If you don’t have a budget for purchasing sewing books, don’t worry! There are some excellent sewing blogs that offer a lot of the same information. Here are some of the best sewing blogs we love!
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10 Best Sewing Blogs
Today we’re going to talk about some of the really great sewing blogs and what makes them so awesome. Some sewing websites focus solely on sewing techniques, others are written by fabric designers with a fun, creative edge.
There are craft blogs that might include a few simple sewing tutorials, and there are sewing blogs that delve into the intricacies of really complex sewing skills. Combine the variety available and you have a treasure of information and resources at your fingertips!
I know this isn’t a complete list of the best sewing blogs out there, but these are just a few of my faves:
Who knew a needle and thread could be so amazing?! Sew much happening at Whipstitch – all sewing – all the time. Whipstitch offers online classes and several fun tutorials. I can’t get enough.
2. Ada Spragg
Ada Spragg is on a mission to achieve the ultimate handmade closet… and her amazing tutorials and beautiful photography will make you want to tag along for the ride! She’ll show you all the tips and tricks of dressmaking and alterations, with great tutorials and free patterns. Her simple approach to making your own clothes will definitely inspire you to update your wardrobe!
3. Charmed Patterns
Formally Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, Charmed Patterns is fresh and FUN! This gal can rock a vintage sewing vibe better than anyone. Her fashionable sewing blog is full of content that is original and informative, and her tattoos and pink hair add an element of fun you don’t typically expect to see from a talented seamstress’ blog! Her vintage patterns and video tutorials are my very favoriite.
4. Made By Rae
Made By Rae has patterns for the ladies and patterns for the kids. Rae is a talented designer with a great blog full of free or inexpensive patterns. I made her Washi Dress/Tunic pattern last year and it was my favorite summer outfit! The instructions in her step-by-step tutorials are some of the easiest to follow.
Dana, from Made, has fabulous tutorials that are beautifully styled. Her projects are crafty and family-focused, mostly centered around the topic of sewing. (She shares a few other fun ideas,too!) I’m always inspired when I stop by this blog – her project ideas are cute and original.
6. Tilly and the Buttons
A British sewing blogger who only started sewing two years before starting her blog! She was featured on The Great British Sewing Bee in the UK and she has started creating PDF sewing patterns, too! She has tutorials to make pretty much any garment you need – pants, shirts, jackets, etc. Beginners will love Tilly’s Learn to Sew posts, and the online sewing community she has created is such a great resource.
Sew many ideas, sew little time! BurdaStyle is always inspiring, and never boring. Their workshops are amazing for all the quilters, sewers, and makers! They have embroidery and knitting patterns, too! My sewing-self is always refreshed after visiting here.
8. Kimberly Kight
Formerly True Up, I’m a true fan of Kimberly Kight. Regular posts about all things fabric AND they are from my hometown of Austin. (Always a winner in my book!) Kimberly’s sewing inspirations always encourage me to dust off my sewing machine and make something fun with my stash of fabric.
9. Polkadot Chair
I’ve been following Melissa and her adventures in sewing on Polkadot Chair as long as I’ve been blogging – which is FOREVER! She is a blogging pioneer and I love her easy-to-follow sewing, quilting, and crafting projects.
Anna set up her blog Noodlehead in 2010 and her patterns are some of my favorites! Her blog is full of friendly sewing tips & tricks and loads of amazing tutorials. I always learn something when I stop by!
What are your favorite sewing blogs?
Are there any awesome ones I didn’t mention? I’d love to know your favorites – leave me a comment in the section below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Leslie is the author of the creative site The Seasoned Homemaker. She was a contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2013. This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in May 2013 but it was updated in May 2022.
Some of the photos you have for Colette are actually Purl Soho photos and unrelated
Good catch! Thanks!
Thanks for the sites, just started sewing and there’s some great articles here
You’re welcome Melanie! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Anita by Design for inspiring ladies sewing. Great style, easy tutorials.
I’m off to check this one out! Thanks for the tip!
Mellysews.com is a good one too! Thanks for the tip! I lost a lot of my subscriptions when blogger went away.
I did not knew about most of them-Thanks
I’ve started a new sewing/DIY blog. I love to brag about my projects 🙂 It has just a few articles for now, but hope you like it!
Sharon T, I am the same way. We just have to keep at it and remember, if people are happy with our work, the forge on! Do what we love!
Great blog!, thanks
Loved your drawstring bag, i send few of my customers to your blog;-)
this was such an interesting and informational site I enjoyed reading through this blog thanks!!
Thanks for the hook ups! I love to read sewing blogs. You’re so right – so much info. at your finger tips which leads me to wonder if I may ask a question: I can’t help wondering how many women/men sew professionally that have not had formal training. I’ve loved to sew since I’m young on my mom’s machine. I find a sense of confidence building when I read some blogs and learn that the techniques they teach I have already ‘figured out’. I started sewing (alterations/repairs) from home, but can’t get past the ‘confidence’ aspect (wondering if I am ‘good enough’) Any thoughts on how to overcome. Everyone is always happy with my work. I have tackled some pretty challenging projects and was very proud of the results. If anyone would like to share I’d appreciate it!
Thanks so much, just love this piece, very inspirational!
Lovely choice of sewing blogs, and you made me discover two new ones…. Let’s go discovering, pinning… but sewing, when? Too much perfect sewing blogs and not enough time a day…
MammaNene @ SergerPepper.blogspot.it
How exciting to have found your sewing group! I can’t wait until I start to learn new and different sewing ideas!
Do you have any idea what fabric i could use as a lining for a dress I am making from fabric ordered from Jcrew?
I am getting back to fashion sewing from years of quilting and have been spending a lot of time searching blogs, mostly vintage sewing. A few of my favorites are: My Happy Sewing Place, Spotty Dog Social Club and Life Is Sew Daily.
Thanks for this list– found it on Pinterest! I’m wondering which ones are the best for novice and beginner sewers. I have a Singer that I inherited from my MeMaw but I really don’t have ANY idea how to use it, and haven’t made it to the (not-so-local) sewing shop to get a tutorial on it. But I would like to make some quilts and clothing, once I *have* learned how to use it!
Thanks!! I just bought my 1st sewing machine and cant wait to make something!!