Free Sewing Lesson 5 - Sewing with Swim Knit

Are you ready for swim season!?  I know I cringe at the thought of trying to find modest swimsuits for my girls.  This is why several years ago, I learned how to make swimming suits for my girls.  I haven't purchased a swimwear in years.  My girls are covered.  And I don't have to use a gallon of sunscreen every time we go to the beach.  

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Free Sewing Lesson 3 - Sleeves, and Easing

It has been so much fun sewing with you these past few months!  I'm excited to be back with a third pattern and another promo code!  Daphne is a sweet dress that is the perfect next step in your sewing journey!  You can use the skills you learned in lesson 1 and lesson 2 and add the skill of sewing sleeves and easing fabric!  And you still don't have to worry about button holes or zippers!

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Sewing lesson 2 - gathering, trimming seams, and topstitching

Hello my sewing friends!  Welcome back for the second sewing lesson!!!  I hope you had fun practicing the skills of maintaining an even seam allowance, finishing seams, creating elastic casing, and hemming!  What did you make?  Pajama pants?  A skirt?  A bow?  If you missed the first lesson, you can find it here.   The most important skill to master from the first lesson is seam allowance.  If you can't maintain an even seam allowance, your garment will look crooked, the pieces won't fit together properly, and your garment may not even fit properly.  Maintaining an even seam allowance is so important, and it will totally come with a little practice!

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Sewing Lesson 1a - Cutting Your Fabric and Maintaining an Even Seam Allowance

Hello Friend!  I'm so excited that you are here with me today!  This will be your first step in a delightful journey toward sewing for yourself and/or your family.  It is so good for us in this face paced instant gratification world, to slow down and thoughtfully and mindfully craft something beautiful.  I hope I can help you grow to love sewing as much as I do!  I will be bringing you a new sewing lesson on the last Tuesday of every month this year!  Each lesson will build on the skills of the last lesson.  Each lesson will also include promo codes for 20% off the patterns I use in the lesson!  The codes will be good for one month in order to give you plenty of time to work through the lesson.  When you make anything from this lesson, post it on The Sewing Hub, the Sunflower Seams Facebook group, and Instagram to win a free pattern of choice from Sunflower Seams.  Use the hashtags #learnwithSunflowerSeams and #learnwithTamarHopeDesigns.

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Debunking 4 Myths about Sewing

Hello friend!  If you're here, I'm guessing you have questions about sewing.  For me, sewing is a beautiful way to bless my family.  It is also a mindful, creative outlet.  In this day and age of fast paced living and instant gratification, it is so good for us to sit down and slowly and mindfully create something beautiful.  It's also good for us to teach our children to slow down and appreciate the creative process and the hard work of sewing.

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