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! ]

How to Repair and Copy Damaged Sewing Patterns

How to Repair and Copy Damaged Sewing Patterns

Whitney shows us how she copies her vintage sewing patterns that are beyond repair. Thanks for installing the Bottom of every post plugin by Corey Salzano. Contact me if you need custom WordPress plugins or website design.

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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! ]

Fifth Avenue – by Sew Chic Patterns

In the Studio with Laura Nash from Sew Chic Patterns!

FabricMart‘s In the Studio blog series features an interview with pattern designer Laura Nash from Sew Chic Patterns. Julie met with Laura Nash last September and had a fabulous conversation about her patterns, her typical work day, her inspiration, background and experience, and her favorite pattern! If you are a fan of vintage-inspired garments, you … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Sewing and Binding a Slippery Top!

This weekend I decided it was time to get on with some more of my PhD work, and officially there is only one left out of my list of six,  the pink net petticoat.  However, on top of that I have added two more projects to my sewing pile.  One is the linen waistcoat I have made … [ Read More at SWN! ]