Fabric 101: All About Silks

Fabric 101: All About Silks

Watch this video from Fabric Mart and learn more about different fabrics made from silk, what to sew with them, and how to care for your silk fabric accessories and garments!   Learn to how to sew and work with silk, or silk like fabrics that are slippy and troublesome. We will share tips and techniques on … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Spring Garment Sewing 2016 at Sew Whats New

Spring Garment Sewing Inspiration 2016

Spring and Summer fabric hauls, pattern features, fabrics, and free garment sewing tutorials! More Spring sewing inspiration can be found at: Video: How to Sew a Mini Spring Dress – Recycling a T-Shirt Video: How to Sew a Layered Tube Dress for Spring and Summer Blog Post: SPRING/SUMMER DRESS ENSEMBLE Topic: How to Sew a … [ 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! ]

A Look Inside America's Textile Mills and Factories

A Look Inside America’s Textile Mills and Factories

Check out INSIDE AMERICA’S TEXTILE FACTORIES AND MILLS by Susan from Sew Whats New at Mode “NY-based photographer Chris Payne’s latest work Textiles takes us behind the doors of America’s textile industry. To highlight the roots of this industry, Payne has chosen to photograph factories and mills located in the Northeast where it was born. … [ 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! ]

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Ideas and inspiration for sewing and craft rooms layout, organization, and DIY furniture!  Check out Sewing Room Inspiration by Sew Whats New at Mode: Follow Sew-Whats-New.com’s board Sewing Machines and Studios on Pinterest.

Sew Fabric Pumpkins with Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics + 7 More Fall Sewing Projects

Sew Fabric Halloween Pumpkins with Jennifer Bosworth of Shabby Fabrics + 7 More Fall Sewing Projects

Follow along with Jen in this free sewing tutorial to learn how to stitch these fun and decorative stuffed Halloween pumpkins that will give your home a warm whimsical style! FREE Cutting Guide: http://bit.ly/ShabbyFabricsFreeDownloads Monogram Shabby Shapes: http://bit.ly/1X2MIzi   More Fabric Pumpkin Projects: Create Pumpkin Mug Rugs for Halloween – Raw Edge Fusible Applique with Leah … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Dancing Dots Quilt: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Rob Appell of Man Sewing

Published on Aug 16, 2015 Dancing Dots Quilt: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Rob Appell of Man Sewing. Rob shows us how to create this Dancing Dots Quilt using jelly rolls (2.5 inch strips of pre-cut fabric) and charm packs (5 inch squares of pre-cut fabric). To get the materials needed to make this project, follow these … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Watch this EASY Signature Quilt Tutorial for Beginners (No Binding!)

Watch this EASY Signature Quilt Tutorial for Beginners (No Binding!)

Learn how to easy it is to sew this “Signature Quilt” for a wedding, birthday, new baby, teacher, grandparent, or as a retirement keepsake. Use heirloom / vintage fabrics or coordinate from your stash. Friends simply sign the quilt with a permanent laundry marker with their message or congratulations. This is a nice quilt project for beginner quilters because … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Patio Umbrella tutorial

Sewing for the Patio! How to Make a New Umbrella

Patio umbrellas are sold at most department and hardware stores and unfortunately, most are sewn with a cheap fabric that fades from sun and may even rot when left to the harsher elements. If you want your patio umbrella fabric to last you should use Sunbrella acrylic canvas fabric. Sewing up the umbrella panels is an easy project following this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]