Grow Your Skills

If you are just starting out with sewing then this is a great place to be. You can make something new & fabulous to wear and learn new sewing skills at the same time.  We'll take you through a series of patterns - from easiest to a little more tricky so you can build your skills as you go.  All our patterns are designed to try and maximize your success. After all, our mission is to inspire a love of sewing across the globe.

We assume you know how to thread your sewing machine and how to sew a straight stitch, a zig-zag stitch and how to adjust your stitch length. If not, a quick google search on your machine make and model should help you out. Apart from that, you can learn new skills and techniques from our on-line tutorials as you start to make your garments.

The following is a recommended order to sew up our Hummingbird Collection, the earlier patterns become stepping stones for later ones.

So let's get started:


Halter Neck Top


Sewing Patterns for teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Print & compile pattern
  2. Cutting out fabric pieces
  3. Sewing Straight lines
  4. Hem a garment
  5. Create a tube for threading fabric or cord

Super Easy Shorts 


PDF Sewing Patterns for Teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Sewing curved seams
  2. Inserting elastic in waistband tube
  3. Adding embellishments (lace etc -optional)
3 Jumpsuit Sewing For Teenagers A consolidation of skills learnt in 1 & 2 (halter neck top and easy short).

Not the Cold Shoulder

Dress & Top

Dress Patterns for Teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Sewing a small curved sleeve hem

Hummingbird Pant

Optional pockets

 3/4 or full length

Trouser Patterns for Teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Creating a double waistband (elastic and draw cord)
  2. Creating a triple gathered hem OR adding a stretch fabric hem.

Hummingbird pant

(with optional pockets)

OR Drop Crutch Pant

Sewing for Teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Sewing an internal side pocket.
7 Hoody

Skills learnt:

  1. Introduction to sewing with knits
8 Contrast Tee PDF Sewing Patterns for Teenagers

Skills learnt:

  1. Sewing darts
  2. Easing stretch neckband to woven bodice
9 Wrap Skirt Sewing Patterns for Tweens

Skills learnt:

  1. Sewing buttonholes and buttons
  2. Adding external patch pockets (optional)
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