For Teens and Grownups, too!
Sewing lessons for free, as well as ideas for simple sewing projects.
Free Sewing Book: Sewing Lessons For Beginners
To have a copy of this book, either print the document, or select and print the areas of your choice.
Guidelines for Sewing
Beginning and intermediate articles to teach you how to sew. Sewing project directions also available.
A 3-day course near Los Angeles, perfect for teens and parents who want to design their own costumes. This is a review by someone who attended. Check out the whole Recollections site for ideas for historic costumes for plays, events, or Halloween.
List of Free Online Fashion Design Courses & Learning Materials
Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that is right for you.
History of Baby Quilts: Patterns for Crib & Doll Quilts
Make doll and baby quilts typical of different periods in history. Each pattern includes some history and information on how the quilt would have been made during that time. There’s a nine patch that could be made by most children and a log cabin that an older child could make. Both sewing and history would be learned from each pattern.
Quilters at all levels exchange information, make new friends and swap fabric and blocks here.
Quilting With Children
This page is designed to describe the projects I have organized and give you ideas, techniques, and resources for working with children in making quilts.
Sewing tips, projects, and activities for students and teachers. Use this section to supplement your sewing experience with free puzzles and games, sewing tips, activities, projects, and curriculum guides.
Curtain sewing directions
Here’s a nice, easy entry level sewing project. This would be a great project to allow teens to decorate their own bedroom.
Kids Sewing Projects
Our goal here at Kids Sewing Projects is to establish a website with free information, projects and easy lessons for kids to learn sewing. Once kids get to handle their own sewing machine it is like a whole new world opens up to them.
Teens create or embellish a sewn item from either the fashion or home décor arenas. Then individual submissions will be judged and awarded in a Scholastic Style Show.
During this activity, you’ll construct a working and wearable circuit. You’ll experiment with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape and an LED to learn how to connect a circuit, and then design a way for it to work on a wrist cuff, a badge, or any other wearable item. Uses conductive sewing thread like this.
A teen’s guide to sewing. A young seamstress talks about her sewing project successes and failures.