Open-source sewing site Burda Style has a new series of tutorials for the absolute neophyte. With illustrated step-by-step directions to guide you through beginner basics, such as reading a sewing pattern and threading a sewing machine, you'll be DIYing with the best of them in no time.

When you're ready for your first project, check out the dozens of sewing patterns the site has made available for download. It gets better: Everything is free. ::Burda Style

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Difficulty level: Easy