My BERNINA & Me Video Series

My BERNINA & Me Video Series

  In this video series “My BERNINA & Me”, creative people from around the world showcase their favourite BERNINA model: More Bernina at SWN: Sewing Channel: Bernina Users bernette Introduces the Chicago 5 Sewing Machine Topic: Bernina Fashion Show – Houston Quilt Festival Topic: Bernina Sewing Machine Introduction Topic: BERNINA 3 Series Tutorial: Introduction Topic: Bernina Felting Foot Video Topic: Free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Advice for choosing a sewing machine

Advice for Choosing and Shopping for a Sewing Machine

Three experienced sewers offer their advice for choosing and shopping for a sewing machine.  Stephanie covers machines for quilting, Erica discusses basic home sewing machines, and Melanie Ham reviews machines under $200 for the beginner!  Good information here.  Bookmark this page! Stephanie Soebing from Quilt Addicts Anonymous offers some advice for sewing machine shopping. This video … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Bicycle + Solar Energy Powers Singer CG590

Sophie Nieto-Munoz wrote a short article about The Solar Sewing Rover Project, and the artist behind it.  Artist Paul Nosa invested a year in planning the project and two more months building a solar-powered sewing machine. Paul Nosa used Singer CG590, and it is now powered by a solar-panel, and a bicycle to provide energy, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fresh Quilting - A Free Video Series from the Modern Quilt Guild

Fresh Quilting – A Free Video Series from the Modern Quilt Guild

  Fresh Quilting is a new public television show co-produced by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and KS Productions. Fresh Quilting airs this February 2017 with an all-star lineup of modern designers and quilters. In this new modern quilting series, innovative modern quilters reinterpret traditional techniques with a fresh, modern aesthetic! In each episode, leading … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Simple Sewing Projects with Melanie Ham

45 Simple (and free!) Sewing Projects from Melanie Ham

Melanie Ham is an exceptionally talented teacher and sewer who shares her projects and techniques in each one of these 45 free sewing videos. These sewing projects are simple and beginner-friendly with a twist of fun!  Join Melanie and become inspired! 45 Simple Sewing Projects with Melanie Ham: How To Make a Fast and Easy Fabric … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

Top Ten Gifts for Beginner Sewers and Quilters!

  Where Melanie gets her sewing machines http://bit.ly/sewminithings  The sewing machine featured is a Juki HZL LB- 5020 and typically retails for $299. A great cutting mat, basic ruler and rotary cutter set. Some favorite specialty quilting rulers A Bluetooth speaker http://amzn.to/2gsZXgE Clover glass head pins Quilty Box Ceramic Cats (?) Search on Etsy.com, or, look at local gift shops Clover Wonder Clips Thread … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fall Fashion Sewing with Inside the Hem – 2016

Join Abbey and Lindsey from “Inside the Hem” as they share their autumn garment sewing inspiration in this free video series covering fall fabrics, patterns and more!   More Autumn Projects at SWN:            Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

Six Excellent Sewing Tips from Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S

Six Excellent Sewing Tips from Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S

Watch this video series and meet Liesl Gibson from Oliver and S as she shares her six free sewing tips! Liesl’s Six Quick Sewing Tips: Selecting Thread Color Two Methods of Seam Ripping Winding Bobbin Thread Sharpening Tailor’s Chalk Opening Buttonholes Using Beeswax for Hand Sewing More at SWN: Sewing Tips – Sewing Non-Ripply Buttonholes … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

Knowing and understanding the basic parts of a sewing machine can be very helpful in not only learning how to diagnose potential issues, but in learning how to sew as well. Jessica Giardino from The National Sewing Circle explains the basic parts of a sewing machine and what they do. More sewing machine help at … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Machine Maintenance - 3 Free Tutorials for Timing, Tension and Cleaning from ManSewing

Sewing Machine Maintenance – 3 Free Tutorials for Timing, Tension and Cleaning from ManSewing

Rob demonstrates how to check for timing problems in your home sewing machine. Learn easy fixes like switching out the needle as well as diagnostic tricks that will help you know if it’s time to take your machine in for a professional mechanical adjustment or circuit repair. Rob Appell from Man Sewing demonstrates how to … [ Read More at SWN! ]