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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- Laundry detergent
- An iron
- An ironing board
- Sewing chalk
- A pattern
- Padding for table (optional)
- Foam (optional)
- Felt (optional)
- Muslin (optional)
- Craft paper (optional)
- A dryer sheet (optional)
Wash and dry your fabric to preshrink it.
Iron your fabric to get rid of any wrinkles.
Decide which side of the fabric is the right side. It’s not always any easy choice. Once you figure it out, mark the right side with sewing chalk or a pin.
Fold the material in half as instructed by your pattern and lay it on a flat surface, such as a padded table or the floor. Square your edges and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.
Pin the pattern pieces on the fabric. Make sure you pin both sides together.
Cut your fabric following the pattern instructions. Use long, smooth cutting strokes and, for a smoother finish, don’t let the scissor tips close completely.
Check your edges before picking up the pieces. You may need to do some additional trimming before removing the pattern.