Oversized Cardigan Upcycle Project with the Sustainable Seamstress

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle with The Sustainable Seamstress

“Upcycled in this video is an over-sized and unflattering cardigan sweater,  tailored to the correct size and re-purposed  with a thrifted appliqued t-shirt to refashion the cardigan sweater into a wearable fashionable eco-friendly handmade wardrobe essential. ” Watch the video DIY:   The Sustainable Seamstress is dedicated to slow fashion. Upcycled clothing for a large … [ Read More at SWN! ]

sew-applique tutorials - bird skirt

EASY Applique Technique from A Few Scraps

A free tutorial from Christina of A Few Scraps creates this pretty bird applique for a skirt easily and without frustration with a technique that makes applique easier.  This is a free tutorial that shows you how to use a dryer sheet when creating your applique fabric shapes.  Simple. Once you see how this tutorial you will … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

How to Sew a T-shirt – withwendy Watch Wendy sew this nice basic t-shirt using cotton knit fabric and an existing t-shirt for a pattern.  Wendy also shows how the same steps to construct the t-shirt can be modified to create a different fit across different bodies.   Sew a Simple T-Shirt Dress with Cheri Heaton and Martha … [ Read More at SWN! ]

fibre and fabrics video series

Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin

The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Glam it Yourself! - Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Vintage suitcases are typically sturdy and strong enough to keep everything safe inside. A thrift store suitcase, two yards of fabric and some foam are what you need to make this great suitcase dog bed. Your pooch will love this cozy bed and you, for GIY “glamming it yourself”! Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to … [ 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!

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Easy Sewing: Underwear – Annika Victoria’s Free Tutorial

Today Annika Victoria shows us how easy it really is to sew your own underwear!  YOU can sew these ladies briefs out of any lightweight stretchy cotton jersey fabrics. Annika suggests recycling old t-shirts! Subscribe to Annika Victoria’s Youtube Channel. More underwear sewing: Fancy Pants aka Stretch Lace Panties Video: Whitney Sews – Making Underwear From A T-Shirt Photo: Lingerie … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to sew a pair of shorts from a pillow case  no pattern needed

How to Sew a Pair of Shorts from a Pillow Case with Melina Hollway

In this free sewing tutorial, fashion designer Melina Hollway from Damsel in this Dress shows you how to make a pair of vintage sleep-shorts out of a vintage pillowcase without a pattern. Want to become a fashion designer? read more…. With the release of the new eBook “Secrets of a Self-Taught Fashion Designer” you can now … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Upcycled Peplum Cardigan Sweater

Thrifty Autumn Sewing: Upcycled Peplum Cardigan Sweater – Free Tutorial from Stitchless TV

Upcycled Peplum Cardigan Sweater:  Learn how to upcycle an existing cardigan sweater with a vintage scarf to make a pretty peplum flounce. Tree from Stitchless TV sewing channel, shows us how to gather a vintage scarf to form a beautiful peplum. This free sewing tutorial takes just 20 minutes!  Update and freshen your wardrobe on the cheap … [ Read More at SWN! ]