sewing 101 free video lessons

Sewing 101 – Ten FREE Video Lessons from Angel Peterson

Angel Peterson for AllFreeSewing published this fantastic playlist of informative beginner sewing lessons that may answer many beginner sewers’ questions.   Learn basic sewing techniques that every sewer should know regardless of skill level.  These quick and fun videos cover important sewing topics such as: The Best Way To Use a Seam Ripper and Unpick a Stitch Sewing Tools … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Tools, Feet, and Notions - How To Make an Oversized Ironing Board

Basic Beginner Sewing Tools, Machine Feet, and Notions

Let’s Learn To Sew put this great sewing video series together with some great information about some of the various sewing and quilting tools, notions, and sewing machine feet commonly used. Learn how to make an over-sized ironing board, how to make cement pattern weights, how to change your sewing machine needle, see how to make … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Crazy Quilting the Modern Way with SewVeryEasy

Crazy Quilting the Modern Way with SewVeryEasy

Learn How to Crazy Quilt the Modern Way! Using a sewing machine and any of its’ built-in stitches, you can creative a one-of-a-kind Crazy Fan Quilt of your own.  Watch Laura show you how in this free quilting video lesson: from SewVeryEasy Templates Here http://www.sewveryeasy.com/crazy-fan.pdf More Quilting at SWN: Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

Syrian Seamstresses Sew and Send Help Home

Syrian Seamstresses Sew to Send Help Home and Support Their Families

  Published by Al Jazeera English on Jan 4, 2016 A group of Syrian women in Turkey have set up their own factory to produce garments for families still in Syria. Read More: http://aje.io/SyrianClothesFactory   Embed from Getty Images More related sewing news: 10-Year-old Uses His Allowance to Design, Sew Clothes for Homeless Sewing donations a way … [ 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!

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

How to Achieve Perfect Bobbin Tension Every Time

If you’re a long-arm quilter or own a sewing machine with a rotary bobbin, this video is for you. ZJ Humbach demonstrates how to use the TOWA Bobbin Case Tension Gauge to achieve perfect bobbin tension every time.  – National Quilters Circle More about bobbins and thread tension at SWN: Video: Exploring the Bobbin Case Video: … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Angela Wolf sews batwing sleeves

How to Add Bat-wing Sleeves – with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy

Angela Wolf shows us how to alter a sewing pattern to add bat-wing sleeves on It’s Sew Easy! More sleeve sewing techniques and tutorials at SWN: Video: How to Make a Bat-wing Shirt Video: Setting a Sleeve  Video: Straight Sleeve Sloper Topic: Shirt Sleeves to Yoga Capris Photo: this is the butterfly sleeve  Video: Pattern Cutting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis

Exhibit shows sewing’s evolution from hoop skirts to tablet cases – By Anna Pratt

Local group shows 35 years of home handiwork. Special to the Star Tribune AUGUST 14, 2015 How did sewing help hospital staffers who might have to deal with the Ebola crisis?   That’s one of the questions you could get answered at “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong,” an exhibit in the basement of the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Electronic vs Mechanical Sewing Machines

The Difference Between Mechanical Sewing Machines and Electronic Sewing Machines

Today almost all sewing machines produced run on electricity. To find a sewing machine run by a foot or knee treadle, you have to purchase an antique. Which makes the terms “mechanical sewing machine” and “electronic sewing machine” a bit confusing. Aren’t they all electronic? What the manufacturers of the machines mean to convey by … [ Read More at SWN! ]