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Garment Renovation with Evelyn Wood

The concept of re-styling and re-fashioning garments is actually not new.  Evelyn Wood shares amazing vintage sewing literature that clearly describes how “garment renovating” has been used and has evolved over time…

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Learn to Upcycle & Recycle Fashion with Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf, sewing professional, instructor, designer, and author, shares her free sewing video playlist of 45 video tutorials all demonstrating how to alter, combine, refashion, and re-size garments to suit and fit you TODAY.

Memento Tops - Thoughtful Fashion Garment Upcycling with Londa Rohlfing

Memento Tops – Thoughtful Upcycling with Londa Rohlfing

Londa Rohlfing demonstrates how she redesigns and sews unique refashioned tops using men’s knit shirts in this free episode from It’s Sew Easy, a PBS show, Series 1600. Follow along and learn how to utilize knit tops, woven shirts, lace, neckties, and fabric to create your very own one-of-a-kind (OOAK) tops! Sewing Memento Tops with … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Learn How To Sew an Easy Children’s T-shirt Dress

A fun beginner sewing tutorial from Anita Morris for sewing a t-shirt dress for children using an existing t-shirt and some coordinating fabric for the skirt portion of the dress…

Garment Refashion Series with Kara Metta

Garment Refashion Series with Kara Metta

Join Kara Metta in her free video series as she brilliantly refashions and restyles several garments that she inherited from her grandmother. Trench coats, dresses, tops, sweaters, baseball t-shirts, a pink power-suit, sweatpants, a prom dress, bottoms, all converted into updated stylish, unique, and comfortable clothing…

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3 Free Toddler/Kids Pajama Sewing Projects

1. Sew a Knit Fabric Toddler-size Pajama Set In this free sewing video DIY,  ForeSee Love shows you how she sews a knit fabric toddler pajama set by using an existing garment set to create the pattern. This tutorial also shares detailed pattern making techniques for creating both the top and the bottom pattern pieces … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Transform a Basic Turtleneck with an Easy and Feminine Lettuce-Edge Hem with Sew Aldo

  Transform any basic knit turtleneck with an easy lettuce-edge hem with this free video sewing tutorial from Sew Aldo!  You don’t need a fancy or computerized sewing machine to do a lettuce-edge hem, all you need is a sewing machine that will sew a zig-zag stitch.    Watch now:     More upcycling projects featured … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fluffmongers Doodles the Deer Sewing Pattern + Video Tutorial

Doodles the Deer – A Free Plushie Project from Fluffmonger

A free pattern and a video tutorial from Fluffmonger to show us how to stitch Doodles the Deer plush toy!  Despite being a little tubby, Doodles the Deer stays warm during the winter with . Doodles will make the perfect gift for a child, or anyone who appreciates sweet handmade stuffed toys. Doodles can be sewn from … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle Project with the Sustainable Seamstress

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle with The Sustainable Seamstress

“Upcycled in this video is an over-sized and unflattering cardigan sweater,  tailored to the correct size and re-purposed  with a thrifted appliqued t-shirt to refashion the cardigan sweater into a wearable fashionable eco-friendly handmade wardrobe essential. ” Watch the video DIY:   The Sustainable Seamstress is dedicated to slow fashion. Upcycled clothing for a large … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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EASY Applique Technique from A Few Scraps

A free tutorial from Christina of A Few Scraps creates this pretty bird applique for a skirt easily and without frustration with a technique that makes applique easier.  This is a free tutorial that shows you how to use a dryer sheet when creating your applique fabric shapes.  Simple. Once you see how this tutorial you will … [ Read More at SWN! ]