Summer Sewing Projects and Tutorials for Backyard Living - Free Video Series

Summer Sewing for the Backyard, Cottage, Patio, or Porch – Free Video Series

  Make outdoor living more comfortable and beautiful no matter where you are, with these free video tutorials that show us how to sew simple soft furnishings, umbrellas, shades, chairs, lounges, hammocks, grill covers, and more.  Sew your new patio on a budget and upcycle your materials, or invest in Sunbrella which *IS* the best … [ 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! ]

How to Sew a Patio Umbrella tutorial

Sewing for the Patio! How to Make a New Umbrella

Patio umbrellas are sold at most department and hardware stores and unfortunately, most are sewn with a cheap fabric that fades from sun and may even rot when left to the harsher elements. If you want your patio umbrella fabric to last you should use Sunbrella acrylic canvas fabric. Sewing up the umbrella panels is an easy project following this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]