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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…

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…

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! ]

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What is a Gusset and How to Include Them in Your Sewing Projects

  A very informative video showing us what a gusset is, how to draft one, and then sew it into your sewing projects.  –  kpolygirl85    DKNY Vogue 1250 More gusset sewing: Photo: Quilted Gusset Tote Photo: I heart Apples Tote Photo: Skirt Godet Added Photo: The Creative Carryall Blog Post: DKNY Vogue 1250 knit dress with center back godet in … [ Read More at SWN! ]