Getting Started on Sewing
Sewing is not only a relaxing craft and engrossing pastime, it's a great way of recycling old clothes into new! Not only that it will save you loads of money on clothes shopping. It’s also great for the environment! Once you've picked up a few basic skills, you can begin creating beautiful pieces of clothing and other items out of the fabric that you want. You get all this, and usually for a fraction of the price you'd pay for it in the shops. If you've taken a look at some of the patterns and tutorials floating about online, you'll probably have found them too complicated. This is where DaWanda can help! We believe that this shouldn't stop you from learning to sew, remember, there's no need to dive straight into dressmaking, only to be discouraged by the difficulty. Starting simple with some easier decorative tutorials will help you get the knack and build your confidence, and as your skills and experience increases you can move on to more difficult projects!
Finding Sewing Projects, Tutorials and Ideas
The internet is a great source for inspiration about sewing and knitting projects - not least our own archive of tutorials here on DaWanda! From practical items such as bags, to purely decorative trinkets with beautiful art work, you'll find a wealth of craft ideas and the detailed help needed to sew them in no time - and the beauty of DIY sewing is that if a project doesn't quite suit you, you can tweak it to perfection. Our handy tutorials on everything from shopping bags to fabric jewellery, and even a clown ruffle collar will help you along every step of the way, building your skills to the level where you can strike out and start to design your own projects with confidence. Why not make a scarf for yourself or as a gift for friends and family?
Sewing Supplies to Inspire
There’s not a lot you need to begin your sewing adventure. The basic equipment such as needles, pins, threads and scissors can all be found cheaply and added to over time as your needs and ability progresses. For anything beyond the simplest of designs, a sewing machine will be extremely useful, but you needn't go over the top. After that it's a case of browsing the specialist sewing suppliers on DaWanda for fabrics, pins, buttons and other items that will spark your creativity and help you create something unique, beautiful, and as practical or fanciful as your heart desires.