Basic Sewing lessons for beginners — Sewing 101 with sewing practice sheets

Updated: May 25

Learn the basics of sewing and Fashion Designing. Learn how to sew straight and curved lines and gain control over pedal and speed of a sewing machine. Follow the steps shown in the sewing basics tutorial video and practice to stitch corners by accurately stopping the machine, pivoting the needle and to turn the fabric and stitching. Follow the first week sewing practice and use the skills learnt to stitch beautiful designer neck for your Churidars and blouse .



By the end of 2 weeks, feel confident in controlling the speed, tempo and rhythm of the sewing machine.

  • Day 1 sewing class: Learn how to sew straight lines and gain control over pedal and speed

  • Day 2 sewing class: Learn how to stitch corners by pivoting the needle, lifting the footer and turning the fabric. Accurately stop the machine at line end

  • Day 3 sewing class: Become proficient in how to stitch corners and build the skill to stitch neck designs.

  • Day 4 sewing class: Gain speed and control and manipulate the hand wheel

  • Day 5 sewing class: Practice everything learnt during the week. Gain practice to sew straight lines and be confident in controlling the speed, tempo, and rhythm of sewing machine.

  • Day 6 sewing class: Learn how to sew curvedlines and gain control over pedal and speed

  • Day 7 sewing class: Learn how to stitch curves by pivoting the needle and creating curves.

  • Day 8 sewing class: Learn to sew curved turns.

  • Day 9 sewing class: Become proficient in how to stitch curves and build the skill to stitch curvy neck designs. Gain speed and control and manipulate the hand wheel

  • Day 10 sewing class: Practice what you have learnt during week 2 of the class and gain practice to sew curved lines and be confident in controlling the speed, tempo, and rhythm of sewing machine.

Link to Basic Sewing Practice sheets. Draw the lines and curves as shown in the e-book onto a fabric and start sewing practice. The pages contain simple straight lines, zig-zag lines, and curves for practice.


Checkout the YouTube tutorial video on basic sewing here. The explanations are in Tamil in an easy to understand way. Understand the fundamentals and avoid the mistakes most beginners make and stitch perfectly fitting Kurtis and Churidhars.


Happy sewing.

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