How To Get Started?
One of the hardest things to do when first learning any hobby is getting started. A lot of time at the beginning stages is wasted on spending hours in flux, trying to figure out equipment choices and watching and reading everything that you can about the hobby. The real joy from a hobby comes when you just dig in and start experimenting.
Finding projects that fit your skill level and tackling them and learning as you go is how you get better at sewing and any other skill.
Resources That Help You Learn
The same internet sources that you are likely to waste as a newbie are also beneficial when it comes to finding sewing projects that you really will enjoy and find a benefit from.
Some good resources are;
- Find books that are geared towards presenting patterns and projects for new people to the craft
- Free DIY videos that are specifically easy to follow, that have clear directions, material requirements and that breaks down the process of sewing so that you can follow
- look for online and DVD sewing courses and most importantly focus on fun and skill development.
Be A Learner
The most joy that you will get from this hobby is by learning, applying and trying. What we mean by this is that you need to get busy on your hobby by devouring useful information and putting hourse behing your sewing machine or by hand sewing. Be open to trying new things and just having a go. Have fun, make learning fun, make trying fun and accept that it is a process. Do not be afraid to make mistakes, expect them, laugh at them and learn from them. The idea is to not fear failure and have the courage that all artist have when it comes to creating and showing things to the world.
Share Your New Hobby
Now that you are knee deep into learning how to sew, you have find projects that are fit for someone who is new to sewing– Let the world know what you are doing! Show off your attempts to your friends, family and to people on social media. There’s nothing like letting the world see how you start and then showing them how far you have come. You will find a lot of support and encouragement from your social network.
Use The Internet To Connect!
Use the internet to find others who are also into sewing. Find forums, find Facebook groups and Reddit groups where you can discuss sewing, show what you have created (even if it is horrible) and get advice. You will be shocked at how many people will be willing to help you out and how fast and easy it is to learn in such an enviroment.
Find Local Sewing Groups
Almost every town has a sewing group and in these groups you can get hands on instruction and advice from people who have more experience than you. Most people really do learn faster when they see someone in person who has more skill display their mastery over a craft.
Put these tips to use, find projects that fit your skills and go to work.;)