BEST LEARN TO SEW ONLINE TUTORIALS AND CLASSES

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Here’s my roundup of the best learn to sew online tutorials and classes for beginners. I’ve included tutorials from my favourite online craft tutorial streaming platforms BluPrint and CreativeBug. 

There are a LOT of learning to sew tutorials online, which means it can be hard to find the right tutorial for yourself. You may be a complete beginner, you might want to refresh your skills or learn new sewing skills. So I’ve rounded up the best across an array of different levels and techniques. 

LEARN HOW TO SEW ONLINE WITH THESE TUTORIALS

THE BEST BLUPRINT LEARN TO SEW TUTORIALS

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There are 209 sewing video tutorials at beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Take a look and see which courses would help you take your sewing skills to the next level

Here are three great beginner level sewing tutorials to get you started learning to sew. 

1. STARTUP LIBRARY: SEWING

Sara Alm Startup Sewing Library, BluPrint online sewing course

Sara Alm is an author, designer and sewing expert. She is also a brilliantly engaging teacher, so she is the perfect person to guide absolute beginners through this comprehensive series of learn to sew tutorials. 

  • LEVEL: Beginner
  • TEACHER: Sara Alm
  • CLASSES: 17 tutorials, 5 hours 13 minutes
  • MAKE: Tote bag, easy dress, 
  • SKILLS: How to use patterns, choosing fabric, the kit you’ll need, machine threading, cutting and marking, stitching and seaming, hemming, zippers

SEE THE CLASS: Startup Library Sewing with Sara Alm

2. SEWING STUDIO

sewing studio diana rupp, Bluprint learn to sew online video tutorials

This is a great beginner sewing course that will take you through all the basics you need. 

Diana has a companion book called Sew Everything Workshop which can be used along with the course – she uses two patterns from the book – but you don’t need the book to do the course.

  • LEVEL: Beginner
  • TEACHER: Diana Rupp
  • CLASSES: 16 episodes, 6 hours 30 minutes
  • MAKE: Step-by-step through two patterns – envelope pillow and secretary skirt
  • SKILLS: Pinning, stitching, pressing, fit and finishing techniques, zipper insertion, lining a skirt, adding darts, finishing with French seams and more

SEE THE CLASS: Sewing Studio with Diana Rupp

3. SEW CONFIDENT: ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES FOR BEGINNERS

Sew confident online sewing tutorial, Bluprint learn to sew online video tutorials and classes

Tutor Angela Wolf is a designer and expert sewist. She also gets great reviews as an instructor. The course isn’t for absolute beginners, it’s more for those at beginner level wanting to take the next step in acquiring useful clothes sewing skills. 

  • LEVEL: Beginner-upgrade 
  • TEACHER: Angela Wolf
  • CLASSES: 8 episodes, 2 hours 49 minutes 
  • SKILLS: Essential garment sewing techniques to take you beyond the basics, how to work patterns, how to choose fabrics, sewing perfect seams, finishing techniques, understitching, topstitching, staystitching, how to shape projects for a flattering fit, how to sew on buttons and install invisible zippers

SEE THE CLASS: Sew Confident with Angela Wolf

THE BEST CREATIVEBUG LEARN TO SEW TUTORIALS

Creativebug is a subscription streaming service that gives unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes from leading arts and crafts experts. There are 250 sewing classes, including 41 beginner level classes. 

CreativeBug is currently offering a 30-DAY FREE TRIAL using code UNLIMITED30. You will need to give credit card details, but you can cancel anytime before the end of the trial and you won’t be charged a cent. 

Here is my pick of the best beginner-level learn to sew classes on CreativeBug. 

1. SEWING MACHINE BASICS

Sewing machine basics, online sewing class, beginner learn to sew online course

Teacher Liesl takes you on a whistle-stop tour of everything you need to know about getting started with a sewing machine. Liesl is the designer behind the Oliver + S, Liesl + Co., Lisette for Butterick, and Straight Stitch Society sewing patterns. 

  • LEVEL: Beginner
  • TEACHER: Liesl Gibson
  • CLASSES: 1 HD video lesson 7 minutes
  • SKILLS: How to thread your machine, the main components of a machine, how to wind a bobbin, sewing seams
  • CREATIVEBUG USER RATING: 4.6 out of 5 stars (968 reviews) 

SEE THE CLASS: Sewing Machine Basics with Liesl Gibson

2. SEWING FOR LITTLE ONES

Sewing for little ones CreativeBug online sewing course, how to sew baby clothes, learn to sew online

This course on sewing for babies and toddlers is taught by blogger and sewist Rae Hoekstra from Made By Rae. 

  • LEVEL: Beginner
  • TEACHER: Rae Hoekstra 
  • CLASSES: 3 HD video lessons, 2 hours 24 minutes 
  • MAKE: Pants and sweet little dress (sizes newborn to 3 years old included in class)
  • SKILLS: How to set up your sewing space, how to read and work with patterns, how to trace favourite T-shirts and leggins to make your own patterns
  • CREATIVEBUG USER RATING: 4.6 out of 5 stars (675 reviews)

SEE THE CLASS: Sewing For Little Ones with Rae Hoekstra

3. LEARN TO SEW CLOTHES

Learn to sew clothes, CreativeBug online sewing tutorial

Deborah Kreiling is the creative director of the Simplicity Pattern Company, so who better to teach you how to sew clothes?! This tutorial series will empower you to sew any garment with confidence. 

  • LEVEL: Beginner 
  • TEACHER: Deborah Kreiling
  • CLASSES: 4 HD video classes, 3 hours 46 minutes
  • MAKE: Classic gathered skirt, sleek Cynthia Rowley top and dress
  • SKILLS: How to follow a pattern, how to decide on size to make and fabric to use, cutting and piecing basics, how to insert a pocket, gathering, invisible zippers, facing
  • CREATIVEBUG USER RATING: 4.8 out of 5 stars (830 reviews) 

SEE THE CLASS: Learn To Sew Clothes with Deborah Kreiling 

I really hope you find this roundup of some of the best online sewing tutorials for beginners useful. If you’re starting out sewing because you want to make clothes for your baby or toddler, you must check out my bumper post full of free patterns for baby clothes.

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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

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