I believe if you really put in the work and you have the motivation to learn through the mistakes, you can sew your own clothing. I have put together some free sewing practice sheets to help you practice!
Practice, practice, practice. That's the only way to improve and get better. I'm offering some free sewing practice sheets that you can use with your machine with no thread. It's a great way to practice straight lines and curves. Once you have mastered it without thread, I recommend to start practicing with fabric and thread.
I remember practicing with thread and paper when I was first learning to use a sewing machine. We even got to use different colors and stitches to make it more fun. Do what you can to make the learning part fun, to encourage yourself to keep going and keep learning.
This is a PDF downloadable printable that you can print as many times as you want. There are multiple sheets with lines to follow with your sewing machine. To use these printables follow the instructions below:
- Download the PDF file and print it on regular paper.
- Take all thread out of your sewing machine.
- Use a 80/12 universal sewing machine needle and follow the lines on the paper. Practice sewing curves, straight lines, and corners.
- Most likely the needle will be dulled after sewing through paper so change the needles before sewing fabric.
If you use this free sewing practice sheets, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!