One of the first steps needed in order to learn how to use a sewing pattern is to decide what you are going to sew. This might seem like an obvious statement, but choosing what you want to sew is not as easy as it sounds.
For example, you may know that you want to sew pants, but there are hundreds of different designs of pants you could sew. We have a lovely pair in our article – how to sew pants, by the way!
Decision made, it’s off to the haberdashery to buy a sewing pattern and all the fabric and materials you need to complete your project. When you get there, you might find that the number of options available, and the huge pile of pattern books, is daunting. So, before you go shopping, watch this video guide on how to use a sewing pattern and then you will know what to expect when you go to the store… reducing the stress and increasing the pleasure – that’s what we are here for!
The video explains about the number of choices of pattern, the different places you can get patterns from, how to buy the right sized pattern, how to choose a pattern suitable for beginners, how to read the pattern envelope, how to know how much fabric to buy… and there’s more… the video then shows you what a pattern looks like and explains the commonly used symbols on a pattern and pattern instruction leaflet… We did say that there is a lot to choosing a pattern! Thankfully, these videos cover it all.
Once you get home with your purchases, it’s time for the creative fun to begin. Start slow, read everything twice and enjoy your sewing experience. And remember, a well cared for pattern can be used over and over again.
The first time you wear those home-made pants out in public you will be wearing them with pride – knowing that you learned how to use a sewing pattern and completed an awesome sewing project.
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