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! ]

Crochet Boot Cuffs Spats with Flower, Leg Warmers, Fashion Accessories

Jazz Up Your Boots – DIY Accessories For Your Footwear

Check out Jazz Up Your Boots – Accessories For Your Footwear by Janel C at Mode More shoe DIY’s at SWN: Slipper Sewing Projects Footwear Gallery         Thanks for installing the Bottom of every post plugin by Corey Salzano. Contact me if you need custom WordPress plugins or website design.

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. Thanks for installing the Bottom of every post plugin by Corey Salzano. Contact me if you need custom WordPress plugins or website … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Glam Up Your Old Sweaters with These 4 DIYs

Upcycle Recycle Your Sweaters

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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! ]

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! ]