Sewing Tutorials!


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!