Spout Baby Quilt Pattern

Mid-Coast Woman Creates Quilting Pattern Business! WMTW News 8

After moving to mid-coast Maine, Kathryn Simel  started a creative second career as a quilt pattern designer when a local quilt shop owner encouraged her to write and publish her unique coastal and nautical-style patterns.  In Wednesday’s Your Money, WMTW News 8’s Meghan Torjussen spoke to Kathryn Simel from Cushing who turned her passion into a paycheck. Learn … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Angela Wolf sews batwing sleeves

How to Add Bat-wing Sleeves – with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy

Angela Wolf shows us how to alter a sewing pattern to add bat-wing sleeves on It’s Sew Easy! More sleeve sewing techniques and tutorials at SWN: Video: How to Make a Bat-wing Shirt Video: Setting a Sleeve  Video: Straight Sleeve Sloper Topic: Shirt Sleeves to Yoga Capris Photo: this is the butterfly sleeve  Video: Pattern Cutting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Make Your Own Espadrille Shoes or Slippers – Free Sewing Tutorials   Sew What s New Blog

How to Make Your Own Espadrille Shoes or Slippers – Free Sewing Tutorials

  Choose a pretty fat quarter or some flannel to make a pair of one-of-a-kind espadrilles or slippers! The basic espadrille shoe is a great casual shoe for all ages. I think they would make very comfortable slippers too. Use the basic techniques demonstrated in the videos below to create espadrille-style slippers while replacing the materials you … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats - Simple Visual Basics

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats – Simple Visual Basics

I found this visual guide on Pinterest showing how particular flounces etc are cut and created.  These cuts look fabulous on today’s styles featuring geometric, and diagonal lines, rounded and inverted front and back hems, etc.  I was unable to source the original author and got as far as http://mutualisms.wordpress.com.  If you recognize or know where this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Today Annika Victoria shows us how easy it really is to sew your own underwear!  YOU can sew these ladies briefs out of any lightweight stretchy cotton jersey fabrics. Annika suggests recycling old t-shirts! Subscribe to Annika Victoria’s Youtube Channel. More underwear sewing: Fancy Pants aka Stretch Lace Panties Video: Whitney Sews – Making Underwear From A T-Shirt Photo: Lingerie … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Repair and Copy Damaged Sewing Patterns

How to Repair and Copy Damaged Sewing Patterns

Whitney shows us how she copies her vintage sewing patterns that are beyond repair. Thanks for installing the Bottom of every post plugin by Corey Salzano. Contact me if you need custom WordPress plugins or website design.

How to sew a pair of shorts from a pillow case  no pattern needed

How to Sew a Pair of Shorts from a Pillow Case with Melina Hollway

In this free sewing tutorial, fashion designer Melina Hollway from Damsel in this Dress shows you how to make a pair of vintage sleep-shorts out of a vintage pillowcase without a pattern. Want to become a fashion designer? read more…. With the release of the new eBook “Secrets of a Self-Taught Fashion Designer” you can now … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Asymmetrical Skort Sewing Tutorial

Sew an Asymmetrical Casual Skort for Summer with Annika Victoria

See how Annika Victoria constructs and sews these unique asymmetrical shorts (also known as a “skort“)  inspired by retailer MayKool’s summer shorts found here.  Annika is a 22-year-old molecular biology student from Australia who loves sewing and designing clothes! Through Annika’s blog and Youtube channel, she aspires to make science more fashionable, and the fashion world … [ Read More at SWN! ]

PinkChoclateBreaks DIY Asymetrical Skirt

How to Sew an Asymmetric Skirt + Alternate Elastic Waistband Technique – with Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak

A free sewing video tutorial sharing how PinkChocolateBreak created this hot asymmetrical skirt with stretch knit fabric and a few sneaky folds!   You will need: fabric existing pencil skirt thread sewing scissors pins elastic for waistband sewing machine Check out the PinkChocolateBreak blog for more fashion and beauty tips: pinkchocolatebreak.com and subscribe to the newsletter here – http://bit.ly/1by8ara 5 free skirt … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Garment Construction: Learn to Fit a Dress Pattern + 4 Free Spring PDF Patterns

Garment Construction: Learn to Fit a Dress Pattern + 4 Free Spring PDF Patterns

“In her three-part Learn to Fit video series Melissa Watson, McCall’s designer and certified sewing instructor, uses the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fit method to show you how to successfully achieve a perfect fit with all of your patterns. This video addresses princess seams for a great fit in the bodice area using McCall’s pattern M6989 designed … [ Read More at SWN! ]