How Can You Tell if a Seamwork Pattern is Beginner-friendly?

Jun 29, 2022
Being a beginner is as fun as it is intimidating. Not all beginners have the same amount of knowledge or the same amount of confidence. In this episode, Sarai and Haley share three levels of beginners, how to identify where you currently fall, and how to pick patterns that help you grow your skillset.
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The Ollie Grocery Set Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

Is there such a thing as too many tote bags? We think not! The Ollie grocery set features a roomy unlined tote bag plus drawstring produce bags in two different sizes. Make the Ollie tote in a sturdy woven fabric like canvas or denim, and the produce bags from a lightweight woven or mesh.
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The James Glasses Case Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

Admit it-glasses cases tend to be kind of bland. The James glasses case is an easy-to-sew, scrap-friendly project that will help you make a case that is as cool as your favorite frames or shades. The two interior pockets are perfect for stashing both your glasses and a cleaning cloth.
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The Quince Day Robe Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

The Quince day robe comes with two versions-a duster and a jacket-plus optional details that can be mixed and matched to create 16 variations from one pattern.
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The Madhu Top Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

This cropped raglan top is so easy to sew, you can cut it out and wear it on the same day. The Madhu top features an elastic finish at the neckline, sleeve, and hem, creating a silhouette that's perfect for spring or summer.
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The Georgia Dress Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

The Georgia dress is one of the simplest garments to make and wear. A slip-on woven shift with no closures, plenty of ease, a slight empire waist, and short sleeves, this dress is sure to be a favorite. Maya is wearing a size 2 Georgia Dress with a swayback adjustment.
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The Benning Dress Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

If you want a dress with a fun, floaty silhouette, sew the Benning dress. This V-neck dress has a relaxed fit and a two-tiered skirt, perfect for playing with color-blocking, prints, and textured fabrics. The waist seam hits about 2" above the waist, and two tiers are gathered below.
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The Joss Pants Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

The Joss pants are supremely comfortable and a really fun beginner pants project. They have an elastic waistband, trendy wide legs cropped at the ankles, a high rise, and two easy-to-sew patch pockets. Look for medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton twill, linen blends, denim, chambray, and rayon twill.
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The Micah Dress Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

If you have a few yards of a fabric that you want to show off, meet Micah. This breezy, maxi-length dress has a deep v-neckline, seams at the center front and back, and a faced split hem. The easy silhouette is ideal for showing off prints, textures, and flowy fabrics.
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The Jenna Skirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

Separates can add great variety to any wardrobe, and a simple gathered skirt like Jenna effortlessly marries cute style and comfortable fit. Jenna's elastic-back waistband and in-seam pockets make this skirt as practical as it is stylish.
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The Laura Skirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

The wrap skirt is a universally flattering style that complements a variety of shapes. The Laura skirt offers a subtle A-line shape and an ultra-flattering, bias-cut fit. Molly is wearing a size 2 Laura skirt.
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The Pauline Skirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

Pauline is a midi-length, straight skirt that can easily be dressed up or down. A princess seam opens to a vent at the front and the hem hits below the knee. This skirt is a great staple for work or an everyday, casual silhouette. Morgan is wearing a size 20 Pauline skirt.
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The Ryan T-shirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

Ryan is the ultimate T-shirt. With gender-inclusive drafting, this tee has two versions with mix-and-match details, so you can sew a tee that best suits your style. Version 1 has short sleeves and a V-neckline, and version 2 has long sleeves and a crewneck. An optional chest pocket is a handy detail for both versions.
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The Orlando T-shirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

If you're still on a quest for the perfect fitted T-shirt, meet Orlando. This knit tee hugs your body in all the right places. Orlando has a scoop neck and cap sleeves, or use the member bonus sleeves that are 3/4 length.
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The Natalie Shirt Sewing Pattern, by Seamwork

When it comes to versatility, few garments can compare to the chic simplicity of the button-up. The Natalie button-up blouse features a flattering relaxed fit and a notch collar. Paige is wearing a size 4 Natalie blouse with a small bust adjustment.