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! ]

Sewing with Denim Fabric - A Free Video Series

Sewing with Denim Fabric

A free and very informative video series about sewing with denim! Denim is a sturdy cotton fabric that is made with a twill weave or plain weave. Other denim variations include sateen which usually has a blend of cotton/polyester. Denim is available in many different weights and some even incorporate Spandex to provide stretch. Denim … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Meet Kristin Omdahl and Learn to Sew Easy and Practical Gifts

Kristin Omdahl Creative Entrepreneur + Free Sewing Series

Meet Kristin Omdahl, a creative entrepreneur who believes in sharing, creating, and inspiring others to do the same!  Watch her videos for tons of inspiration, and ideas. Kristin’s tutorials on crocheting, knitting, sewing, crafting, and healthy budget-friendly recipes are available each week. Kristin offers free sewing patterns (YES!!!!!) to inspire and share her knowledge using basic … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Milky Way Paper Pieced Quilted Wall Hanging Tutorial Series with SewVeryEasy

Milky Way Paper Pieced Wall Quilt Video Tutorial Series with SewVeryEasy

The piecing technique used to create these gorgeous quilt blocks is called foundation paper piecing.  You need to be familiar with this technique to make this quilt. Laura Coia shows us how to foundation paper piece and how to put this beautiful quilted wall hanging together in this free video series! Stay tuned for the release of … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillows to Sew

Pretty Fall Pumpkin Pillows to Sew by Beverly Mc Cullough

  Add a touch of Fall to your decor this season with this lovely envelope pumpkin pillow. Easily remove this pillow slip-cover and swap it for something for the holidays in December!  A quick project to sew, skipping any hand sewing by making a slip-cover. The pretty pumpkin on the pillow front, is a simple pieced applique and Beverly provides a free PDF download … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Brother ScanNCut for Quilting and Sewing – Cutting Machines

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL_gFPkwpxIFLZm7XPh2AiX4VtfKzL2H_-[/embedyt]  I’ve been looking at the Brother Scan N Cut fabric (and paper!) cutting machine. There are several different cutting machine brands available and I am curious as to how they all work. The reason I’ve decided to showcase this particular brand is due to the way it works without needing dies for each … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fall Fashion Sewing with Inside the Hem – 2016

Join Abbey and Lindsey from “Inside the Hem” as they share their autumn garment sewing inspiration in this free video series covering fall fabrics, patterns and more!   More Autumn Projects at SWN:            Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

Learn how to make modern mosaic stained glass quilt blocks

How to Create Modern Mosaic or Stained Glass Quilt Blocks – Free Video

Here’s an easy-to-follow quilting tutorial from DinkyDoo Fabrics demonstrating how to create beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaic blocks for your next quilt! These blocks are a lot of fun to make.  If you used black strips, instead of white, you would end up with a stained-glass look for your quilt.  Watch the video from Alicia of DinkyDoo Fabrics to see how easy … [ Read More at SWN! ]