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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! ]

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Upcycle, recycle, and organize your way to a more productive creative space!

Ideas and inspiration for sewing and craft rooms layout, organization, and DIY furniture!  Check out Sewing Room Inspiration by Sew Whats New at Mode: Follow Sew-Whats-New.com’s board Sewing Machines and Studios on Pinterest. Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

American Flag Pillow Sewing Project

Patriotic American Flag Pillows – Fast & Easy Sewing Projects

Flag panels are an inexpensive way to show off your creativity while decorating your home to celebrate Independence Day. Try a fun fringed pillow with these free instructions from Warehouse Fabrics. You’ll need two flag panel pieces and two yards of the brush fringe as well as some polyester stuffing for each pillow.  This is a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

No-sew fabric flowers craft tutorial by Dana Made it.

Fabric Flower Bouquet No-Sew DIY + Round-Up

If you don’t have time to set up a sewing machine and want to make Mom something unique for Mother’s Day, check out this DIY bouquet of fabric flowers that Dana Made with a free tutorial! These pretty blooms look like roses, (or carnations if you have a pinking blade!).  You will need a hot glue … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Replace Your Ironing Board Cover - Free Sewing Tutorial

Replace Your Ironing Board Cover – Free Sewing Tutorial

A step-by-step photographic sewing tutorial by Patchouli Moon demonstrating how to sew a replacement ironing board cover.  Sewing your own ironing board cover allows you to choose the fabric and create a more durable ironing surface for your sewing. Replace Your Ironing Board Cover – Free Sewing Tutorial Sewing and pressing tips and tutorials! Video: Teach Yourself to Sew: How to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Memory Lane Pillow Top from by Karen Roark of one thimble patterns

Sew a Memory Lane Pillow Top – Free PDF Pattern from One Thimble Patterns

Inspired by Amy Butler’s Belle fabrics, Karen Roark of One Thimble Patterns designed this unique pillow top and shares her free sewing project in PDF format with us.  The Memory Lane Pillow Top can easily be sewn from strips of your favorite scrap fabrics or a with a jellyroll.  A Memory Lane Tote Bag pattern is also available. See more about The Memory Lane … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Wool Felt Heart Tutorial

Felted Wool Hearts + Hand Blanket Stitch with Quilty

We love Quilty videos!  They are fun, well produced and feature relevant projects for quilters of all skill levels.  This video tutorial from Marianne Fons and her Mom demonstrate how to make a felted wool heart and includes the hand blanket stitch around the edges.  Learn how to make these felted hearts from start to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Learn to Create a Twisted Pinwheels Quilted Heart Wall-hanging

Learn to Create a Twisted Pinwheels Quilted Heart Wall-hanging + Free Heart Block Patterns

Learn how to quilt this modern twisted pinwheel heart wall-hanging with for Valentine’s Day!  This is a quilting project created using pink Crouton Crafts and red fabrics from your stash.  This project takes time as you are sewing your wallhanging together twice, the finished result is your reward. The finished quilted size as shown is 32″ square. Original quilt design and tutorial … [ Read More at SWN! ]

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow - Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow – Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

  This is a fun decorative stitching technique demonstrated by Cynthia Dickerson using a ruffler foot attachment to make a luxurious designer-look pillow. Cynthia created a way to use a ruffler foot to make ruffles the whole width and length of your material. This pillow finishes with a very sophisticated style that you would expect to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

 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! ]