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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! ]

How to Sew the Mimi G Cape and or Coat for Fall - Simplicity Pattern 1016 - Free Video Tutorial

How to Sew the Mimi G Cape and or Coat for Fall – Simplicity Pattern 1016 – Free Video Tutorial

Follow and sew along with Mimi G as she shows you how to sew this stylish and fashionable cape from Simplicity pattern 1016. In this easy-to-follow sewing tutorial, you will be making shoulder tabs, carriers, inserting lining, making pleats, and more. Get Simplicity pattern 1016 here. Pattern and Garment Description: Cape/Coat by Mimi G sized for miss … [ Read More at SWN! ]

See Inside a '50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie's Sewing Show

See Inside a ’50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie’s Sewing Show

“Let’s look inside an amazing ’50s era dress, complete with an inner corselet, boning, waist stay, built-in crinoline, horsehair braid and more with Gertie and in collaboration with Elna!  Sewing nerds unite!” – Gertie related: The Cocktail Dress – Sewing Projects by You Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing Removing a Thread or Cotton Jam from an … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Asymmetrical Skort Sewing Tutorial

Sew an Asymmetrical Casual Skort for Summer with Annika Victoria

See how Annika Victoria constructs and sews these unique asymmetrical shorts (also known as a “skort“)  inspired by retailer MayKool’s summer shorts found here.  Annika is a 22-year-old molecular biology student from Australia who loves sewing and designing clothes! Through Annika’s blog and Youtube channel, she aspires to make science more fashionable, and the fashion world … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Turquoise - Fold Over Elastic

Fold-Over Elastic Sewing Tips from Silhouette Patterns

I think you will really enjoy this free garment sewing tutorial demonstrating how fold-over elastic can be applied while constructing a simple summer top with knit fabric from Silhouette Patterns. The public television home page – http://www.fit2stitch.com.  Silhouette Patterns educational sewing home page – http://www.silhouettepatterns.com Sew Stretchy: Tips for Sewing Fold-Over Elastic by Andrea Brown at Craftsy  #ad … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Stephani Miller draping on Its Sew Easy

Stephani Miller’s Draping Lesson on It’s Sew Easy

Threads Magazine editor Stephani Miller offers a lesson on draping – a non-intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing. Draped Sewing Projects: Video: Sewing Tutorial: Draped “Curtain” Tank Top Photo: Drawstrings Skirt by Ciella Video: Sleeveless Draped Top Pattern Video: How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias Album: Draped … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing tutorial

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing Tutorial + SWN Summer Dress Sewing Projects

Sponsored by FabricMart If you want to sew a simple, basic, shift dress, this sewing tutorial by Elle Apparel is for you!  The classic shift dress is a versatile garment to include within your new summer wardrobe!   This basic, classic, comfortable, and timeless dress, will turn into your go-to garment.  Sew a more than one shift dress with this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]