Sewing Tutorials!

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    Today I have some fun sewing tutorials to share with you! I’ve been trying to teach myself how to sew over the course of the past three years. Maybe it was my obsession with Project Runway or the impending birth of my first born or just the desire to be a fashion designer. When it finally came time to learn, it was much harder than it looked. Through many projects fraught with trial and error and my fair share of mistakes, I’ve managed to learn some tricks and techniques that have helped me to become more adept with my machine. Sewing tutorials have been so helpful during my quest, so I’ve gathered some of my favorites to share with you! Some are free and some cost a little, but they each offer great ideas!


    Flower petal shirt-5

    Flower Petal DIY Shirt

    Super cute DIY scarf on

    DIY Ofelia Scarf

    how to sew a pillow

    How to sew a pillow cover in 20 minutes!

    reusable lunch bags10

    Reusable Lunch Bags


    The Leather Bow Belt

    Oversized Beach Bag Tutorial

    Over sized beach bag

    DIY shirt

    DIY shirt

    ella and trixie in the reading teepee tent

    Reading Tent from Tatertots & Jello

    Green and yellow pillows with ruffles and pleats.

    Pillows from Better Homes & Garden

    Ruffled Headbands from Craftiness is not Optional

    BUNDLE DEAL - Felt Bundle (Get Your Favorite Felt Patterns in one order)

    Felt Food Patterns on Etsy

    Anthro Knock-Off Shirt Tutorial from Jay N Sarah

    Sunday Best Bowtie Pattern PDF

    Sunday Best Bowtie Pattern on Etsy

    Ruffled Apron from House of Smith’s

    Two-Layer Pillow Case Dress from Aesthetic Nest

    clutch sewing tutorial

    A simple clutch

    Upcycled Rabbit Tutorial from Chez Beeper Bebe

    Bow Tie Top from Sweet Verbena

    Milk Maid Dress Tutorial by Our Thrifty Ideas on I Heart Nap Time

    Milkmaid dress tutorial

    For more sewing tutorials check out these posts below:

    How to thread a sewing machine

    How to sew a hem

    How to hand stitch

    How to sew a zipper 

    Sewing basics

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    1. Jessica posted on July 29, 2011 at 7:06 am (#

      I am totally an amateur sewer. I love that others share their projects with us and show us that it is not as hard as we think . Thanks for sharing all these cool projects!


      • Katie posted on July 29, 2011 at 8:13 am (#

        I’m still totally learning to sew and learning that practice makes perfect!

    2. Jenna posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:38 am (#

      Thanks for making up this list!!! I added a few of them to my “to-do” list & I found a few new blogs to follow!

      • Katie posted on July 29, 2011 at 8:12 am (#

        Awesome Jenna! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them!

    3. Mindy posted on July 29, 2011 at 8:41 am (#

      I just made a sewing tutorial pinterest board the other day. Pinning a few of these, thanks!

    4. jen @ tatertots and jello posted on July 29, 2011 at 9:36 am (#

      Fun tutorials!! Makes me want to run over to my machine and get started!!

      Thanks for including my Summer Reading Tent!


    5. Tanya H. posted on July 29, 2011 at 9:49 am (#

      Tutorials are great! And yay, Project Runway is back! I just watched the first episode for season 9!

    6. Ione Melim posted on July 30, 2011 at 10:59 am (#


      Obrigada por compartilhar!!


    7. Valentina@baby quilts posted on July 30, 2011 at 11:10 am (#

      Thanks for posting this list. I like all projects so much; no wonder I still can’t decide on a favorite one. The felt food looks so yummy, perhaps I should start with this one!