How to Sew a Gathered Circular Pillow - from FabricMart Fabrics

How to Sew a Gathered Circular Pillow – from FabricMart Fabrics

  This pillow will be approximately 15″ in diameter when finished. It will include a gathered face and a covered shank button in the middle. Julie from FabricMart shows us how she created this very nice accent pillow inspired by the book, One-Yard Wonders by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker.  Julie recommends browsing the following fabrics for … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Fabric Gathers With the Zig Zag Method

Easy Fabric Gathers With the Zig Zag Method

“The standard sewing technique for gathering fabric while sewing is to sew two lines of basting stitches and then gently pull the fabric to gather along the stitch line.  This method is tedious risks breaking the basting stitches.  Instead of gathering using basting stitches, today I am going to show you a simpler method of gathering using a zigzag stitch … [ Read More at SWN! ]

polka dot refashion skirt to shirt sewing tutorial

Refashion a Skirt into a Dressy Tee

Miss P refashioned a simple gathered skirt into a dressy t-shirt you could wear anywhere. Skirts are a great source of fabric for refashioning! This sewing tutorial shows you what to keep, and what to cut, how to cut, and how to sew it back together. Those thrift store skirts now have much more to … [ Read More at SWN! ]