Introduction: How to Sew

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sewing is an extremely useful skill it can be used for a variety of different activities. To fix clothes make plushies and much much more. and i hope you will have fun learning

Step 1: Material Needed

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all the tools you need are vary inexpensive and fairly easy to find

1. needles
2. thread
3. clothe
4. patterns
5. scissor
6. straight pins
7. cotton stuffing
8. hand full of Patience

Step 2: Deciding a Patterns

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first off I'm going to teach you how to make plushie these are very simple way to learn how to sew. They also make great gifts there creative and are great for budgets. Making these requires only a sense of basic shapes.

Step 3: Finding a Needle

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this is a crucial step you want to go to your local fabric store or just to a near by wal-mart,hobby lobby,or anywhere else the sell fabric you will probaly find a variety pack like seen below.

Step 4: Finding Thread

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the thread you use should be the same color as the fabric you are sewing. If not it will look vary tacky and look like there was not much effort put into it. a spool of thread should only cost you $1.00-$2.00 and will come in a variety fo lengths and colors

Step 5: Threading a Needle

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this step you will need some patients. first collect all your materials. then get your thread pull a good a good amount of thread out. it should be about 24-25 inches the amount you use will change depending on what project you are working on. then pull the recommended needle out. you will probably want to wet the thread to straiten it this will make it easier to thread the needle put it throught the hole then have the two end meet then tie your double knot.

Step 6: Choosing Materail

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the clothe for your plushie should be soft and bright colored. I recommend felt it's soft cheap and it comes in many a different colors. this step you have to use some amount of creativity my plushie is going to be brown with white eyes

Step 7: Drawing Plushie

this step is creating a monster plushie. to sew my monster is very simple he is just a square with one large eye. I've cut out a square and large eye shaped pieces of paper. I'm going to trace these onto my fabric then I'm going to cut these shapes out after that I'm going to pin the fabric together making sure it is straigth.

Step 8: Sewing Your Monsters Eyes On

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to sew your monster together is the hardest part you want to sew the eyes on first then you will sew the body together. to sew the eyes on you want to make quarter inch stitches to do this all you need to do is push the needle through the fabrics and pull it it out on the other side and repeat this till eye is sewed on. I call it the running line stitch

Step 9: Sewing Monsters Body Togther

all you have to do is create another running line stitch but make sure that you leave about an inch so that you will be able to pull it inside out. you may want to go over the stitch again to insure strength. After sewing the monsters body together you need to pull the monster inside out so that the stitches a hidden.

Step 10: Stuffing Your Monster

this is a very simple step all you have to do is fill your monster with stuffing you can put as much in as you want what ever firmness you want. then you will want to finish by stitching up the one inch hole you left.

Step 11: Now Enjoy

I hope you had fun learning that is it enjoy your new found skill and I hope that you will teach others good bye

Comments

sarahkarmas (author)2011-02-01

How do I make the panda!!!??

crazydaizy (author)2010-06-23

I do believe the term is "straight stitch," but running line works, too. :)

sunguna (author)2008-07-14

Wetting the needle makes it easier to thread the needle.

Mambo Girl (author)sunguna2009-05-09

a lot easier

cutekitten (author)2008-12-10

cute panda ...was looking for the pattern though

Lance Mt. (author)cutekitten2009-05-05

Same. I know what your talking about, but more pictures even if it to just drag out the ible. COuld use some work but i'm still looking for that pattern... -Cheers, Chris

manofsteel200 (author)2008-08-08

please rate if like or not

PKTraceur (author)2008-07-25

Somewhat vague, though it is nice. i think i have the materials.all i need to know how to tie off a knot

Sunny124613 (author)2008-07-17

coolio!!! I want to make a plushy just like my dog (except less droolier and quiter )

humongo_spork (author)2008-07-14

so, are we expected to make our own patterns or what?

reeding (author)2008-04-22

i want

duck-lemon (author)2008-04-04

How to sew by Man Of Steel

manofsteel200 (author)2008-03-29

just for your information this is my first instructable

the Masteria (author)2008-03-29

cute panda

noahw (author)2008-03-28

You've got a good start, but you're going to need to to add in more detail about how one actually sews for this to be added to the contest. Can you focus a bit more on different types of stitches and applications of sewing?

killerjackalope (author)noahw2008-03-28

Ohh noahw on an odd tangent, I'll be doing some repairs on my jeans with steel wire, worthy instructable (not burning questions) just sound good?

asyrith (author)2008-03-28

I agree with Noah. This is really cute, but is more like, "Hot to Sew a cute plushie", when people are probably looking for more of the principles of sewing. Also, I would love to see some more pictures of making the plushie along the way. The finished product is tres cute. :)

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