Whether you are just starting or have been sewing for years, you can improve your sewing skills by doing these simple things…
- Take a class. Check out your local craft store or sewing guild or specialty fabric boutiques for sewing classes. You will find sewing classes for all levels. Some advanced levels may include flat pattern drafting. Or there are classes where they make something from a fabric, like a purse or handbag. You begin and finish the project in the duration of the class.
- Find a friend. I have a sewing friend Emily. She has been sewing for years and is passionate about the craft. She is one who I talk to about my crazy ideas and she helps me figure out ways to make it come true. We get together every once in a while to just sew and chat. We visit craft stores and fabric stores together. We encourage each other in our sewing projects. It’s nice to have a sewing friend.
- Read. There are wonderful sewing books full of patterns, projects and ideas for babies, children, teens, home decor, women’s fashion and so much more. And once you get though the ones you like, try some sewing books from other countries. The Japanese have some awesome sewing books.
- Watch. If you are a Project Runway gal, then I don’t need to say more. Shows like that get you in the mood to sew. Not only that, but watching videos on YouTube can help you learn how to sew or make new things. I watched a video from HGTV that taught me how to clean and oil my sewing machine.
- Ask. When you visit the craft store or have a chance to talk to a seamstress, ask questions. There are also tons of sewing blogs. Feel free to contact the blogger and ask questions.
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