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.


This course includes the Nocturne Pants 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 1 course over here – plus a quiz to guide you to the best Learn to Sew course for you.

the nocturne pants

Sewing Basics 1

Project: Sew the Nocturne Pajama Pants

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

What’s included:

  • 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