Just because you've never sewn a seam, learning to sew shouldn't be boring. Find the perfect beginner sewing projects with this collection of patterns and tutorials. Clothing, accessories, quilts, bags and projects for home - there's something for everybody!
I grew up watching Mum sew my clothes. However, I didn't learn to sew until high school, in a Home Economics class. I still remember the class clearly. Teenage boys and girls sitting in front of sewing machines in pairs, wondering how to get started.
After a safety warning about the dangers of the needle (who would be the first kid to pierce their finger?) and a demonstration of how to use the pedal and the handwheel, the teacher set us our first challenge.
Sewing straight lines on paper (no thread). Oh, the excitement!
When we could prove we could sew a straight line (well, for the length of a sheet of paper), we moved on to corners and curves. Trust me, there was no great sense of achievement and the feeling of a job well done.
When we mastered sewing lines on paper, our time had come. We were actually going to use our sewing machines to create something out of fabric. Something we could actually use. Our Home Economics teacher revealed that the project would be....