I am so excited to finally announce that Merrick and I have officially launched The Modern Girl’s Guide To Sewing! A two-part video series that teaches you everything you need to know to learn how to sew your own clothing! Over the past 6 years of creating sewing tutorials on our blogs, we have received countless emails asking us the best way to learn how to sew, or comments about how they wished they knew how to sew. The bottom line was- unless you had the time and money to sign up at a local college and pay the full tuition cost to take a sewing course, there wasn’t much out there that would teach clear, basic, affordable apparel sewing skills. The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing changes that.

On our website,, you can purchase two different sewing courses to fit your needs. A Beginners Course– that teaches you all the basics from how to thread your sewing machine to creating a gathered waistband, and an Intermediate Course– for those who know the basics of sewing, but want to learn more about inserting sleeves, creating darts, and attaching pockets. We end each course with a start to finish episode that walks you through creating a custom garment tailored to YOU, where you will utilize each skill you learned throughout the course. Purchase these courses individually, or bundle them together to get a discount.

We also just finished up an AMAZING giveaway over on our instagrams….Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see if you were one of the winners!!

Here is what you will be able to make after taking the courses….

We have so much more information over at, so make sure you check it out. You can see a list of every class we have here, and find info on how to purchase the courses here. We also have a free video that teaches you how to create your own custom pattern from an existing piece of clothing over on our new YouTube channel. (make sure you subscribe! We will be adding other free videos there in the future!)

And here is a little peak of how much fun you will have with us…


We put hours and hour (and..hours) into these courses to make sure each episode is clear and concise…but still fun! These courses will give you the skills to start creating your own clothing! Let me tell you, it is one of the most exciting feelings ever to be able to draft a pattern and sew something totally customized.

So join us! We can’t wait to share all of our knowledge about clothing construction with you!AND THE WINNERS OF THE MODERN GIRL GIVEAWAY ARE…

1st Prize — the winner is @sallen806!
Brother Serger 1034D ($189 value)
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($100)
2nd Prize — the winner is @babsalabs!
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($50)
3rd Prize — the winner is @multimamamiki
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($50)
3 Winners will receive:
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($50) — the winner is @kassadilla
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($50) — the winner is @karemyr
Jo-Ann’s Fabric Giftcard ($50) — — the winner is @aw82
5 Winners will receive:
Michael Levine Giftcards ($25) — the winner is @jenzzzington
Michael Levine Giftcards ($25) — the winner is @graciewpowell
Michael Levine Giftcards ($25) — the winner is @amandashawclark
Michael Levine Giftcards ($25) — the winner is @kara_muehlmann
Michael Levine Giftcards ($25) — the winner is @meldunn711
Please email us at with your name and address within 48 hours to confirm your prize!  Thank you so much to everyone who entered! We had almost 3,000 entries! We are so grateful for all of the excitement over these new courses!


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