The folks from Sew Over It share their best tips for sewing with viscose fabrics. These experienced sewers stitched some fabulous garments with this all natural fabric. The fabric line is called “Sprinkles”.
Learn to sew a front twist top developed from a very basic pattern! Zoe DIY shares another fabulous set of sewing video tutorials for sewing a casual twist top and harem pants. Comfortable garments and a fun sewing project using two-way stretch fabric. Twist Top Sewing Tutorial: Advertisement Learn to sew harem-style pants developed from … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Lindsey from Inside The Hem shares her first impressions and reviews of all of the garment sewing patterns from Vogue, Simplicity and McCalls for autumn 2019…
To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body. To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line. Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape!
The concept of re-styling and re-fashioning garments is actually not new. Evelyn Wood shares amazing vintage sewing literature that clearly describes how “garment renovating” has been used and has evolved over time…
The Aurelia cardigan sewing pattern from Sew Liberated is a very simple sewing project that can be stitched on a regular sewing machine. The sewing instructions offer a wonderful guide with helpful tips for sewing with knit fabrics. Sew What’s New also has an informative post on sewing ruffles, gathers, pleats, flounces, etc., here if … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Back in the 70’s I made this blouse when I was learning dressmaking at school. In those days they only came in one size, and this is a 12. I have been shopping for an open neck blouse like this and have given up, so I thought I could make this one again. However, I … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Londa Rohlfing demonstrates how she redesigns and sews unique refashioned tops using men’s knit shirts in this free episode from It’s Sew Easy, a PBS show, Series 1600. Follow along and learn how to utilize knit tops, woven shirts, lace, neckties, and fabric to create your very own one-of-a-kind (OOAK) tops! Sewing Memento Tops with … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Paige from Paige Handmade shows us how she sews one of the simplest, easiest skirts you can stitch, but with one extra detail that elevates it. This fun skirt with an elastic waistband and a gathered tier is so versatile and easy to wear – because it can be made in any length and with so many different fabrics…
We just had The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5, and this year’s winner was the youngest yet at 33. Sadly the BBC just archive all these series, so you never get to see them again if you missed them when the aired. So sad, I would have bought them all on DVD if they … [ Read More at SWN! ]