Best Sewing Courses

Find the best online Sewing Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Sewing Courses.

Learn to sew with a sewing machine

A course to teach you how to sew using a sewing machine.

Created by Moyo A - Sewing Tutor

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Students: 20488, Price: Free

Students: 20488, Price:  Free

You want to learn to sew? Welcome to this beginner course. This course starts at the every beginning before you buy or get a sewing machine. You will learn how to chose a sewing machine and the other basic supplies you need as you start your sewing journey. The sewing machine can be a trusted friend or a dreaded one, so learn how to operate your sewing machine safely. We would go through the different parts of the sewing machine and their functions. We then go ahead to learn to drive our sewing machine, load our bobbin, thread the sewing machine and make those all important first set of stitches.

Sewing 101

Building A Strong Sewing Foundation

Created by Margaret Smith - Sewing Instructor

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Students: 9200, Price: $29.99

Students: 9200, Price:  Paid

This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of people how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years.

We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I'm sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.

We’ll start by taking a quick look at the sewing machine and some of the tools used in sewing. You’ll learn various stitches and seam finishes and, of course, we’ll have lots of time to sew! By the end of the course, you will feel confident enough to begin tackling some of those projects you've been dreaming about!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 40 lectures and 1.5 hours of video content
  • Learn sewing machine basics
  • Thread Your Sewing Machine
  • Wind A Bobbin
  • Cut out fabric
  • Pin Fabric to get it ready to sew
  • Sew in a straight line
  • Learn a multitude of stitches and seam finishes
  • Correctly sew the 4 basic seams
  • How to choose fabric and care for it
  • How to choose thread
  • How to use a pattern book
  • How to read a sewing pattern
  • How to sew a pillowcase
  • How to make a pattern for any size envelope pillow
  • How to sew an envelope pillow
  • and much more!

Learn To Sew

Start your sewing journey with our clear and simple Learn To Sew course.

Created by Nikki Waterlow - Sewing Teacher

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Students: 7213, Price: Free

Students: 7213, Price:  Free

In this course, we will guide you through all aspects of using a sewing machine.

Starting with the machine anatomy, we’ll show you how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and perform basic stitches and functions.

Then we’ll talk you through some basic machine maintenance and common sewing problems, leaving you feeling completely confident about starting your sewing adventures!

Simple Sewing Skills: Sew French Seam & Making bias binding

Sewing French Seam and making bias binding

Created by Ariike Ruban - Pattern Maker, designer, dressmaker @ Ariike Sewing Studio

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Students: 3535, Price: $69.99

Students: 3535, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will learn 2 sewing skills.

Sewing French Seam

(1) You will learn how to sew french seam by hand sewing or by machine sewing. French seam is useful for finishing such garments made with delicate transparent fabrics such as organza, organdie, tafetta, lace,chiffon, netting etc.

French seam is also good for hand sewers who are sewing entirely by hand and are not using a sewing machine at all. Machine sewers also use this seam, usually for delicate fabrics or for children's clothes. It helps you to finish the raw edge by encasing it in another seam. This stops fraying and also gives a very tidy finish to your garment.

Making and sewing bias binding

(2) You will learn how to cut bias binding pieces from remnants. You will learn how to sew them together to make continuous bias binding and you will see how you can use it on a neckline as a neck facing.

Introduction to Freehand Machine Embroidery

Everything you need to know and do to start drawing with your sewing machine

Created by Meredith Woolnough - Visual Artist

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Students: 1667, Price: Free

Students: 1667, Price:  Free

Freehand Machine Embroidery (also known as free-motion embroidery) is a simple but highly versatile way to draw with your sewing machine. It is simple, fun and can be highly addictive.

Have you ever wanted to try it? Here is your chance!

This course provides you with a basic introduction to the freehand machine embroidery technique. It will introduce you to the various tools and knowledge you will need to test the technique on your sewing machine, whatever type of machine that may be. The course includes 60 minutes of instructional videos and a BONUS 'Stitched garden' project to help you put your new embroidery skills into practice

Who should take this course:

  • Students who are completely new to machine embroidery

  • Students who are already familiar with machine embroidery but want to take it to the next level and move away from pre-programmed machine embroidery designs

  • Students who want to explore a completely new way to draw and create

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Recognise the most efficient tools and materials to get started with Freehand Machine Embroidery

  • Set your sewing machine up for Freehand Machine Embroidery

  • Draw basic designs with Freehand Machine Embroidery

  • Unlock a new level of creative potential with your sewing machine

What you won’t find in the course:

This course only explores the basics of the freehand embroidery technique on woven fabric. It does not explore the use of the water-soluble material that Meredith uses to create her personal artworks. That (and much more) will be covered in the next online course; Sculptural Embroidery - Exploring freehand machine embroidery on water-soluble fabrics.

