any good free online tutorials or sites or blogs? Is there a site like ravelry, but for sewers?
1. Read your manual
2. Get a good how-to book (I like the Readers' Digest Complete Guide to Sewing.)
3,. Find a tutorial for something that inspires you or get a Kwik Sew Kwik Start pattern.
I think sewing quilt tops is a good way to start, too.
Good luck and have fun!
When I made wipes I just cut squares or rectangles of prewashed flannel and zigzag stitched the edges to keep fraying to a minimum (since I do not have a serger). I did this with both single and double layers of flannel, and these have held up great.
Any project with strait seams using woven fabric will be more beginner level.
Good luck and have fun! I love sewing!
The first thing you should do though is read your machines manual, as someone else pointed out, and with the manual in your lap as a reference, play around/acquaint your self with your machine so you understand everything that it can do. (If you haven't done this already)
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i recommend starting with something really simple for which you don't need a pattern. Try pillowcases, or a simple bag. and i agree with a pp, that patchwork is a lot of fun for a beginner. patchwork curtains to match my living room were one of my first projects, and I made a lot of throw pillows to match.
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