For DIY types who want one-of-a kind clothing…

Conquer Your Sewing Fears

How to Use Sewing Patterns for
Absolute Beginners

Learn all the sewing pattern secrets so you can finally start creating + wearing clothes you LOVE…

in the next 30 days!


What would it feel like to go from frustrated and confused to finally feeling confident as you whip through a sewing pattern like a ninja?

How would you feel getting dressed every day if you had a closet full of unique, diy outfits that made you feel absolutely magical?

How flipping excited will you be when someone compliments your next outfit and you can say, “Thank! I made it!”

If any of that sounds good to you,
then keep reading! 

Hi, my name’s Abbie!  I’ve been sewing for over 10 years. But guess what?

When I first started sewing, I was just as confused as you are now. There’s a lot of new things to learn and it can be confusing just trying to figure out where to start! You’ve got fabric, machines, tools, patterns, and the list goes on. 

But don’t worry.

Once you make it through your first project or two,  things start to get a lot easier. Which is why I have created this course.

I want to walk through your first project, step-by-step, so we can clear up the confusion and get you confidently creating your dream clothes.

Let me explain how that’s gonna work.

Sewing Patterns

For Absolute Beginners

Step by Step Video Tutorials

You’ll watch over my shoulder as I show you exactly how to sew each step.


I also break the project down into 5-10 minute steps so you can watch them then jump behind the machine and actually sew!

Weekly LIVE Q+A

If you ever get stuck or confused, you can submit questions and have them answered LIVE each week.



Yes, real answers from a real person!

Printable Checklist

Track your progress and ensure you never get confused about what step you’re on – no matter how crazy life gets!

FB Group

A place to learn and grow with other beginners just like you! 


Sewing from home can feel a little lonely, which is why having an online community is so important.

Week 0:


Before we even get started, you’ll get access to my Sewing Library. You’ll get access to:

  • Sewing Tools List : All the tools you’ll need to have before starting your first project
  • Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Machines: Overview of all the features you’ll want to look for in a sewing machine
  • Dream Machine Checklist: Super simple checklist to help you find the perfect sewing machine
  • And more!

*** You’ll need to have all your tools + sewing machine together before we begin the course.

During the first week, you’ll get access to the following modules:

~ How To Thread Your Machine

~ How To Take Measurements (The Basics)

~ How To Print Your Pattern

Each module includes a step-by-step video and a Quick Reference PDF.

This week is to make sure everyone understands the basics before we jump into creating your first design.

Week 1:

Sewing Basics

Which Pattern Will We Be Creating?

You Decide!

These super versatile t-shirt patterns from DIBY Club are a great starting point for your #MeMade wardrobe.


Mix and match fabrics, sleeve lengths, and collar styles to create a whole new wardrobe just from this pattern!



The steps are the same for both men + women so you can make clothes for the whole family!



“I’m so happy to have finally made an article of clothing….something I’ve wanted to do for a long time!

Thank you so much Abbie Messmer for opening new doors for all of us with this great class! I honestly don’t know if I’d have ever tried knits without this.”


Linda J.

Previous Student

Weeks 2-4:

Creating Your Design Step-by-Step

For the rest of the course, I will give you video tutorials for each step of the pattern instructions.

The videos will explain what’s happening in each step, then show you exactly how to do it yourself. 

I’ll break the pattern down into chunks, so each week you’ll get access to a new set of videos.

And now for the LIVE part...

You’ll have access to a private FB group, along with the other designers who sign up for the course. This FB group will give you:

~ A place to meet + be inspired by fellow designers

~ Ask any q’s you have about the project + ask for help if you get stuck or have problems

~ Access to weekly office hours where you can chat with me 1:1

~ Response to any Q within 48 hours

~ Be part of a sewing community!

The goal of this course is to help you feel confident about sewing your own clothes. If at any point you feel frustrated or confused, post about it in the FB group. I will be in their DAILY to make sure everyone is making progress and understands each step.

