Learn to Sew Your Clothes: Sewing Basics 1


If you know a bit about sewing in general but have never (successfully) sewn a garment, this is the right course for you.

If you are brand new to sewing, we recommend starting with Intro to Sewing.

the nocturne pants

Sewing Basics 1

Project: Sew the Nocturne Pajama Pants

Price: $129, which includes the Nocturne Pants sewing pattern, pattern pieces shipped to your door (free shipping in the US), 6 hours of video instruction, and lifetime membership in the Learn to Sew support group.

Pajama pants are the BEST first project – low stakes, very useful, and a perfect form of self-care. The Nocturne Pajama Pants are perfect for loungewear, but depending on the fabric you choose, you can also wear them out and about. The pants feature a simple, comfortable paper bag waist, with the option of a lower rise, basic elastic waistband. The pockets, of course, are deep and luxurious.

Skills learned:

  • How to choose fabric
  • How to take your measurements and choose your size
  • How to lengthen or shorten a pattern
  • How to choose between elastic types
  • Working with notches
  • Understanding fabric anatomy
  • How to properly iron and press
  • Confidently cut out your fabric
  • Pinning 101
  • How to sew straight and curved seams
  • How to finish your seams so they don’t unravel
  • How to sew an elastic waistband
  • How to hem pants

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