Starting to Sew: A FREE Online Class to Learn How to Sew on a Machine

Is sewing on your mind?

Have you thought about sewing so much you actually bought a sewing machine but it’s still in the box?

Do you have fond memories of your mom or grandma sewing clothes, quilting, or making other things for you and your siblings? Does it make you wish you had the ability to sew for your own kids?

Do you see sewn items in stores and online and wish they were a different color, size, or had some embellishment?

Maybe you know how to sew and want your kids to learn because it’s a blend of reading, math, problem-solving, and creativity. However, you’re not sure where to start.

In-person sewing classes have certain benefits, but sometimes they just aren’t possible.

A definite alternative is an online-sewing class.

If you have limited sewing experience, never touched a sewing machine, or want to teach your kids how to sew, Starting to Sew is the perfect sewing class for you.

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IMPORTANT: Sewing machines have moving parts, sharp needles, and can cause injury if not handled properly. Read and follow safety instructions in the sewing machine instruction manual.

Do not use the sewing machine as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the sewing machine is used by or near children.

Starting to Sew

Starting to Sew is a free online sewing class consisting of 12 lessons. Each lesson was carefully designed to take you step-by-step through learning how to sew on a machine.

You’ll learn all the things you would in an in-person sewing class plus some extras. And, you can complete the sewing class at your own pace.

Lessons 1-3

The first 3 lessons in Starting to Sew guide you through the process of finding a sewing machine and learning about basic sewing tools.

  • You can skip lessons 1 and 2 if you already have a sewing machine.
  • Make sure to go through lesson 3 so you are aware of the essential sewing tools.

Lessons 4 – 10

Important: These lessons should be followed in order.

Lessons 4 – 10 allow you to gain a foundational understanding of how your sewing machine works.

Lessons 11 – 12

Lessons 11 and 12 provide the necessary info on what you need to do to take care of your machine and helpful tips to create a sewing space.

Starting to Sew: A FREE Online Class to Learn How to Sew on a Machine

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My main goals are to support, empower, and inspire you to discover the joy of sewing.

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