It’s easy for me to say that you should all join the club. But, to be fair, the club is not for everyone. Yes, it’s awesome! Yes, it’ll be so much fun! I believe in it 100%. But, is it worth your investment?
I’m here to help you decide.
Who is the Start Sewing Club for?
Originally, I created the Start Sewing Club for women who wanted to get into sewing, but didn’t know where to start, or tried and felt overwhelmed by it, and were looking for a fun and engaging place to learn.
So, if you feel that you’d love to
+ learn all the basic sewing skills to sew your own garments and other sewing projects,
+ start sewing beautiful clothes that fit your taste and body,
+ build a self-stitched wardrobe,
+ learn in group of supportive classmates,
+ have clear step-by-step instructions to follow,
then this course is perfect for you!
Even if you aren’t madly in love with the 2 projects we’re making, you’ll learn so many valuable skills in the process. Those are skills that you can use to stitch up a lot of different garments, so I can promise they’ll come in handy.
This course is ALSO for you, if
+ you have already dabbled in sewing, but feel you’d love to learn some new tricks and techniques to really get a solid foundation,
+ you want to give sewing another go,
+ you could use the extra motivation that comes from being cheered on by a group of awesome, like-minded women to finally get some projects done,
+ you’d love to add 2 self-stitches garments to your wardrobe.
Who is the Start Sewing Club NOT for?
The club is not for you, if you have zero interest in learning how to sew.
Sadly, it’s also not the best use of your money if you have no access to a sewing machine. You can borrow, steal (just kidding), or clock in hours at your local sewing cafe if you don’t have a machine of your own.
If you’re an avid seamstress, and you’re way past the basics, it’s probably not the best investment for you either.
The 3 BUTs that shouldn’t hold you back!
So, now that we’ve cleared up who the course is for and who it’s not for, I’d love to address a few “but”s I know some of you have. I really don’t want those little roadblocks to stop you from joining.
1. I don’t have time right now.
Whether you feel you don’t have enough free time to do the coursework, or you just can’t be all-in for the 6 weeks, I’ve got you covered.
First, the whole coursework should take you less than 3 hours a week to complete. That’s less than 30 minutes a day, or one weekend afternoon.
Don’t have that much? You will have access to the course materials for LIFE, so don’t sweat it. You can totally still take the course and sew at your own pace. The Facebook group will stay open indefinitely, so you can still connect with the other club members even after the live portion of the course is over.
2. I’m afraid the garments I make will suck.
I’ve done everything I can do make the process fun and easy to follow. There will be video tutorials for every step along the way. AND, you can always get answers to your questions in the comments area and lots of support in the Facebook group. In fact, we’re already discussing supplies.
The other thing I want to emphasize is that this should be a learning experience. Yes, the perfect result would be for you to make a wearable hand-stitched outfit by the end of the course, but even if you’re not in love with the end result, you’ve still learned a ton. And, you’re next makes will already be so much closer to the ideal.
Sewing is all about learning through doing!
3. I can’t afford it.
That’s what we say to ourselves a lot, isn’t it? Especially when it comes to investing in ourselves. This isn’t a necessity – I totally get it. I don’t want you to feel pressured into joining, but I do want to make you think for a second.
Is it that you truly can’t afford to spend that money right now, OR is it that you feel guilty spending it on a hobby?
If you’re feeling guilty, let me ease your mind a bit. I consider sewing one of the most useful skills I have.
It enables me to alter store-bought clothes to fit my body.
It helps me make clothing last longer, because I know how to mend or refashion it.
I can make quality garments that I love, but couldn’t afford buying from a store.
I’m able to create so many practical items for our home myself (from oven-mitts to pillow covers to bedding to curtains to sofa covers, and the list goes on).
Sewing is such a valuable skill-set to have. It will save you money in the long-run.
If you’ve been on the fence about joining, I hope this will help you in making the decision. You can find all the details and join HERE. Registration is open until the 17th of May.
Congratulations to Laura who won the Membership giveaway! So sorry I couldn’t just give out free memberships to everyone who joined the giveaway. I loved all your reasons for wanting to start sewing and I hope I can still see some of you in the club.
What’s the one things that’s holding you back from joining the club?