What are online sewing classes?

Dear Sewing Enthusiast!

Let me introduce myself. My name is Michael Coates, the owner and creator of the ultimate online sewing course. I am glad that you have stumbled upon my website after searching on the Internet because no matter what you are looking for in regards to learning the art of sewing and tailoring, we have it here at The Sewing Guru.   

First of all let me say welcome to The Sewing Guru, the complete online sewing classes for the beginner and the professional tailor alike. Maybe you are just starting out in sewing or perhaps you are coming back to sewing after a long break. Maybe you’ve inherited a 1960′s Singer Sewing Machine and fancy giving it a go! Either way, you’ve decided to learn about the art of sewing and you are now beginning a wonderful journey into my world,  The World Of Sewing and Tailoring.

The Sewing Guru - The ultimate online sewing classes

Learning how to sew is easy! well it should be easy, but in the real world it can be a real struggle. If you’ve tried any sewing courses, sewing classes or read sewing books before, you may have found:

When i started out sewing 27 years ago, i faced these problems too. But thanks to Don Johnson (yes……..you read right!) i discovered how to sew and with a little dedication, just how easy it is to learn.

My sewing story - Where it all began

It was 1988, and as a young man i was a huge fan of the TV series Miami Vice. Don Johnson’s character Detective James Sonny Crockett was a style icon, and i really wanted to own his signature white suit, pictured right.

With every episode i watched my desire for the suit grew stronger and stronger until one day…..BANG…..i decided i must have it! And so the search began.

For months i went from shop to shop, but was always met with the same blank, slightly confused stare. Then one day i wandered into the men’s retailer Burtons. I approached a member of staff, fully expecting the usual reaction, but this time it was different.

I showed the assistant a photo of the white suit that i was looking for and said ” i am looking for a suit like this, do you have one in stock?”

“Let me go and check out the back sir” came the reply, and off he wandered. My heart skipped a beat. Could this be the moment i finally laid my hands on the object of my desires?

“I’m sorry sir”, the sales assistant said , “we don’t have anything like that”.

Defeated, deflated and downtrodden i turned and walked out of the shop. The suit would never be mine.

And then it struck me!

If i couldn’t buy the suit then I'd make it. Just one problem though. I didn't know how to sew….

Pictured right - Don Johnson 80’s TV start of the show Miami Vice.

The actual white suit that inspired the creation of the online sewing classes.

The Quest Begins…

I got home that day and started to research the best places to learn how to sew. At the time the only available option was either enrolling on a sewing course or going to an art college. So i applied to a sewing college, got accepted, and began my journey on the road to becoming a professional tailor.

The first day of college i was so excited. The world was my oyster and the suit would soon be mine and then everything changed.

You see what they don’t tell you is that learning to sew in a classroom is a very long, 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.

So its incredibly difficult to really master the sewing basics and without the basics you can’t hope to make good quality items (or THE SUIT).

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.

And what of the white suit i hear you ask… By the time i had the skill to make it, the TV series had finished and fashions had shifted. So i never did get to look like Don Johnson (although between you and me i still think about that suit everyday).


Something more remarkable happened. Shortly after i had a life changing revelation….  Online sewing lessons!

online sewing classes with bespoke tailor Michael Coates. If you are interested in learning to sew you have come to the right place as i have created the ultimate online sewing classes. These sewing courses are designed to teach you everything you need to know about sewing fast. I believe if you follow my learning format, you will have learnt to sew in know time. #onlinesewingclasses #sewingclassesonline #sewingclasses. An image of tv show miami vice gave me the insperation to create these online sewing classes. #onlinesewingclasses #sewingclassesonline #sewingclasses. online sewing classes with bespoke tailor Michael Coates. If you are interested in learning to sew you have come to the right place as i have created the ultimate online sewing classes. These sewing courses are designed to teach you everything you need to know about sewing fast. I believe if you follow my learning format, you will have learnt to sew in know time. #onlinesewingclasses. online sewing classes with bespoke tailor Michael Coates. If you are interested in learning to sew you have come to the right place as i have created the ultimate online sewing classes. These sewing courses are designed to teach you everything you need to know about sewing fast. I believe if you follow my learning format, you will have learnt to sew in know time. #onlinesewingclasses

The Sewing Guru, online sewing classes, a decade in the making!

I set to creating my idea of online sewing classes which had to be a simple but very affective method. I needed something visual which in my opinion is the easiest way to learn. Putting my ideas and plans together, The Sewing Guru was born, a sewing tuition and tailoring website teaching you how to create garments from scratch in a step be step sewing video format. I created 2 complete beginners sewing courses together with advanced sewing lessons to teach you the basics in sewing and tailoring and to give you the confidence to get started.

The Sewing Guru is like having a sewing teacher with you when ever you need them. Now 10 years on, I have created hundreds of sewing videos and completed 18 sewing video collections along with a beginners sewing course and a sewing machine course.

