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! ]

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! ]

Sewing Tools, Feet, and Notions - How To Make an Oversized Ironing Board

Basic Beginner Sewing Tools, Machine Feet, and Notions

Let’s Learn To Sew put this great sewing video series together with some great information about some of the various sewing and quilting tools, notions, and sewing machine feet commonly used. Learn how to make an over-sized ironing board, how to make cement pattern weights, how to change your sewing machine needle, see how to make … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Ideas and inspiration for sewing and craft rooms layout, organization, and DIY furniture!  Check out Sewing Room Inspiration by Sew Whats New at Mode: Follow Sew-Whats-New.com’s board Sewing Machines and Studios on Pinterest.

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

How to Achieve Perfect Bobbin Tension Every Time

If you’re a long-arm quilter or own a sewing machine with a rotary bobbin, this video is for you. ZJ Humbach demonstrates how to use the TOWA Bobbin Case Tension Gauge to achieve perfect bobbin tension every time.  – National Quilters Circle More about bobbins and thread tension at SWN: Video: Exploring the Bobbin Case Video: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

The Tumbler Flag Quilt Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company

Watch the Patriotic Flag Tumbler Quilt Tutorial from Jenny Doan

Jenny Doan shows us yet another way to use the nifty 5″ Tumbler Template with this fast and easy patriotic quilting project that’s perfect to hang proudly each 4th of July.  To find the supplies needed to make the Patriotic The Tumbler Flag Quilt project, follow the links below: 5″ Tumbler Template (sized for charm packs) American … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Using Pinking Shears

Using Pinking Shears + Seam Finishing Techniques

Learn how to use pinking shears to trim the seam allowances or pattern piece edges of your sewing projects to prevent fraying and unravelling! with FashionSewingBlogTV with Deborah Moebes More seam finishing at SWN: Video: Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish – Watch how to stitch & pink seam allowances with these step-by-step instructions. Video: Two Great … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Four Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches

Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches – from How To Sew

“Ensure smooth stitching each time you start a project with our tips for solving your stitching woes. This is a Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Grace machine. Visit www.howtosew.com for more sewing basics and easy projects.” – How to Sew Skipped Stitches: One More Reason Why with SewVeryEasy “One reason your machine … [ Read More at SWN! ]