Fabric Focus Video Series with Lauren Guthrie featured at Sew Whats New

Fabric Focus – A Video Series with Lauren Guthrie

“Trying to understand all the different types of fabric out there can seem like a daunting task, not just for beginners but for more experienced dressmakers too. There are different technical names, weights, thicknesses, fiber mixes and weaves, so it can all feel a bit overwhelming. In this new fabric focus series, I hope to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Insulated Bowl Cozy Sewing Project

Simple Sewing: Insulated Bowl Cozies – Free Video Tutorial

These insulated bowl cozies are very popular, easy to sew, and super handy to have in the kitchen.  Watch Cindy Cloward of Riley Blake Designs create these cute and useful insulated bowl cozies. All you need is some *cotton batting (*so it can go inside your microwave without melting) and some 10” cotton fabric pieces … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Quilt Block Video Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics

Quilt Block Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics

Free Video Series: Quilt Block Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics Whether you’re a beginner sewer looking for quilting inspiration, or you’re looking to sharpen your sewing skills, Art Gallery Fabrics‘ free quilt block collection video series is fabulous way to get started. This series teaches you how to create a myriad of quilt blocks with … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew an Insulated Casserole Carrier with Melanie Ham

Sew an Insulated Casserole Carrier with Melanie Ham

  Melanie Ham takes us through each step while demonstrating how she creates this fantastic insulated casserole carrier in her free sewing video tutorial.  The fabric used to sew this carrier is called Loominous by Anna Maria Horner for FreeSpirit.   This carrier is designed to hold a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.    Sewing Supplies: 1/2 … [ 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! ]

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Laura from Sew Very Easy discusses getting your sewing machine through those thick and bulky (possibly unpressed?) seam allowances on the inside of your projects. Laura explains why your machine behaves the way it does when it encounters extra layers of fabric. Watch the close-ups to learn and understand how you can quickly rectify this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

4 Fabrics to Make the Perfect Pair of Shorts

Fabrics for Making Summer Shorts with Inside the Hem

Watch this free video to learn about four different fabrics that Lindsey from Inside the Hem, recommends for sewing your next pair of favorite #memade shorts!  Shorts are worn just about everywhere and sewn with a variety of fabrics. Woven fabrics such as twill, bottom-weight, mid-weight, denim, chambray, challis, rayon, cotton duck, cotton dobby, and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a classic tank top sewn in a linen cotton blend fabric.

Beginner Sewing: Sew a Summer Tank Top

Learn how to sew this simple tank top in this free sewing tutorial for beginners from Farmhouse on Boone. Basic sewing skills, and a yard and a half of fabric are all we need to start stitching this basic top.  These tops can be worn all year round in all climates as part of a layered … [ Read More at SWN! ]