Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Laura from Sew Very Easy discusses getting your sewing machine through those thick and bulky (possibly unpressed?) seam allowances on the inside of your projects. Laura explains why your machine behaves the way it does when it encounters extra layers of fabric. Watch the close-ups to learn and understand how you can quickly rectify this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Bernina's Golden Foot Promotion

Bernina Sewing Machines Through the Years

A fun and interesting video record of the Bernina sewing machine company. Bernina has been shaping the future of the sewing machine industry for 125 years. Founded in 1893 by Karl Friedrich Gegauf, the company stands for Swiss precision, quality and innovation. Today, Bernina continues to build sewing and quilting machines that allow your imagination soar … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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! ]

sewing machine is powered by a bicycle

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! ]