Convert Your Old Jeans to a Denim Wrap Skirt from  Blueprint DIY

Convert Your Old Jeans to a Denim Wrap Skirt from Blueprint DIY

Angelina from BluePrint DIY shows us how to deconstruct a pair of jeans to create this sweet wrap skirt! Angelina shows us how to upcycle our existing clothing from our closet or the thrift store with a creative spin with eco-friendly, budget-conscious fashion sewing tutorials. Learn how to re-make and re-fashion garments to make your … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing with Lightweight Spring Fabrics with Inside the Hem

Sewing with Lightweight Spring Fabrics with Lindsay Johns of Inside the Hem

Lindsey Johns from Inside the Hem shares a fantastic video about sewing with lightweight spring fabrics. Tips for everything from cutting, pressing, needle sizes, stitch lengths, and more. Lindsay discusses sewing with rayon challis, linen, eyelet, rayon jersey, and seersucker…

Vogue Simplicity McCalls Fall Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions for 2019 - Inside the Hem

Fall 2019 Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions – Inside the Hem

Lindsey from Inside The Hem shares her first impressions and reviews of all of the garment sewing patterns from Vogue, Simplicity and McCalls for autumn 2019…

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

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Garment Renovation with Evelyn Wood

The concept of re-styling and re-fashioning garments is actually not new.  Evelyn Wood shares amazing vintage sewing literature that clearly describes how “garment renovating” has been used and has evolved over time…

angela wolf sewing professional

Learn to Upcycle & Recycle Fashion with Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf, sewing professional, instructor, designer, and author, shares her free sewing video playlist of 45 video tutorials all demonstrating how to alter, combine, refashion, and re-size garments to suit and fit you TODAY.

transformation sewing challenge project

My Own Transformation Challenge

We just had The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5, and this year’s winner was the youngest yet at 33. Sadly the BBC just archive all these series, so you never get to see them again if you missed them when the aired. So sad, I would have bought them all on DVD if they … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Cargo Pants - Simplicity S8889

How to Sew Cargo Pants – Simplicity S8889

Cargo pants are trending this season and you can sew your own with Mimi G’s new Simplicity S8889 view B.  In this free video tutorial, Brittany walks you through each step to sew these casual pants. Easier sewing than you think!

London Dress Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial for Girls

The London Dress – A Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial for Girls from Violette Field Threads

The London Dress for girls is stitched with this free digital sewing pattern from Violette Field Threads!  A sweet frilly sundress with a small bodice and a full swing-style skirt! We teach you how to create the shoulder ties with bias tape.  The ruffled swing-style skirt is perfect for mixing and matching fabric prints and … [ Read More at SWN! ]