"I'm so happy to have finally made an article of clothing....something I've wanted to do for a long time! Thank you so much Abbie Messmer for opening new doors for all of us with this great class! I honestly don't know if I'd have ever tried knits without this it."
Linda J

So who am I , exactly?

So, like I said earlier, my name’s Abbie and I’m a sewing fanatic. I taught myself how to sew in the 9th grade (who does that?) and haven’t been able to stop since. If you can think of it, I’ve probably sewn it. Summer dresses, prom dresses, backpacks, a three-piece suit, stuffed animals, sweaters, a leather jacket, blankets, the list goes on.

In college, I had my mind blown when I ended up getting one my fashion designs accepted into an international sewing competition. And that competition changed my life (and the way I sew) forever. At that competition, I found incredible resources I had never heard of before that explained how to sew clothes using the same techniques as the fashion industry. 

Fun Fact: The big 4 pattern brands (Simplicity, Vogue, Butterick, and McCalls) don’t always follow industry standards. They sort of make up their own methods to make things easier. The problem with that is your finished garments can tend to look a little crafty, rather than professional. Who knew!

And that’s why I created D.I.Y. Fashion Rebel. I want to help D.I.Y. designers like yourself find the resources you need to make clothes, not crafts. Let’s work together to end the struggle + confusion so you can confidently start designing the clothing (and life) of your dreams!

Abigail Messmer

~ Bonuses ~

To make your first sewing pattern project even easier, I’ve included some super special bonuses!

Bonus #1:

Measurements Workshop

Knowing your body measurements is absolutely critical to creating clothes that fit your unique shape.


That’s why I’m including my entire Body Measurements Workshop as a special bonus for being part of the this course!


$65 Value

Bonus #2:

Take Back Your Time
Sewing Calendar

If you’re super busy (like most of us are) this bonus is going to be a gamechanger for your sewing.


The Sewing Calendar outlines all the steps you’ll need to complete each week + the amount of time needed to complete each step.


This way, you can plan your sewing time whenever it fits your busy schedule!


$27 Value

Bonus #3:

Pick the Perfect Fabric

One big question for beginners is always “What type of fabric should I use for this project?”


So as a special bonus, I put together the top 3 suggested fabrics for this project so you can confidently grab your supplies and get started on this project.


$17 Value

Stop wondering if this is possible for you.


Stop wasting your time searching around for only bits and pieces of the whole process.


If you wanna learn to sew clothes the right way, with an expert who will be by your side every step of the way, then… 

Inside this Course you'll have access to...

  • Step-by-Step Video Tutorials ($97 Value)
  • Weekly LIVE Q+A ($60 Value)
  • Project Specific Checklists ($7 Value)
  • Private FB Group ($27 Value)


  • Body Measurements Workshop ($65 Value)
  • Pick the Perfect Fabric ($25 Value)
  • Take Back Your Time Sewing Calendar ($27 Value)

Total Value: $300+



2-4 hours a week. 


Come on, I know you watch more Netflix than that in a week!




We will be using a T-shirt pattern from DIBY Club. 


You can check out the patterns using the links below.


Men’s Pattern:


Women’s Pattern:



You have access to all content provided inside this course for life.


That includes the:


~ Step-by-step video tutorials that can be applied to ANY SEWING PATTERN

~ Weekly Q+A Replays

~ All the Bonuses

~ All PDF’s + Quick Reference Guides


Plus, you’ll automatically get any and all updates that I add to this course in the future.


However, I will only be available for LIVE Q+A during the official 4-weeks of the course.


Are you ready to learn how to use

A Sewing Pattern?

End the confusion around sewing your own clothes and finally start creating your dream wardrobe!

Learn How To Sew Clothes for Beginners

Start Sewing Your Own Clothes…

even if you’ve never touched a  sewing machine!

Start Sewing Your Own Clothes...

even if you’ve never touched a sewing machine!

This free mini course will give you everything you need to confidently unbox your sewing machine AND start using it!

Plus a ton more beginner-friendly tips to help start your sewing journey the right way.


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