Welcome to sewguide

🌟  🧵Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress, an aspiring fashionista, or simply someone who loves the art of self-expression through clothing, you will find something in this website for you.🧵

 👗 Fashion designing and clothes: FASHION DESIGN & STYLE

Check out the information provided here on different types of clothes, the classic fashion styles, and historical clothing styles. Get fashion designing insights that help you conceptualize, and bring your creative visions to life.  👗 

✂️ Sewing Tips, techniques and tutorials: SEW CLOTHES

Unleash your inner designer and learn the art of sewing. The step-by-step tutorials given here cater to all skill levels, from beginners taking their first stitches to advanced sewists seeking to refine their techniques. Discover the joy of creating your own wardrobe pieces that truly reflect your personality.

🎨 Improve your Embroidery Skills: EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is more than just stitching; it is a form of artistic expression. Explore various embroidery techniques, patterns, and innovative embroidery ideas that can transform any fabric into a canvas of beauty.

👚 Fashion Tips for Every Occasion:

Confused about what to wear for that special event? Looking to revamp your everyday style? Discover how to curate a wardrobe that’s not only chic but also uniquely you. 🖌️

 🌈 Fabrics Unveiled: FABRIC

Every garment starts with a fabric choice. Get all the information about various materials used to make clothes, their textures, and their characteristics. From silk to denim, satin to knit, make informed decisions for your projects.

👚 Care for clothes and fabrics:

When I first created this site, it was meant to be a personal reference or journal. I wanted to gather all the information about sewing methods, tutorials, patterns, fabrics, current and historical fashion styles, traditional clothing from various regions, and surface design techniques in one convenient place. Basically, anything and everything related to clothes and fabrics.

I would be happy if it became your reference site, just as it has for me, bookmark it, come back again and again, and share it with your friends.

I hope that you will experience this site as a place where you can freely indulge in your love for everything related to clothes, fabric and fiber – sewing techniques, free patterns to sew, fashion designing topics, clothing tips, and embellishment and manipulation techniques for fabric and clothes.

You can learn to create beautiful clothes and other cloth creations, and expand your creativity without limits. 

I hope that the pages here give you new perspectives about the topics discussed and enrich your life in some way. If it has, I am happy; and will be happier to hear about it in the comment section or email sarina.sewguide@gmail.com 

Thanks for visiting the site.

Sarina Tariq

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44 thoughts on “Welcome to sewguide”

    • Hi Abigail
      You can look at the sitemap page of this site and follow the tutorials there for guidance. Hoping that you will start with small projects before going for big ones. Best wishes

  1. Hi Sarina!

    I am wondering where you are located? I am doing research on sewing terms as an article for my sewing guild’s website and stumbled across your site. I am finding that sewing terms differ from those I learned (I am in Canada) and when using some of the Indie patterns and watching videos from Britain, Australia, etc., I sometimes have to figure out what the instructions want me to do. It is an interesting project!

  2. hi sarina your web is my favorite and i never see such web.
    thank you for helping your sewist friend pls add me to your mailing list

    do you have youtube channel?

  3. A very informative site for anyone who is dreaming about starting a apparel business. So descriptive and elaborate is the content that you do not want to go to any other site. Keep up the good work Sarina. I surely will be a frequent visitor to this site.

    • Sarina,
      Post at your own descretion. For the record I have TBI that discombobulates my writing and speech. Please ask questions for clarity. This is about learning, creativity and your ability to present the broadest topic spectrum I’ve encountered.

      Subject presentation has a subject maturity earned by origin environment, I’m a native of Metro Detroit. I cannot name that is so familiar from living amongst immigrants I have the utmost highest respect for how much they all have enriched & resurrected broken areas in the city of Detroit. Further more besides a do it your self, families first based on collective work hours more often as small business owners topped with a graduate/professional education. That alchemy is coming across for an activity you are passionate about. People have gone bonkers everywhere.

      What you have accomplished for sharing on these posts doesn’t require geography.

      Michigan economy forced moving out of state just about over a couple decades. See I’m nervous to share my location. Thank goodness I have a common non descript name..

      Be Blessed.

  4. Sarina,

    Arrived at your site today for the first time. I have been a sewer and sewing instructor for over 30 years. I was a National Sewing Educator with the world’s largest retail sewing machine manufacturer for several years, and have been a sewing and quilting instructor at my local community college for over 15 years. Your site is one of the most comprehensive sites I have seen so far. I will definetly be recommending your site as a resource for my students. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this amazing reference tool together.

    • Hi Robin
      So nice of you to say that. It is great coming from an experienced sewer. Thanks. If you see mistakes (which is inevitable at times) hope you will point out.

  5. Hi, Sarina, I’m doing a review article on fashion and I’m using your website because it’s super helpful and and you learn about fashion, and I quote things from your article but I was wondering, what’s your full name so I can add you, when I’m done with the article I can send you a copy just let me know how.

