How to start sewing: a guide on how to sew for beginners

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If you're keen to learn how to start sewing then I can help. If you’re looking for a new hobby that’s useful, creative and rewarding, then this guide get you started. Understanding the basics of how to sew for beginners I outline below will get you up and running in no time at all.

Learning to sew gives you the power to create a wardrobe of beautiful, individual and (best of all) well-fitting clothes. Sewing these days is about more than making and repairing clothes, for example the same skills can enable you to craft designer quilts or art projects. Read our guide to the best sewing machines and the best Cricut machines to see what tech you may need.

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Michelle Rowley
Freelance craft writer

Michelle is a sewing teacher, writer and maker based in the Peak District. As a dressmaking tutor and freelance craft feature writer Michelle regularly writes for Love Sewing magazine as well as Woman's Weekly & Woman & HomeAs a sewing tutor and avid dressmaker she has extensive knowledge of sewing machines and overlockers, and the know-how of how to match different dressmakers' needs and budgets to the right machine for them.