Sewing Patterns 101: Learn to Read Sewing Patterns

Learn how to read any kinds of sewing pattern - from printed patterns to PDF patterns and even vintage patterns.

Created by Ariana Bauer - Sewing Teacher, Pattern Maker, and Designer

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Students: 1586, Price: $19.99

Students: 1586, Price:  Paid

Learn to read any sewing pattern - from classic printed patterns to PDF patterns and vintage patterns. Get tips and tricks to select a size that actually fits. Find out some of the best places to buy sewing patterns - in stores and on the web.

Sewing Patterns Do Not Have to Be Scary - Learn to Tackle Sewing Patterns In This Detailed Course

  • Follow along with me as we explore the tissue pattern pieces
  • Learn to translate the manufacturer instructions so you can easily get sewing
  • Tap into the wide world of PDF sewing patterns and learn to assemble them like a pro
  • Unlock the mysteries of vintage dot sewing patterns

Get started on the road to sewing by learning the fundamentals of sewing patterns. Sewing patterns have been around for years and years. If you want to sew, then you are familiar with the overwhelming selection at big box stores. How do you know which one to choose?  How do you know you will able to sew it? What do all of those symbols mean? In this course, you will learn about nearly any type sewing pattern and how to read them.

Garment sewing is a fun and exciting hobby. Whether you want to so sew clothing for yourself or others, sewing patterns are one of the most essential elements you will need. We will be focusing on going through all of the parts of a sewing pattern in detail so you are able to read common manufacturers, such as Simplicity and McCalls. 

PDF sewing patterns have also gained popularity and are readily available on the web. We will cover the process of printing out the patterns and assembling them so you will never be afraid to try a pattern you find on the web. Additionally, I will take the mystery out of using vintage dot style patterns as we go over a 1940s era sewing pattern.

By then end of this class, you will be a pro at reading sewing patterns. Let's dive into sewing together!

Sewing: Making a Tote bag using recycled jeans

Recycling a pair of jeans into a stylish tote bag

Created by Ariike Ruban - Pattern Maker, designer, dressmaker @ Ariike Sewing Studio

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Students: 1344, Price: $109.99

Students: 1344, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to upcycle a used pair of jeans into a stylish tote bag. This is a course about sewing and upcycling, you will use all parts of the jeans.  The used pair of jeans is taken apart and the the tote bag pieces are cut from the legs of the jeans, the bag straps from the side seams or the waistband. You will also learn in additional free tutorials how to customize your bag to your taste. 

Learn How to Create Cushions & Grow a Sewing Business

Become and expert cushion maker.

Created by Linda Turner - Interior Designer specialising in soft furnishings

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Students: 699, Price: $29.99

Students: 699, Price:  Paid

Thank you so much for taking a look at my course. I am delighted to have you here.

Learn from an expert
With handy hints, and tricks of the trade this is a must do course for anyone who wants to produce top quality cushions. 10 easy to follow videos will guide you through the entire process. The step-by-step approach means that by the end of this course you will be confident you can select and prepare fabrics, prepare piping and stitch everything together to produce a top quality cushion at a fraction of the retail price.

Earn while you learn
If you've ever bought cushions then you'll know how expensive they can be - even for a relatively small one. If you're looking to save money, or even make money, by making you're own top quality cushions, then this course will show you how.

10 clear instructional videos will guide you through each step of the process in detail, explaining the tools and component parts required for each step. You will learn how to measure and cut fabric and piping and how to join them together. You will learn how to insert the zip and join everything together the professional way to make a beautiful cushion. Go from enthusiastic amateur to professional cushion maker. This course will teach you everything you need to know.

Sewing and Making Handbag: Leather Shoulder Bag and Wallet

A Complete Course about Making Leather Shoulder Bag and Wallet, Zipped Pockets and Sizable Straps From Scratch, Handbag

Created by Mariya Karim - Master of Leather Crafting

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Students: 687, Price: $49.99

Students: 687, Price:  Paid

In the turbulent and industrial life of today, we can clearly feel the absence of art. Art expresses the soul and spirit, and brings life back to us and makes life in this industrial world easier for us. One of these fine arts is the art of leatherwork. As we associate art with natural, not artificial leather, it gives us more motivation.

With this art, you can create and use exquisite works of art like wallet, shoulder bag, purse, bracelet, shoes and all kinds of accessories with your handy crafts. You can also gift them to your loved ones and surprise them.

As you know, buying natural leather accessories such as handbags and shoes is especially expensive. But you can learn the art at your own expense with the art of crafting your own handmade items and design them to your style and enjoy.

You can also make progress and sell your products at a good price. Alternatively, you can make money by educating others.

This art needs creativity. You can make beautiful designs with your creative art and implement them to leather. In this case, create new and new bags and shoes. You can also draw the pattern and pattern if you like the quality and produce the color you need and you're favorite color.