  6. Sarina, your site is an amazing resource for anyone interested in fashion and cultivating their personal style. Thanks for the thoughtful and diligent effort you have put into it. Stay blessed and keep up the wonderful work!

  7. Hi Sarina,
    Love your web space! so full of creativity and interesting projects!
    would you kindly pls add me to your mailing list – i would love to keep up with all your latest! Stay well and safe!

  8. Hello Sarina,

    Could you please add me to your mailing list. (Sorry I deleted the pop-up and can’t re-find it!!).

    Many thanks in advance.

  9. I just saw your page today
    I LOVE IT thanks so much
    I’m a nigerian and I’m not really experienced in sewing but you just made my day
    I’m happy cause you go out of your way to help
    God bless you and whatever you do

  10. Hi Sarina, I have only just found your site tonight! Well, it needs to be said…. I love it! thank you so much for going to all the effort not only for the free patterns but all the additional information like measuring, body shape etc written in a way my brain understands it! you really are a god send. Now, I have a huge problem, I’m technically challenged and for the life of me I have checked and looked but still can’t find where to sign up for your newsletter. Can you help me please? I don’t wan’t to miss a thing lol. I’m a beginner dressmaker, I’m actually more of a trier than an actual maker as I’m not very good but I absolutely enjoy it so much, I call myself an enthusiastic beginner lol. Thank you so much for all the info you have gathered for us, I appreciate it very much, Sharon xx

    • Thank you so much, Sharon, for the really kind words. So glad to know that the site is helpful to you; What you have written is true – this is how my brain also understands it. : ) I have added you to the newsletter.

  11. I don’t know why I never saw this site the moment I made up my mind to learn using online resources I have bought 2 books- that I cannot even make head or tail of; I have made an online purchase from a site that’s meant to show me how to make pattern – basic dress block, skirt and pants but I ended up confused and almost loosing that determination to complete my learning.
    I came across your site while searching for how to make fitted bedspreads; at least if I couldn’t make a headway with patterns, should be able to make bedspread for my kids as they return to school. Then I started stumbling on topics after topic on the site, so much resource, easy, simplified and make me get to work immediately. I just completed the basic bodice pattern and it was so so easy to understand! I am now going through the site in sequence, I am so glad!
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, good job

    • Hi Olanrewaju
      Thanks for this comment – Love reading that the site is helping people. I hope that you will do a lot better than what is in this site. Best wishes

  12. I am really in love with this site, … but I have a problem. I work full-time and have many other demands on my time. Is it possible to print out your guides and project directions so I can use them at a future date (for my use only, of course)? My choices are too many to leave all the separate windows open on my computer. Thanks for your time taken to respond … and the site!

  13. Hi Sarina,

    This is what I have been looking for, for so long! Answer to my payers!

    Not only are you a doer, but you are also an enabler and a ray of light to humanity.

    Thank you!

  14. Wonderful site, so glad I came across it. I am a huge fan of Kurta shirts, have a few from a great shop in Abu Dhabi (including a couple of unstitched that i just ordered today!).
    Now I am planning to make my own, from the lawn cotton fabric brought back from Liberty of London.
    So nice of you to share your knowledge and experience, thank you very much!

  15. Hey…u r just amazing…i love ur work…i want to subscribe for ur newsletter but i dont find how to subscribe
    ..can you please tell me

    • Hi Prabhojit
      Thanks for the kind and encouraging comment. The form for subscribing is supposed to be there on the site. I don’t know why you cannot see it – may a tech glitch. I have added your email to the list.

  16. Dear Sarina,
    What a wonderful job you are doing here.
    It is such a joy to find someone who shares steps on how to create something nice and then also the logic behind it – all in such a helpful way.
    I have learnt to sew as a young girl and am still learning from you now.

  17. Hi! I think you are doing a great job with all of the information you provide.
    I am trying to find a way to unsubscribe but can’t find the “unsubscribe” area on your site. (New Year’s resolution….keep e-mail down to a minimum)! Can you please do this for my e-mail?

    • Hi Cindy
      Thanks for the appreciation
      Can you click on the unsubscribe button on the newsletter you recieved (down below) – that is the only way to unsubscribe : )

  18. Wow! What a great site! thank you for all the valuable information! Now I know why my last homemade dress fell apart after I washed it! 🙂 Thank you 1000X!

  19. Thank you Sarina for such a lovely site! You have provided so much information and inspiration! I look forward to continued visits and someday catching up on all the old posts! I do wish I had more time to sew!

    This is a lovely read and a wonderful endeavor – keep it up and thank you!

  20. Hi Sarina

    Really impressed with your extensive knowledge about many things which is very difficult for a beginner to learn from anywhere else. Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge and a lot of guidance for people who are taking baby steps in sewing ..

    Am a fabric enthusiast who is waiting for a long time to learn sewing.. Your blog is added to my favorites

  21. Thank you so much for creating this website. Am so happy and I thank God for directing me to this site. Am a newbie and have been looking for the perfect guide to learn how to sew. I surely found everything here. You have got so much info here. Wow!

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