Guide to Start Sewing Your Own Clothes
Sewing your own clothes is a great way to express your creativity and make your own wardrobe from scratch. It can be a fun and rewarding experience, and it’s easier than you might think. With the right tools and a bit of practice, you can create beautiful garments that you’ll be proud to wear.
Gather Your Supplies
The first step in sewing your own clothes is to gather the supplies you’ll need. You’ll need fabric, thread, scissors, pins, a measuring tape, a seam ripper, and a sewing machine. You may also want to invest in an iron and ironing board, as well as a pattern or two.
Choose Your Fabric
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to choose your fabric. There are many different types of fabric to choose from, so it’s important to do your research and find the right fabric for your project. Consider the type of garment you’re making, the weight of the fabric, and the care instructions.
Cut Out Your Pattern Pieces
Once you’ve chosen your fabric, it’s time to cut out your pattern pieces. Lay your fabric out on a flat surface and use your pattern to trace the pieces onto the fabric. Make sure to use sharp scissors and to cut accurately.
Sew Your Garment
Now it’s time to start sewing your garment. Start by pinning the pieces together and then sew them together using your sewing machine. Make sure to follow the instructions on the pattern and to use the correct stitch for the fabric.
Finish Your Garment
Once you’ve sewn your garment, it’s time to finish it. This includes pressing the seams, hemming the edges, and adding any embellishments. Take your time and make sure to do a good job, as this will make your garment look professional.
Enjoy Your Creation
Once you’ve finished your garment, it’s time to enjoy your creation. Wear it proudly and show it off to your friends and family. You’ll be amazed at how great it looks and how proud you are of your accomplishment.
What type of fabric should I use?
The type of fabric you should use depends on the type of garment you’re making. Consider the weight of the fabric, the care instructions, and the type of garment you’re making.
Do I need a pattern?
Yes, you will need a pattern to make your garment. You can find patterns online or in craft stores.
How do I finish my garment?
To finish your garment, you will need to press the seams, hem the edges, and add any embellishments. Take your time and make sure to do a good job, as this will make your garment look professional.
Muchas Gracias por estos consejos . La verdad mi sueño es hacerme bonitos vestidos y algún día vender.
Pero apenas compré mi máquina y terminé asustada cuando empecé aver cómo se usa 😅. Y ahorita sigo practicando con telas porque me siento muy inútil para aún crear un vestido . 😭
In sewing class we first started drawing lines on paper and just trying to follow that!
I was a bit of an idiot and started off with pleather cut off a chair that was going to the dump, but I got an A on my english final.
"its not like you licked the sidewalk" lol jenna youre amazing
I started with a $99.00 singer… last me through the awkward stage.. then I upgraded… I still have to stitch rip stuff out but that’s ok…. I love your channel!❤
Usually dont comment but I've been trying to get back into sewing and appreciate the tips and motivation I get from your content. Also, that blouse is absolutely stunning on you!
First time I cooked I added a cup of salt to recipe 😝
you look fire
you look so pretty 😭 i wanna go to a sweing class in summer ✊🏼
Gave my kids plaid and zig zag fabric and had them follow the lines. It helped go strait and practice turns
Lovely look on you in this vid! ❤
I'm the type of person that changes focus often, so I've been a beginner at sewing for a few years as I do just one or two small projects a year (with other crafts in between). But this advice is great for other crafts, too! I got a few cheap crochet and embroidery bits for Christmas, and have been able to try both out (I suck atm, lol) without spending unnecessarily.
Definitely love the idea of redoing that first project. One of my early projects was turning trousers into dungaree shorts. They weren't great, so I'd definitely do better with the next attempt. Great tips! 👍
Some public libraries have sewing machines available to borrow if you want to try it out before committing to purchasing one for yourself!
may I recommend
Jack Creek Road The most common sewing machine problems. After watching his video on how to care for and properly use a sewing machine I found my sewing much less frustrating. I bought a $100 Singer at Walmart many years ago and was constantly frustrated until I watched his video. Now me and my little machine have sewn so many things including shirts with collars and cuffs and plackets. The machine just ticks along. The foot pedal on this machine is very sticky and hard to control so just when you need to finesse a seam it isn't smooth so I wouldn't recommend it but I keep working with it and when it finally quits on me I will invest in something better. So please watch his tutorial and learn to look after and use any machine properly and you will be so glad you did.
