4 Tips to Start Your Sewing Hobby

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Considering taking on sewing as a new hobby, but not sure exactly where to start?

Whether you are new to sewing or have had prior experience sewing fabric napkins or even an apron, these tips are sure to set you on the right path.

Take a Sewing Class

By taking a sewing class, you will be able to determine whether sewing really is a hobby you would like to pursue. Don’t dive straight into it too quickly. A hobby is something that should be taken slowly. You don’t want to spend money purchasing a machine, tools and fabrics to get you started if you are not really sure about whether sewing is something you could see yourself doing for the long term. By registering for a sewing class you will be able to discover what is involved and get the hang of your new hobby in a friendly and interactive environment.

SewShop.com have many sewing classes and events available that you may be interested in.

Begin with Easy Sewing Projects

Nothing is as good when starting out sewing than the thoughts of mastering the perfect dress – but this really isn’t the best idea. You will more than likely end up frustrated at your lack of progress and have no will to continue what will have been a short-lived hobby. Start slow with small and simple projects – for example a pillowcase or an apron.

Invest in a Sewing Machine

Some people opt to have their old sewing machine repaired. Yes, the one that has been lying in the back of the closet for the last 10 years. And if so, that’s great – all you need is a fully functioning sewing machine to get started. There are also many very reasonable priced sewing machines on the market that are perfect for beginners.


This last step is an obvious one. Practice makes perfect – and there is always something to learn, so once you have mastered the beginner classes, move on to an intermediate one and take time to master each new skill you learn. Most important of all – enjoy!

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