Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

How to Sew a T-shirt – withwendy Watch Wendy sew this nice basic t-shirt using cotton knit fabric and an existing t-shirt for a pattern.  Wendy also shows how the same steps to construct the t-shirt can be modified to create a different fit across different bodies.   Sew a Simple T-Shirt Dress with Cheri Heaton and Martha … [ 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! ]

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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! ]

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Shweshwe Fabrics – The Denim or Tartan of South Africa

Seshweshwe is a printed fabric widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing. Originally dyed indigo, this fabric is manufactured in a variety of colors and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns.  Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as “the denim, or tartan, of South Africa”.  From Wikipedia, the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Learn How to Sew Shorts – a Free Video Tutorial from Teach Me Fashion

DOWNLOAD THE SHORTS SEWING PATTERN HERE: http://etsy.me/1FwUk72 This simple shorts sewing pattern is extremely versatile and can be used to make a number of different shorts styles (summer shorts, boxer shorts etc.) depending on your choice of fabric. Sewing tips & techniques in the video tutorial: * Sewing a side pocket * Sewing a French … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Sewing Patterns

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Patterns

Choosing a perfect pair of kids’ pajamas can prove to be a very perplexing task for sewers and for parents irrespective of factors like nationality or ethnicity. Comfort of the child is an aspect that no parent would consciously compromise on. To this effect, it is imperative for pajamas to be a comfortable fit, not to mention … [ Read More at SWN! ]