Open a Sewing and Alterations Business

Open a Sewing and Alterations Business with These Free Video Lessons

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL8RfVh9YTyOvDSQxCAEFpclhh5-uNgn1F[/embedyt] This free video playlist created by Alterations by Phyllis covering specific alteration techniques that will give you an excellent start to a prosperous alterations business.  Phyllis also covers how to successfully run an alterations business in your own home.  She shares her tips and experience with over 15 free videos! Update and freshen … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Free Sewing Video Series: Thrifted Transformations

Free Sewing Series: Thrifted Transformations

April’s free sewing series; Thrifted Transformations is all about DIY refashions, upcycling existing garments with lots of life left in their fabrics into something completely new to wear! Subscribe to April’s Youtube channel for fresh weekly fashion sewing projects that will inspire you to DIY! I printed this fabric using sublimation ❤️ Stay tuned for my … [ Read More at SWN! ]

fibre and fabrics video series

Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin

The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Updates to Upcycled Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Bag - Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Projects

Upcycled + Modified Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Bag – Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Project by Karen

Check out Stunning Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Handbag by Susan from Sew Whats New at Mode “The trouble with being a sewer is sometimes you just can’t leave things alone. Here is the absolutely fabulous “Upcycled Wool Bag” I made from Jennifer Clouston’s new book “Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Projects“. I love this bag!” – See … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Glam it Yourself! - Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Vintage suitcases are typically sturdy and strong enough to keep everything safe inside. A thrift store suitcase, two yards of fabric and some foam are what you need to make this great suitcase dog bed. Your pooch will love this cozy bed and you, for GIY “glamming it yourself”! Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to … [ 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.

Glam Up Your Old Sweaters with These 4 DIYs

Glam Up + Upcycle Your Old Sweaters With These 4 DIY’s!

By elizabethg September 28, 2015 “Don’t throw that old sweater away! Sure, it may have a hole or two. Yes, it’s probably tighter than the last time you pulled it out. But just because you can’t wear it doesn’t mean it‘s useless.”

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

100 Years of Creating and Celebrating with DIY Halloween Costumes!

For centuries, people have both created and celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet. Over a century of creating and celebrating with DIY Halloween costume sewing! More Halloween Projects at … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Turn Your Hoodie into a Halloween Costume! Easy DIY's!

Turn Your Hoodie into a Halloween Costume! Easy DIY’s!

By elizabethg October 2, 2015 “Halloween costumes don’t come cheap these days, and overpriced looks can dampen the spirit of the season. That’s where your old hoodie comes in. Grab your sweats, scissors, and spunk for three fun and EASY DIY Halloween costumes to bring out the animal in you.” More Upcycling at SWN: Blog … [ Read More at SWN! ]