Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Knowing and understanding the basic parts of a sewing machine can be very helpful in not only learning how to diagnose potential issues, but in learning how to sew as well. Jessica Giardino from The National Sewing Circle explains the basic parts of a sewing machine and what they do. More sewing machine help at … [ Read More at SWN! ]

sewing 101 free video lessons

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! ]

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

How to Sew a T-shirt – withwendy Watch Wendy sew this nice basic t-shirt using cotton knit fabric and an existing t-shirt for a pattern.  Wendy also shows how the same steps to construct the t-shirt can be modified to create a different fit across different bodies.   Sew a Simple T-Shirt Dress with Cheri Heaton and Martha … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Brother Sews Redefines

Brother Sews Redefines “Traditional Quilting” – Free Video Series

This free sewing series from Brother and Its Sew Easy TV features traditional sewing in all its forms with a focus on quilting.  Brother encourages us to get ready to redefine the words “traditional quilting” as they integrate some basic quilting techniques and principles into fashion accessory and garment sewing with modern and stylish results! Sewing Projects: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Create and Sew Beautiful Necklines and Collars for Garments

How to Sew the Perfect Neckline – with Marina Brumpton More: Create, sew, and correct necklines on t-shirts, blouses, knit tops, and more at SWN! Check out Create and Sew Beautiful Necklines and Collars for Garments from Sew Whats New at Mode

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow - Free Pattern + Video

Winter Snowflakes Applique Wall Hanging or Pillow – Free Pattern + Video

Leslie and Lynn share the GO! Snowflake die featured in the GO! Snowflakes wall hanging or pillow pattern! Subscribe to the AccuQuilt Newsletter.  AccuQuilt offers quilters, fabric crafters and retailers a premiere line of fabric cutters, dies, quilting patterns and other quilt and fabric cutting solutions that help quilters quickly and accurately cut shapes for quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Create Your Own Pretty Bias Tape and Piping

How to Create Your Own Pretty Bias Tape and Piping – Simple Techniques!

“Ever wondered what it means to ‘cut on the bias’? Well Sara from Hobby Lobby is here to show you! In this video, Sara explains everything we need know to use this simple and essential technique to create bias tape and piping for your future sewing projects. For project details and a printable please visit … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Glam Up Your Old Sweaters with These 4 DIYs

Glam Up + Upcycle Your Old Sweaters With These 4 DIY’s!

By elizabethg September 28, 2015 “Don’t throw that old sweater away! Sure, it may have a hole or two. Yes, it’s probably tighter than the last time you pulled it out. But just because you can’t wear it doesn’t mean it‘s useless.”

Sew a Rainbow Chevrons Wallhanging or Mini-Quilt

Sew a Rainbow Chevrons Wallhanging or Mini-Quilt

Using half-square triangles and the method demonstrated by Jenny Doan in this video at SWN, I put this mini quilt together.  The quilting follows the diagonal lines, rather than the 5″ squares used to construct, and the sashing is quilted with narrow lines, or “match stick quilting”.  The binding is applied using this very simple method (and free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

racetrack dress

Sew a Fun Racetrack Dress or Halloween Costume with PinkChocolateBreak

Using her Brother DS140 sewing machine, Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak shows us how she stitched this hot racetrack dress for Halloween! “Halloween is right around the corner so I want to create something special for this occasion. Last year I gave it a try but since it was last minute, I didn’t really nail it when … [ Read More at SWN! ]