Beginner's Guide To Sewing: Episodes 1 - 7
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BGTS Episode 1
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 1): Your Machine
Hey there! Welcome to our Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Series, Episode 1. Here, you’ll learn the basic, universal features of a sewing machine. These are the features you need to know to be able to form a stitch. Let’s face it; sewing machines look pretty intimidating, don’t they? Some machines make you feel like you...
BGTS Episode 2
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 2): Tools of the Trade
Hey Everyone – Welcome back to The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In episode 2, you’ll learn all about the required tools/supplies for sewing. When we were planning this video, our main focus was to make it as inexpensive as possible for the novice sewer. After all, who wants to spend a bunch of money if...
BGTS Episode 3
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 3): Patterns, Fabric & Notions
In this video, we learn the basics of reading  patterns, as well as a little bit about fabric and notions. Patterns are intimidating and like learning a new language. It’s basically like putting together a puzzle; some are simple and easy, while others are incredibly difficult. The trick is to know what the lines and...
BGTS Episode 4
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 4): 1st Project
In Episode 4 we’re actually making a project! That’s right; you suffered through 3 episodes to build a strong foundation, not it’s time to have some fun. Now, as the saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Every sewists has his/her own special process. I’m going to teach you the way...
BGTS Episode 5
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 5): Maintenance
Unfortunately, sewing isn’t all fun and seams. Sewing machines, just like any machine, need some TLC to keep them running smoothly. That means cleaning, tune ups, and oiling as directed in your manual. Think of your machine like your car; the more you use it, the more upkeep it needs.  In this video, you’ll learn...
BGTS Episode 6
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 6): Hems
Old school seamstresses say you can tell the quality of a garment and its maker by inspecting the hem. Clearly, this is some important stuff. Originally, we wanted to introduce hems and elastic in together, but decided each subject needed its own video. In Episode 6, we’re going to bombard you with information. You learn...
BGTS Episode 7
Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Episode 7): Elastic
Let’s dive into the wonderful world of elastic! In this episode we teach you about the most common types of elastic and their pros/cons. By learning how to sew elastic, you will be able to sew many new projects like skirts, dresses, pants, bags…the list goes on. We teach you how to sew elastic directly...
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