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 look and learn - videos to help you sew

We've taken the hard work out of looking for videos to help you sew and picked only the best!

- 10 tips from the experts at The national Sewing Circle -

Ellen March presents 10 expert sewing tips that you may not be doing but should know.


- How to buy fabric -

This is a great help for sewing beginners who want to go shopping for fabric and don't know where to start. With Wendy shares common fabric terminology to help you get started.

- learn how to sew the easy way -

This is a fabulous video from Good House Keeping TV from sewing expert, Gretchen Hirsch, who helps beginners feel confident at the wheel in this 25-minute class.

 - how to insert a concealed zip -

Lisa Comfort from Sew Over It shows how to insert a concealed (invisible) zip.

- beginners sewing course - 

Made to Sew show how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin and understand the needle and thread you should be using for your projects.


Wendy Ward teaches you how to understitch. It's a really useful technique that is often overlooked by beginner sewers, and can be used on waist facings and pocket openings when making clothes in order to create a neat edge.

- How to sew a dart -

Sewing darts is an essential sewing skill and in this tutorial, Christine takes you
step-by-step through the complete process.

- stay stitch for beginners - 

Keep your garments on-grain and prevent stretch with the stay stitch. Learn why you need to know this essential stitch, and how to flawlessly execute it on your next garment.


- How to gather ruffle fabric, the proper way - 

Dana from MADE Everyday shows how to gather and ruffle fabric, the proper way.

- How to read a sewing pattern - 

How to read a sewing pattern with Liesl Gibson and Creativebug

 - How to use a gathering foot with your sewing machine

by Sew Essentials -

- Lisa Comfort from Sew Over It shares how to add pockets to a skirt or dress -

 – Stitch by Stitch video for Simplicity's 8342 rockabilly
jersey top pattern from Crafty PinUp –

– Alison Smith guides you through four couture hand stitches for garments that require a flawless finish –