Learn How to Sew: Techniques and Dressmaking
Don’t we all have those years when we decide to go for the New Year’s Resolutions and half way January we just fall short on our decisions? We want to lose weight, to exercise more, to stop smoking and such, but couldn’t follow up?
What about instead of cutting ourself short on something, we decide to do something just for fun? 10 years ago I had the chance to start learning how to sew, something I wanted to learn for a few years by then, but never had the opportunity. I had no clue about all those people on social media, YouTube or blog posts, and certainly not about all the books that already existed. But once I learned about them, I decided to dive into it, and nowadays I’m not only a hobby sewer, but a seamstress as well. The journey was not easy, but it was by far one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.
That’s my story – but you can make your own, of course! There are so many different ways to get information on how to start sewing, and in this introduction blog post I’m going to list a few titles that can help you in the beginning of your own, special sewing adventure. In particular, I will introduce those books I think can teach you how to learn some techniques and how to make simple items at first. In future posts, I will talk about other books to learn more sophisticated techniques, how to quilt and how to make bags, for example.
My choices are my own, and with this information you might decide for something else. Whatever you decide, you do you and go for what sparks your interest. Maybe it’s dressmaking, maybe it’s patchwork and quilting, maybe it’s making bags… Just go with the flow!