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Learn To Sew: Choosing Your First Pattern

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Sandra Betzina shows you what to look for and how to choose an easy pattern to ensure your first garment sewing success!

 
 
 
 
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Step 1: Selecting

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Choose patterns with few seams.

Step 5: Details/Technique

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Its perfectly OK to skip some of the detailing on your first project. Details such as pockets, zippers and tabs can always be mastered later.

Step 6:

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For more advice on how to choose your first pattern, check out Sandra's, "Your First Pattern" article at www.powersewing.com/category/learn-to-sew-article/
 
 
mossDboss4 years ago
Thanks for the video. I do not sew, but think about it often. My wife is a bit adverse to sewing which means I only get to think about it. I do find the art of sewing very mentally stimulating.
Sandra Betzina (author)  mossDboss4 years ago

Glad you liked the video! There's more coming!

Your wife doesn't let you sew? That sucks sew much! Maybe you should wait until she's asleep before you get out your needles!
arishine4 years ago
oh man, I've been dying for a "Sewing for people who know nothing at all" series. I'm sew excited!!
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davadiva4 years ago
Thanks! I think this step by step is just my speed!   Kim is so cute, and she asks all the questions that I would ask.
KarFran4 years ago
Thanks for the info! I have always wanted to learn to sew my own clothes- now here's the perfect opportuntiy to learn from a great teacher!
 
canida4 years ago
Nice! I've got to start somewhere... good advice!
Z..4 years ago
I agree! Excellent advice, and looking forward to more. There's hope for me yet.............
scoochmaroo4 years ago
This is great advice. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!