The Basics To Sewing | Rust Rose | Skillshare
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5 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Hand sewing 1 introduction

    • 2. Hand sewing 2 Threading Needle

    • 3. Hand sewing 3 Measuring and Cutting

    • 4. Hand sewing 4 Cutting and Sewing

    • 5. Hand sewing 5 Ironing and Seam Ripping


About This Class

This class will teach you the basics of sewing. 

-how to remove stiches

-how to thread a needle

-how to keep fabric from fraying

-how to sew by hand

-measuring and cutting fabric

-how to make a simple pocket ( class project )


1. Hand sewing 1 introduction: Hey, guys, I'm gonna be teaching you the basics of sewing by hand thing. It's very important to learn how to do it by hand. Fan sewing. Our project is going to be making a cute little pocket. It's something very simple. Very easy. Gives you a very quick accomplishment. Peaking shares. Mine's kind of old. And I haven't you. I use them, I dio. But any new ones, they're very old and regular scissors. I choose bigger ones than this. This just happens to be so scissors. I could just find that I had I was in sharp for cutting fabric. This guy right here, Very handy tool. This guy right here helps you thread your needle. If you type in needle threat er, lots of these pop up. It'll save you like a minute or two and just make the process less frustrating. Ruler for measuring your fabric. Very important. You do not want to just scant and not measure anything. I'm one of those people who will skip but not measure Do it. It makes your project turned out the first time, not the second time. Whenever you decide to actually not be lazing measure um tens and pencils, pens and pencils are to mark where you are going to cut or where you are going to. So, markers, pens, pencils just makes chalk. Some people you struck a lot of people you struck. Um, just use what washes off. Because any lines that end up showing up in the final product, you want that to wash away. You don't want it to stay there, because sometimes it ends up showing, and it doesn't stay hidden in the part that nobody ever sees seem Ripper. One of the most used tools I use because I in my mistake, Um, that was a joke. Um, yeah. Same river every single time you make a mistake, like whenever you decide not to measure something or your sewing machine decides to go crazy on you and not work for a moment or whenever you just accidentally make a stitch and you realize, Oh, I was supposed to leave that part open Selector this inside out? Yeah. Same river. Best friend. You are best friend. Okay. Release of my best friend. You will also need pins. Very important pins to pin your stuff in place. You will need a needle. You will need thread, obviously, too. So I've got this big Bob in right here, and I think that's everything, all right? Oh, also very important. Most important part fabric. I'm using an old T shirt because I have old church that don't fit me anymore in the closet . And it's a very thin material you can use to make stuff stretchy, those a little bit more of a difficult material. If I was kind of choose one for you guys, I would pick of material that's not very stretchy. It's a very thin material. See that phrase a lot? Um, it's a very thin material, see, but it's not stretching at all. So you're not gonna have trouble with lining up the edge. And then suddenly you end up with this patch words a little bit Bence or one part stretch down the other parts not stretched out. It just makes something a lot easier whenever it doesn't stretch. It's a nice dinner material. So you don't have any problems sticking multiple layers together If you're making, like, a wallet or something going to be teaching you that someday? Um, yeah. Shiny. Okay, I'm really sorry, because I just already fraying. You know, these little strange right here. You do not want that in your final product. It will make your fellow brought it. Fall apart. Um, over time. Yeah, that's everything. All right. Good luck. 2. Hand sewing 2 Threading Needle: Okay, guys, I'm gonna show you how to thread a needle. Um, this is what you want in the end. Thread? Not at the end. And the needle? The needle. Okay, so we have to read. Sorry. Needles air. Very thin. Small. Pulled it out. Maybe that wasn't the smartest idea. A needle. And I'm gonna hold on to that because I don't lose it again. Needle threat. Er Okay. So first I'll go over the simple way of threading a needle. That's I do most the time because I'm not willing to pull out the needle threat. Or even though it would save me time Long were on to just go to do. Except that they're at the needle 500 times. Um, if I sound angry, I'm not actually angry. I'm just in a joking mood, and this is how I do it. Okay? You take it. The end of your threat. You find the end of your needle. There's a little hole at the end of your needle. Little hole that probably can't see on the camera you take and you thread the needle. You just stick the string through the needle. Sounds simple. Right. Okay. There we go, but it could be a little tricky. The older you get, the harder it'll get. And then boom. There you go. Threaded needle. Now is all you have to do is take your scissors for in the end of where you want to cut it . And then did I get wrap it around your finger? Grab one end, pull the end over pool. Boom. Not right there. Yes, here is the needle thingamajig. Er, this is the needle threat. Er, this is the needle. You put the needle threat. Er, take the needle threat. Er put it through the needle. Boom. There goes on behind the camera right now trying to film this so that I don't end up off camera cause it's such a small situation. Put the needle the thread through the needle threat. Er, Boehm. Maybe not that much, though. Then you pull the needle down through the fabric. Keep pulling the needle, thread her up. Here we go. Pull the fact the threat out. Boom Needle in fabric. Take it. Grab it on your finger. Make a cute little not right there. That losinit. We've been doing it on camera and a please in the camera. Little bits. Crazy. Ok, there we go. Threaded needle, not needle. Boom 3. Hand sewing 3 Measuring and Cutting: Okay, I'm