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How to Pattern, Cut and Sew Capri Pants Any Size

A free video series demonstrating, explaining, and guiding anyone who wants to learn, how to make these sweet capri pants any size.  Watch Sikana TV and subscribe to their Youtube channel for more instructional videos covering hundreds of topics. “Sikana is an educational movement that democratizes practical knowledge by creating and sharing basic skills videos … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fall Fashion Sewing with Inside the Hem – 2016

Join Abbey and Lindsey from “Inside the Hem” as they share their autumn garment sewing inspiration in this free video series covering fall fabrics, patterns and more!   More Autumn Projects 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! ]

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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! ]

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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! ]

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Learn How to Sew Shorts – a Free Video Tutorial from Teach Me Fashion

DOWNLOAD THE SHORTS SEWING PATTERN HERE: http://etsy.me/1FwUk72 This simple shorts sewing pattern is extremely versatile and can be used to make a number of different shorts styles (summer shorts, boxer shorts etc.) depending on your choice of fabric. Sewing tips & techniques in the video tutorial: * Sewing a side pocket * Sewing a French … [ Read More at SWN! ]

McCalls Spring 2015 sewing patterns showcased at Sew-Whats-New!

Spring and Summer 2015 Sewing Patterns from The McCall Pattern Company

Spring 2015 sewing pattern collection from the McCall Pattern Company, Butterick, and Vogue Patterns.  – McCall Pattern Youtube Channel   Penny Payne, Fabric Editor of the McCall Pattern Company, explores different fabric options for new Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns of the season. She also introduces you to some new fabrics and terms you might not be familiar … [ Read More at SWN! ]