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Want to sew your own clothes but overwhelmed with where to start? This ecourse will take the fear out of garment sewing.


This self-led course is for you if:

  • You are interested in sewing your own clothing.
  • You have a sewing machine and a basic understanding of how it works.
  • You want to learn more about choosing a fabric and reading a pattern.
  • You are overwhelmed but excited and ready to get started!

This self-led course is NOT for you if:

  • You are already comfortable with using patterns and sewing your own clothing.
  • You want to alter your existing clothing or want more information about altering patterns.*
  • You are interested in creating your own patterns or sewing clothing without a pattern.*
*these are awesome goals! they are just not something I teach in this class.


About Elise

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I sewed my first garment eight years ago and remember feeling extremely overwhelmed with everything from what type of fabric to use to what a basting stitch was. I now find myself pulling something homemade out of my closet to wear almost every day.

I am not an expert sewist! I don't know all the secrets. But I have learned a lot over the years and am excited to help you get started on your own garment sewing adventure.

My goal for this class is to help you get over the initial overwhelm (and fear!) when it comes to sewing your own clothing from a pattern. I think you'll find my teaching style clear, approachable and encouraging and I know you'll be so excited to start sewing when you complete the course.

I hope you'll join me!

What's in the course?

Lesson 1: Introduction and welcome to class.

Lesson 2: My sewing story

Lesson 3: Tools you will need

Lesson 4: Where to find patterns

Lesson 5: How to read a pattern

Lesson 6: How to select a fabric

Lesson 7: Prepping and cutting your fabric

Lesson 8: Garment sewing 101 and types of stitches

Lesson 9: Let's talk seams

Lesson 10: Finding your size

Lesson 11: Finding your personal sewing style

Lesson 12: What about the cost?

Lesson 13: Avoiding overwhelm and working through projects

PLUS six common technique tutorials:
making & using bias tape, gathering fabric, buttons & button holes, sewing curves, french seams, flat-felled seams

Glossary & Resources


Sewing isn't Scary eCourse

  • 13 written lessons, some with additional video content
  • 6 step-by-step video tutorials of common techniques
  • self-paced and your access will never expire
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you read through the course and realize this is not the class for you, I'll process a complete refund, no questions asked

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