Get Started In Dressmaking

Create custom clothing to suit every season, occasion or mood! Dressmaking is the perfect way to put a unique spin on every item in your wardrobe, enabling you to transform fabrics you love into wearable fashion.

Using Sewing Patterns

1. Measure the body and match with the size guidelines. Mark the correct size line on the pattern with a coloured pen, then cut out following these lines.
2. Begin pinning your pattern pieces to your fabric. The grain line should be parallel with the selvedge edge. Measure to ensure the grain line is straight.
3. Cut out pattern pieces using fabric scissors or a rotary cutter and cutting mat. Snip in your notches. Cut out any pieces you may need in interfacing too.
4. Iron on the interfacing pieces to the matching fabric pieces.
5. Following the instructions, sew your fabric pieces together. Before you complete your pattern, check the measurements again the body again.

Sew Simple

With Sew Simple, you can discover online sewing tutorials or head into store for help from our expert colleagues. Discover handy guides to choosing your machine, setting it all up and getting your first projects started.

Looking After Your Machine

Keep your machine in good working order by following a few handy hints and tips!

Sewing with Jersey

Working with jersey fabric may seem daunting to some sewers but with this easy to follow guide you'll fall in love with this comfortable to wear and versatile fabric.
Discover tips on how to sew stretchy jersey fabric with this guide to creating a basic jersey t-shirt by sewing expert Sophia Palmer from Sew Jessalli