About Sew Guide

Let me start with a disclaimer. I am not a professional seamstress, nor am I very fashion conscious. Neither am I a good writer. What I am is an enthusiastic learner and first and foremost a doer. Sewing is such a “doing” that I stuck with passion. And this Sew Guide is my dream space, where I hope to share what I learn and do.  

Creating something unique and three dimensional from an essentially one-dimensional cloth has always fascinated me.I am a Management Graduate and none in my family thought that I would be interested in sewing. And looking at me no one would guess that I love fashion, clothes and all things beautiful and glamorous. But here I am. And here you are. Welcome.

The excitement, the creative accomplishment a girl gets when sewing cannot be easily described. Girls are born creators be it a baby or a tasty dish- we love to create. Sewing is the ultimate creative hobby which is also very useful.

A kind of excitement grips me every time I enter a fabric store, and fabric stores have so many different beautiful gorgeous fabric and clothes. The excitement lasts till the garment is cut and stitched, then on to the next cloth. Do join me in this beautiful addiction.

I would like this to be a space for all sewing enthusiasts to hang out and share their passion for sewing and create more and more beautiful fascinating and awe inspiring cloth creations

I hope that I am able to provide some helpful information to you through sewguide.com. Please keep in mind that I am learning sewing and think of it as a continuous process ; Hope that you would excuse any mistake I have noted down here.

Happy sewing

Thanks for visiting

Do check out the different posts on sewguide.com; the category pages have all the posts published here


Comments 28

  1. Hi, Sarina, I’m doing a review article on fashion and I’m using your website because it’s super helpful and and you learn about fashion, and I quote things from your article but I was wondering, what’s your full name so I can add you, when I’m done with the article I can send you a copy just let me know how.

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  2. Sarina, your site is an amazing resource for anyone interested in fashion and cultivating their personal style. Thanks for the thoughtful and diligent effort you have put into it. Stay blessed and keep up the wonderful work!

  3. Hi Sarina,
    Love your web space! so full of creativity and interesting projects!
    would you kindly pls add me to your mailing list – i would love to keep up with all your latest! Stay well and safe!

  4. Hello Sarina,

    Could you please add me to your mailing list. (Sorry I deleted the pop-up and can’t re-find it!!).

    Many thanks in advance.

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  5. I just saw your page today
    I LOVE IT thanks so much
    I’m a nigerian and I’m not really experienced in sewing but you just made my day
    I’m happy cause you go out of your way to help
    God bless you and whatever you do

  6. Hi Sarina, I have only just found your site tonight! Well, it needs to be said…. I love it! thank you so much for going to all the effort not only for the free patterns but all the additional information like measuring, body shape etc written in a way my brain understands it! you really are a god send. Now, I have a huge problem, I’m technically challenged and for the life of me I have checked and looked but still can’t find where to sign up for your newsletter. Can you help me please? I don’t wan’t to miss a thing lol. I’m a beginner dressmaker, I’m actually more of a trier than an actual maker as I’m not very good but I absolutely enjoy it so much, I call myself an enthusiastic beginner lol. Thank you so much for all the info you have gathered for us, I appreciate it very much, Sharon xx

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      Thank you so much, Sharon, for the really kind words. So glad to know that the site is helpful to you; What you have written is true – this is how my brain also understands it. : ) I have added you to the newsletter.

  7. I don’t know why I never saw this site the moment I made up my mind to learn using online resources I have bought 2 books- that I cannot even make head or tail of; I have made an online purchase from a site that’s meant to show me how to make pattern – basic dress block, skirt and pants but I ended up confused and almost loosing that determination to complete my learning.
    I came across your site while searching for how to make fitted bedspreads; at least if I couldn’t make a headway with patterns, should be able to make bedspread for my kids as they return to school. Then I started stumbling on topics after topic on the site, so much resource, easy, simplified and make me get to work immediately. I just completed the basic bodice pattern and it was so so easy to understand! I am now going through the site in sequence, I am so glad!
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, good job

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      Hi Olanrewaju
      Thanks for this comment – Love reading that the site is helping people. I hope that you will do a lot better than what is in this site. Best wishes

  8. I am really in love with this site, … but I have a problem. I work full-time and have many other demands on my time. Is it possible to print out your guides and project directions so I can use them at a future date (for my use only, of course)? My choices are too many to leave all the separate windows open on my computer. Thanks for your time taken to respond … and the site!

  9. Hi Sarina,

    This is what I have been looking for, for so long! Answer to my payers!

    Not only are you a doer, but you are also an enabler and a ray of light to humanity.

    Thank you!

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  10. Wonderful site, so glad I came across it. I am a huge fan of Kurta shirts, have a few from a great shop in Abu Dhabi (including a couple of unstitched that i just ordered today!).
    Now I am planning to make my own, from the lawn cotton fabric brought back from Liberty of London.
    So nice of you to share your knowledge and experience, thank you very much!

  11. Hey…u r just amazing…i love ur work…i want to subscribe for ur newsletter but i dont find how to subscribe
    ..can you please tell me

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      Hi Prabhojit
      Thanks for the kind and encouraging comment. The form for subscribing is supposed to be there on the site. I don’t know why you cannot see it – may a tech glitch. I have added your email to the list.

  12. Dear Sarina,
    What a wonderful job you are doing here.
    It is such a joy to find someone who shares steps on how to create something nice and then also the logic behind it – all in such a helpful way.
    I have learnt to sew as a young girl and am still learning from you now.

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  13. Hi! I think you are doing a great job with all of the information you provide.
    I am trying to find a way to unsubscribe but can’t find the “unsubscribe” area on your site. (New Year’s resolution….keep e-mail down to a minimum)! Can you please do this for my e-mail?

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      Hi Cindy
      Thanks for the appreciation
      Can you click on the unsubscribe button on the newsletter you recieved (down below) – that is the only way to unsubscribe : )

  14. Wow! What a great site! thank you for all the valuable information! Now I know why my last homemade dress fell apart after I washed it! 🙂 Thank you 1000X!

  15. Thank you Sarina for such a lovely site! You have provided so much information and inspiration! I look forward to continued visits and someday catching up on all the old posts! I do wish I had more time to sew!

    This is a lovely read and a wonderful endeavor – keep it up and thank you!

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  16. Hi Sarina

    Really impressed with your extensive knowledge about many things which is very difficult for a beginner to learn from anywhere else. Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge and a lot of guidance for people who are taking baby steps in sewing ..

    Am a fabric enthusiast who is waiting for a long time to learn sewing.. Your blog is added to my favorites

  17. Thank you so much for creating this website. Am so happy and I thank God for directing me to this site. Am a newbie and have been looking for the perfect guide to learn how to sew. I surely found everything here. You have got so much info here. Wow!

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