dressmaking for beginners - a short guide to getting started with making clothes

Dressmaking for beginners

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

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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