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! ]

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Sewing Patterns

Fabric Options for Making Kids’ Pajamas – by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Patterns

Choosing a perfect pair of kids’ pajamas can prove to be a very perplexing task for sewers and for parents irrespective of factors like nationality or ethnicity. Comfort of the child is an aspect that no parent would consciously compromise on. To this effect, it is imperative for pajamas to be a comfortable fit, not to mention … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Memory Lane Pillow Top from by Karen Roark of one thimble patterns

Sew a Memory Lane Pillow Top – Free PDF Pattern from One Thimble Patterns

Inspired by Amy Butler’s Belle fabrics, Karen Roark of One Thimble Patterns designed this unique pillow top and shares her free sewing project in PDF format with us.  The Memory Lane Pillow Top can easily be sewn from strips of your favorite scrap fabrics or a with a jellyroll.  A Memory Lane Tote Bag pattern is also available. See more about The Memory Lane … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Honey Bunny for Easter

Sew a Honey Bunny for Easter with a Free PDF Pattern from Honeybee Cloths

An intermediate sewer can sew a Honey Bunny together in just a few hours! Dawn Lewis of Honeybee Cloths in of South West, UK. offers a very nice free pdf sewing pattern so everyone can sew a Honey Bunny this Easter!  DawnHoneybee is also the creator of the pretty Flutterby Needlecase too! Check out the Free Honey Bunny … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Project Travel Tote Bag - Free PDF Pattern from Stitch by Stitch

Sewing Project Travel Tote Bag – Free PDF Pattern from Stitch by Stitch

If you belong to a sewing or quilt guild, a modern-day “sewing bee“, or like to sew while you travel, this bag is designed to hold all those little goodies you need to bring. This practical bag pattern offers eight small pockets, with four in front, and two pockets on both sides of the bag, and one … [ 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! ]

Sew a Mini Pin Tote - Free Pincushion Pattern from Poorhouse Quilt Designs

Sew a Mini Pin Tote – Free PDF Pattern from Poorhouse Quilt Designs

Stitch this pincushion resembling a tote bag with this free PDF from Poorhouse Quilt Designs.  This little pincushion is a sweet gift for a sewing or quilting friend, and sew one for yourself.  Click the link below and you can download the instructions for this cute pin cushion from there: Free Pin Tote Pincushion Instructions For your … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Simple Vest Pattern + Sewing Tutorial

Simple Circle Vest Pattern – Free PDF + Sewing Tutorial

Here’s how to sew a circle scarf or vest for a quick fashion accessory project you’ll love all year round.  Circle vests and scarves can be created from any fabric that has no distinguishable right or wrong side.  A nice soft tweed style wool, winter fleece, or a solid color double knit works with this project.  This free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Create a Portable Sewing Kit - Free PDF Pattern from Handmade Harbour

Create a Portable Sewing Kit – Free PDF Pattern from Handmade Harbour

This DIY sewing kit can sit on your knee in the tightest of spots such as bus or train seats, and can provide a little tiny desk for small sewing or needlework projects!  Wendy Massey designed this sewing kit to fold easily and neatly back to an A5 size when your travel ends or you’ve finished your sewing.  A free PDF sewing pattern to download … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Little Black Dress PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

Your Next Little Black Dress – Free PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

This easy to sew Little Black Dress sewing pattern by Deby Coles of So Sew Easy features lace, net, mesh, or chiffon overlay. The bodice is lined and lining the skirt is optional. Gentle lines and easy construction with a darted bodice, and a straight skirt with small pleats. There is an invisible side zipper. Your lace … [ Read More at SWN! ]