In this course, we tried to start with the simple and basic language of the art and learn the advanced and professional steps. Training is well-segmented, as we first introduce the quality we are going to look at when sewing training together and show its internal components.

Then we teach all the sewing needs in this bag individually. Then we introduce all the tools for leather. Next, we apply the pattern to the cardboard according to our needs and preferences, then apply it to the leather and teach the other steps sequentially.

This art is not difficult at all in appearance. Rather, if you are interested in this course you can easily learn everything about the art and continue to do so more than ever before.

Watching this course will teach you almost all the tips on leatherwork. As a result, you can easily draw a pattern and start sewing it with this tutorial. So with this course, you will not only get acquainted with making this bag but you will also be able to sew and implement any bag model.

Serger 101: Machine Basics For Sewing with Serger

Learning to use your serger with confidence

Created by Margaret Smith - Sewing Instructor

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Students: 677, Price: $19.99

Students: 677, Price:  Paid

Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Margaret Smith. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading and maintenance. Then, learn how to create nine different types of basic stitches and create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again. For those tricky serger slip-ups, Margaret will show you how to troubleshoot common issues like poor tension, skipped stitches, fabric rippling and more. Now that you've refined your serging skills, put them to the test with three fun skill-building projects.

  • Overcome your serging fears by learning all about your serger – how it works, simple threading techniques, and basic construction skills for successful serged projects.
  • Learn to select the most appropriate overlock stitch for any type of fabric, whether a delicate woven or a stretchy knit.
  • Gain confidence as you learn simple ways to serge curves, corners, and other tricky techniques with ease.
  • Make the most of your serger by applying new construction techniques and specialty stitches to create beautiful looks with a professional finish.

Whether you adore or fear your serger – you will love this introductory serger online course! A serger is an invaluable tool to have in your sewing studio. It's fabulous for making garment construction quick and easy, and it can even add special decorative touches! Don't let all those threads intimidate you – your serger will be your new best friend.

This course will teach you all you need to become fearlessly proficient in serging. The tools and techniques taught in class guide you through everything from threading basics, to serger garment construction – everything you need to know to use a serger with ease and confidence. Serger 101 will give you the opportunity to practice your serging skills and explore new ones as well. Learn to get the most out of your serger by building a strong foundation through Serger 101. A serger may not entirely replace a sewing machine – but you'll wonder how you ever sewed without one!

Roman Blind Making Sewing The Professional Way

With handy hints and tricks of the trade this is a must do course if you want to make your own top quality Roman blinds

Created by Linda Turner - Interior Designer specialising in soft furnishings

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Students: 514, Price: $49.99

Students: 514, Price:  Paid

Thank you so much for taking a look at my course. I am delighted to have you here.

Learn from an expert
With handy hints, and tricks of the trade this is a must do course for anyone who wants to produce top quality Roman blinds. Over 20 easy to follow videos will guide you through the entire process of making a Roman Blind. The step-by-step approach means that by the end of this course you will be confident you can measure a window accurately, select and prepare fabrics, and stitch everything together to produce a top quality Roman blind at a fraction of the retail price.

Earn while you learn
If you've ever bought a top quality Roman blind then you'll know how expensive they are - even for a relatively small one. If you're looking to save money, or even make money, by making you're own top quality Roman blinds, then this course will show you how.

Over 20 clear instructional videos, accompanied by downloadable guides and checklists, will guide you through each step of the process in detail, explaining the tools and component parts required for each step. You will learn how to measure and cut the lining and face fabric and how to join them all together to make a beautiful Roman blind. You will understand how to work out the different flap sizes and finally how to finish off your blind ready for installation. This course will teach you how everything is prepared and assembled to meet current child safety legislation and the different options available. Go from enthusiastic amateur to professional Roman Blind maker. This course will teach you everything you need to know.

Kids Sewing 101

A sewing course for children ages 6-14

Created by Margaret Smith - Sewing Instructor

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Students: 478, Price: $19.99

Students: 478, Price:  Paid

Has your child always wanted to learn to sew? Not quite sure how to get started? Have no fear, I've got you covered! 

By the end of the course your child will be sewing with confidence!

This online summer camp includes videos and printable instructions that will walk your child through everything they need to know to complete each project safely and sew with ease and confidence. 

WHO IS IT FOR? 

It's ideal for kids between 8 years and 14 years old who would like to learn to sew and stitch and/or who already have an established desire for sewing, design and crafts.

CLASSES ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Finally, classes scheduled when it is convenient for you! You can log in anytime, day or night. Your child will have lifetime access to the course including updates as the are added!

WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

  1. How to Safely operate a sewing machine
  2. How to cut fabric
  3. How to be creative and select their own fabrics & trims for their projects
  4. How to sew 3 different basic stitches on a sewing machine
  5. How to use an Iron safely
  6. And much more!

Complete 2 projects from start to finish

1. A bookmark

2. A pillowcase with a contrasting band.

This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of children how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years so I know it works!

