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.
Key To A Good Sewing Experience
Organization is essential
for a good sewing experience!
When you sit down to sew you
don't want to have to spend time searching for
the stuff you need to complete a project. It
can also be frustrating to have some spare time
and be out of what you need.
There are some great ways to
organize your space. I will share with you what
we have done.
We are plastic container
crazy!! We use all sizes from small to extra
large. I have also chosen clear boxes so that
we can easily see the contents. If you prefer
to have the contents concealed, use labels on
Let's start with the first
box most people buy:
Okay, I know those sewing
boxes are cute BUT do not waste your money! Of
course, when we first started I got both the
girls their own sewing box only to see 3 months
into sewing that there was never enough room
for all of their stuff. We converted to $3-$5
plastic tubs that have worked beautifully. With
paint pens you can decorate and personalize the
The girls' sewing boxes are
a medium size container, which allows them to
hold the project that they are working on, all
the tools they need, and extra fabric that they
have bought in advance from a sale.
Use the money you save, from
not buying the cute little sewing box, for the
sewing tools and notions, which are much more
We use all sizes of
individual boxes to help separate and organize
We have three for:
1. Trims: lace, ribbon,
2. Zippers, bias tape,
elastic, and velcro.
We have two for:
Projects waiting to be sewn.
I have the fabric, and a zip lock bag with all
the notions that are specifically for each
We have three for:
1. Scrap fabric
2. Two for old jeans and
garage sale clothes
In addition to our plastic
boxes, we have other great containers to
organize the little stuff:
We use a tool box that we
got at Home Depot to help separate our button,
hooks & eye, empty bobbins, machine
needles, hand needles.
In our sewing drawer, we use
regular drawer organizers to help separate
Once you have everything in
its correct place, a very helpful addition to
your sewing space is a clip board with a blank
piece of paper. I use a clipboard because I can
hang it on the wall, and that way I always know
where it is. I use this clipboard to list the
things I need the minute I run out of them. I
actually have one of these in my kitchen
I also figure out, in
advance, what projects we are going to be
working on and make my list of supplies. If the
projects come from my Idea Notebook, I include
the picture of the project on my clip board.
This way when I am running to town, I don't
have to sit and think about what I need, I just
grab my clipboard and go.
Although there is an added
expense initially, over time all of these
things have saved me a lot of time and money -
not to mention frustration!!!!
Another great benefit, is
that you will be modeling for your children a
wonderful character trait to pass on -
So let's get organized!!
By: Kristi Borchardt