When you first set your eyes on a sewing pattern you should look for some information from the pattern.
What do you need to know?
1. The end product’s size.
2. The amount of fabric needed to start the sewing pattern.
(Make sure you have all the sewing supplies you need to start.)
3. Skill level or what sewing techniques you might need to know before sewing the pattern.
(If you do not know a technique remember you can look it up or watch a video tutorial.)
Usually, you can find the answers to all of these questions on the back of the envelope or the pattern description if it is a Epattern.
If you are a novice sewer, I would choose a pattern that is labeled Easy. Look for straight stitching, with no curves.
Also I would not choose a close fitting outfit. Look for loose fitting clothes or maybe a pattern that size does not matter, perhaps a bag, apron or blanket.
Tomorrow we will look at Sizing and where and how to get your size measurements.
Also all month you can receive 15% off all Sew Spoiled Patterns by entering the Coupon Code: SEWTEACHME.
Only available in at Sew Spoiled’s Etsy Shop for the entire month of September 2011.