How to Sew, a go-to guide for newbie stitchers taking their first steps into the exciting world of sewing! This magazine has a range of easy projects to get you started, as well as an abundance of basic techniques to master – with our help you’ll be whipping up an array of garments, accessories, homewares and makes for your little ones in no time at all.
Where to begin? Well, you can’t start sewing without the right equipment, so turn to page 6 where you’ll find all you need to know about buying your first machine, alongside top tips from former The Great British Sewing Bee judge, May Martin. Next, head to page 12 to find handy hints from sewing gurus Heather Jacks and Sarah Greeff, plus get to grips with all the essential techniques you need to know, from sewing hems and attaching fastenings to making pockets and adding trims.
Once you’ve brushed up on the basics, why not revamp your wardrobe on page 24 and create three outfits, complete with accessories to match? If you’re stuck for fabric inspiration, go to page 54 where you’ll find a selection of beautiful prints which are perfect for getting those creative juices flowing.
The sewing doesn’t stop there! Discover 15 accessory projects on page 72 onwards, including bags, purses, jewellery and even a scarf. You’ll find homewares from page 100 – this section is filled with creative ways to decorate your interiors with patterned wall hangings, comfy cushions, and cosy quilts. We’ve also included plenty of makes for your little ones, so you can jazz up their wardrobe with an adorably embroidered smock or create a cuddly friend that will be forever cherished.
We’re sure you’ll find plenty to bookmark within these pages and you’ll soon be well on your way to creating your own homemade collection. So, highlight your favourites and enjoy becoming a confident stitcher.