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Sewing 101 – Ten FREE Video Lessons from Angel Peterson

Angel Peterson for AllFreeSewing published this fantastic playlist of informative beginner sewing lessons that may answer many beginner sewers’ questions.   Learn basic sewing techniques that every sewer should know regardless of skill level.  These quick and fun videos cover important sewing topics such as: The Best Way To Use a Seam Ripper and Unpick a Stitch Sewing Tools … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Tools, Feet, and Notions - How To Make an Oversized Ironing Board

Basic Beginner Sewing Tools, Machine Feet, and Notions

Let’s Learn To Sew put this great sewing video series together with some great information about some of the various sewing and quilting tools, notions, and sewing machine feet commonly used. Learn how to make an over-sized ironing board, how to make cement pattern weights, how to change your sewing machine needle, see how to make … [ 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! ]

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. Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

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! ]