Learn To Sew
Like a Pro
with these expert resources.
is a comprehensive
sewing instruction program with over 300 pages
of vital sewing information. To help you
maximize your learning, it comes with a helpful
work book designed to guide you step by step to
learn to sew.
In addition to the core
textbook and work book, there are several very
useful bonuses that you will treasure for years
as you learn to sew.
is a vital tool for you as
you learn to sew. There are many specialty
terms used in sewing, quilting, and crafting
that have special meanings. My Sewing
Dictionary provides both a PDF ebook format and
an easy to use sofware that makes it easy to
acces the definition and explanation of each
The Rotary Cutting
Many beginning sewers
overlook the special skills and details
involved in laying out patterns as well as
cutting out patterns and fabrics. The Rotary
Cutting Guidebook reveals the vital secrets you
need to learn how to sew and cut out your
To learn more about this
special instruction course CLICK
For more learning
opportunities explore the complete sewing
To Learn about hand sewing
and needle arts CLICK HERE.
Children Learn How To Sew
Teaching Children To Sew:
As your child starts
learning to sew, take the time to make these
two Sewing Notebooks. Your child will be
inspired and encouraged by them, and you will
find one of them priceless!
1. Let your child choose 2
special 3 ring binders. Buy the kind with a
clear pocket on the front.
2. Have them decorate 2
pieces of paper with the following labels
B. Sewing Ideas
*Let them decorate it any
way they want - with crayons, paint, stickers,
cutting out pictures, and gluing them on...
3. Place each paper in the
outside pocket of the binders to create book
4. Encourage and help to
fill them up.
This one is awesome! Do not
miss out on this opportunity. It does take a
little extra time but it is well worth it!
When my girls first started
sewing, I was so amazed by the fact that they
were only 3 and 6 that I wanted to document
every creation they made. After they completed
a project I would take a picture and we would
write down the date, and if it was a special
gift we would document this as well. When the
girls used store bought patterns, we would make
a copy of the pattern on the first page, and on
the facing page is where we would place the
picture and documentation.
The pictures would either be
of just the project or (my favorite) the girls
modeling their creations. If it was made for
someone else, we would try to get a picture of
that person opening their special gift.
What started as an act of
amazement, turned into an incredible
First, the girls love having
a book that is full of their own creations. A
way they can show their friends and family all
of the things that they have made.
Second, it has become a way
for the girls to see the improvement in their
sewing skills as they thumb through the pages
from beginning to end.
Third, it is full of
precious memories of friends' and family's
birthdays, holidays, and special surprises.
Fourth, our 11 yr. old is
now using it as a true portfolio (a business
tool) to show what she is capable of making as
for potential customers.
The portfolio can be as
simple or as fancy as you and your child want.
The possibilities are unlimited. Make sure you
let your child decide what they want it to look
like (it will change over the years).
We simply glue pictures on a
piece of paper, or we use our digital camera
and print our page out on the computer. To
include the patterns we scan or copy them.
This one is simple. Make
sure you do this too. Whenever your kids see
something that they like, and can be sewn, take
a picture, draw it, or clip it and place it in
We enjoy looking through
magazines - all types - to get ideas for gifts
and for ourselves. These notebooks are full of
all kinds of projects, from pillows to clothes
(for us and our dogs) to games.
As this notebook grows, you
can also use dividers to organize the projects.
I have a "Quick" divider. This is full of
projects that we can make in a day. I use this
for spur of the moment sewing days, or bad
My oldest daughter actually
keeps a completely separate binder with
pictures of garments that she wants to sew.
Again, do not miss out on
these notebooks. The portfolio is truly
Enjoy your time with your
kids, and don't forget to give them an extra