Sewing is one of those skills that everyone must know. You never know when your button may fall off or when you may need to give your clothes some stitches for that nice fit. If you know how to stitch well, then it can be very economical and time-saving. The beginners who have just started how to sew may find it to be a little tough or time-consuming but it is worth it.
So let’s get ready and gear up as we are going to discuss the beginners guide to learn how to sew:-
Gather All The Necessary
In the very first step, it is very important to gather all the necessary equipment for sewing your stuff. Once you sit down to stitch it is not advisable to get up again and again for finding out things. Here is the list of things that you will be needing in the whole process:-
- Needles– It is advisable to buy both small and large needles. Larger ones are generally used for the thicker threads.
- A good pair of scissors– You can buy small embroidery scissors as they are generally very sharp and used for stitching purposes.
- Marking pens– If you have planned to make any sort of design or embroidery on your piece of cloth then you need to buy some markers to get that perfect shape.
- Threads– Buy the most simple all-purpose cotton thread that generally goes for all kinds of fabric. However, for different quality cloth, you will need different quality threads.
- Fabric– You can go to the local market and ask for some good pieces of fabric, which are generally available at a very low price.
- Measuring tape– A measuring tape is another very important thing that you need to have when you go for stitching.
Start With Threading
There are two ways of getting the thread into that needle. Single threading and double threading. In single threading, you will have to cut the amount of thread you want and then insert the thread into that needle. Tie a knot from the longer side of the thread with the needle before you begin.
In double threading, you have to double up the thread. You will now get two tails that you need to tie together. Now, you can insert it into the needle and get started.
Finish Up The Knotting Part
Once you have inserted the thread into the needle. Hold it tight and now hold your needle in one hand with the thread in the other hand. Now start by looping the thread and then make at least two knots to make sure that your threads are tightly knotted.
Run With The Stitches
After you have knotted the threads with the needle tightly, you need to bring the needle through your cloth or fabric and get it through the cloth until your tied knot hits the fabric. In this way, you will continue to bring the needle up and pass it through the fabric once again. You can either go for running stitch or basting stitch. In the case of basting stitches, the stitches are longer generally 1/4th in size.
Try Out Backstitch
Backstitch type of stitching is small, strong, and very easy to do. People prefer backstitch more than running stitch as the process of backstitching is also simple. You just need to insert the choice of your thread into the needle, tie the knot, and get started. Just take the needle and make it pass through your fabric. Make sure you pass the thread from the backside of the fabric.
Once the needle goes back, bring it up and repeat this process to get a beautiful backstitch. You can either stitch right next to one or space them out according to your choice.
Apply Some Beeswax
Applying beeswax on the fabric might seem different and something odd but when you apply it to the thread, it makes the thread strong and prevents it from breaking very easily. This step is completely optional and one can skip it if you do not wish to apply beeswax.
Likewise, you can press your stitched fabric or cloth for a crisp and neat, or finished look
Sewing your stuff is a very simple process and you not be scared of it at all. Also, sewing is one of those things that everyone must learn. This was all about the beginner’s guide to stitching. You can follow the above steps for basic sewing of your cloth or fabric.