The classes are self-paced, so students are encouraged to be creative and work at their own pace.

A Sewing Course – Tote Bag Secrets Revealed

Go beyond the basics. See and hear the details of tote bag construction. Comes complete with three tote bag patterns

Created by Nancy Vasilchik - Teacher and Designer - Incurable "Binge" Sewer

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Students: 471, Price: $29.99

Students: 471, Price:  Paid

Nancy shows you tips and tricks she learned in twenty years of teaching. The class will show you how to produce tote bags that are fine enough to sell or to give as a gift. Have you made an invisible pocket, a covered strap or two kinds of easy zippered pockets? Do you know the rule of 6 or the formulas for tote bag bases? Join in to see and hear tips on stabilization (quilting & fusing), pockets, straps, closures and construction. What is covered in the class goes beyond the basics and fills in some of the details that aren’t included in most patterns.

What you’ll learn

  • stabilization (quilting & fusing)

  • straps - covered - two-tone - corded - embellished

  • pockets -  patch (divided zippered & double) - placket (open & zippered) - invisible

  • closures - bow - magnet

  • construct tote bags - boxing bottoms - bottoms to bottoms - turned in tops - binding top - sew tops and turn - lining taller than outer bag

It's also a lot of fun!

Sewing Machine Boot Camp

The course that takes the fear out of learning to use your sewing machine.

Created by Margaret Smith - Sewing Instructor

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Students: 440, Price: $19.99

Students: 440, Price:  Paid

Are you ready to pull your sewing machine out of the closet and learn how to use it? Maybe you are looking to refresh your skills? Maybe you've never learned the proper techniques.

Then this sewing machine Boot Camp is for you. Sewing Machine Boot Camp is meant to show you how VERY EASY it is to teach yourself how to use a sewing machine, despite how overwhelming the manual that came with your machine may seem. The best part? It doesn't matter if you've never touched a sewing machine before.

In this comprehensive boot camp you will

  • Get to know the parts of a sewing machine
  • Learn how to properly thread it
  • Make a bobbin
  • Sew in a straight line
  • Change the needle on your machine
  • Use the automatic needle threader

Once you've established the proper foundation, you'll be ready to begin learning to sew all the projects on your Pinterest boards. On top of that, you'll have the knowledge and the confidence to be able to sew much, much more.

Click the 'Take this Course' button NOW and get started on your sewing adventure!

Beginner Sewing: Making a Tote Bag

A complete instructional guide for creating a sewn, lined, tote bag.

Created by Kimberly Irwin - Professor of Fashion Design

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Students: 429, Price: $29.99

Students: 429, Price:  Paid

Beginner Sewing: Making a Tote Bag is an introductory course to sewing meant to show you everything you need to know to safely operate a sewing machine.  I will show you everything from machine to set up to the construction of a lined tote bag complete with two pockets.

Some lectures in this course are the same as in Beginner Sewing for Tweens and Teens, but the project is brand new and directed toward an adult.

Learn Basic Sewing Practices And Challenge Yourself to Create Your First Sewn Item

·      Learn how to safely operate a sewing machine

·      Practice basic stitching skills like creating corners and curving lines

·      Recognize problems and learn how to fix them

·      Learn how to read a sewing pattern

·      Properly cut fabric in preparation of sewing

·      Use industry standard construction and finishing sewing techniques

A Lifelong Skill With Unlimited Possibilities

Learning basics sewing skills is not only a rewarding skill but it is also something that you can develop over your lifetime.  Start with something small and eventually work up to creating your own clothing. 

If you have ever considered going into the fashion field this is a great place to start.  Unlike most home sewing courses I focus on industry standards and teach you how the professionals sew.

Course Overview

I designed this course for the absolute beginner. If your machine has never been out of the box, no worries, I will show you how to set it up, teach you about the parts of the machine and how to safely operate it to effectively sew together your very first project.

You’ll learn all of these things in 22 lectures with over 3 hours of video content.  Each lecture is broken down into easy to understand topics as to no overwhelm a beginner and created in real time so you can follow along or pause the lecture and pick it back up at any time.

By the time you finish this course you will be a confident seamstress well on your way to enjoying a skill that you can grow and develop over your lifetime.  The machine will no longer be a scary machine but a place you visit for a creative outlet and a tool to help you construct some really cool stuff. 

FREE class – Sew an easy drawstring bag in three sizes

Beginner friendly pattern and instruction to sew a pretty drawstring bag in three sizes. FREE sewing pattern included

Created by Deby Coles - Sewer, Artist, Crafter and Instructor

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Students: 361, Price: Free

Students: 361, Price:  Free

This cute drawstring bag to sew is perfect for beginners and those new to sewing, or returning to sewing after a long break. I'll show you everything you need to know from downloading and assembling the digital sewing pattern, to different ways to cut the fabric, how to apply interfacing, and of course each step of the sewing process.

