capris

How to Pattern, Cut and Sew Capri Pants Any Size

A free video series demonstrating, explaining, and guiding anyone who wants to learn, how to make these sweet capri pants any size.  Watch Sikana TV and subscribe to their Youtube channel for more instructional videos covering hundreds of topics. “Sikana is an educational movement that democratizes practical knowledge by creating and sharing basic skills videos … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Garment Construction: Learn to Fit a Dress Pattern + 4 Free Spring PDF Patterns

Garment Construction: Learn to Fit a Dress Pattern + 4 Free Spring PDF Patterns

“In her three-part Learn to Fit video series Melissa Watson, McCall’s designer and certified sewing instructor, uses the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fit method to show you how to successfully achieve a perfect fit with all of your patterns. This video addresses princess seams for a great fit in the bodice area using McCall’s pattern M6989 designed … [ 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! ]

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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! ]

Boy Necktie Bowtie Sewing Pattern from Green Patterns

How to Pattern, Cut, and Sew a Man’s Tie

“This free sewing tutorial by Chic on the Cheap shows us an easy way to make a man’s tie.”  – from Chic on the Cheap More Necktie Sewing: Blog Post: Neck Tie Apron Blog Post: Old Neckties Used to Make Clothes, Quilts & Home Decor Photo: Easter Dresses & Boys Ties Topic: Quilt from Grandpa’s Ties Video: Cute Necktie Onesie Tutorial for the Little … [ Read More at SWN! ]

twirly dress tutorial

Pattern and Sew an Easy Girls T-shirt Circle Dress

Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard shows us how she sewed this pretty dress for little girls.  Upcycling an existing t-shirt, and using some fabric , a beautiful “Twirly Dress” is born.   The bottom half of this dress is actually a very simple circle skirt with a serged bottom hem.  If you need some extra help calculating … [ Read More at SWN! ]