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Five Methods For Tracing Sewing Patterns – Keep Your Original Patterns Intact – Evelyn Wood

A free video sewing lesson from Evelyn Wood. Evelyn Wood shares five methods for tracing sewing patterns to create your own copies while keeping your original sewing patterns and sizes intact and uncut. Extra time is needed to trace your pattern pieces, but there are some very good reasons to trace your pattern rather than cut into it. Pattern tracing lets you to maintain the original pattern pieces. Tracing allows sewers to use a pattern more than once and in more than one size. Tracing the sewing pattern lets you to keep the printed pattern intact in case you need to make any fitting adjustments. Pattern wear is another reason to trace your patterns. Tracing allows you to have the other sizes available for use. Whatever your reason, you will be glad you traced your pattern(s) to keep and use over and over…

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Sew a Hoodie Sweater without a Pattern for Fall

Alisa from Thoughtful Creativity shares with us a free fall sewing tutorial to sew a hoodie sweater of any size. In this free video tutorial you will learn how to sew an easy hood, draft the actual hoodie, and how to sew them together…

Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

Sew an Easy A-Line Skirt

In this free video Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity demonstrates how she drafts a very simple, yet versatile A-line skirt with an elastic waist, pockets in the front and back, and a cute belt accent. A very easy skirt to sew. Unlike a simple gathered skirt, a gathered A-line skirt does not add extra gathers at the waist – which is great, but you can still enjoy flared bottom of the skirt. No zipper!

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…

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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.

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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! ]