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! ]
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! ]
Whitney shows us how she copies her vintage sewing patterns that are beyond repair.
“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! ]
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! ]
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! ]
“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! ]
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! ]