Create some custom arm guards for your costume with a basic pattern based on your own measurements. This tutorial will give you a basic foundation and then you can make it as elaborate as your costume needs are.
You'll want to watch this video, if you're considering purchasing your first sewing machine. Professor Pincushion goes through things which should be considered before making an important purchase for your new sewing hobby.
You can use beeswax to seal your textiles to create fabric that's food safe and easy to clean. Beeswax is inexpensive, natural, and easy to apply to fabric. Use your new fabric for future projects like snack and lunch bags.
If you want to tackle, formal garment sewing, you'll want to see this step-by-step demonstration on sewing the strapless sweetheart bodice. There's a lot involved in sewing this elegant style, but it can be tackled by anyone for flawless results.