Sewing 101

Building A Strong Sewing Foundation | taught by Margaret Smith
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Sara Heinle

First time sewing ever!

This course was fantastic! I was able to finish it over three days doing lessons and projects after work. I love all my projects! I'm giving the pillowcase to my sister, made a burlap envelope pillow for myself, and made the makeup roll for a frie...

Mary Hill

All the basics

Margaret does a great job covering all the basics and much more. The fabric information was especially helpful to me.

jessica barst

Love it! Thank you!!

I haven't even finished the class yet but just wanted to let you know I am loving the class and have already learned SO much! I have always been intimidated by my sewing machine and have never felt confident trying to use it to sew anything, until...

Sara Heinle

This course was fantastic! I was able to finish it over three days doing lessons and projects after work. I love all my projects! I'm giving the pillowcase to my sister, made a burlap envelope pillow for myself, and made the makeup roll for a frie...

Mary Hill

Margaret does a great job covering all the basics and much more. The fabric information was especially helpful to me.

jessica barst

I haven't even finished the class yet but just wanted to let you know I am loving the class and have already learned SO much! I have always been intimidated by my sewing machine and have never felt confident trying to use it to sew anything, until...

Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith
Professional Seamstress and Sewing Instructor

About the Instructor

Margaret Smith is a professional seamstress and sewing instructor, who loves to teach others how to sew and improve their techniques. Margaret has worked with students from all over the world - students just like YOU who enjoy working with their hands and feel rejuvenated by a relaxing pastime that lets you really show off your creativity!

Margaret has dedicated her life to sewing clothing and teaching others new techniques, and she specializes in helping beginners master difficult techniques with ease.

Margaret's approach to teaching is practical, down-to-earth and encouraging – she loves sewing, and wants you to love it too!

Want to start sewing but need a helping hand with the basics?

We’re starting right from the beginning, so don’t worry if you’ve never sewn before. And if you’ve been sewing for a while, but without much guidance or without a strong technical focus, I'm sure you’ll notice your skills and your finished projects improve significantly.

We’ll start by taking a quick look at the sewing machine and some of the tools used in sewing. You’ll learn various stitches and seam finishes and, of course, we’ll have lots of time to sew! By the end of the course, you will feel confident enough to begin tackling some of those projects you've been dreaming about!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 50 lectures and 2 hours of video
  • Learn sewing machine basics
  • Thread Your Sewing Machine
  • Make A Bobbin
  • Cut out fabric
  • Pin Fabric to get it ready to sew
  • Sew in a straight line
  • Learn a multitude of stitches and seam finishes
  • Correctly sew the 4 basic seams
  • How to choose fabric and care for it
  • How to choose thread
  • How to use a pattern book
  • How to read a sewing pattern
  • and much more!

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to sew.
  • If you are self-taught it will fill in any gaps you may have.
  • Anyone looking to brush up on their skills and learn new ones.

Complete three projects from start to finish

1. A pillowcase with a contrasting band
2. An envelope style throw pillow
3. Makeup brush/Pencil case



If you're ready to start sewing with confidence, this workshop is for you!

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No need to travel to a class or try to work around someone else's schedule. With our online workshops, you can watch the video lessons on your laptop, tablet or phone. Whenever you like, as many times as you like.

Allow your favorite spot with internet access to become your classroom!

This course follows the same format that I have used to teach hundreds of people how to sew in my studio, fabric stores and schools for over 15 years, it works!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q. HOW LONG DOES THE WORKSHOP TAKE TO COMPLETE?

A. That’s up to you! The course is broken down into manageable, bite-size lessons that you can take at a pace that suits you.

There’s no deadline, so you can fit it around your other commitments. And you can go back to the lessons any time you get stuck or feel like a refresher.

Q. WHAT IF I BUY THE WORKSHOP AND THEN CHANGE MY MIND?

A. Your purchase is backed by a 30 day no questions asked money-back guarantee. If the class is not what you expected, simply request a refund within the first 30 days.

Q. WHAT IF I GET STUCK DURING THE WORKSHOP?

A. Don't worry, I’ll be there to help and encourage you. Enrollment includes access to a private, students-only Facebook group to share your work and get feedback from me and your classmates from all over the world!

If you're not on Facebook, you're free to contact me any time with questions.

Course Contents

42 Videos
5 Texts
8 PDFs
2.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Getting To Know Your Machine
05:34