Welcome to The Creative Curator, an essential online resource for anyone wanting to learn how to design, pattern and make their own clothes and accessories!
Whether you’re a complete beginner excited to start making clothes of your own, a more experienced seamstress ready to embark on your patternmaking journey or a fashion lover ready to design your own collections, you’ll find all the information you need here at The Creative Curator!
Here’s a quick look at the most popular content in different categories!
Learning To Sew – Sewing Tutorials For Sewing Beginners
The tutorials here are the very beginner ones that I recommend to anyone new to sewing clothes. You can find a full guide to my sewing tutorials here, but those listed below are great starting points!
Towards the bottom of the page I have listed out the free sewing patterns (and paid ones too) that I have either created or tried myself! These are great for further developing your sewing skills!
Beginner Sewing Tutorials For Seams and Hems
Here are some more specific tutorials on sewing different seam and hem types. It’s important to consider the type of fabric you’ll be sewing, so be sure to consider this too when choosing a seam or hem for your sewing project!
Intermediate Sewing Tutorials
For those not quite as new to sewing your own clothes, these tutorials are more intermediate in skill level!
Sewing Different Pocket Types
Adding pockets when sewing your own clothes is a great way to make a commercial sewing pattern more unique. Here are my latest tutorials on sewing different pocket types!
Inset Pocket Tutorials
Patched Pocket Tutorials
Inseam Pocket Tutorials
Guides For Sewing Tools & Sewing Machines
It goes without saying that once you’ve fallen in love with sewing, you’ll want to expand the tools and sewing machines that you have. These guides will help you make the right choice for your needs!
Different Sewing Tools
Easy Sewing Projects
Whilst I have many beginner friendly sewing tutorials on the blog, the number of sewing projects is less prolific. Here are some that I have enjoyed creating and sharing the process of! I do try to create as sustainably as possible, so you’ll notice that they may be upcycle projects or zero waste where possible.
Pattern Making Tutorials
Of course I need to let you know about some of the best pattern making tutorials that I have for you here as well – these tutorials will walk you step by step through the pattern making process, helping you to become better at pattern making with each one!
Understanding Different Fabric Types
The key to successful projects when designing and sewing clothing is understanding the different types of fabrics that you can use. My large collection of fabric guides will help you understand the different properties of fabrics so that you can choose the right one for your next project or collection!
Clothing & Fashion Styles
For those interested in learning more about styles with fashion and clothing, these guides are very informative and a great resource for anyone wanting to better understand garment types and fashion in general.
Best Books For Sewing, Pattern Making & Fashion Design
When it comes to your sewing, pattern making and fashion design journey, there are many books that can also help you develop your skills. Here are the guides I have which feature books that I myself own, or have previously used along the way to developing my own skills.
Sewing Patterns To Get Started With
Of course this page would not be complete without mentioning sewing patterns! I have a great selection of sewing pattern round-ups and reviews for you to have a look through, and try hard to mention the sewing level too, so that you can be properly informed before embarking on sewing one of your own!
Sewing Patterns That I have Created For My Readers
Sewing Patterns That I have Reviewed For My Readers
Check out my web stories for a succinct look at some of my readers’ favourite articles!