How to Sew Clothes

Can you teach yourself to sew?

In short: absolutely!

Like with any new hobby, there's a learning curve, but you'll be surprised what you can quickly achieve once you start sewing. And I'm here to help you with every step of the way.

Want to come along with me on this amazing journey? My new book, "Sewing the Curve," makes learning to sew a breeze—and with 6 curve-friendly patterns, it's a bargain, too!

Sewing tutorials






Pattern sewalongs


Follow along with me as I sew the patterns from "Sewing the Curve" in these free sewalongs! (Additional sewalongs coming soon.)

Montvale Dress & Tunic

Sew a swingy, breezy woven dress and tunic with sleeveless and drop-sleeved options.

Randolph Skirt

Sew a chic asymmetrical wrap skirt in midi or knee length.

Eustis Top

Sew a t-shirt with classic sleeves or elevated puffy sleeves with elasticated wrists.

Ardley Pants

Sew versatile elasticated waistband pants with straight legs and optional pockets.

Fairfax Jacket

Sew a curve-friendly quilted jacket with contrast binding and optional patch pockets.

Elmley Dress

Showcase your new sewing skills with the Elmley, a sophisticated sheath dress with sleeveless or flutter sleeve variations and a full lining.

Other resources

Free sewing template »

Practice sewing straight and curved lines with my printable stitching template.

Your sewing toolbox »

What tools and supplies do you need? Check out my recommendations.

Online fabric shops »

View my favorite online fabric stores from around the world.

What size should I make?


The Cashmerette Size Calculator takes the guesswork out of choosing your size.

Enter your measurements and get your ideal starting size in seconds.

Photo credit: Linda Campos