Some of the Best Serger Tips and Techniques - Free Video Series

Some of the Best Serger Tips and Techniques – Free Video Series

  We curated a playlist just for you with some of the very best and most useful FREE serger sewing video tips and tutorials we could find!  Many of the top sewing professionals share their expertise and experience with sergers. Check the top left corner of the video for a list of titles to inform and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

My BERNINA & Me Video Series

My BERNINA & Me Video Series

  In this video series “My BERNINA & Me”, creative people from around the world showcase their favourite BERNINA model: More Bernina at SWN: Sewing Channel: Bernina Users bernette Introduces the Chicago 5 Sewing Machine Topic: Bernina Fashion Show – Houston Quilt Festival Topic: Bernina Sewing Machine Introduction Topic: BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction Topic: Bernina Felting Foot Video Topic: Free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Advice for choosing a sewing machine

Advice for Choosing and Shopping for a Sewing Machine

Three experienced sewers offer their advice for choosing and shopping for a sewing machine.  Stephanie covers machines for quilting, Erica discusses basic home sewing machines, and Melanie Ham reviews machines under $200 for the beginner!  Good information here.  Bookmark this page! Stephanie Soebing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous offers some advice for sewing machine shopping. This video … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Bicycle + Solar Energy Powers Singer CG590

Sophie Nieto-Munoz wrote a short article about The Solar Sewing Rover Project, and the artist behind it.  Artist Paul Nosa invested a year in planning the project and two more months building a solar-powered sewing machine. Paul Nosa used Singer CG590, and it is now powered by a solar-panel, and a bicycle to provide energy, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Oh Canada Quilt Pattern by Cheryl Arkison

Happy Canada Day! Oh Canada Quilt Pattern by Cheryl Arkison

      Designed in perfect proportions to the original Canadian flag, “Oh, Canada!” pays patchwork homage to this symbol of Canadian spirit and drive. Make one block or make a dozen. Piece the fabric together from scraps to echo the diverse nature of Canada, or make it solid to showcase the fabric. This pattern … [ Read More at SWN! ]

She Shed - Sewing Shack By Jules Holgate - featured at Sew-Whats-New.net

Crafty Sewing Shacks and Quilting Sheds

  This “she shed” or sewing shack, designed by Jules Holgate is a crafter’s oasis at home… Jules Holgate designed the Sewing Shack as a bright and airy, yet practical creative space for the avid crafter. Inspired by garden flowers such as daisies, the color palette used consists of lemon, white and green to create … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Learn how to choose the correct thread colors and weights

Thread Weights and Their Best Uses

Knowing which thread weight to choose is an important part of any sewing project. Thread that is too fine can cause your project to fall apart. Thread that is thicker and heavier can tear your fabric.  These free videos offer valuable information, tips, and tricks for choosing the best thread for your projects every time!  The … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

  Where Melanie gets her sewing machines http://bit.ly/sewminithings  The sewing machine featured is a Juki HZL LB- 5020 and typically retails for $299. A great cutting mat, basic ruler and rotary cutter set. Some favorite specialty quilting rulers A Bluetooth speaker http://amzn.to/2gsZXgE Clover glass head pins Quilty Box Ceramic Cats (?) Search on Etsy.com, or, look at local gift shops Clover Wonder Clips Thread … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Brother ScanNCut for Quilting and Sewing – Cutting Machines

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL_gFPkwpxIFLZm7XPh2AiX4VtfKzL2H_-[/embedyt]  I’ve been looking at the Brother Scan N Cut fabric (and paper!) cutting machine. There are several different cutting machine brands available and I am curious as to how they all work. The reason I’ve decided to showcase this particular brand is due to the way it works without needing dies for each … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Make a Sewing & Quilting Wrist Cuff

Stitch a Sewing Tool Wrist Cuff

  Create your own sewing & quilting wrist cuff with this free step by step tutorial from Feeling Stitchy! Easily store your snips, needles, etc while keeping your tools close and portable. This is a fun and free sewing project that makes a practical and sew very useful accessory for anyone who likes to do … [ Read More at SWN! ]