There are plenty of tips and tricks along the way to help you get the neatest finish.

Features of the Bampton Drawstring Bag sewing pattern

  • The pattern comes in three sizes, small, medium and large

  • The pattern is FREE to download

  • Each bag is an extended half circle for a lovely round shape

  • The bag has a large wide opening at the top and a smooth curved base

  • There are two drawstrings which can be ribbon or cord

  • When cinched the top gathers up tightly which looks pretty

  • The cinched up drawstrings can be tied in a bow to keep the top tightly closed

There are three sizes of the bag included in the one pattern. Here are the sizes:

Small – 9.75″ across x 6.5″ tall
Medium -12″ across x 8″ tall
Large – 15″ across x 10″ tall

This class is free!

The sewing class is also FREE and is perfect for beginners. I take it really slow and go through everything that you would need to know. I assume that you already understand the basics of sewing and how to use your sewing machine, but everything else is covered in detail so you won’t put a stitch wrong and will get the perfect result for your Bampton Drawstring Bag pattern.

Udemy Required Notice - this class is intended for adult learners. Although the subject matter may also be suitable for those under 18, this class should only be viewed with adult supervision.

How to stitch without sewing machine

how to do patch work, button without sewing machine machine

Created by Madhu Bhandari - Embroidery Artist and Designer

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Students: 183, Price: Free

Students: 183, Price:  Free

Hello welcome to this course, in this course you will learn how to sew without a sewing machine, anyone can do it completely narrated by me easy process to go along , along with basic sewing, doing patch work, and sewing button, how to fix thread coming our of fabric

We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I'm sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.

You done need any experience to get started with it.

This course is focused on sewing without the sewing machine efficiently, you don't need a sewing machine to sew efficiently, if you have a one that's okay but if you don't have than this course will help you in sewing it without it, making it easy to learn to sew.

What am I going to get from this course

1) learn sewing basics

2) what are essential materials required

3) how to cut the fabric

4) how to use threads

5) how to use fabric for sewing

6) complete materials required section in detail

7) how to sew buttons on fabric

8) how to do patch work

9) how to do make 2 different types

10) how to join the 2 ends of cloth together

11) How to fix threads coming out from fabric

12) tips and tricks to how to sew efficiently

13) how to fold the fabric for sewing

14) how to use a needle holder and how to make it

15) and many more

Beginner Sewing for Tweens and Teens

Through the creation of a small tote bag your teen/tween will learn how to use a sewing machine safely.

Created by Kimberly Irwin - Professor of Fashion Design

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Students: 175, Price: $29.99

Students: 175, Price:  Paid

Beginner Sewing for Tweens and Teens is an introductory course to sewing meant to show you everything you need to know to safely operate a sewing machine. I will show you everything from machine set up to the construction of a simple tote bag.

Learn Basic Sewing Practices And Challenge Yourself to Create Your First Sewn Item

  • Learn how to safely operate a sewing machine
  • Practice basic stitching skills like creating corners and curving lines
  • Recognize problems and learn how to fix them
  • Learn how to read a sewing pattern
  • Properly cut fabric in preparation of sewing
  • Use industry standard construction and finishing sewing techniques

A Lifelong Skill With Unlimited Possibilities

Learning basics sewing skills is not only a rewarding skill but it is also something that you can develop over your lifetime. Start with something small and eventually work up to creating your own clothing.

If you have ever considered going into the fashion field this is a great place to start. Unlike most home sewing courses I focus on industry standards and teach you how the professionals sew.

Course Overview

I designed this course for the absolute beginner. If your machine has never been out of the box, no worries, I will show you how to set it up, teach you about the parts of the machine and how to safely operate it to effectively sew together your very first project.

You’ll learn all of these things in 20 lectures with over 2.5 hours of video content plus a bonus lecture that shows you how to customize the pattern to create any size tote you wish.  Each lecture is broken down into easy to understand topics as to no overwhelm a beginner and created in real time so you can follow along or pause the lecture and pick it back up at any time.

By the time you finish this course you will be a confident seamstress well on your way to enjoying a skill that you can grow and develop over your lifetime. The machine will no longer be a scary machine but a place you visit for a creative outlet and a tool to help you construct some really cool stuff.

Advance Your Sewing Skills

This extensive sewing course will help improve many aspects of your sewing skills and help improve your projects

Created by Ashley Hough - National Sewing Circle Instructor

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Students: 173, Price: $49.99

Students: 173, Price:  Paid

Once you’ve mastered your beginning sewing skills it’s time to take it to the next level. In this course, produced in conjunction with National Sewing Circle, Ashley Hough will expand on basic techniques you already know as well as teach you new techniques that you can apply to both home decor and garment projects.

