Sew 101

I've structured this series, so each week builds on previous weeks' lessons. Each week I go over some basic terms, and give a tutorial for a project that you should be able to complete in under an hour.  I'd love to see your finished projects, just leave me a comment after the tutorial, so I know where to find you.

Grain/Selvage, Nap/ Easy Bubble Skirt
French Seams? How To make your seams look professional 
How to sew curves
Pintucks (this one takes longer than an hour, depending on the amount of pin-tucks)

Pleated Ruffles

All about Applique


All About Button Holes

Tips: sewing w/ patterns (It's not scary)

Adding cuffed sleeves

Tips for making hand-made garments look professional

I hope that you you use all my tutorials and they help you develop the same love of sewing that I have. Feel free to use them for private use-or send me a chunk of the profits. (warning: snotty comment ahead) Please also just don't re-do my tutorials on your blog and say you got them here.  Simply show your finished product and then link back.


  1. This is a fabulous series, Tara, building both confidence and skills. Thanks for linking up...

  2. Hi Tara, I've featured your Sewing 101 series today...

  3. Thanks for sharing on our Pattern Party! We have featured your design! Make sure to link up in April for our next party!