Are you thinking of starting sewing as your new hobby? You might want a step-by-step guide to help you get started. That’s why we have a list of six basic steps to help beginners start sewing. It’s fun and a chance to create new items from scratch, are you ready?
What do you need?
There are a couple of things you need to get started:
- Sewing needles
- Spool of thread
Do you have everything mentioned above to start sewing? If not, make sure to get them so you can start by following the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Unravel and Cut a Thread
After you’ve got everything ready, it’s time to unravel a thread from the spool. Keep an eye on how long the thread is, as if it’s too long, it might get tangled, and if it’s too short then you’ll end up needing more. Afterward, use the scissors to cut the thread from the spool.
Step 2: Insert the Thread in the Needle & Secure It
Weaving the thread into the needle is challenging for people with poor eyesight. It’s not easy to get it through, that’s why some people use water on the tip to make it sharper. Once the thread is halfway through the loop, tie multiple knots using the end of the thread to secure it.
Step 3: Start Sewing
Now it’s time to start your new hobby! Get the fabrics you will be using, and insert the needle where you’d like to begin. However, it’s important to avoid the edge and start a centimeter away from it.
Once you’ve started, pull the thread all the way through till the knot at the end of the needle hits the fabric.
Step 4: Continue Sewing
As you continue to sew, you put the needle through the fabric, keeping a half-centimeter apart as you pull it through from both sides. Keep going until there’s no more fabric and move to the other side of the spot.
Step 5: If the Thread Finishes
In case the thread runs out, make sure it’s long enough to tie a knot, then cut it and repeat the steps mentioned above.
Step 6: Tying the Knot and the Final Cut
You’ve got the hang of it, but what will you do once you’re done? Tie the final knot! Problems might arise at that point if the pattern isn’t the same length with every sew. While if you use the same length your outcome will look flawless, and once you’re done, you can secure the thread by tying multiple knots. The last step is to cut the thread, and you’re done with your first piece!
These tips are only part of the beginner’s sewing guide in 6 basic steps that will help you get started. But once you know how it’s done, you can start sewing other items by hand, including stuffed animals and pillows. If your skills advance, you can move to the next step and learn to sew using a sewing machine; it’s easier and faster than sewing by hand.
If sewing is not your cup of tea or you’re short on time, you can always go to a tailor to customize your clothes just the way you like.