Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sewing for Newbies: Start Easy

Start with easy-to-sew projects so you can have some early wins.  Some Simplicity patterns are designated “easy to sew,” “easy chic” and even “learn to sew” on the front of the pattern envelope.  Butterick rate their patterns “very easy,” “easy,” “average” and “advanced.”  Note that “easy” doesn’t necessarily equal “quick.”  An easy pattern may use only basic sewing techniques but have lots of pieces.

Simplicity 2314 – a “Learn to Sew” pattern for skirts in three lengths

Butterick 4688 – a very easy pattern for a jacket with princess seams

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