Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

  Where Melanie gets her sewing machines http://bit.ly/sewminithings  The sewing machine featured is a Juki HZL LB- 5020 and typically retails for $299. A great cutting mat, basic ruler and rotary cutter set. Some favorite specialty quilting rulers A Bluetooth speaker http://amzn.to/2gsZXgE Clover glass head pins Quilty Box Ceramic Cats (?) Search on Etsy.com, or, look at local gift shops Clover Wonder Clips Thread … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

The Anatomy of Fabric: In this free sewing video, Angel Peterson of FleeceFun explains the different parts of fabric. This is an important beginner sewing lesson that will help with any sewing pattern you are working on. Angel will explain “cross grain”, “selvage edge”, and what the “wrong” sides are. Learn the sewing terminology for … [ Read More at SWN! ]

My First Quilt - a free video lesson series featured at Sew Whats New

My First Quilt – A Free Video Series with Sara Gallegos

Are you ready to start planning your first quilt but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you want to help someone with her or his first quilt but could use some guidance and assurance. The “My First Quilt” from QNN gives us the information and inspiration that helps us to successfully plan, cut, and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

5 Quick + Easy Quilts - Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

5 Quick + Easy Quilts – Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

I chose these five videos because I felt they demonstrated clearly, and offered a variety of styles, quilting techniques and personalities! The playlist is automatically sorted by popularity through Youtube.  Choose one and make it all your own! Fold and Sew Quilts from National Quilters Circle Easiest Quilt Ever – The Coin Quilt with Fons … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Made To Sew's Free Beginner's Sewing Course

Made To Sew: Free Beginner’s Video Sewing Course

Do you want to learn how to sew, or simply want to review some techniques? A free beginners sewing course will point you in the right direction! Aneka Truman of Made To Sew has launched FIVE FREE video sewing lessons that guide you from threading your sewing machine to the next steps to improve your accuracy matching seams and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew an Easy Basic Tote Bag - Free Tutorial from Melanie Ham

Sew an Easy Basic Tote Bag – Free Tutorial from Melanie Ham

Melanie Ham created this simple tote with a 20 x 32 piece of sturdy fabric, three yards of one-inch wide cotton webbing,  pins, & coordinating  thread!  Choose some sturdy fabric and follow along to learn how to sew your own basic tote bag!    Sewing Beyond the Basics – Annie’s Online Classes: “Learn how to sew using intermediate-level techniques with this online … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew an Easy Bralette or Halter Top Free Sewing Tutorial

Beginners Bralette – Sew Easy to Make with MuchelleB!

Supplies: – pattern paper / newspaper – marker, ruler, measuring tape – one yard+-  good quality stretch fabric – matching bobbin / thread for your fabric – fabric scissors – hand sewing needle + thread – pins – sewing machine Go to MuchelleB’s blog for an excellent detailed sewing tutorial with photos and detailed sewing instructions … [ Read More at SWN! ]