If you're new to sewing or if it's just been a while since you've sewn and you want a little refresher, this course will give you all the sewing fundamentals you’ll need so you can start sewing NOW! 


Sewing Machine Anatomy
  • Become familiar with your sewing machine and its main parts – both mechanical and digital models
  • Learn how to thread your machine and how to wind the bobbin
  • Troubleshoot the most common sewing machine problems
  • Get acquainted with the basic presser feet and learn how to use each one
Recommended Sewing Supplies & Materials
  • The essentials
  • Other recommended supplies and materials to make sewing easier and more efficient
  • Learn the basic sewing machine stitches and what they are used for
  • Seam allowances
Sewing Tips & Tricks
  • How to unpick seams the EASY WAY!
  • Other sewing tips and advice


Basic Pillowcase Sewing Tutorial

Start your sewing journey by making a simple pillow case. You'll learn how easy it is to sew professional looking French seams.

Corn filled therapy bag sewing tutorial

These corn/rice filled therapy bags come in handy to warm your feet or to use as a cold pack on sore muscles and joints. They are very easy to sew and they make great gifts!

*Comes with printable PDF pattern and instruction tags ($9.25 Value)



You've sewn very little and may not have even touched a sewing machine before.


You've sewn a little and would like a refresher course to get you at it again.


You're overwhelmed and frustrated with the whole sewing process and would like some help troubleshooting your issues.

What Others Are Saying About Jan's Sewing Instruction

Just finished sewing along with you ( with your super clear instructions 😃) ...I’m sooo pleased with the end results. Thank you so much Jan 💐😘. Off to get more fabric now 😂🤣


Honestly this is about one of the easiest and nicest tutorials I have seen. thank you so much!


Out of all the tutorials that I've watched so far and even tried following along, this one is the best!! Your instructions are super clear for a beginner! Thank you so much.


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Sew Simple

A Beginners Guide To Sewing


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

After I've enrolled, how do I access the class?

After you enroll, you’ll get an email in your inbox with a direct link – make sure you bookmark this link so you can come back whenever you like. You’ll then be able to sign in to the course site immediately and start taking the lessons whenever you’re ready.

What equipment and materials will I need for the course?
  • Sewing machine – We’ll give instructions for both mechanical and digital, front-loading and top-loading models.
  • Scrap fabric to practice stitching on. Each project will come with a printable PDF with all supplies needed for that specific project.
  • Basic sewing toolkit – a printable PDF supplies list is included in the workshop.
  • Computer/tablet/smartphone and an internet connection to stream the videos from. Access to a printer for printing patterns and guides.

Jan Howell Sew Simple Beginning Sewing Course


A little on the whimsy side, Jan Howell is designer, seamstress, and graphic artist that loves creating items that have unique colors, texture, and a purpose. Jan began sewing at the age of 12 where she realized her passion for the art and has been sewing ever since. Not only does she find joy in creating things for her home and family, Jan loves being able to teach others to do the same. Her simple, down to earth teaching style gives others the opportunity to create something with their own hands. Creating does NOT need to be complicated! Jan has been a featured designer on Craftsy, Makerist, and in Kindred Stitches Magazine. Her patterns have been available online since 2009..