FREE Sewing Resources

Learning Resources

There are a few websites where you can learn many different sewing skills, two of my favorites are Craftsy and Creativebug.

Crafsy has several free mini-clases and they also have good sales and promotions.  In my opinion, t is one of the best learning resources.

 

These are some of Crafsy FREE mini classes:

Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing

Mastering Zipper Techniques

Sew Ready: Machine Basics

Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

 

Sewing Patterns

There are several websites that offer FREE sewing patterns. In this blog, you can find a great selection of FREE Sewing Patterns.

A  few of my favorite websites where you can get FREE sewing Patterns are:

Papavero

Pattydoo

Porrivan

Moldes di Casamoda

m-sewing

Sew Different

 

Fabric

Usually local fabric stores have the best price. Familiarize yourself with your local stores! In the Boston area, Sewfisticated has very good prices.

There are some chain stores such as Joann Fabrics that have a great selection of fabrics.  These stores have higher prices but they offer promotions and coupons.  I don’t buy anything without a coupon!

Walmart is another place where you can buy fabrics at good prices – their selection is limited, but is is a good option to buy basic fabrics.

 

Books

You can download 425 books and exhibition catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art for free, including 20 fashion books like this Haute Couture one.

You can find the list of the 20 books in the post  20 free fashion books to download from The Metropolitan Museum of Art from Dressful