Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

How to Sew More Efficiently and Minimize Sewing Mistakes - The Last Stitch

How to Sew More Efficiently and Minimize Sewing Mistakes – The Last Stitch

Johanna Lundström from The Last Stitch shares her best sewing tips and tricks for sewing more efficiently and minimizing the risk of sewing mistakes. Some of these helpful tips will also help you sew faster increasing your production…

5 painters tape hacks for quilting and sewing

Five+ Quilting Tips | Tricks Using Masking Tape

Karen from Just Get It Done Quilts shares her five quick and simple sewing/quilting hacks that will improve your quilting skills and accuracy!  Such an inexpensive and simple tool that most of us have in a junk drawer or workshop. Watch now: More tape tips: Tape only one direction at a time, don’t overlap or … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing with Faux Fur - Free Tips, Tricks, + Tutorials

Sewing with Faux Fur – Free Tips, Tricks, + Tutorials

Faux fur, also called fake fur, is any material made of cellulose or synthetic fibers usually designed to resemble animal fur. Faux fur is typically used for creating accessories, and garments for cold weather. Warm and cozy for slippers, collars, mittens, boot cuffs, and jacket lining.  Faux fur usually has a knit fabric backing and is … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow - Free Pattern + Video

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow – Free Pattern + Video

Leslie and Lynn share the GO! Snowflake die featured in the GO! Snowflakes wall hanging or pillow pattern! Subscribe to the AccuQuilt Newsletter.  AccuQuilt offers quilters, fabric crafters and retailers a premiere line of fabric cutters, dies, quilting patterns and other quilt and fabric cutting solutions that help quilters quickly and accurately cut shapes for quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

The Little Red Hens Hooded Play Cape - Free DIY + PDF

The Little Red Hens Hooded Play Cape – Free DIY + PDF {+ Tips for Cutting Slippery Fabric}

Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen  shares her pattern and a description of how these versatile play capes for kids go together.   These capes don’t have to be sewn with slippery fabrics.  You can create them using winter fleece, athletic fleece, or any woven fabric that is warm enough for your little one and has some … [ Read More at SWN! ]