racetrack dress

Sew a Fun Racetrack Dress or Halloween Costume with PinkChocolateBreak

Using her Brother DS140 sewing machine, Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak shows us how she stitched this hot racetrack dress for Halloween! “Halloween is right around the corner so I want to create something special for this occasion. Last year I gave it a try but since it was last minute, I didn’t really nail it when … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Tall Boys - How to Sew Boys Pants from a Man's Shirt

Tall Boys – How to Sew Boys Pants from a Man’s Shirt

  Two fabulous sewing tutorials upcycling men’s button-down shirts turning them into boys pants from Megan of Create with Wild Abandon – Meggipeg.  The first tutorial by Megan uses a thrifted man’s red shirt, purchased with this upcycle project in mind. The construction process is based on Megan’s previous boy’s pants refashion tutorial and her second … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Make Your Own Espadrille Shoes or Slippers – Free Sewing Tutorials   Sew What s New Blog

How to Make Your Own Espadrille Shoes or Slippers – Free Sewing Tutorials

  Choose a pretty fat quarter or some flannel to make a pair of one-of-a-kind espadrilles or slippers! The basic espadrille shoe is a great casual shoe for all ages. I think they would make very comfortable slippers too. Use the basic techniques demonstrated in the videos below to create espadrille-style slippers while replacing the materials you … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Today Annika Victoria shows us how easy it really is to sew your own underwear!  YOU can sew these ladies briefs out of any lightweight stretchy cotton jersey fabrics. Annika suggests recycling old t-shirts! Subscribe to Annika Victoria’s Youtube Channel. More underwear sewing: Fancy Pants aka Stretch Lace Panties Video: Whitney Sews – Making Underwear From A T-Shirt Photo: Lingerie … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to sew a pair of shorts from a pillow case  no pattern needed

How to Sew a Pair of Shorts from a Pillow Case with Melina Hollway

In this free sewing tutorial, fashion designer Melina Hollway from Damsel in this Dress shows you how to make a pair of vintage sleep-shorts out of a vintage pillowcase without a pattern. Want to become a fashion designer? read more…. With the release of the new eBook “Secrets of a Self-Taught Fashion Designer” you can now … [ Read More at SWN! ]

FABRIC, LEARN TO SEW, UPCYCLING How to Dye Fabric

How to Dye Fabric

“Knowing how to dye fabric can be one of the most powerful tools in your DIY projects arsenal. If you’re looking for the perfect upholstery fabric for your next home decor update but just can’t find the right color, you can do it yourself! Dyeing fabric requires only a few supplies and a bit of … [ Read More at SWN! ]

from bra to babydoll nightie

Refashion a Bra + Sew an Easy Cascading Nightie

With her fun and concise teaching style GiannyL shows us how to create a beautiful cascading nightie using an underwire bra and some tulle.  This is an easy sewing project you could complete in a few hours with sewing machine experience.  Make sure you check out  Nylon & Dress Tulle Fabric – The Differences + Tips, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Make a Sock Monkey - Easy Sewing for Beginners Video DIY

How to Make a Sock Monkey – Easy Sewing for Beginners Video DIY

Easy Sewing for Beginners shows us how they created a unique sock monkey with this quick DIY video!  Watch the creative process from first to last stitch and make a sock monkey of your own.  Download free PDF instructions from Easy Sewing for Beginners here: http://www.easysewingforbeginners.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/How-to-Make-a-Sock-Monkey-for-Beginners.pdf  Monkey Business in Your Sewing Room: Find more inspiring monkey sewing photos like this on sew-whats-new.com :-D … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Create a Portable Sewing Kit - Free PDF Pattern from Handmade Harbour

Create a Portable Sewing Kit – Free PDF Pattern from Handmade Harbour

This DIY sewing kit can sit on your knee in the tightest of spots such as bus or train seats, and can provide a little tiny desk for small sewing or needlework projects!  Wendy Massey designed this sewing kit to fold easily and neatly back to an A5 size when your travel ends or you’ve finished your sewing.  A free PDF sewing pattern to download … [ Read More at SWN! ]