Learning to sew just got easier thanks mostly to free online sewing classes. And amongst all the choices out there, we’ve prepared a list of the ones seamstresses swear on. Here are courses that should get your feet wet.
10 Free Online Sewing Classes You Should Sign up On
1. Made to Sew
This is, without a doubt, the best online sewing course you can find out there. Made to Sew is available on YouTube and all its content is free. You can even choose a specific playlist to watch continuously.
From beginner’s sewing to dressmaking tutorials, the channel has it all. It has also amassed a huge following which speaks volumes of the quality of content.
Skillshare is a well-known online learning platform. It gives you complete access to your selected courses for free for an entire month. This should be more than enough time for you to learn the basics.
When it comes to online sewing classes, I have a lot favorites. But I recommend Ariana Bauer’s “Sewing Patterns 101: Learn to Read Sewing Patterns”. And don’t forget Valeria Garala’s “SEWING 101 – The Basics.”
3. Anita By Design
Here’s another YouTube channel that has free online sewing classes. Make sure you have your own sewing machine to follow along.
From men’s wear to fabric hauls, this channel has you covered. For complete newbies, this will help you build a solid foundation. It also has guides on how to use a sewing machine.
Now, you might need to shed a few dollars for this one. But courses from this site are comprehensive and will surely pay dividends. Udemy is another online learning platform that offers courses for as low as $10 when they are on sale.
Some instructors I like are Margaret Smith and Kimberly Irwin. They are the site’s best-selling and highest-rated sewing courses.
Creativebug lets you access its content through free trial. What makes this site unique is its focus on crafts, including sewing.
It also offers tutorials on how to craft specialty products you can use for retail! Just a quick tip when buying online courses from this site: check the reviews before buying, wait for a sale.
Watch the entire class before digging in. And if you hate the class, ask for a refund (they have a guarantee for all their classes!)
6. Evelyn Wood
This YouTube channel provides exceptional free online sewing classes for beginners. It will guide you through the whole process of making clothes. The instructor has several videos where she sews different styles of clothing.
These videos are very easy to follow. She even has videos of her troubleshooting some issues when using a sewing machine.
7. The English Tailor
The English Tailor specializes in giving beginners a run-through of the must-have equipment. The instructor also has several tutorials on making bowties, collars, and men’s trousers.
If you like his teaching style and want to learn more, he has a website called the Sewing Guru. You can sign up there to continue with his lessons.
8. Threads By BD
Threads By BD is a renowned online sewing classes channel. It will help you learn basic patterns for different types of skirts. You can master making straight, circle, and A-line skirts.
The instructor also teaches how to make sheath dresses, waistbands, and men’s bodice.
9. Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping is a jack of all trades type of YouTube channel. It teaches its viewers how to sew, cook, and craft DIY items. And the instructor for sewing is very beginner-friendly.If you want online sewing classes that are easy to follow, this channel is for you.
10. Farmhouse on Boone
Farmhouse on Boone is a YouTube channel that focuses on teaching a wide range of sewing projects. You can learn to make an apron, a kid’s dress, and curtains, among others.
The transition of each lesson is top-notch. And the instructors will disclose all the materials needed. You can also master the techniques quite easily.
Get sewing tips straight from Gertie before you start on online sewing classes. Watch this:
Once you finish a course, it would help if from time to time, you could ask someone to check on your progress. It helps to have a knowledgeable person watch you work.
In doing so, you’ll pick up extra tips and skills to further improve your craft. So go check out these online sewing classes, and get those fingers busy!
Which free online sewing classes are you interested in? Sound off in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published 0n December 25, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.