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Our Conclusion.

By reading this synopsis regarding learning to sew online, we hope that you now have a better understanding into the world of online learning. If you are still not convinced and prefer the physical sewing class then why not try both. You would then have the best of all worlds, learning at a sewing class and having the social side of it and the benefit of going over a sewing technique whenever you need it online. We know one thing, you would definitely benefit  by having both at your disposal.

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Step 2 - Note down your measurements.

The second step is to take a note of all the body measurements needed for the garment that you are going to create. There is a downloadable measurement sheet on our website for members only that you can print out and use. The measurement sheet becomes a great point of reference for yourself.   

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Step 3 - Purchase a commercial pattern.

Once you have noted down your measurements as in step 2 you are ready to purchase a commercial pattern. We urge you to purchase a sewing pattern closest to the design and size of the garment that you are wanting to create. As you already have your measurements this is then an easy process as there is always a size chart on the back of the pattern sleeve. We believe that this is the easiest method to learn about pattern construction rather than starting a pattern from scratch. For example if you created a pattern from scratch and had to design every single piece and manipulate them so that they all fit together, this would take days, if not weeks of work to get the same result as you would if you first purchased a commercial pattern. Yet you would still be in the same position as you would before you created your toile to see if everything fits (including ease around all parts that need movement). This is why we came up with The Sewing Guru concept so that learning and understanding pattern construction and manipulation is much easier and more enjoyable to learn. At the end of the day you will always end up with the pattern that you want that is unique to your size. The pattern manipulation comes into play in the next step.

Step 4 - Create a garment mock up.

Now that you have your pattern you can start to create your garment mock-up or another name for it a toile or slopper. This becomes a first proof and is usually made from white calico or curtain lining. All adjustments are done with the toile including taking in, making your toile bigger (you would add a piece to the toile to make it bigger), shortening or lengthening etc. Your toile in affect now becomes your main pattern, not your paper pattern that you originally purchased. The paper pattern that you first started with is just a guide to get you started as it saves a lot of time and work rather than making a pattern from scratch and as we stated in step 3 this is a great way to familiarise yourself with pattern construction process.

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Step 5 - Create your garment.

In this final step you will now create your actual garment. The sewing collections within the members section of the site walk you through step by step of the garment creation. This is where “learning to sew online” comes into practice because that is exactly what you are doing, learning to sew your own custom garments online. It really is the easiest way to master this art as everything is visual with the help of the videos. We take you through every step with nothing left out from the very start (from step 1) to the end.

Bespoke tailor michael coates is making adjustments to a toile or slopper learn to sew online is the new way of learning the art of sewing and tailoring. The world of the sewing guru will help you achieve all of your sewing and tailoring needs that is why i have created 5 steps to sewing success. I believe if you follow this system, you will have learnt to sew in know time. Learn to sew online the easiest way to master the art of sewing and tailoring and with a little help from the sewing guru Michael Coates, you will be able to achieve your sewing goals.

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5 steps to sewing success

Step 1 - Measuring.

Like any garment that is created, the first step is to follow a set of measurements. This is done with a sewing tape measure and as tape measures are bendy they can easily measure any contour of the body or another garment. This first step is imperative in getting the correct size that you want your garment to be.

an image of a tailored jacket exposing the lapel fusings. A tape measure runs accross the lapel to get the exact size needed for alteration Michael coates the sewing guru is holding a measurement worksheet which is used to note down your body measurements before you create your toile.

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The World Of The Sewing Guru!

Let us introduce the easiest method in learning to sew available on the Internet. Welcome to the world of online sewing and tailoring, welcome to The Sewing Guru. The Sewing Guru is an online sewing course that is available to you when ever you need it. The concept is simple, Watch, Learn and Sew. Think of our sewing classes like having a sewing teacher by your side at all times whenever you are sat behind your sewing machine. Michael, your host at The Sewing Guru will teach you the methods and techniques in sewing in order for you to create fabulous garments for your self. Our online sewing lessons are the best way to learn to sew.

Complete  Sewing Machine Course

10 exercises to learn how to use the sewing machine

10 e-books to accompany all 10 videos

Complete  Sewing Collections

• Measuring - 2 videos with worksheets

• Pattern Construction - 13 videos

• The Gents Tailored Trousers - 10 videos  

• The Gents Tailored Jacket - 15 videos

• The Gents Shirt - 8 videos  

• The Dress - 8 videos

• The Skirt -  7 videos

• Ladies Trousers - 11 videos

Our Extended Sewing collections

Include  pattern construction & measuring.

