How To Use A Sewing Machine & Fabric Cutting Basics

I’ve decided to put some of my high school television production skills to good use and post some FREE video tutorials for beginning sewists. If you are interested in subscribing to my YouTube channel just check me out here.

Here are a few videos I have posted so far. I hope you enjoy it! Please stay tuned for many, MANY more!

26 replies on “How To Use A Sewing Machine & Fabric Cutting Basics

  • Anonymous

    Great tutorial for setting up your threads. I previously found it very complicated – I prefer to see by demnostration than to read a wordy manual.

    Thanks for this

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  • Anonymous

    Hi Vanessa,
    I’m a total beginner, and a very difficult one! I found your vidoes extremely useful and easy to understand.
    Thank you so much for sharing your videos.
    🙂

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  • Anonymous

    Vanessa,

    Your tutorials are right on! I haven’t sewn for almost 20 years and when I did it was just little crafty things. I am now in the process of making a pillowcase dress for my neice with a Halloween theme and your tutorials have helped me more than any tutorial I have find online, period! I didn’t know anything about bias tape or how to use it and the french seams until I found you! You are very detailed at explaining the instructions that it’s almost impossible to mess up. THANK YOU for what you do! You are a VERY TALLENTED person!!

    I have saved you Crafty Gemini site and the You Tube sites for furture reference.

    Sincerely,
    Angela

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  • gowmukhi

    Vanessa, where can I get these tools like rotary cutter, mats, rulers ?
    I live in Greece so I would like to know about an online shop.

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  • Anonymous

    Hey girl!

    I finally have a sewing machine and am so excited to start learning. Naturally, this was the first place I came to. These tutorials are so easy to understand! You never cease to amaze me! I am not sure what my first project will be yet, but I will keep you posted on my progress! Hope all is well.

    Hugs from Austin!
    Molly

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  • Anonymous

    Where other’s fail, things go so much smoother following your detailed-video tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing; I know how to use my machine now! So I’m off to work on my technique, closely watching and following your posted projects.

    You’re the BEST!

    Some Random Guy…. 🙂

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  • Anonymous

    I’m taking a beginner’s sewing class, and she failed to go over cutting basics. So I find myself going to class and then coming home to watch your videos. I’m so glad they are out there.

    From: Sew Trying to Sew in Nashville

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  • Anonymous

    Very nice sewing tutorial. I can easily comprehend.
    I will go through with these lesson everyday.
    I really wanted to sew.

    thank you so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Wow fantastic. I’ve been trying to learn to sew for years, people are either too slow (and I get bored or frustrated) or don’t give the information I need. Your videos are quick and give me everything I need to know! Thank you!!

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  • HollyJ The MakeUp Artist

    Vanessa, Thank you so much for your amazing Videos. I just found you from the 20/20 show. I live in a small town. Our fabric store holds classes not beginner classes. Which upsets me so much seeing that I am a total beginner. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Your tutorials are amazing. You make it so easy to learn.
    HollyJ

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  • Anonymous

    WOW….WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL THIS TIME? Vanessa, your videos are so easy to undrstand. I have been trying to learn my sewing machine and neede a good guide to follow. Trust me when I say you are blessing just found! Thank you so much for your very detailed tutorials. I am going to enjoy watching your work and working on the projects at home too.

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  • Anonymous

    I am a beginner, can someone tell me why in the world does the tread gets caught up in chunks underneath the fabric when I’m trying to make just a simple stich? Is it my fault or the machines’ fault. Please advise.

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  • Anne

    Thank you so much Vanessa! I was really needing help learning to sew and your tutorials have been so amazing, and really accelerated my learning.

    Also, you have a great way about you, and a beautiful family.

    So appreciate your incredible creative spirit and very useful tips!

    Aloha from Maui!! 🙂

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