Well this is my story and I hope that you have enjoyed it. Below is an overview of the Sewing Guru site. The number one online sewing classes available giving you a platform for the easiest method on how to learn how to sew online.

Each video exercise for the beginners and sewing machine courses has its own accompanying e-book that you can print off and keep forever.

The Sewing Guru complete video index.

Online Sewing Classes for the beginner.

The Beginners Sewing Course - 21 sewing video lessons for the beginner.

Part 1 - Tools of the trade.

Exercise 1 - Equipment

Exercise 2 - The sewing machine

Exercise 3 - Using the sewing machine

Exercise 4 - The overlocker machine

Exercise 5 - Using the overlocker

Part 2 - Fabrics, pressing and project 1.

Exercise 6 - Fabrics and trimmings

Exercise 7 - Using the iron

Exercise 8 - Lets get sewing

Exercise 9 - Your first project

Part 3 - Project 2, The Apron.

Exercise 10 - The commercial pattern

Exercise 11 - Placing the pattern on the fabric

Exercise 12 - Cutting out the panels

Exercise 13 - Creating the front panel

Exercise 14 - Constructing the bib

Exercise 15 - Attaching all of the panels

Exercise 16 - Creating and attaching the ties

Exercise 17 - Finishing the apron


Part 4 - Project 3, The cushion.

Exercise 18 - Preparing the front panel

Exercise 19 - Attaching the zipper

Exercise 20 - Attaching all of the panels

Exercise 21 - Finishing the cushion

The Beginners Sewing Machine Course.

Video 1 & e-book - Sewing machine basics.

Video 2 & e-book - Sewing machine accessories.  

Video 3 & e-book - The bobbin and bobbin case.

Video 4 & e-book - Threading the sewing machine.

Video 5 & e-book - Cleaning the sewing machine.

Video 6 & e-book - Sewing machine needles.

Video 7 & e-book - Thread tensions and feed dogs.

Video 8 & e-book - Sewing machine presser feet.

Video 9 & e-book - How to control your fabric.

Video 10 & e-book - Lets get sewing.

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The Sewing Guru Complete sewing video index

Advanced Sewing Classes for the intermediate.

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

pleats and tucks on a pair of trousers. learn how to make a pair of trousers with our online sewing classes #onlinesewingclasses.

Online Sewing Classes to create your own garment.

Complete Collections.

How to measure - 2 videos with worksheets

Pattern Construction - 13 videos and garment worksheets

The Gents Tailored Trousers - 10 videos  

The Gents Tailored Jacket - Standard - 15 videos

The Gents Tailored Jacket - Industrial - 14 videos including patterns  

The Gents Waistcoat -  7 videos including a welt pocket pattern

The Gents Shirt - 8 videos  

The Dress - 8 videos

The Skirt -  7 videos

Ladies Trousers - 11 videos

Extended Collections including pattern construction.

The Gents Tailored Jacket-Shawl Collar- 32 videos

Classic pyjamas for ladies and gents - 19 videos

The Ladies Tailored Jacket - 28 videos

Classic Denim Jeans - 20 videos  This collection includes 20 e-books

Gents Waistcoat with Lapels includes 3 lapel styles - 20 videos

Classic Ladies Tunic - 19 videos

The Gents Tailored Trousers - 30 videos

Accessory Mini Collections.

The Classic Day Cravat - 1 video and pattern

The Cravat - 1 video including the pattern

The Cummerbund - 1 video

The Bow Tie - 1 video including the pattern

The Handkerchief 1 video including the pattern

The Classic Tie

All patterns and worksheets are in a printable pdf format

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Even more sewing!

If its sewing alterations to clothes you are interested in, we have around 52 standalone videos for you to master. Maybe you need to know how to shorten a pair of jeans or widen the waist on a pair of trousers, maybe you want to know how to shorten the sleeves on a tailored jacket, we have them all. We show you step by step the process of how to do the alteration that you need to master and for added piece of mind, we are just an email away for any advice that may need.

Sewing classes to learn how to make a coat for your pet dog.

Our Pet Wear Doggie Coat Course.

9 Stand-a-lone doggie coat collections with patterns

7 Stand-a-lone doggie accessories collections with patterns

Mix & Match Doggie Coat collection

21 videos including patterns for each collection

Create your own personal doggie coat for your pet with our online sewing classes. This amazing sewing course is an amazing bonus to have if you are learning the art of sewing. #onlinesewingclasses.

37 different dog coat designs to choose from.

Create your own personal doggie coat for your pet.

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Our Online Sewing Classes Just Work!

Our online sewing classes will teach you how to sew fast! We have perfected our learn to sew system so well that it just works and once mastered you will not need to look any where else. Keep reading to find out how our unique learn to sew system works.

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