Newbie Resources

A question that is frequently asked is if Sewing Connection Auckland provides sewing lessons. We are a group of sewing enthusiasts who meet to share our interest with like minded people. We help each other during the meetings, there is always someone who knows how to do whatever is being discussed. Currently there is no one in the group who gives lessons.

Sewing is such a great hobby, you shouldn’t let that stop you!  Between the internet and the Auckland Library system there is really nothing to prevent someone from learning to sew.

On the internet, google is a good place to start.  You can google “how to sew”, “sewing lessons”,” how to start sewing” or anything similar to get a list of websites to take a look at.

DIY Dreamer has put together a useful set of Sewing 101 tutorials.  Youtube has lots of how to sew videos like this one. Nancy Zieman has been teaching sewing on TV for decades, her website is a treasure trove of helpful information and videos.  Also, there are free courses if that appeals to you.

When you feel ready for a project, Sew4home has hundreds if not thousands of free project tutorials many of them suitable for beginners. The tutorials are thorough, clear and have lots of pictures to help you. Pattern Review is a large and very active online sewing community with lots of help for beginners. It is a huge site, so stay awhile and look around.

The Auckland Library has a comprehensive list of sewing related books. On their website you can put a hold on ones that interest you and have them delivered to the library of your choice.  This way you have the entire library selection available to you.

We welcome visitors to our meetings and love to encourage newbies. Hope to see you at our next one.