For Beginners

So you are new to sewing (or it's been a while) and you need to start slowly? 

You are in the right place.

The Sewing Revival patterns take you through the process step-by-step so you learn as you go.  You can learn something new in the RESOURCES section of the main menu, or by simply working through the tips & techniques detailed within the instructions of every sewing pattern.

So where do you start if you are a TOTAL BEGINNER?

1. Read through the following blogs to get started with downloading, printing and compiling your sewing pattern.

Downloading

& saving your pattern files

Printing

at home on A4 or US Letter

Assembling

your print-at-home (PAH) pattern tiles

Large scale

Printing at a print shop

Size

Choosing the right one for you

Tips & tricks

Visit our library of tutorials to grow your skill base

FAQs

You won't be the first to ask...

2. Check out the Easy Sewing PROJECTS (totally free) to warm up your sewing machine (and your confidence).

Free Projects

for absolute beginners

SEWING PATTERNS FOR BEGINNERS:

You know how to thread the sewing machine, can sew a straight stitch and a zig-zag. You've also worked through the Easy Sewing Projects and now you are ready for a little more.

These patterns will teach you the basics like inserting elastic to create gathers for function (like a waistband) or style feature (like a gathered neckline or hem). You will learn to sew darts (to create shape in a garment) and sew a facing (the easiest way to finish a curve on a neckline). 

APPORTO SHOULDER BAG

Highly recommended as first pattern. One size.

Bellbird top

A perfect first garment. Relaxed fit and elasticated sleeves.

Tui dress

A basic relaxed fitting dress with in seam pockets.

Hummingbird hoody

Learn to sew with a knit fabric using this basic raglan sleeve sweater or hoddy.

Sewing pattrns to develop skills

New skills like the "buritto method" , matching plaids and patterns, top stitching, making & sewing your own bias tape. 
Learn to sew with stretch fabrics, insert a zipper, sew button holes and other fastenings.

Stitchbird dress

Cross over back pleat and internal side pockets this is an easy sew with great results.

Sidewinder pants

One of our most popular patterns. Pull on. No buttons or zips.

Skullduggery dress & tee

Learn to mix knit & woven fabrics with this easy to sew casual.

Mapua shorts

Learn to sew side angle pockets with or without the belt.

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