Sewing Basics 2


If you have sewn a garment or two but still lack sewing confidence, this is the right course for you.

If you have never sewn a garment, we recommend starting with Sewing Basics 1 or, for the absolute basics, Intro to Sewing.


This course includes the Nocturne Top PDF Sewing Pattern, as well as a printed copy of the full-size pattern pieces shipped to you.

If you want to learn more, we have a MUCH more complete description of the Sewing Basics 2 course over here – plus a quiz to guide you to the best Learn to Sew course for you.

the nocturne top

Sewing Basics 2

Project: Learn to sew an easy top

The Nocturne Top’s distinctive notched and gathered yoke can just as easily be paired with jeans as it can be with pajama pants. This cozy, pullover top with a slight high-low hem can be made with short or long sleeves depending on the season.

Skills learned:

  • Taking proper measurements and choosing a size
  • Lengthening and shortening a pattern
  • The benefits of making a muslin
  • How to sew a yoke
  • How to sew a notched collar
  • How to sew gathers
  • How to set in and sew sleeves

What’s included:

  • Over 6 hours of video instruction
  • Lifetime membership in our private, online support group
  • Pattern pieces shipped to your door
  • Exclusive discounts at our favorite fabric shops

Already own the Nocturne pattern?

You can purchase the course for a reduced price, without the pattern included.

Skill Level

Beginner, Confident Beginner