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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! ]

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.”

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

100 Years of Creating and Celebrating with DIY Halloween Costumes!

For centuries, people have both created and celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet. Over a century of creating and celebrating with DIY Halloween costume sewing! More Halloween Projects at … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Turn Your Hoodie into a Halloween Costume! Easy DIY's!

Turn Your Hoodie into a Halloween Costume! Easy DIY’s!

By elizabethg October 2, 2015 “Halloween costumes don’t come cheap these days, and overpriced looks can dampen the spirit of the season. That’s where your old hoodie comes in. Grab your sweats, scissors, and spunk for three fun and EASY DIY Halloween costumes to bring out the animal in you.” More Upcycling at SWN: Blog … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Floor Length Cardigan Sweater Sew Along! - with MimiG + 12 More Cardigan DIY's

Floor Length Cardigan Sweater Sew Along! – with MimiG + 12 More Cardigan DIY’s

An EASY modification to a commercial sewing pattern to create a floor-length cardigan sweater with knit fabric by MimiG.  For fabric links, suggestions, discount code and pattern info go to http://lowpricefabric.blogspot.com. More cardigan sewing tutorials and projects at SWN: How to Sew a Cocoon Shawl Cardigan Thrifty Autumn Sewing: Upcycled Peplum Cardigan Sweater Video: How … [ 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! ]

How to Sew the Mimi G Cape and or Coat for Fall - Simplicity Pattern 1016 - Free Video Tutorial

How to Sew the Mimi G Cape and or Coat for Fall – Simplicity Pattern 1016 – Free Video Tutorial

Follow and sew along with Mimi G as she shows you how to sew this stylish and fashionable cape from Simplicity pattern 1016. In this easy-to-follow sewing tutorial, you will be making shoulder tabs, carriers, inserting lining, making pleats, and more. Get Simplicity pattern 1016 here. Pattern and Garment Description: Cape/Coat by Mimi G sized for miss … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Tall Boys - How to Sew Boys Pants from a Man's Shirt

Tall Boys – How to Sew Boys Pants from a Man’s Shirt

  Two fabulous sewing tutorials upcycling men’s button-down shirts turning them into boys pants from Megan of Create with Wild Abandon – Meggipeg.  The first tutorial by Megan uses a thrifted man’s red shirt, purchased with this upcycle project in mind. The construction process is based on Megan’s previous boy’s pants refashion tutorial and her second … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Angela Wolf sews batwing sleeves

How to Add Bat-wing Sleeves – with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy

Angela Wolf shows us how to alter a sewing pattern to add bat-wing sleeves on It’s Sew Easy! More sleeve sewing techniques and tutorials at SWN: Video: How to Make a Bat-wing Shirt Video: Setting a Sleeve  Video: Straight Sleeve Sloper Topic: Shirt Sleeves to Yoga Capris Photo: this is the butterfly sleeve  Video: Pattern Cutting … [ Read More at SWN! ]