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Dressmaking for beginners

Dressmaking for beginners – from clothes-press – is a short guide to getting started with making clothes. Learn how to sew, what equipment and books you need, what courses and free tutorials are available, where to get help and inspiration, how to choose patterns and where to buy fabric.

If you’d like to start making your own clothes, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s what you need to know:

  • How to choose and buy fabric
    Quick guide to fabric, good fabrics for beginners, how and where to buy, notions and haberdashery, preparing to cut out
  • Help and inspiration
    Blogs and podcasts, free tutorials, forums and online communities, sew-alongs, sewing challenges and hashtags

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