fibre and fabrics video series

Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin

The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

A Look Inside America's Textile Mills and Factories

A Look Inside America’s Textile Mills and Factories

Check out INSIDE AMERICA’S TEXTILE FACTORIES AND MILLS by Susan from Sew Whats New at Mode “NY-based photographer Chris Payne’s latest work Textiles takes us behind the doors of America’s textile industry. To highlight the roots of this industry, Payne has chosen to photograph factories and mills located in the Northeast where it was born. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Eight Fat Quarters   Meerkat Shweshwe   Three Cats Shweshwe

Shweshwe Fabrics – The Denim or Tartan of South Africa

Seshweshwe is a printed fabric widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing. Originally dyed indigo, this fabric is manufactured in a variety of colors and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns.  Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as “the denim, or tartan, of South Africa”.  From Wikipedia, the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

Exhibit shows sewing’s evolution from hoop skirts to tablet cases – By Anna Pratt

Local group shows 35 years of home handiwork. Special to the Star Tribune AUGUST 14, 2015 How did sewing help hospital staffers who might have to deal with the Ebola crisis?   That’s one of the questions you could get answered at “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

No-sew fabric flowers craft tutorial by Dana Made it.

Fabric Flower Bouquet No-Sew DIY + Round-Up

If you don’t have time to set up a sewing machine and want to make Mom something unique for Mother’s Day, check out this DIY bouquet of fabric flowers that Dana Made with a free tutorial! These pretty blooms look like roses, (or carnations if you have a pinking blade!).  You will need a hot glue … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Summer Pinwheel Pillowcase Tutorial with Shannon from FleeceFun

Sew a Colorful Spring Pinwheel Pillowcase – with Angel at FleeceFun!

Sew this cuddly and colorful pinwheel quilt block that can then be transformed into a fun pillowcase using cuddle aka minky fabric!  This free sewing video from Angel at FleeceFun for Shannon Fabrics features “Cuddle Charms” pre-cut fabrics in Very Vibrant Dimple found here.    pillowcase, minky, pinwheel, cuddle, fabric, Fabric Know-How: Choosing & Using Your Favorite Fabrics   Learn how … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Hand Dyed Fabric and Garment Gallery + Dyeing Fabric with Food

Hand Dyed Fabric and Garment Gallery + Dyeing Fabric with Food

Find more inspiring Hand Dyed Fabric and Garment photos like this on Sew, What’s New? #ad Get better at what you love to do during Craftsy’s FLASH sale! This weekend only, get up to 50% off Craftsy’s best online classes. Sale ends Sunday – shop now: http://bit.ly/springsewing How to Dye Fabric with Food! – Simplecare Products … [ Read More at SWN! ]

FABRIC, LEARN TO SEW, UPCYCLING How to Dye Fabric

How to Dye Fabric

“Knowing how to dye fabric can be one of the most powerful tools in your DIY projects arsenal. If you’re looking for the perfect upholstery fabric for your next home decor update but just can’t find the right color, you can do it yourself! Dyeing fabric requires only a few supplies and a bit of … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Sewing Patterns

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Patterns

Choosing a perfect pair of kids’ pajamas can prove to be a very perplexing task for sewers and for parents irrespective of factors like nationality or ethnicity. Comfort of the child is an aspect that no parent would consciously compromise on. To this effect, it is imperative for pajamas to be a comfortable fit, not to mention … [ Read More at SWN! ]