National Sewing Circle instructor Ashley Hough will begin by covering several types of stitches as well as different stitch lengths that are commonly used in sewing. You will learn when and why to use each of them and why it is important to use a variety of different stitches throughout your projects, rather than just sticking to one you may be the most familiar with. In addition to learning what the stitches are and why to use them, Ashley will teach you common names for some of the stitches, including stay-stitching and ease-stitching, so you can easily recognize the terms in any sewing pattern.

Darts and pleats will also be covered in this course. You will learn about several different types of darts and pleats, how to sew them and where they are best used. In general darts and pleats are great for adding shaping or texture to your project, depending on whether it is a garments or home décor project, however using the right one can help you better achieve the desired result.

No matter what project you are working on, you are bound to run in to a corner or a curve that needs to be stitched. Ashley will give you tips for confidently tackling both curves and corners, including how to get crisp corners on bulky fabrics.

Ashley will teach several different seam finishes in this course, including ones that can be done during construction of a project and others that can be done after. The seam finishing method you choose to use can depend on both the type of project you are making as well as what kind of fabric is being used. She will explain what to consider when making the right choice of seam finishing technique.

In addition to seam finishes, you will also learn several different hemming methods including no-sew and blind hems. Blind hems are commonly used when hemming pant legs, but can be used on other garments as well. No-sew hems are a great option if you need to quickly finish an edge or if you don’t want to see a line of stitching.

No matter what your next project is, whether it’s a garment or something for your home, the tips and techniques you will learn in this class will help bring that project to the next level. Also included are downloadable PDF resource documents for additional tips on using fusible hem tape along with a stitch length reference guide.

Sewing Essentials

This extensive sewing course will help provide all of the essentials to get your started.

Created by Ashley Hough - National Sewing Circle Instructor

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Students: 137, Price: $49.99

Students: 137, Price:  Paid

Sewing is a great skill to have, whether you want to simply hand sew a button back on a shirt or you want to learn how to design and construct original projects from start to finish. This course, produced in conjunction with National Sewing Circle, will take you through all of the essentials you need to know to get started sewing with confidence.

National Sewing Circle instructor Ashley Hough will start by going over all of the important components to know about your sewing machine, no matter what brand you have. While different brands, and even different models within the same brand, can look different and have different features, they all have some of the same basic functions that you will need to master in order to use your machine. This also includes the basics of learning how to follow a thread path to thread the machine and how and where to insert a bobbin. You will also learn about the different needle and thread types available and what is best used on certain projects.

Ashley will also go over many different types of fabrics and explain what kinds of fabric are easier for beginner sewers to use. This will tie into what you learn about the different needle and thread types, as fabric plays a very important role in determining which of these you should use. While some of the different needle and thread selections can be made based on what you want the end result of your project to look like, for example using a rayon thread so that your topstitching will have some shine, other selections can play a larger role in stitch quality and how your project comes together. You will also learn how to correctly and easily cut out pattern pieces using both scissors and a rotary cutting system. While a rotary cutting system, which consists of a rotary cutter, a mat and a ruler, is generally thought of as a quilting tool, it can make cutting out different pattern pieces for sewing projects much quicker and easier.

Ashley will also go over some basic sewing terminology that can be found on many sewing patterns and instructions. While different sewing pattern companies may word things differently or have you construct something in a different order, there are some terms that are used across the board.

At the end of this course you will also get to try out some of the new sewing skills you have learned by constructing an easy sewing tool pouch. This project will not only let you practice your sewing skills, but will give you a place to store all of the essential tools covered in this class as well. Also included with this class are multiple downloadable assets including a needle guide, general supply lists and a step-by-step guide for constructing the sewing tool pouch.

Sewing Pattern Alterations: Fixing Fit Issues

This extensive course on pattern alterations will help improve many aspects of your sewing skills

Created by Ashley Hough - National Sewing Circle Instructor

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Students: 120, Price: $49.99

Students: 120, Price:  Paid

Being able to do basic pattern alterations on various pattern pieces and different types and styles of clothing will open the door to many garment projects in your future. Pattern alterations may appear daunting at first, but can be easy to master if you break them down into simple, manageable steps. This video course, produced in conjunction with National Sewing Circle, will teach you how to alter shirt necklines, fronts and backs, shirt sleeves, skirts and pants in multiple ways- all of which will fix different common fit issues.

First, you will learn what tools are needed to perform these basic alterations, including marking pens and rulers. You will also learn about some of the different pattern papers that can be used when drafting patterns and making alterations, including paper for the whole pattern pieces and smaller pieces of paper that may need to be added to the pattern to complete an alteration. National Sewing Circle Instructor Ashley Hough will then begin by teaching you how to alter the neckline of a shirt pattern piece to make it smaller without changing the overall look of the shirt. This helps to fix the fit issue knows as a gaping neckline, where the shirt either hangs too low in the front or falls too far forward when bending over. While your shirt pattern piece may not look exactly like the one being shown in this course, Ashley will show you how to adapt the alteration to whatever type of pattern you are using. You will then learn how to make alterations to the upper back area of a shirt pattern piece.

