Now that you are all set up with your sewing machine table and your new sewing machine, it is time to sit on down and get to work! Getting started is often the most difficult part, but picking out a good sewing pattern is usually the first step to success. The problem is that there are a huge number of patterns out there for you to choose from, and they all have different skill level requirements. Luckily, our experts are here to save the day! The following is your guide to picking out the right sewing pattern:
- Check out your wardrobe- You don’t want to put a lot of time and effort into making something that you will never wear. That is why it is so important for you to stick with your existing style, especially when you are still a beginner. Consider how tight or loose you like your clothes to fit, your most worn outfits, and your favorite style.
- Keep it simple- If you attempt to get into anything that is too complicated at this stage, then you are likely to just end up frustrated. That is why you should choose a simple pattern, at least at first. A few good options are A-line skirts, smock-style tops, or even a comfortable pair of lounge pants.
These are just a couple of tips to keep in mind when you are selecting a sewing pattern. The next step will be to find the right pattern size, which we will take an in-depth look at in our next blog, so be sure to stay tuned!