Intro to Sewing: Bootcamp


Intro to Sewing: Bootcamp introduces you to your sewing machine, and helps you build your sewing skills, regardless of whatever machine you own. You’ll also learn the most essential sewing notions for your personal sewing toolkit.



New to the world of sewing? Let this eBook, a revised and expanded edition of a coursebook used to teach introductory classes in sewing studios, be your personal instructor.

Intro to Sewing: Bootcamp introduces you to your sewing machine, regardless of whatever machine you own.  If you don’t yet own a sewing machine, you’ll learn the essential features to help inform your purchase.  You’ll also learn about the essential notions (that’s sewing speak for “tools and accessories”) you’ll need to start your own personal sewing toolkit.

Inside Intro to Sewing: Bootcamp you’ll find clear, concise explanations, illustrations for essential techniques, and emphasis on key points to help you avoid beginner mistakes (we’ve all been there!).  You’ll find tables and guides to help you select the proper needles, thread and stitches for your projects.  At the end you’ll find practice sheets to develop your sewing skills, and a single-page, double-sided troubleshooting guide you can print to keep near your machine.

Intro to Sewing: Bootcamp is the companion you need to get your sewing machine set up and stitching.

What you’ll get

  • 32-page downloadable eBook in PDF format.  Sized to print on US Letter-sized paper (8 1/2″ x 11″)

Table of Contents

  • Welcome to Sewing
  • Tool Notions
  • Structural Notions
  • Decorative Notions
  • Sewing Machine Basics
  • Anatomy of Mechanical Sewing Machines
  • Anatomy of Electronic Sewing Machines
  • Sewing Machine Operation Tips
  • Thread Tension Control
  • Stitch Selection Controls
  • Essential Sewing Machine Stitches
  • Stitch Length and Width Controls
  • Sewing Machine Needles
  • Presser Feet
  • Bobbins
  • Beginning Stitching
  • Sewing Practice Worksheets
  • Troubleshooting