If it is the shirt sleeves that are giving you a hard time in terms of how they fit, we've got you covered, showing how to make several different shirt sleeve alterations. These include how to make a sleeve larger or smaller in width along the entire sleeve as well as how to make adjustments for larger upper arm areas. The alteration method you will be using in this session of the course is known as the slash and spread. While this method works great for this alteration, it is also something you can master and apply to other areas of garments as well. Once you see how to make the adjustment to the sleeve pattern piece you will then learn what adjustments may be needed in order to make the sleeve fit accurately.

Next you will learn how to make various alterations to a pencil skirt pattern. Ashley will cover ways to account for a larger or smaller bottom and a larger abdomen. And finally, you will learn how to make similar adjusts for a larger or smaller bottom on a pair of pants. While skirt and pant alterations can be among some of the trickiest, Ashley will show you how to use simple techniques to make your clothes fit better.

In addition to step-by-step video instruction, this video course provides a downloadable PDF that includes step-by-step photos and instructions for each pattern alteration shown in this course. Use these as added visuals when making all of the alterations taught in this class and you are sure to have better fitting garments.

Dress without pattern. Quickly and simply. Intuitive sewing.

Create beautiful things of your wardrobe very simply!

Created by Semyon and Miloslava Krasnopolskiye - Art, fashion, sewing, DIY

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Students: 101, Price: $39.99

Students: 101, Price:  Paid

The video course includes the following materials: 

  1. Construction of a raglan sleeve without a pattern. 

  2. The table of the sizes of size raglan on the sizes from XS to L. 

  3. Video log models that are stitched similarly. (For inspiration)))) 

  4. Throat processing. 

  5. Cuff with lapel. 

  6. Belt with elastic band.

This video course is for those who want to sew beautiful clothes for themselves, but there is not enough time for this. Having mastered this technique you can literally in half an hour be able to sew a dress or a tunic. Do you have a prom? No problems! A bit of time and you are the queen of the ball in the dress that you made yourself !!! Do you have a daughter and you want to please her for her birthday? No problems!Be sure, she will be happy !!!

This video course for what would get rid of fear of the sewing machine, in order to understand, in sewing, there may not be patterns and rules !!!

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

How to sew easy and quick projects for a beginner.

Created by Christie Daugherty - Artisan and Creative Coach

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Students: 94, Price: $19.99

Students: 94, Price:  Paid

You will need to be familiar with your sewing machine and have some basic sewing skills to sign up for this class. In this course you will learn how to make a mini cinch bag and a travel tissue pouch. These are simple projects you can make in no time. The cinch bag can be used for so many things as I share in the video. The tissue pouch sure comes in handy tucked in your purse. My goal is for you to leave inspired to make other simple items on your own and to build confidence in trying more advanced projects in the future. 

A Sewing Course – Sew a Patchwork Quilt by Hand or Machine

Build a Solid Foundation of Quilting Know-how with Easy to Follow Instructions to Sew a Patchwork Quilt

Created by Nancy Vasilchik - Teacher and Designer - Incurable "Binge" Sewer

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Students: 93, Price: $29.99

Students: 93, Price:  Paid

Have you wanted to learn to quilt? This course builds a solid foundation of patchwork quilting knowledge. It shows how to sew a quilt from start to finish. Learn how to select and cut fabric. See sewing techniques for both machine and hand . Put your quilt top together. Learn how to add borders and hand or machine tack together. Finish the quilt by sewing on a binding.

Homemaker’s Guide: Sewing Fundamentals

Learn the basic's of sewing and brush the dust off that forgotten sewing machine

Created by Daissy Garza - Professional Homemaker

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Students: 92, Price: $34.99

Students: 92, Price:  Paid

Dust off those forgotten sewing machines! It is time to rid yourself of the fear of using it. Do you know the different parts of your machine or how they function? Do you know the basic stitch and how to execute it? Learn the basics of sewing and complete those projects you always put aside. Anything from a dinner napkin to a dress can be achieved once learning the fundamentals. 

Taking this course, you will learn many of the basic fundamentals needed to execute projects you have wanted to do over the years. You will learn things like the following:

-How to wind a bobbin

-Threading your machine

-History of the Sewing Machine

-The parts and functions of your machine

-and much more!

This course was designed with the beginner hobbyist in mind, but may also be valuable to someone that is looking to create a career out of sewing! Bringing you as much information about sewing, this goal of this course is to leave you feeling confident and excited about the idea of sewing on your own!

How to Make 6 Piece Dress without Patterns – Freehand Sewing

Learn to cut and sew a 6-piece dress using freehand.

