The following is the overview of Chapter 1 from the book How To Start Sewing. This chapter focuses on the basic process of sewing clothing both in the fashion industry and for home sewers.
When you are learning something new for the first time, it can be helpful to understand the entire process before you get in too deep on the small details. This type of overview helps you to see what you are learning within the context of the big picture, and can make specific skills feel more relevant. In this chapter, we will briefly outline the basic process of sewing clothes to provide you with a broad overview of the entire process. This will help you to understand how sewing fits into the process of creating clothes whether you are a home sewer or a fashion design student. Do not be concerned if you don’t yet understand some of the terms and processes discussed here. The ideas in this chapter will all be explained in more detail as you go further into the book.