The Modern Girl's Guide to Sewing | Beginner Course
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BEGINNER’S COURSE

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1. Introduction to the Beginner’s Course

Welcome to the Beginner’s Course! In this short video, we quickly introduce ourselves and share what we’ll be teaching you throughout the beginner’s course.

 


 

2. Essential Sewing Tools

This video covers the tools and materials you’ll need to get started, plus our most used and most loved sewing tools.

 


 

3. The Basics of Your Sewing Machine

Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it? This video will go through all the parts of your machine and how they work. You’ll be an expert by the end!

 


 

4. Sewing Machine Feet and Needles

Different kinds of fabric and projects require different needles and presser feet. In this video you’ll learn about the different kinds that are available, and which ones to use on your various projects and fabrics.

 


 

5. Basic Sewing Machine Stitches

This video covers all the basic kinds of stitches you will use constantly in apparel sewing, including straight stitches, zigzag stitches, basting, blind hem, stretch stitches, and even buttonhole stitches.

 


 

6. A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Choosing Fabric

Choosing the right fabric for a project is essential to creating a beautiful and professional looking garment. We’ll cover all the different kinds of fabric that are available, and which ones to use for each of your projects.

 


 

7. Hemming

Hemming is a simple, but absolutely essential skill. We’ll show you how to hem both woven and knit fabrics, as well as how to hem with a double needle, and create a blind hem.

 


 

8. Three Methods of Gathering

In this video we’ll show you three methods of gathering that are used for simple gathers, ruching, or ruffles.

 


 

9. Three Ways to Create a Basic Waistband

Creating a basic waistband can be done with a piece of elastic as the waistband, a casing in which you insert the elastic, or with knit fabric that stretches so no elastic or zipper is needed. This video will show you all three!

 


 

10. TUTORIAL: Creating an A-Line Skirt with an Elastic Waistband

It’s time to put all your skills to use! In this video, we’ll take you step by step as we create a beautiful custom A-line skirt, using all the skills you learned in the beginner’s course.