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5 Golden Sewing Rules from My Mum👩🏆

5 Golden Sewing Rules from My Mum👩🏆

Hi there and welcome back to SewingBeginner! Today’s post is a very special one for me as I’m gonna share 5 golden rules from my mum. The Unforgettable Princess Dress Story👸 Before we dive into it, a quick story that I want to share which will explain why my mum is my sewing hero. 4-year old me wanted to dress up as a princess for a school event but I didn’t have a dress. It was short notice and we…

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How To Best Get Started With Simple Dressmaking👗

How To Best Get Started With Simple Dressmaking👗

Hey folks, welcome back to SewingBeginner! I’m a very practical person, so when looking for a new creative hobby, I’m aiming to be practical too. My focus was on finding something which would give me something that I can enjoy every day. I don’t like to just make stuff that sits on a shelf and collects dust.  After some back and forth, many failed attempts at other things I’ve arrived at sewing. Check out my post about my journey here. Sewing is great, you…

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This Is the Perfect Pattern to Get Started with Dressmaking👗

This Is the Perfect Pattern to Get Started with Dressmaking👗

Hey, Y’all! Thanks for swinging by at SewingBeginner. In the past few weeks, we’ve covered a lot of basics, so I think we’re now ready to level up our game! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get started with dressmaking👕👗 I came across an amazing pattern recently which is absolutely perfect to get started with dressmaking. It’s an easy-to-sew project which will give you a lovely and stylish garment to add to your wardrobe❤️ Enough chit-chat, let’s reveal the secret: may I…

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Essential Equipment Everyone Needs for Sewing

Essential Equipment Everyone Needs for Sewing

Hi there and welcome back to my blog! Today we’ll be looking into some basic equipment that you need for sewing. The good news: most items are rather affordable😊 The bad news: there is one item that is super important but that might have a bigger impact on your budget. I’m sure you guessed it already, it’s the sewing machine itself. But do not despair! I’ve summarised my best tips, what to look out for and how to save money in…

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4 Invaluable Tips for Clean Sewing

4 Invaluable Tips for Clean Sewing

Ok, I admit it – I’m a perfectionist. An annoying and exhausting thing to be, but it is what it is. However, if you are not a detail freak by nature like I am, first of all, good for you, and secondly, I’ve got 4 tips and tricks which might help you to sew cleanly as you go 😊 Prepare your workstation A good preparation is half the battle so make sure you have a nice and tidy sewing corner! Have…

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Tips and Tricks How to Sew with Knit Fabrics

Tips and Tricks How to Sew with Knit Fabrics

Hey folks, it’s time to talk about knit fabrics and I’m gonna be totally honest with you: my first sewing project with a knit fabric ended up being a disaster🙄 I simply wasn’t aware that there are a few things that need to be considered when sewing with this type of fabric, so the results were skipped stitches and a damaged fabric. Of course, I started my knit dress-to-be with the front darts, so the mistakes were nearly impossible to…

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How to Buy The Right Sewing Machine

How to Buy The Right Sewing Machine

Hi there and welcome to SewingBeginner! Today’s post is full of tips on how to find the right sewing machine, what to look out for when buying a machine and tricks how to save money🔥 My first tip💡 Give sewing a try before you invest in a machine (also see my post how to get started here). How can you do this? Well, there are various ways. A few examples Borrow a sewing machine from a friend or family member….

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Review of My Janome CXL301 Sewing Machine

Review of My Janome CXL301 Sewing Machine

Hey folks! Welcome back to SewingBeginner✂️ We’ve already discussed the challenge of finding the right sewing machine. If you missed the post, have a look here. It’s full of tips and tricks what to look out for when buying a sewing machine and also includes ideas on how to save money💰 In this post, I’ll tell you a bit more about my own sewing machine: a Janome CXL301. It’s my first sewing machine ever and I’m probably the proudest sewing…

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How to Change the Needle on Your Sewing Machine

How to Change the Needle on Your Sewing Machine

Do you need to change the needle on your sewing machine for one of your projects? Don’t panic, it’s straightforward and easy to do😃 Where’s the Instruction Booklet📝 First of all, note that the process might vary depending on the sewing machine that you are using. If you’ve read my blog before you know I’m using a Janome CXL301.☝My first recommendation is to have a look at your instruction booklet which you’ve received together with your sewing machine. The answer…

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Step by Step – How to Thread Your Sewing Machine

Step by Step – How to Thread Your Sewing Machine

Hello and welcome back to SewingBeginner! How are you doing so far? Today, we want to cover one of the most important basics: how to thread your sewing machine. Without this, you can’t make a single stitch😉So, let’s see how I get my Janome ready! The process might seem rather confusing and complex at the beginning but believe me, it will be a simple routine after you’ve done it a few times. Just keep practising! Important☝: the details might vary…

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