Sew This Easy One Hour Turtleneck Top

Sew This Easy One-Hour Turtleneck Top

In this video from Thoughtful Creativity Alisa will be drafting and sewing a very simple and comfortable turtleneck for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. This top comes together in about an hour and requires just a little bit of drafting. NOTE: if you have bust/hips/waist on a larger size – double check the width of the pattern like mentioned in this tutorial. And if you have a bust on a larger side you might find it useful to make front pattern pieces longer at the high point shoulder than the back pattern piece. You can see how it is done in the knit bodice block tutorial here. This is a minor adjustment, so you will be finished in no time…

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Sew a Hoodie Sweater without a Pattern for Fall

Alisa from Thoughtful Creativity shares with us a free fall sewing tutorial to sew a hoodie sweater of any size. In this free video tutorial you will learn how to sew an easy hood, draft the actual hoodie, and how to sew them together…

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class - PART TWO

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class – PART TWO

My last blog was all about doing this great Craftsy Course by Steffani Lincecum and learning how to draft a sewing pattern from my favourite ready-to-wear sleeveless blouse. I shared how I made a muslin to try it out. I had to learn several new techniques and happily Professor Pincushion on Youtube covered them all. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Long Winter Coat Sewn From Scratch

Long Winter Coat – DIY + Tips

For the very first time, April from coolripa patterns, cuts and stitches this lovely, cozy, long winter coat. Taking a pattern from an existing garment she feels is appropriate for her own sewing skills, she reproduces the coat with a super result.  A collar, facings, lining, pockets, and buttons.  April uses a  Juki HZL-G Series sewing … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Learn How to Grade A Sewing Pattern Smaller and Larger with Style Sew Me

Learn How to Grade A Sewing Pattern Smaller and Larger with Style Sew Me

Sponsored by: FabricMart Fabrics – today: $3.99 Jersey Knits,  $9.99 Dupioni & Shantung, Sue’s Pick today is $5.99 Wool/Polyester Blend Coating Eryn from Style Sew Me shares her free video tutorial for grading sewing patterns.  Eryn recently had to grade a garment pattern in order to make something for her daughter using a pattern that was too … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew Easy Bingo-Inspired Bags - DIY

Sew Fun Bingo-Inspired Bags – Free DIY

Design and sew your own bingo bag If you love bingo and visit halls often to socialize with fellow players, you’re going to love this little project that will make you the envy of your friends. It’s cute, functional, and lets you show the world your support to the oldest game in history that is … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Digital Versus Paper Sewing Patterns - with Angel Peterson

Digital Versus Tissue Sewing Patterns – with Angel Peterson

“Angel Peterson from Fleece Fun will explain sewing patterns, digital and traditional. In this short lesson, you will learn all about the parts of a pattern in each form. If you wanted to get started using downloaded sewing patterns, learn the best way to use those patterns in this video.” Learn How to Repair and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fold-Over Elastic Sewing Tips from Silhouette Patterns

I think you will really enjoy this free garment sewing tutorial demonstrating how fold-over elastic can be applied while constructing a simple summer top with knit fabric from Silhouette Patterns. The public television home page – http://www.fit2stitch.com.  Silhouette Patterns educational sewing home page – http://www.silhouettepatterns.com Sew Stretchy: Tips for Sewing Fold-Over Elastic by Andrea Brown at Craftsy  #ad … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fitting Tips that will Change the Way You Look At Garment Construction

Fitting Tips That Will Change the Way You Look At Garment Construction

A Whiteboard Sewing Tutorial by Chris White demonstrates three tips for garment fitting, sewing and pattern making. “Let me know what questions you have about Pattern Making and maybe I’ll make a video answering your questions! You can also get my free PDF, The Handy Patternmaker’s EBook with updated links, showing you exactly what tools you need … [ Read More at SWN! ]