Sewing is one fun and practical skill to learn. Especially if you have a passion for the fashion industry and you want to make your own dress, or you want to tweak and alter some of the dresses that you’ve always wanted to alter. Of course, with some sewing skills, you can also mend those dresses that have been waiting for repair.
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Indeed, there are a lot of practical things that you can do with your sewing skills. Learning the skill will also help you put up a good business altering other people’s dresses and of course, making gowns and eventually having fashion line if you are really interested in pursuing such. However, if you are still starting with sewing, here are a few things that you may want to learn to help you start right when it comes to sewing for beginners.
1. Learn the terminologies or sewing. If you think that sewing is just about learning how to put that thread on the needle and started putting together those pieces of cloth, you may want to think again. There are a good number of terminologies that you need to master even before you want to start sewing. Of course, learning the lingo will be helpful later especially if you want to master dress making and if you want to bring your sewing skills into a good business and even in wanting to carry out the correct instructions with your sewing.
2. Know your materials and equipment. Like any other craft or project-making, you have to make sure as well that you know the materials you will need for the activity. Of course, sewing is not just about thread and needle. If you want to invest in a good sewing machine, you have to make sure that you have known your equipment so that you will also know how to use it well. However, one wise thing to do is to take sewing lessons first before even trying to get yourself a sewing machine.
3. Start with simple projects. One of the things that you have to keep in mind if you are just starting not only in sewing but in any other things that you want to learn, is to start with the simple ones. You can start sewing table runners, pillow cases and other projects that may only require straight and easy sewing. Of course, even how simple your project is, you also have to learn how to make patterns. This will guide you to the proper measurements and proportion of your projects. If you are practicing on your new sewing machine, make sure however that you know how to sew straight lines on it. As this can be tricky, you can also make use of a graphing paper so that you can be at least sure that you are making straight lines.