•  The Gents Jacket-Shawl Collar- 32 videos

• The Ladies Tailored Jacket - 28 videos

• Classic Denim Jeans - 20 videos

• Gents Waistcoat with Lapels 20 videos

• The Gents Tailored Trousers - 30 videos

Accessory Sewing Collections

•  Mini Collection - The Classic Day Cravat - 1 video and pattern. Tying instructions included  

•  Mini Collection - The Cravat - 1 video including the pattern

•  Mini Collection - The Cummerbund - 1 video

•  Mini Collection- The Bow Tie - 1 video including the pattern

•  Mini Collection - The Handkerchief 1 video including the pattern

•  Mini Collection - The Classic Tie

All patterns and worksheets are in a printable pdf format included.  

Useful Sewing Pattern Links

The patterns that we have used for the different collections are all commercial patterns and can be purchased from one of the suppliers below. As they are online they should ship to your country.

Gents standard jacket collection - Vogue men 2836

Gents trousers extended collection – Vogue men 2383

Gents waistcoat - Simplicity 4762

Ladies jacket - McCall's (palmer pletsch) classic fit  M6172

Denim jeans collection -  McCall's (palmer pletsch) classic fit M5894

Ladies trousers collection - Butterick (fast and easy) B5391

Ladies dress collection - NewLook 6567

Ladies Tunic collection - Butterick (six sew fast & easy) B4684

The Sewing Guru online support

A full member of the sewing guru, will have full online support via email. Any queries regarding the site structure and any sewing advice will be answered via our “contact us” form within 24 hours. These queries will be answered by our dedicated the sewing guru team.

Our full online support includes:

Any computer tech relating to how the site works, mainly video playback and PDF downloads of patterns and e-books.

Login problems Sewing tips and tricks

Patterns and suppliers and pattern construction in general.

Sewing products such as sewing machines, threads and tools.

Help guide on the sewing guru site.

Contact: Email through the contact us form on the site.

What your membership will include

The Complete Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners course with 21 exercises and 21 e-books includes reading a pattern

10 Advanced follow on Sewing lessons & 6 e-books including:

The Dart, The pleat, The facing & The hem  

The Piped Pocket - parts 1 & 2

The Welt pocket - parts 1 & 2

The Front-Slant Pocket Parts 1 & 2



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Learn to sew online? How can I learn to sew online? You may ask. This is a question that is asked of me a lot while being a tailor. Most people would immediately think to learn sewing is done in a sewing school, at college, a fashion design course or a privately run sewing class which you physically attend with the help of a sewing teacher. You would not realise that you can actually learn to sew on the Internet and can be the most effective way to learn the skill of sewing and tailoring.

Learn to Sew for just $22

This online tailoring course bundle will teach budding outfitters the tricks and tips of making garments. Full access features more than 450 videos, as well as downloadable manuals and patterns detailing the basics of sewing. Learners will pick up racks of information on needlework, making accessories like cravats and ties, making jackets and waistcoats, repairs and alterations, and pattern designs.

What our membership includes

• Sewing machine course

• Beginners sewing course

• Online support

• Sewing patterns

• Access to more than 450 videos

• Sewing e-books

• Alterations videos

• Pet wear course

• The ladies’ skirt collection

• The ladies’ dress

• The gents’ trousers

• The ladies’ trousers (includes zip closure pattern)

• The gents’ tailored jacket - standard

• The gents’ tailored jacket - industrial technique (includes 7   patterns and instructions)

• The gents’ shirt

• The standard waistcoat (includes 2 patterns)

• The denim jeans collection for ladies and gents (includes   measurement and worksheets patterns)

• The classic pyjamas collection for ladies and gents (includes  measurement worksheets and patterns)

• The ladies’ tailored jacket (includes measurement worksheets   and patterns)

• The gents’ tailored jacket - Shawl collar style (includes   measurement worksheets and patterns)

• The ladies’ classic tunic (includes measurement worksheets and   patterns)

• The gents’ waistcoat - lapel style (includes measurement   worksheets and patterns)

• Accessories (includes measurement worksheets and patterns)

• Sewing repairs and alterations

• Jacket alterations - tailored

• Jacket alterations - tailored

• Trouser alterations

• Shirt alterations

• Waistcoat alterations

• Dress alterations

• Skirt alterations

• Curtain alterations

• Advanced alterations

• Leather alterations

• Coat alterations

NEW - Sewing crafts section

NEW - Sewing mini embroidery course

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Sewing online, the new way of learning.

