Nothing sounds more wonderful than creating your dream clothes that are tailor-made to fit your body. But if you’re new to sewing, even the basics of sewing can seem daunting. Sewing has so many technical terms, like specific types of stitches, pattern instructions, darts, fabrics, tools….the list of sewing terms is endless. However, if you’ve always dreamed of creating the perfect dress, pair of jeans, or adorable clothes for your little ones, never fear! I come bearing a list of fantastic basic sewing tutorials that’s perfect for beginners or for sewing veterans who just want to brush up on their sewing skills.
This list of basic sewing tutorials includes the bare bones of sewing, like how to wind a bobbin, how to read patterns, and how to make easy alterations so that your clothes fit perfectly. I’ve also included a few video tutorials for those who are visual learners, as well as tutorials geared toward creating specific projects, like how to sew jeans or resize a bra. If you can’t wait to start sewing, I’ve made sure to add a list of our best quick and easy sewing projects that are wonderful for sewing newbies.
If you’ve got your own sewing tips and tricks that are essential to sewing beginners, or just want to let us know which of these tutorials is your favorite, make sure to leave a comment below. I hope you enjoy these helpful tutorials that will let you add to your set of sewing skills. As always, here’s wishing you happy sewing!
How to Build Beginner Sewing Skills: 29 of Our Best Sewing Tutorials
Sewing 101: Basic Sewing Tutorials
- How to Measure Properly – Comes with Free Printable!
- How to Use a Sewing Machine
- Printable Sewing Machine Practice Sheets – Practice Makes Perfect!
- Make Your Own Pattern
- Glossary of Sewing Terms – A Must-Read!
- Gathering Fabric
- How to Hem Guide
- How to Make a Buttonhole
- How to Thread a Sewing Machine – Sewing Necessity!
Best Video Tutorials
- List of Basic Sewing Tools – Perfect for Beginners!
- Sewing Tips for Beginners
- How to Read a Sewing Pattern
- Parts of a Sewing Machine: How to Wind a Bobbin, Sewing Machine Needle Sizes, Etc
- Fabric Terms Explained – You Need to Watch This!
- Different Types of Interfacing
Tutorials to Help Build a Specific Skill Set
- How to Sew Pockets: 7 Sewing Tutorials and Patterns – Sew Easy!
- How to Resize a Bra
- How to Make Thread Belt Loops
- How to Sew Leggings: 8 Sewing Patterns and Tutorials – Fabulous Tutorial!
- How to Sew Pockets into a Skirt
- How to Sew Jeans – Make Your Own Jeans!
- How to Sew a Patch: 6 Sewing Tutorials and Free Patterns
- Basic Clothing Alterations
Quick and Easy Sewing Projects
- Twenty Minute Tote – Reader Fave!
- 10 Minute Free Apron Pattern
- 15 Minute Baby Blanket Pattern – Great Baby Shower Gift!
- Simple Circle Skirt in Minutes
- 30 Minute Caftan Top – Fast and Fashionable!
- Ten Minute Organizer