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Beginners corner
  29 Records, Last updated on 4/2/12 11:57 AM
   External Link General Tutorial on sewing with a Janome
Includes a video on how to use a variety of feet
4/2/12
   External Link How to buy a sewing machine in today's market
A very helpful article
3/26/12
   External Link Sewers Drivers Ed
Download a PDF file of A Threads article on sewing mechanics, on-line courtesy of Illinois School Distric U46
9/5/09
   External Link Easy-Fit, Easy-to-Make Suede Pants
For your first leather garment, try this comfortable, contemporary pattern (Beginners)
9/5/09
   External Link Sewing Shortcuts (PDF)
PDF file from New Mexico State University on making your sewing faster
9/5/09
   External Link Thread's Learn To Sew
Download a PDF file covering some of the basics, on line courtesy of Illinois School District U46
9/5/09
   Message Board Facings
How to get facings to behave.
5/25/09
   Message Board Absolute beginner's shopping list
A useful list of supplies for the beginner
4/3/08
   Message Board What should I sew first?
This thread talks about getting started sewing, and covers a fair amount of ground: patterns, books, practice, ....
4/3/08
   External Link Do-It-Yourself Fashionsita 101
An guide to starting by Erica Bunker
9/13/07
   Message Board Wear what you make!
A discussion on a common fear of new sew-ers
7/3/07
   Message Board How do I learn to sew without wasting money?
A discussion on learning to sew
9/11/06
   External Link Sewopaedia
Definitions of various sewing terms
9/11/06
   Message Board How to find sewing lessons
Other Pattern Review members give tips on finding classes to learn how to sew.
9/11/06
   Newsletter Article No time to sew
An article by Deepika
2/11/04
   Message Board Choosing patterns by high bust measurements
How do I do this?
12/12/03
   Message Board How much fabric do I need?
Fabric Stashing
12/2/03
   Message Board Dumb newbie question: seams 9/6/03
   Message Board Extreme newbie 9/6/03
   Message Board Fitting Patterns
How to get started
9/6/03
   Message Board Good Patterns for Beginners 9/6/03
   Message Board High bust measurement
Choosing right pattern size
9/6/03
   Message Board Learning to sew 9/6/03
   Message Board Please recommend a pattern 9/6/03
   Message Board Serger reference book for a novice 9/6/03
   Message Board Where do i start?
I'm hesitant to start sewing for myself!
9/6/03
   Message Board working on pants
need a walkthrough
9/6/03
   Review Advanced Search for Beginner patterns 9/6/03
   Message Board Burda 3216
uneven hem problem
9/6/03

 
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