through all of those sewing lessons, you’ll feel like you’ve got some basic sewing techniques down and like you know how to function a bit and can get started on some other fun projects.
There are many more free sewing resources on my site, so stick around and learn more!
Once you’ve completed these online lessons for these sewing classes, and tried out some of those sewing patterns, here are a bunch of fun beginner sewing projects that you could try!
And if you’re itching for more sewing knowledge, there’s a second Learn to Sew course-this one in free ebook form.
Hopefully, these free online sewing classes will really help you get going on learning to sew! Have fun with the process and enjoy what you are creating!
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