8. Technique, Learn to sew, Sewalongs

Click on these links to get to posts about guidance for developing your skills :
Learn to sew – including links to sewalongs
Tools and techniques

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Links to posts on LEARN TO SEW

What helps you learn ?

Sewing skills lists

Learning help – complete beginners
Learning help – advanced beginners
Pyjamas, beginner skills
Beginner skills list.pdf

There are more suggestions for beginners in my separate blog – Aim for Quality

‘Dressmaking’ book – intermediate skills using standard woven fabrics for basic classics
‘Dressmaking’ book – list of intermediate skills used in projects :
31 projects.A4.pdf
31 projects.USletter.pdf

Intermediate skills and beyond – skills not in Dressmaking book
Sources of jacket sewing advice
Easy Jackets – links to jacket tutorials (in left menu)

These posts include comments on the sequence of learning new skills :
Basic capsule at levels of difficulty from very easy to advanced
Skirt, dress, pants, shirt
Vest, jacket, coat
Sources of jacket sewing advice

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Posts listing links to SEWALONGS :
Knit tops
Shirts with band collar
Pyjamas and elastic waist pants
Pants/ trousers, jeans, sweat pants
Skirts – written sewalongs
Skirts – video sewalongs
Easy Jackets – separate blog with links to jacket sewalongs in left menu

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Links to posts on TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Learning to use my Bernina 480
Instructions for my Bernina 500E embroidery machine.

Links to good tutorials for basic techniques – see separate blog
Aim for Quality

Improving sewing success

Favourite books – sewing
Books I have 2 copies of

Sources of jacket sewing advice

Faced slash-slit opening
Serger threading

Pattern making software
Bonfit bodice patterner

Aids to fashion drawing
Personal croquis

Weekend-Web-Wandering – sewing

Many links in the right hand menu to sewing DVDs, and on-line video demos and written tutorials.

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Links to other pages of this index are at the top of the right hand menu.

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