In some ways we're all beginners when it comes to sewing, whether we've been doing it for five days or fifty years. There's always more to learn. Today, I'm asking, what's the best piece of advice you have on sewing for beginners?
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Here's my list of advice. Read through it, then add yours!
1. Don't bite off more than you can chew. New to quilting? Try a small wall hanging or a few patchwork blocks before setting off on that queen quilt project you've been dreaming of.
2. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. You're going to make them, so don't sweat it. Your seam ripper will become your new best friend.
3. Observe and learn from others. Go to shows and festivals, read books, take classes, have tea with your neighbor who happens to make her own clothes. Pick up new skills however you feel comfortable.
4. Diversify. Once you've got a technique or project down pat, try something new, or a different way of doing things, to expand your knowledge base.
5. Have fun!
If you are new to sewing and getting started seems daunting, consider arming yourself with this handy LoveSewing Basic Sewing Kit available in the Sew Daily Shop.
I know there are plenty of you out there with advice for beginners. Please, don't hold back. Share your advice, tips, tricks, and stories with us all. I can't wait to hear.