The internet abounds with sewing tutorials, helpful guides, videos, and how-to’s that will get you off on the right presser foot.
Below is a list of sites that will get you started.
I recommend that you use them to learn about the parts of a sewing machine first, and then sew on these practice sheets until you feel comfortable with the machine.
After that, you can do a simple project like a scarf, napkin, pillow, or bag.
I hope you enjoy learning how to sew!
Learn to Sew
Tilly and the Buttons: Tilly has some handy guides that are perfect for beginners.
Professor Pincushion: The professor has video tutorials, forums, a place to ask questions, and more.
Oh You Crafty Gal: Julie has a collection of sewing videos and tutorials on her blog.
E Sewing Workshop: This site has both free and paid options for learning to sew.
So Sew Easy: Get sewing tutorials, free patterns, and more on this site.
All Free Sewing: Get free ebooks, patterns, tutorials, and videos on All Free Sewing.
Sew Can She: This site offers a variety of sewing tutorials created by both the site owner and other bloggers.
Sew Mama Sew: This section of Sew Mama Sew has a variety of tutorials and patterns.
Polka Dot Chair: You’ll find tutorials for a variety of projects on this site.
Melly Sews: Melly has tutorials for an assortment of sewing projects.
How to Sew: Get sewing tips and patterns for beginners on this Better Homes and Gardens site.
Simplicity: This portion of the Simplicity site offers some how-to’s on sewing.
Did these sites give you everything you need to learn to sew?
If not, you may want to get a book to have beside you as you sew. I recommend the Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing (referral link). It’s a complete reference guide for beginner to advanced sewers. It has more than 350 pages of helpful information along with 1200 photos that will show you what to do. My mother has used this book for years and loves it!