mary make & do

Our sewing teacher, Mary Perisho of mary make & do, has searched hundreds of websites to find the best tutorials, patterns, sew a-longs, classes and tips. This is where we share them with you! 

Creativebug - This monthly membership website for creative learning has lots of great classes, and some are free! 

Free Creativebug class Sewing Machine Basics

Beginning Sewing Classes from Creativebug 

Anna Maria Horner's Flying Gosling Quilt Class on Creativebug, with excellent tutorial on the no waste method of making various size flying geese. 

Pattern Drafting Class by Cal Patch on Creativebug, an excellent no-fear intro to drafting patterns. 

Craftsy - Online crafting classes to purchase and keep, with many free options!  

Free zipper class from Craftsy

Free sewing machine feet class from Craftsy 

Free Craftsy class Machine Basics 

Craftsy article-  How to Choose Sewing Machine Needles 

A printable guide to Schmetz sewing machine needles on Craftsy

A guide to choosing the right thread for your project on Craftsy 

Colette blog 

Seamwork Magazine from Colette   

Sign up for Colette Snippets email - Excellent sewing tips to your inbox! 

Colette 50 Favorite Sewing Books 

Colette Moneta Dress Sewalong 

Continuous Bias Tape tutorial from Colette

Pieced Bias Tape tutorial from Colette 

Colette Tips for Sewing and Fitting Knits 

Colette Knits Tutorial and Tips Roundup

Colette tutorial: Sewing hems on knits with a twin needle  

Free pattern downloads from Cotton + Steel, quilts and projects    

Made by Rae free Washi dress sleeve

Made by Rae lined yoke tutorial for Ruby Dress  

Christine Haynes Emery Dress Sew-Along

Emery Dress full bust adjustment from Christine Haynes 

Sylvie Dress full bust adjustment from Christine Haynes  

Curvy Sewing Collective full bust adjustment

Fancy Tiger Crafts One Hour Top - free pattern download for knits 

Kelbysews One Hour Basket pattern and tutorial 

Kelbysews Boxybag tutorial 

Pillow case tutorial from Lovely Little Handmades 

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-a-long from ps i quilt

Excellent list of Garment Sewing Subtrates  by Imagine Gnats