Made To Sew's Free Beginner's Sewing Course

Made To Sew: Free Beginner Sewing Series

Learn how to sew with the lovely Aneka Truman from Made to Sew in her free video series! Aneka’s free sewing for beginners video series assists  those who have “never sewn a stitch” learn how to use a sewing machine. In this sewing series, you can learn how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, how to deal with … [ 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! ]

Fun Summer Kite Quilt - Free Video Tutorial

Fun Summer Kite Quilt – Free Video Tutorial

Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co., demonstrates how she creates this fresh spring and summer-time quilt using ten inch squares of pre-cut fabrics.  Jenny chose “Date Night” 10″ stackers by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt for Riley Blake. This is a simple quilt block pattern that you can stitch with your own style using carefully … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Shirt Yoke with the Burrito Method - Stitchless TV

Learn How to Sew a Shirt Yoke with the Burrito Method – Stitchless TV

This garment sewing technique, demonstrated by Tree from StitchlessTV, is ideal for creating a clean, professional finish on the inside of your #memade shirts.   Watch the free video to see how this is done:       More at SWN:                        Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

Design and Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband - Angela Wolf

Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband – Angela Wolf

Watch this free video tutorial from Angela Wolf and learn how to convert an A-line skirt and turn it into a sporty skirt with a comfortable ribbed waistband. This is a great tutorial for beginner sewers.  Angela Wolf shows how to pattern-hack her Kate skirt pattern into a sporty style adding a ribbed waistband. You … [ 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! ]

Fat Quarter Pop Up Sewing Pattern

Spring Storage Buckets Sewing Projects

  Today we want to showcase two sewing resources offering the how-to’s to make these fun spring-loaded storage buckets. The first is a free written sewing tutorial from the folks at BadSkirt, and the second is a designer pattern from the Fat Quarter Gypsy and two videos that demonstrate the bucket being constructed.  Combine the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

LisaCapen's Quilted + Paper Pieced Journal Cover

Quilted + Paper Pieced Journal Cover – Free Video Tutorial with Lisa Capen Quilts

A paper pieced, quilted notebook / journal cover makes a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day. Lisa Capen shows us how she created this lovely quilted journal cover using a paper piecing method and some beautiful fabrics, walking you through the entire project from start to finish. The PDF pattern download, available from Etsy, provides a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Half Circle Pouch or Bag

3 Free Half-circle Zippered Pouch Sewing Tutorials

Three free sewing tutorials for three different half-circle zipper pouches!   1. Single Scoop Zippered Half-Circle Quilted Pouch Sewing Video Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop   A not-so-sugar-free video sewing tutorial for a half-circle quilted zippered pouch from the Fat Quarter Shop featuring the Boardwalk Delight fabric line from Art Gallery Fabrics. There is also … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing with faux fur - winter mittens and hat lessons.

Sewing Winter Accessories with Faux Fur

  Learn how to sew a pair of these cozy, soft fleece mittens and a winter hat with a faux fur lining!  OFS shows us how they stitched these toasty-warm winter accessories and shares their free video lesson  with us. These warm mittens make excellent gifts for both kids and adults, or sew a pair … [ Read More at SWN! ]