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Sewing tutorials that won’t get you all stitched up

Beginners home sewing guide

A positive attitude toward DIY is the hallmark of a good British home. Unfortunately, those tricky cushion covers and patchwork quilts are not always as easy to construct as we’d like. While a homemade pair of curtains or toy for your child might give you domestic goddess status, the reality of constructing it probably includes sharp needle pricks, dropped stitches and muddled instructions.

In order to help you get in the DIY spirit, we’ve found some DIY sewing tutorials that won’t leave your hands bleeding or your mind reeling.

Specialist Websites

Specialist websites such as www.howtosew.com and www.sewmamasew.comcan help you on your way to being a master of the needle and giving your home that loving DIY touch. If you’re lacking inspiration as to how you can incorporate your sewing masterpieces into your home, the McCarthy and Stone Pinterest page can show you how to make DIY chic in your very own space.

Pinterest

Muddling your way through Pinterest can be a daunting task. With ‘pins’ of food, clothing, decorations and general oddities, this DIY website can leave you wishing you had the talent of your Pinterest peers. However, in many cases you will actually be left with wonky initials sewn ‘off centre’ on an even more poorly sewn together cushion cover.

Thankfully we’ve found some easy peasy tutorials from the internet’s most creative website that will help you try your hand at DIY soft furnishings without drawing blood!

YouTube

Sometimes you just need a more kinetic set of instructions. While Pinterest can offer you a wide range of picture-based tutorials, for those trickier stitches and patterns, video-formatted ‘how-to’ options might be just the answer.

YouTube is full of a wide range of video tutorials for nearly any form of sewing DIY. From perfect cross stitch to elegant lettering, the website can cater to nearly all of your decorative needs.

But for those of you just starting out, here is a beginners video that will help you learn some simple techniques and tricks to enable you to get started with your sewing adventures. If you wish to find more videos, remember you can simply search what you’re looking for in the search bar at the top and find the perfect video for you.

We hope now you can pick up your needle with confidence and start lifting your home towards DIY heaven. Just use these simple and easy tutorials that won’t leave you all stitched up. 

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