You may still be a little confused but let me explain. My first day of college was very exciting to me, the world was my oyster and learning all things related to sewing and tailoring was finally go to change my life, well I didn't realise how difficult a road this was going to be for me .

You see what they don’t tell you is that learning to sew in a classroom is a very long and difficult process. Let me walk you through a typical sewing lesson so you can see what i mean:

1. The sewing teacher calls the class up to the front and demonstrates a sewing technique.

2. The class return to there seat and practice the sewing technique.

3. The sewing teacher wanders around, making the odd correction but because of the time constraints and sewing class size, they cannot attend to everyone’s needs.

4. The sewing class finishes and you have a rough idea of the sewing technique, but you don’t really get it. What you would need is to practice the technique that was just taught to you but what happens if you forget, what do you do next, well you would need to wait till you attend that class again in the hope that you grasp the technique this time.

So its incredibly difficult to really master the sewing basics and without the basics you cannot hope to make good quality items.

This didn’t stop me from trying though, i practiced sewing on my own but the results weren't pretty…. Gradually, though, things changed.

Each day of sewing i got better and better. My sewing techniques improved, my sewing skill was refined, and the quality of the clothes i made went from home-made to professional.

I finished the sewing college after 6 years of study and graduated successfully and then set up the first of my tailoring shops.

Something more remarkable happened. Shortly after and i had a life changing revelation….  Sewing lessons online.

Learning to Sew Can Be Easy.

Why should learning to sew be so difficult? This is a question that plagued me all the way through college and my career as tailor or giving sewing lessons or sewing tuition. Customers would ask me what the best way to learn how to sew was, and in all good conscience i couldn’t recommend any sewing classes, tailoring classes or good sewing DVD’s because i wanted them to have great results quickly and not spend years trying to master the basics of sewing techniques. This got me thinking – how i could help them how to sew and then i “got it” One evening i was watching Gordon Ramsay (celebrity UK chef and restaurant owner) teaching people how to cook on television. He was at home, in his kitchen, going through all the techniques you need to make his own dishes….. And that’s when it struck me……Teach how to sew in a visual way.

learn to sew the technique of real bespoke tailoring. An image of a tailored jacket dispalyed on a mannequin

Sewing Video Learning.

If i could just put down the essential skills required to master the fundamentals of sewing and tailoring techniques in a simple to follow format. I could help all my customers achieve there desired goals. No more sitting around sewing classes, struggling to remember the technique that’s just been shown. My sewing videos, you can pause, rewind and watch as much as you wanted…….  But how to do it?

There was one clear goal in mind – the sewing lessons had to be easy to follow, informative and teach you the techniques of how we create garments in the sewing or tailoring industry. The Sewing Guru, 9 years in the making! I set to creating The Sewing Guru a sewing tuition and tailoring site teaching you how to create garments from scratch in a step be step sewing video format. I also created a complete sewing course for the beginner and advanced sewing lessons to teach you the basics in sewing and tailoring and to give you the confidence in the world of sewing.

The Sewing Guru is like having a sewing teacher with you when ever you need them. Now 4 years on, I have created hundreds of sewing videos and completed 16 sewing video collections along with a beginners sewing course and a sewing machine course. The Sewing Guru will continue to grow with more sewing lessons and techniques to every eventuality in learn how to sew. Well this is my story and hope that you have enjoyed it. Below is an overview of the Sewing Guru site. The number one online sewing course and the easiest way to learn how to sew..

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So what is the sewing guru system?

Our system helps you become a sewing   pattern expert.

Pattern construction can be daunting and hard to understand. Not any more, we will show you how. Our system works with any pattern and design of garment that you wish to make.

Our system helps you become a sewing   expert.

With the sewing guru mix and match concept, you can create any sewing part and incorporate that into any garment of your choice

Now it is up to you to decide. Sign up today and be prepared to be amazed at how easy it is to learn sewing, tailoring and pattern construction.

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“Keep On Reading To Find Out Why”learn to sew is easy if you know how that is why i have created 5 steps to sewing success. I believe if you follow this system, you will have learnt to sew in know time. Learn to sew online the easiest way to master the art of sewing and tailoring and with a little help from the sewing guru Michael Coates, you will be able to achieve your sewing goals.  #learntosewonline.

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