gonna say you guys how to measure, and so Okay, so we're gonna want to make hours four by four pocket, because that would have fabric for we take a regular scissors. You can cut everything already with e peaking shears to just already have that line made for a like, speaking shears helps keep it from Frank. You can cut it with Peking shears. I prefer to cut it with us than cut with pinking shears after So we take a pen, are washable pin. Make sure it works. Make a line. Make a line. I did. I made an entire wallet, and it wound up being out of a pen that was not washable. That well, it is no good anymore. I gave it for myself. I just can't sell it. Forgive it. Anyone else? Cause I feel bad. They're made my sister because she watched. Make it the roller. I put the inch mark. You want to start right where that little tab is? Where it says the first notch, not the end of the ruler, but that first notch for one inch. You want to start it? That and you draw a line from that notch, although down to the biggest notch on the four. And then you go over and you put that on the biggest, Not for the four. And you draw a line over to that first notch for one inch. You did not for all four sides and you to double check to make sure that all of them are actually four inches. I like Teoh. Stick mine right on top of the other line. Just because it helps, um se fabric, you start from the notch. You go over to four inches. You started the notch. You go over four inches. You started the not should go over four inches. You're gonna You're speaking shears. I don't like my because they're very hard to, um Do you know you can do that? And that will help Keep it for Frank. This is like a backup to keep it from Frank's. And people just do this, but I consider it a backup. You cut along the line, you can use either one you want. This one does not help keep Frank from happening. But we're going to do stitches to help keep the rest of us from Frank given to the rest of fabric. We don't need that no more. Keep much using with you. Put away the rest so you don't end up confused. I just got on threat. Okay, Go To put that away. Most confused. You are the better. Keep it simple, Stupid. And there we go. 4. Hand sewing 4 Cutting and Sewing: Hey, guys, Now we're going to be learning how to, actually. So the fabric together you're going to need for this step, needle and thread. We already taught you how to connect that and you need your fabric. You also need the pins and a pin cushion. If you so choose to, you want right sides together. It's all that really means is the main part of the fabric that you want people to see. You want to put those together where you can't see you no more. That is because once you saw it, you're gonna turn inside out, and then people won't be able to see this part right here. They'll be seeing the inside depart that you want them to see, and you want wrong sides apart. Okay, Now, first things first. You want to so sorry you want to pin your pocket together, you want a pen, the fabric together to make sure that it doesn't like, slip around and move around or you're sewing it and you end up making them steak and selling it where you don't want to or doesn't end up turning out properly. That's just to make sure that the two sides that you want some together end up sewn together to take your needle. You put it in the throughout at the end of your project at the end of the fabric, and then you take it this little girl show. Um, be patient with me, please. You want to take it and you have the end of the needle through here. You take it and you pull it. Sometimes that happens. Just pool Cool. Okay. Do not You can pull in the individual strings. There's two strings right here. That's normally what people dio to make sure it stays nice and, um, starting. And then there's not of the answer that will stay. And then you take it, your brain gets you want to keep your stitches pretty close, but you take it and you go next to that little spot where you just sown and you bring it through again and your pool make sure it went all the way. See, I was small. It stitches. You just keep going. Simples that. Make sure you don't end ups, um, nodding or tangling your string. The way that I do that is, I just make sure that I don't end up putting too much string at once you want? You don't want to string too long or else you're gonna end up with a nodded mess. You want to keep it fairly short long enough that you can actually get something done, but short enough that it's not gonna make a massive tangle of I'm going to go ahead. And so the pocket together. For those of you who want to sow a bit faster, you can do what I'm doing. You just take it and then you fold the fabric and you just pushed through, making sure you go through both layers. See the needles right there through the fabric. That's right there with fiber. You just cool again. Like it's nothing. And there you go. So you don't to keep flipping over the fabric. We're getting close enough. I think I'm gonna go ahead and finish it for you. Beginners. You might want to start over than a longer strengthen a shorter strain. Well, actually, you want quite a bit of string. I normally started about this not string because it just makes it easier to deal with. Oh, you know, you know this pockets four inches this string is probably about four inches long. I take it I bring it underneath this one. The last ditch I did You bring it through like how you did the not to begin with. You pull. Then you want to do it again. The exact same thing again. You go under the original states that you went under. You pull, you go through the little loop and your pool. You only really need to do this twice. And by that I mean floated the string looped pool pulled the string blue pool. That's two times I do it three times, like I just did now, because I have anxiety. So there you go with that. There you go. So then you take it. My stitches are not completely pristine. This so it's gonna turn out a lot better than this side, especially this part here because I wound up running in a little bit more, so that's gonna cause on the pocket to not be perfectly straight on the edge. And then, since they're