I disagree with pretty much all of your advice. I think buy as expensive machine as you can afford. The likely hood of falling in love with sewing on a cheap machine is minimal. Better machine will give better experience. Machines hold their resale value so risk is minimal. Also, I’m a firm believer in learning by doing. Practicing stitches (as practical as it is) is not inspiring. No beginner is going to be excited by it! You’ll learn much more by diving deep. So my advice is: making mistakes is how we learn and there’s always more fabric! Your last advice: GOLD!!!!
You can practice on paper no thread so that you get confident on going straight. Draw lines on the paper you can look at the punctures you made while practicing.
can you please make a tutorial on sewing sleeves? they are so tricky!! 😂
Yes! You’ve inspired me to be sewing! I have my moms old sewing machine. I’ve made two dresses so far and they both look so great! Totally beginner and simple but I’m so impressed that I actually made something that looks like clothes 😂
I'm watching this while working on my first sewing project. It's definitely possible!
7:56 benson peep 👀
yay a extra video
Very helpful! Both my husband and myself want to learn how to sew. ❤
I love watching your videos, thank you so much for your channel. Also that top and color suits you so much. You have great style.
Very well done! This is the most informative video you have ever put out, and I have been watching you for years. Thanks so much for this. ❤
the glow up is realll you look so beautifulllll
Yeah i wore my first dress allll the time. Umm it was alrigh lol back when i coudlnt figure out how to attach my straps right
I started with knits. She is correcttttttt!
After a year I took the waistband off my baaaaaaaaaaaaad skirt and used some actual skill to rebuild it again. It's still ugly but at least now it's wearable.
Great introduction! I still need to work out my goals though.
Yeah this is the beginning of my sewing journey I needed this!!
Thanx for the motivation….lets get started
Don't start with knit fabric but then start with a T shirt makes no sense.
thank you so much for this video!!! i really want to learn how to sew and i've been litterally watching sewing video's all the time, so hopefully i can start very soon on my own projects
This salmon color dress looks popping on you!! 😍
That blouse looks amazing on you!!
Almost clicked on a diff video when I sat down to watch some YouTube after a long shift. I saw that u posted and thought, “nahhhh I need some jenna.” You’ve got soothing, healing energy, baby girl!!!
I have this $50 loops & threads sewing machine that I got at Michaels and I have never used it but I wanna learn
Good info for the new bees Jenna! I think PJ's are a good start too. Even if they're too big or too small you can still wear them to sleep in. By the way,
you looked beautiful in today's video today.
For me there is something to be said about getting a machine that will be reliable and not need adjusted or fixed every time you sew on it. For a very long time I had a antique singer that was great when it was working but I had to deconstruct it and fix it constantly and then I got a used “modern” brother machine that was the same way. A few months ago finally got a machine that works and it has made sewing so much more enjoyable. I can finish a project so quickly when I’m not fixing the machine all the time. So at least spend enough money to get a machine that will be reliable so you don’t burn out from fixing it constantly.
I have a sewing machine on the registry but this vid is making me want to buy it now. Do you think you’ll make tutorial videos common? Like how to use a pattern and actually show us how to make the boxer shorts?
Exactly, that’s how I’m feeling right now.. don’t know where to start 😅 By the way, I love your top, lovely and sexy! Thanks, feeling motivated now!
Great advice! I never went bougie. The most expensive sewing machine I bought was $500. I started sewing young with my mom and grandma. In about five or six years I was able to make a suit for interviews. College was almost over. This was back in the 80s. I sewed for my children, the kids at school, mother of the bride dress…thought I'd seen it all until I discovered altered couture. One thing to remember is to not force the fabric in the machine or hold it down too hard…let it take it. Good luck everyone! It's a great hobby to have your own original.
I love guides like this despite knowing that I absolutely will never follow them because I insist on throwing myself straight into the deep-end of everything I do 😅