Welcome to your sewing club Bronze Level 1 portal. We are going to start with your beginners sewing course. We are so glad you have chosen Beautiful Things to get you started on your sewing journey. We can’t wait to see how you get on.
Work your way through the videos below in order and before you know it over the next 3 months, you will have completed 3 wonderful sewing projects to be super proud of. (Please be aware you may have seen a few of these videos before if you are a subscriber to our YouTube channel. It is advisable that you re-visit them to get the most of the course)
Please DO NOT skip any content as the course has been designed to take in order. Your next 2 projects will be uploaded to this portal in May & June on the 1st of the month.
You will need to download the Beginners sewing 101 PDF instructions
If you get stuck at any point, or you just want to join in with all of your fellow pupils, do post in our facebook group
So here is your very 1st video. Make yourself a cuppa or your chosen tipple of choice and dive in.
So let’s get started by talking about sewing machines
Once you have your sewing machine you are going to need to thread it. You will find you have a top-loading machine or a front loading machine. Either way, I have you covered with 2 YouTube tutorials.
Now you have a better idea of what machine you might need and how to thread it, lets talk equipment. Before you run off and get all the gear, have a good think about what you really need. You can purchase most of these items from our online shop.
If you fancy a rotary cutter, please use it safely and properly.
Before you can make anything it’s good to know how to cut out
Here are the materials you will need to gather together before you can start making: You can buy everything you need in our online shop and we even sell a beginners sewing 101 kit to get you started with everything you need in the next 3 months.
Fabric requirements – 2 metres of quilting cotton, ideally in a non-directional design with a light background. 1/2 metre of wadding (cotton/polyester mix), 1 metre of plain quilting cotton in a colour to match your main patterned fabric (used for the lining of your bag). 1/2 metre of acrylic felt in a colour to match your main patterned fabric. 1 x 18″ zipper with nylon/plastic teeth. Polyester sewing thread in a neutral colour that matches your fabric choice.
Now you are all set it’s time to make your first project – The quilted fabric box
Pat yourself on the back, you did great! Pop over to the facebook group and post a picture of your box. You can also pop it on social media, we really want to see how you are getting on. Be sure to tag @beautifulthingshq if you are using instagram and use the hashtag #BTHQ
Now you’re ready to make a bag!
WOW! You are almost there. I bet you feel like heading out to the shops right now to show off your fabulous bag!
How about we make a cushion and tackle zips?