How to Learn How to Sew

How to Learn How to Sew

With the development of life and the progress of industries, the sewing machine has taken the place of manual sewing, but nowadays the garment and machine sewing industry has made great progress, and despite that progress, the desire to learn to sew and tailor clothes by hand or by using the sewing machine is still present. Learning to sew is not difficult, and this is through knowing the basics of sewing.

How to learn sewing


In the past, sewing was inherited from generation to generation, as mothers were the main source for learning sewing and its arts, but in the current era, there have become many ways that anyone can learn how to sew, and these methods include the following:

Family and friends: It is possible that a family member or friend is good at sewing and is able to give lessons and help teach sewing.

Free online lessons: There are many websites that contain free educational programs and written lessons in addition to YouTube videos and more.

Direct learning: Taking lessons in specialized centers or workshops is very useful; Because it provides the interaction between the teacher and the learner, in addition to the ability to ask questions and obtain sufficient information.

Books: Books are a wonderful and rich source of useful information about learning the basics of sewing and how to use and care for the sewing machine, as books provide enough experience and information to help sewing.


Learn to sew and tailoring

Sewing is not just a piece of fabric and a set of threads, it is an art that pays attention to detail to make the fabric a beautiful piece of clothing to be worn, and learning to sew and tailor depends mainly on learning the basics of sewing. Below is an explanation of the basics of learning to sew:

Learn the basics of dressmaking and tailoring clothes


Before beginning to learn sewing, you must know the tools needed to sew, choose the appropriate patterns, and take the necessary measurements to sew clothes that fit the body.
Choosing a suitable sewing machine, there are two types of sewing machines, each of which have pros and cons that must be known to choose the appropriate sewing machine according to the needs of the user, and they fall under the name:
Home machines: They are small in size and can be carried from one place to another. They can also do different types of stitches.
Industrial machines: They are characterized by their ability to sew heavy fabric at a high speed, but they occupy a large area in the place.
Know the parts of the sewing machine and learn how to operate it and work with it.
Take the appropriate measurements, to do the sewing to the fullest.
Begin by designing and sewing something simple with one piece or by using a pilot piece of cloth, until the basics of sewing are properly learned.

Choose sewing machines

The sewing machine is known as the permanent companion in sewing, and sewing machines come in different shapes and sizes and have multiple specifications, each of which meets different needs, so there are some things that must be taken into account when choosing a sewing machine, including the following:

Appropriate Budget: When starting any project the capital is distributed and the budget is determined at each stage, so it is important to determine the budget of the sewing machine.
How to buy a sewing machine: The sewing machine can be purchased from the market or online, and some stores and companies may offer free sewing lessons when buying from them, as the websites may provide better prices in addition to distance learning.
Determine the reasons for using the sewing machine: if it was for the purpose of learning in the elementary stage or for assistance during the practice of sewing as a hobby, or for the purpose of doing work and production.

How to learn to tailor clothes


Tailoring clothes is a beautiful and wonderful hobby that works the hair of many girls, because it is for them a way to eliminate boredom and break the daily routine, as well as a source of income for them, and there are many girls who customize their clothes themselves, so what they wear is particularly special in model and beauty, but there are many Girls do not know how to master the art of sewing and detailing, but madam you should not worry about not knowing the methods of customizing clothes, there are many easy and simple ways that will help you achieve your goal with ease and without complication:

Clothes tailoring tools

Sharp scissors for clothes.
Straight ruler, and another for curves to draw sleeves and dome.
Paperboard for drawing models.
Suitable sewing machine and needles, and stitcher.
Canvas that you love in sufficient quantity.
Chalk to mark the drawing on the cloth.
Tape measure.
Colorful buttons and strings.


Take measurements: 

The measurements are taken accurately so the person must wear tight clothes to facilitate taking accurate measurements, and each type of clothing has a specific way of taking the measurements:

The length of the dress is taken from the neck to the desired extent at the knee below the knee or above the knee, and so on.
Skirt size: the length of the skirt is from the waist to the desired extent, and the circumference of the skirt is to wrap the ribbon around the thighs and this is in the case of making a tight skirt.
Chest measurement: The circumference of the chest takes the measurement by wrapping the tape around the chest starting from one number for the number that meets the end of the first tape of measurement, while the width of the chest is from the first armpit to the second armpit.
Waist measurement: We wrap the tape around the waist and take the reading.
Quantum measurement: The circumference of the sleeve is taken from three positions, from the wrist, elbow and shoulder, while the length of the sleeve is from the shoulder to the desired extent.
Shoulder width: measured the distance between the first and second shoulder.
Thigh Measurement: Wrap a tape around the thigh.
Neck circumference: It should be wrapped with a ribbon around the neck.

Cut the fabric using sharp scissors. If you are a beginner, use flat flat paper. This paper contains all the shapes you want to customize.
How to use Pattern: Put the piece of pattern on which the half of the clothes are drawn on the piece of cloth, and rely on the similarity between the two parts of the human body, and there is a type of pattern that is clipped in the form of a specific model, you only have to cut.
Be careful when cutting that there is a certain distance to the pole.

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