Hochanda Guest Post: Simple Sewing Ideas for Beginners

Simple Sewing ideas for Beginners

Whether you have a hand-me-down sewing machine or the latest design waiting to be brought to life, it’s never been a better time to start sewing, and finding a passion for this popular craft.

There’s always a little trepidation when it comes to learning a new skill, but at Hochanda they have made it as easy as possible for you to get sewing. As the home of crafts, hobbies and arts they’re with you every step of the way with all the essentials you’ll need. From supplies and materials to easy to follow guides and video tutorials.

Remember, conquering a new challenge doesn’t have be daunting!  We’ve all dabbled before at some point with sewing even if it’s just with a needle and thread. So sit back and let Hochanda help educate, entertain and inspire you with a host of sewing ideas

You can find a comprehensive range of Sewing items and essentials on their website by clicking here.

Underneath we’ve shared some fabulous tutorial videos to get you started

How to Thread your Sewing Machine

First up, for anyone new to sewing learning how to thread up your sewing machine is a good place to start as any. Settle into your introduction to sewing by letting Freya and Sarah show you how to. In this easy to follow tutorial they explain how to thread up your machine so you are ready to get sewing!

Check out Hochanda’s range of Sewing Machine supplies here.  

How To Add a Zip to your Sewing Project

To some, adding a zip to your almost finished project can seem arduous! However, with this easy to follow tutorial it couldn’t be easier! Kerrie Padmore from Living in Loveliness talks you through the steps involved which are super easy. Believe it or not, but it’s not long ago that Kerrie just a beginner when it came to sewing. She only took it up as a hobby whilst on maternity leave but quickly acquired the skills and confidence that’s allowed her to share her hints and tips with us.

For more craft inspiration from the Living in Loveliness range, you can view it all here.

Dressmaking Tutorial

Dressmaking is another great example of what you can achieve even if you’re not an expert at sewing. These top tips from Freya and Sarah from ‘Crafty Sew & So’ filmed inside the Hochanda craft room will give you some great inspiration. From skirts and dresses to tops, jumpers and jersey it includes everything you need to know to try out your sewing skills.


To see the Crafty Sew & So Pattern Pick N Mix, click here.

Need more inspiration?

This is just a selection of the exclusive tutorials Hochanda have for you online.

Head over to our YouTube channel here to see even more

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