Beginner? Start here
If you are new to sewing, you’re in the right place
Hey crafter! You wanna make beautiful clothes that you can be proud of?
Love Notions’ PDF Patterns are perfect for people who are:
- new to sewing
- new to sewing clothes
- or new to PDF patterns
Shop this collection of beginner-friendly knit patterns
This is a perfect transitional piece for your me-made wardrobe – and one that uses very little fabric. This gorgeous top is filled with options and is quick and easy to sew and wear!
Shop this collection of beginner-friendly woven patterns
The Harmony Blouse is an easy to wear top meant for drapey, silk-like woven fabrics. Learn to create bust darts for a beautiful fit. A simple keyhole closure makes this a breeze to sew up and wear.
- A reliable sewing machine (our favorite is the Babylock Brilliant)
- A cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Thread (we like Gutterman)
- Machine Needles (start with universal needles)
- Fabric (you can work with stretch or non-stretch, but keep in mind that different patterns require different types of fabrics)
Try our Famous Laundry Day Tee
This pattern is beloved throughout the sewing community! For many people, it is the very first garment they ever sew up and it gets them hooked on the joy of sewing. Plus, you can get it for free when you join our private Facebook Pattern Support Group.
What about Fabric?
Fabric is an essential ingredient to any sewing project! Learn from these fabric resources & get what you need!
Learn how to use PDF Patterns
New to PDF patterns? You can use PDF patterns with your at home printer, send them to a copy shop for a large format print, or even project them directly onto your fabric with an overhead projector. Use these videos to see how. Plus, you can even see exactly how to sew up the Free Laundry Day Tee from start to finish using PDF patterns!
Sewing School is in session! Find instant support for your sewing questions
Everything you need to know about thread for a beginner sewist.
Learn how to sew knit binding.
How to digitally organize your fabric stash + Fraser Cardigan
Tips and Tricks for Sewing Pockets – using the Love Notions Sloane Sweater Sewing Pattern.
Tip for saving fabric when you cut
Learn how to create a 3d design using your sewing machine.
How to sew for your tween
Read this post to learn about “ease” when it comes to sewing.
Learn how to professionally finish seams + Luna Loungewear Looks!