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Practicing Your Sewing Skills: 5 Sewing Projects You Can Learn Online During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Sewing Projects, African print fabric

In 2017, 60% of people didn't know how to sew, which is considered a household skill.

But now that the coronavirus pandemic is keeping everyone at home under quarantine or shelter-in-place laws, there are more opportunities to learn household skills, like sewing.

Sewing is a skill that can teach you how to make a blanket, a clothing item, or something else.

If you want to master the art of sewing, you need to know the best 5 sewing projects to get you started.

1. Bread Bag

While there is no shortcut to learning how to sew, there are some wonderful and insightful classes that can teach you sewing. They can teach you how to some online projects.

A bread bad is an awesome project to start with because you can easily carry homemade bread. It is also a beautiful DIY bag you can use for other things beyond bread.

If you want to see more information on how to sew and where to start, check out our blog.

2. Pillow Case

A pillowcase is a perfect project that can take as easily as 5 minutes. You can use different fabrics to create different styles.

What you need for this project is pillowcase fabric, 1/4 yard cuff fabric, and accent strip African print fabric . Learning how to create a unique pillowcase is worth it because of the unique styles you can create.

3. A Blanket

To make a blanket, you need fabric, a needle, and a blanket pattern. You can also find more items that can help with sewing a blanket like curved basting pins and a rotary cutter.

While these items may seem foreign to you, they can help you get started on creating a beautiful blanket.

You can also find projects to learn from instructors on Udemy.

4. Black Out Curtains

Blackout curtains are a fun sewing project if you want less light in your room. They are designed to keep the room cooler and darker.

The material you need is a thick fabric lining and it can be any color.

5. DIY Gift Holder

The final project you can learn online is a gift holder. You can create something as simple as a gift cardholder.

If you are feeling more confident, you can sew a gift bag that holds the actual gift. The gift bag can also serve as a gift to someone.

Why You Should Learn Sewing Projects During the Pandemic

Sewing during the pandemic is a relaxing way to destress. While you may feel uneasy about what is going on in the world, sewing can help you figure out what projects to work on and how you can be of help to others.

You can learn how to sew dresses, masks for nurses, blankets, and so much more if you sign up for these online sites.

For more information on what else can sew, you can contact us here and ask us personally.

With 20 years of experience in the African fabrics market, AKN Fabrics guarantees you the best product, selection, price, and overall service. We are specialists in the finest fabrics from Holland, London, African Gambia, West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and India. We specialize in Jacquards, hand embroidery, silks, seersuckers, cottons, quilting fabrics various other West African fabrics.


 

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