I’m regularly asked what the best online sewing classes are for beginner sewers. There is no secret that I am a fan of Craftsy; it’s how I learnt to sew. It’s one of the reasons that Quick Need features so many Craftsy sewing reviews. Below is a list of the top sewing classes for beginners. You can read detailed reviews of each sewing class by clicking through to the full review link.
If you haven’t already, you will soon come across sewing patterns that call for interfacings, linings or facings. There are many types on the market, and that can be overwhelming. Even if your pattern tells you that you need “fusible interfacing” for example, do you know how to use it? What happens if you come across two seemingly identical linings and you need to know what’s best for your project?
So many commercial patterns call for linings or interfacings that you really ought to know at least the basics. By actually having a better knowledge of your options it will allow you to make changes to commercial patterns (adjust to suit your needs) or even design your own garments.
Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings and Facings course consists of eight sewing lessons, each one teaching you how to sew with different types of interfacings, underlings and facings.
If you want to learn more about this sewing class, you can read our complete review of Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings and Facings.
“Benefit of taking a class from someone who has done it many times over, they have some really good tips on what to do and what not to do”.
There is no time better to learn sewing than to learn how professionals sew; knowing the proper techniques can help you get stunning results and sew faster. Whilst your skill set might not be quite ready for all the techniques in this class, it’s never too early to start practicing.
The Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets course consists of eight sewing lessons. In each lesson you are taught techniques such as how to easily top-stitch, followed by a chance to practice the sewing techniques whilst constructing a quality jacket.
If you want to learn more about this sewing class, you can read our complete review of Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets.
Despite popular belief, sewing with knits is actually quite easy – just as easy as sewing with woven fabric.
There are so many nice knit patterns out there – pyjama pants, shirts, jumpers and more – so why limit yourself? I wish I had taken this class earlier; the knowledge learnt really opened my eyes and had me craving to buy some nice knit fabric.
Sewing With Knits consists of nine sewing lessons that teach how to sew with knits, and one bonus sewing lesson on how to dye fabric.
If you want to learn more about this sewing class, you can read our complete review of Sewing With Knits.
Sewing Textures by Vanessa Christenson
So you have experimented with a few simple projects, and want to try sewing something that is just that bit more advanced. Fabric manipulation is a great way to add your own flair to your projects.
Vanessa Christenson teaches you how to sew several simple fabric techniques such as ruffles and pleats, before providing you will some basic projects to practice on.
Sewing Textures consists of ten sewing lessons. Initially you are taught how to achieve the texture effects and fabric manipulation techniques, and in the following lesson you can follow along with a simple project to practice your new skills.
If you want to learn more about this sewing class, you can read our complete review of Sewing Textures.
The Classic Tailored Shirt is a sewing class designed with beginners in mind; it takes the viewer through the complete process selecting your material, how to prep and cut material and finally how to construct the garment. A beginner will really benefit from some of the technique lessons, such as how to sew darts. The course, in essence, is a step by step visual guide of how to sew tailored shirts. Who doesn’t need a tailored shirt; it’s an essential in anyone’s wardrobe.
This sewing class consists of twelve sewing lessons. Pam will teach you all the theory and techniques needed, prior to leading you through the steps to construct the tailored shirt. This sewing class does not provide a free sewing pattern, but provides discounts to popular tried-and-tested Kwik Sew sewing patterns.
If you want to learn more about this sewing class, you can read our complete review of The Classic Tailored Shirt.
Is there a class that you can recommend to other beginner sewers? I’d love to hear your opinions.