Created by Learn to Sew Academy - Sewing Made Simple

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Students: 84, Price: $19.99

Students: 84, Price:  Paid

Do you want to make a 6 piece dress, but don't have or understand commercial patterns? No problem. This course teaches you how to:

- take measurements you need to make a 6-piece dress
- mark your fabric using the measurements you took
- cut and sew a 6 piece dress

You'll learn how to calculate what to mark on your fabric, based on the measurements you took, in a simple but detailed way.

To get started, here are the knowledge and tools you need:

- Be able to make basic straight stitches with a sewing machine

- Be able to use and read a tape measure

- Have the tools needed which include scissors, fabric marker or chalk, tape measure, and ruler

Beginners can take this course if they carefully follow the instruction. All other levels that desire to learn to make a 6-piece dress without patterns (freehand fashion) will benefit too.

Happy learning!

Drafting and Sewing the Perfect Pattern for Ladies Trouser

Drafting and Sewing the Perfect Pattern for Ladies Trouser with Zipper and Fly

Created by Remi Forde-Hyde - Fashion Designer

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Students: 58, Price: $59.99

Students: 58, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will learn how to take accurate trouser measurements, calculate the measurements taken and use the calculated measurements to draft a perfect trouser pattern to fit your body structure.

Then use the basic trouser pattern drafted to make a trouser variation to create a trouser with zipper fly and also draft a curved waistband.

I will then take you through a step by step tutorial on how to cut your desired fabrics using your drafted trouser pattern, I will also show you an easier way to sew zipper fly and then sew the trouser perfectly.

At the end of this course you will be able to draft and sew your own perfect pattern for ladies trousers/pants with zipper fly whether you are a beginner or a professional there is something for everyone.

Thank you.

DIY – Learn to Repair your Clothes with a Sewing Machine

Learn the basics of clothes mending and don't ever pay a seamstress again!

Created by Léonie Daignault-Leclerc - Designer et fondatrice de Gaia & Dubos

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Students: 56, Price: $24.99

Students: 56, Price:  Paid

The virtual sewing courses for beginners by Gaia & Dubos are designed to teach you the basics of clothing and accessories repair so you may extend their lifecycle. By learning to mend your clothes, you will develop independence, save on seamstress expenses, and reduce your ecological and social footprint!

The techniques taught in this course:

  • How to sew a tote strap back on

  • How to imitate an overlock stitch to avoid frays

  • Understanding fabric grain lines

  • How to sew a patch pocket back on

  • How to adjust a pant’s waistband with an invisible elastic band

  • How to shorten and sew a hem

  • How to adjust a blouse or dress

Our students acclaim our course

"It's the first time I try to sew, and it's a success! The explanations are clear and precise." - Antony Massez

"The courses are fantastic! They are very clear and concise." - Sarah Paradis, Quebec City

"The sewing courses are really well done for beginners like me! The explanations are not progressing too quickly, which allows us to understand all the steps required to mend our clothes." - Anne-Marie Saulnier, Quebec City

Sewing Machine 101

Learn to use your sewing machine!

Created by Jaime Johnson - Sewing Instructor

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Students: 48, Price: $19.99

Students: 48, Price:  Paid

I hear from so many friends and acquaintances who have sewing machines but don’t know how to use them! If you fit in that category, you have an amazing tool at your disposal! in this course, I'll take you through all the dials, buttons, features and accessories. We'll wind the bobbin together and thread the needle to stitch through different settings and see how stitch width and length change the stitch. Then we'll make a tote bag to apply what you've learned.  I can’t wait for you to take this course, conquer any fears you may have about your machine, and unleash your creative potential! Once you know the basics, it’s just a matter of practice.

Sewing: Making Friends with Your Serger

This extensive course will help you learn your serger inside and out in no time!

Created by Ashley Hough - National Sewing Circle Instructor

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Students: 42, Price: $49.99

Students: 42, Price:  Paid

Have you recently bought a serger and aren’t sure where to start? Or perhaps you’ve owned one for a while, and it’s sitting in the box because you don’t remember how to use it? In either case, this course, produced in conjunction with National Sewing Circle, is what you need to be serging like a pro in no time.

Making Friends with Your Serger is a boot camp to get you feeling comfortable with your serger in the shortest time possible. National Sewing Circle instructor ZJ Humbach focuses on the basics rather than overwhelming you with every possible thing a serger can do.

ZJ breaks the course into manageable lectures that let you learn your serger inside out. There’s no need to rush. Take your time and master each lecture before moving onto the next or come back and review individual segments as needed. She will provide an in-depth look at maintenance and troubleshooting that will give you confidence to perform basic maintenance on your serger. You will learn about what types of needles to use and when as well as the importance of the thread you use. Discover how easy it is to add professional finishes to your projects using the hemming stitches on your serger.

By the end of the course, you’ll feel comfortable with your serger and confident in your newfound skills to make the bonus project that’s included. Also  included is a step-by-step guide to serge a placement and napkin set along with a shopping guide detailing everything needed for the project.