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! ]

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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! ]

Simple Vest Pattern + Sewing Tutorial

Simple Circle Vest Pattern – Free PDF + Sewing Tutorial

Here’s how to sew a circle scarf or vest for a quick fashion accessory project you’ll love all year round.  Circle vests and scarves can be created from any fabric that has no distinguishable right or wrong side.  A nice soft tweed style wool, winter fleece, or a solid color double knit works with this project.  This free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Basic Hem By Stefanie of Girl. Inspired. for I Heart Nap Time.

How to Sew Basic, Rolled, and Mock Rolled Hems – Basic Sewing Techniques

    A double fold hem is a standard method of finishing edges when sewing.  This type of hem provides a nice neat finish, helps to prevent fraying, and reinforces the edge of the sewing project.  Stefanie of Girl Inspired shows us this basic sewing technique.   [Get the Tutorial] How to Sew a Rolled Hem – from Stefanie Knaus “This video tutorial … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing tutorial

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing Tutorial + SWN Summer Dress Sewing Projects

Sponsored by FabricMart If you want to sew a simple, basic, shift dress, this sewing tutorial by Elle Apparel is for you!  The classic shift dress is a versatile garment to include within your new summer wardrobe!   This basic, classic, comfortable, and timeless dress, will turn into your go-to garment.  Sew a more than one shift dress with this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]