Sewing a Basic Jersey Top

Sew a Flattering Basic Long Sleeve Top

In this free video, the smart folks at TeachMeFashion demonstrate how they create this classic jersey knit top .  This top is a perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe!  The perfect long sleeve top. Designed with comfort in mind this top is a go-to long-sleeve top for any wardrobe. A full body silhouette that flares out from the waist, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Tips for Choosing Coat or Jacket Sewing Patterns with Lauren Guthrie

  Autumn and winter coat sewing patterns: Sewing your own coat is an investment of time and supplies and choosing a pattern can be a big decision that is dependent on many things such as supplies, cost, size, and sewing skill level. In this video, seamstress Lauren Guthrie will tell you all about her own experiences while … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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15 Free Basic Sewing Patterns for a Capsule Wardrobe with Alisa Shay

  Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity shares fifteen free sewing patterns for a basic capsule wardrobe that you can make yourself with beautiful fabrics.  Alisa also offers some very good suggestions for altering, lengthening, shortening, and customizing these basic garments to suit your own style, the seasons, and your budget. Make sure you subscribe to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Grow Along Sewing Patterns for Kids

$ave Money Over and Over with “Grow Along” Sewing Patterns for Kids

Getting the very most for your money when it comes to kid’s clothing is as important as the books they will read and the games they will play while wearing garments sewn to last. When my babies were little, they wore incredible clothing sewn by their grandmothers, who were/are proficient sewers in their own right.  … [ Read More at SWN! ]

FREE SEWING ePATTERN: St Tropez Scoop Neck

Sew this Summer Top in Soft Linen + Free ePattern

This top is designed by Laura at Sew Different, to be an easy-wear and easy-care comfortable top that will become a wardrobe staple, just as it has with Laura. You can adjust the scoop at the neck by adjusting the tucks. A nice soft flowy top, sewn in beautiful solid grey linen in this photo. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Simplicity 8222 Sewing Pattern by MimiG Style

Sew Comfortable Stretch Jeans – A Free Weekly Sew-along with MimiG Style!

MimiG has created this wonderful free sewing series for sewing ladies jeans! MimiG designed these jeans for ladies who have curves, and/or who always end up with jeans that leave a gap in the back at the waist. You can sew some jeans that will fit, with a professionally constructed look while following this free … [ 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! ]

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! ]

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats - Simple Visual Basics

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats – Simple Visual Basics

I found this visual guide on Pinterest showing how particular flounces etc are cut and created.  These cuts look fabulous on today’s styles featuring geometric, and diagonal lines, rounded and inverted front and back hems, etc.  I was unable to source the original author and got as far as http://mutualisms.wordpress.com.  If you recognize or know where this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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How to Sew a Pair of Shorts from a Pillow Case with Melina Hollway

In this free sewing tutorial, fashion designer Melina Hollway from Damsel in this Dress shows you how to make a pair of vintage sleep-shorts out of a vintage pillowcase without a pattern. Want to become a fashion designer? read more…. With the release of the new eBook “Secrets of a Self-Taught Fashion Designer” you can now … [ Read More at SWN! ]