photography by Mary Costa

Did you hear the news on Friday?? The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing has officially launched! Leanne and I have worked on this project for almost a year, and we’re so thrilled to finally be able to reveal it.

Sewing is a skill that our generation has lost, but it is such an amazing creative outlet. Learning how to alter my existing clothing or how to make a custom dress perfectly tailored for my body is so fulfilling and fun for me.

Here are just five reasons that sewing is amazing for me (and will be for you):

  1. I can make clothing more modest for my standards
  2. I can make duplicates of clothing items that are out of my price range
  3. I can whip up a new dress for church or a holiday any time I’d like
  4. I can alter clothing to fit parts of my body that aren’t standard size
  5. It’s a skill I can learn once and then use for the rest of my life
So many of you have asked how to get started with sewing, or how I learned to sew. I took sewing lessons for a few years when I was little, but then didn’t touch a sewing machine for over ten years. So when I came back to it, it took years of trial and error to get to the point I’m at now. And up until we created this course, the only way you could learn was through a class at a community college, private lessons from someone in your area (if you could find someone), or teaching yourself (and trust me, this is the longest and most difficult route). 
The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing eliminates all that self taught trial and error, or the expensive costs of lessons or college courses. Our Beginner Course teaches all the basics of your machine, essential sewing tools, hemming, elastic, and other basic skills. And then our Intermediate Series covers more advanced skills like darts, sleeves, and zippers. 
But you won’t JUST learn the skills — we teach you how to use those skills to actually make two items of clothing, both of which you could use as a base to make a ton of other handmade pieces! 
Our videos are clear and concise, and once you purchase them, they’re yours forever so you can watch them as many times as you’d like and refer back to them as you sew. You can watch them all in your home, at your own pace, and if you have questions you can just email us and we’ll clarify anything that might be confusing to you.  
I love seeing you guys sewing along with me as I make and share tutorials for my own designs here on my blog, and I can’t wait to see more of you doing it as you take these courses! 
You can watch the promotional video right here on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe because we’ll have new videos coming very soon that you won’t want to miss. 
Also don’t forget to enter our amazing giveaway over on Instagram worth almost $3500 to win yourself a new machine, serger, or money to purchase supplies!