so loose, you're definitely going to see these stitches. You don't want people seeing your stitches. These are tighter. The time of the stitches are you're probably not going to see these stitches right here in the corner that I've put the most time into because they're closer together. So they're gonna hide behind the fabric. So then we turn our fabric and set out Oh, also, before we do that, we take our scissors are very in a way. Scissors. If you want to know after you have stitched everything you can take and cut the fabric again Minor. Really old. So my aren't very good. They're kind of doing the opposite of what they're supposed to dio. Yeah, minor causing phrase, because mineral, but normally picking shears creates a triangle kind of pattern on your where I'll see you. Theologians, daughter. These both came from my grandma. You also want to cut? Oh, yeah, that's so much better. See, See the triangles right there. That's going to keep your fabric from fraying fabric from fraying. You want to cut off your ends because you don't want to be all bulky on the corners whenever you turn it inside out. Don't be sure not to tell your threat, though. That'll unravel the entire thing. And then you'll be wasting time. So you take get you cut it with your peaking shares. If you have any, or you could learn a sewing technique toe help you? No. Of how phrase One way to keep from having phrase I'll do it on. The good side is you take your fabric. You can also do both. You can also use peaking shears and do this. I tend to you speaking shares whenever willing to use the should. Sears shears, because I know it takes a lot of patients to do with those things. You're just kind off loop through over the fabric over and over again, continuing on. And that will help keep the fabric from Frank because I don't know how this works. I just know it works. Keeps getting caught on the end. Do you normally want to do this closer together? My way of doing it is normally like at the beginning. If I'm handsome ing, I do it at the beginning in the end of each stitch because that's a good way to keep it kind of, even if you've done even stitching, which I have not done because I lazily did this. Sorry. Um, you just keep going and that will help keep it from. You don't really wanna pull it really tight. We're spending the fabric. You just want to keep it. Loosen off. That is not been in the fabric, but tight enough about it is against the fabric. I normally don't tie off stitch from one of these cute little guys over here because I find it loose and I just don't like it. I take the closest stitch that I have, and I talked it all from that one. Just because I can see what I tell you. You can see the stitches, but some of them are hidden. See, I had him stitches. Visible stitches. Okay, There you go. It's a cute little pocket. Now you can leave it like this. I like to take a pin. We're a cute little tool. This is on a normal selling tool. This was a clay tool, but I like to take it and put it out. Look at those little corner. She could take something small, like a pin. If you work with Clay, a clay tool. Do you? My stitches aren't perfect. So it turned out 5. Hand sewing 5 Ironing and Seam Ripping: I've got my iron here. Here's my little guy Gonna make sure it's the way you want to be. You just press it normally you want to do this on an ironing board or on your some people do it on the whole thing that they used to cut their fabric on. I don't remember is called right now cutting board and you just iron those cute little spots. But he wanted to be. This is a little difficult cause it's a small but, um, yeah, you just keep irony. I'm a little lazy with it. And if you need to, you can. He is a little bit of miss, depending on the fabric you're using. The furthest I've ever had to do was use a little bit of missed. But that's it. I've never had a like spray the fabric or anything, So fabric will be a little warm. My fabrics a little, Um, frankly, here, when in doubt, always on your it's very important toe iron. See, when I saw it looks, it's nice and smooth and pristine. Yeah, this one. I wound up making one side a little bit more over than the other, so I would go back and normally fix that. I'm not going to right now. So there you go. You have a pocket. It's got right here is your friend for whenever you make mistakes like Ideo if for me on do this for a moment, if you want to. If you messed up on a Pacific stitch like these guys were too far apart where this guy is really messy, you'll take your seem ripper. This normally comes of most kids. Andrew. Just pull it on the inside of there is a little blade sharp. Do not take your finger in it, even though I don't think you can, and you can just go ahead and rip it out, typically one at a time. You just keep ripping it out. You're literally ripping the threat of heart, but you can also use it. Teoh. Pull the thread out until you have to do so. Then you can take and completely removed. You do not want to randomly stop like I did ups. A random point. That's a terrible idea, but there's a not right there. I think I did actually stopped at a point. That's actually pretty good. I was wrong. It's at the end of it or not, I can't tell. Well, but then also the side. You're gonna have to go all the way to the end, But sometimes you can just pull it out. This one was kind of tight. So you're not gonna be able pull that? You're gonna have to, like, seem rip all the way through. Sometimes it could be kind of difficult, because those stitches will be small and tight. A lot of times you can always switch the sides of the fabric that you are seem ripping on. Sometimes one side might be easier than the other. It's pulled on out of there. There you go, and then you can just take. And so this part again, all the way until you get to your next non, which I think is there, find yourself some fabric. Learn what kind of fabric you like. Best kind of fabric you don't like best. Um, how you like your stitches? Done. Make a pocket. Just make a simple pocket. I'd love to see it. You can do it. However, you want to just end up with a pocket at the end, Preferably without holes in it. Like mine. Yeah. Have fun