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My favorite Garment sewing tutorialists

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Although sewing tutorialists is not technically a thing, I think it is the perfect way to describe the people and accounts mentioned in this post. There is so much information available on the internet, and it seems like some people are just eager to teach you what they know. 

In this post, I have compiled a list of some of the people and places on the internet that have taught me some useful things about sewing in an easy -to-understand way. This list is by no means complete, and I will add more as I discover them.

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Youtube

1. Donlarrie Couture

I seriously love this woman! She is so informative and does great tutorials on exactly what I am looking for. She has a lot of designs that are similar to what I saw in Ghana, so when styling my Ankara print fabrics, she is one of my favorites.

Find her here.

2. Zoe DIY

This is one of the clearest, easiest to follow, pleasant to watch channels for leaning how to sew. You may need to have some background knowledge in order to fully understand what she’s doing or why she does it, but I have learned so much from her and I have not even scratched the surface. 

Find her here.

3. Diane Deziel

I’m sure this lady is (or was) a sewing instructor. She gives such clear, concise, and informative tutorials on basic and complex sewing techniques. She is very well informed, and I learn something from her in every video.

Find her here.

4. Zoe Hong

Yet another one of the great Youtube sewing tutorialists. She is a fine art graduate and professor, and is so knowledgeable about everything in the fashion industry. Her videos range from how to become a fashion designer to how to sew different seams, catching so many things in between. For more of the business side of things as well as the sewing, she is one of my favorite to learn from.

Find her here.

5. Dami Dimension

She is another person who is great at what she does and is a clear teacher. She gives tutorials of similar types of clothes as Donlairre Couture, but they each have their own teaching styles that are informative and descriptive.

Find her here.

6. Coolirpa

Coolirpa is a Youtuber named April, who started off doing transformations of thrifted clothes. She has since branched out as her audience has grown, and covers many different topics. Her videos are a combination of tutorials and her learning along the way, and allow the viewer to understand garment construction start-to-finish, learning from her mistakes. 

Find her here.

7. Lizsews

I came across her channel by accident, as it was recommended to me by YouTube. It is almost exclusively about bra making, with a few extra things sprinkled here and there. I was never interested in making bras really, but she has really inspired me. She gives so much in depth information on the topic that I have added bra making to my “want to learn” list. 
Find her here

Blogs

1. Mood Sewciety

I have known about Mood fabrics ever since watching Project Runway in 2018, but I am just now discovering their website. They have so much useful information, ranging from sewing tips to fabric selection to pattern drafting. Their website is fun and modern, but the information on there is perpetually relevant.

Find them here.

2. Closet Core Patterns

If you’re into commercial patterns, this place seems like the place to get them from; not only do they give modern styles, but also provide a lot of help on how to make it your own. The reason I love this blog is that once you sign up for their newsletter, you receive a password to access their resource library. Basically, you get several different e-books on various sewing topics, and I’ve found them extremely informative and helpful.

Find them here.

3. Alex Marie DIY

Although she also has a Youtube channel, like several other sewing tutorialists, I put her in the blog section because of her blog which details the steps she illustrates in each video. As someone who often takes notes of Youtube videos to have a static, written-down version of what they are demonstrating, I very much appreciate this. Furthermore, her tutorials are very helpful, and I have been searching far and wide for some of the information she talks about.

Find her here.

4. Tilly and the Buttons

This blog is featured on virtually every top sewing blog list, and it’s for a reason. The library of basic sewing tutorials is extensive and broad, and it is nice to see static step-by-step guides for a change rather than the constantly moving Youtube videos.

Find her here.

5. Maria @ dresspatternmaking.com

I cannot express just how much I love this website. The first day I discovered it, I felt like I met a kindred spirit. This may be the most comprehensive sewing website I have ever seen. As I was reading, I could tell how knowledgeable she is about the information already out there. Not only that, but I can relate to her passion of wanting to streamline processes to make the, work for everyone. 10/10, would highly recommend.

Go to dresspattermaking.com.

Instagram

1. @sewinglabmilano

Even though these posts are not a comprehensive guide to pattern manipulation, this account gives the idea of what you have to do in order to achieve a certain look. Many of their posts are photos sent in by followers, and they show you how to recreate the look using a flat pattern. I have gained some insight from following them, and they are definitely one of my favorites.

Find them here.

2. @professorpattern

Although there is often no voice over or sound, this account shows detailed ways to achieve a desired look, ranging from darts to gathers to sleeve designs. I very much enjoy the succinct videos they post, and have learned quite a few things from them.

Find them here.

Conclusion

Like I said, this list is far from complete. I hope to keep adding more sewing tutorialists as I go, since that means I’m still discovering new people to teach me stuff on the internet. Who is your go-to sewing tutorialist? Let me know in the comments!

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