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! ]

Four Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches

Tips for Solving Skipped Stitches – from How To Sew

“Ensure smooth stitching each time you start a project with our tips for solving your stitching woes. This is a Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Grace machine. Visit www.howtosew.com for more sewing basics and easy projects.” – How to Sew Skipped Stitches: One More Reason Why with SewVeryEasy “One reason your machine … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Identify and Use 11 Most Common Sewing Machine Feet

How to Identify and Use 11 Most Common Sewing Machine Feet

Designer, pattern maker and sewing instructor Steffani Lincecum teaches you how to identify and use 11 of the most common sewing feet. Start with zipper and buttonhole feet, then learn how to use blind-hem and rolled-hem feet to finish your work like a pro. Finish with a tour of popular optional feet that help you … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Replace Your Ironing Board Cover - Free Sewing Tutorial

Replace Your Ironing Board Cover – Free Sewing Tutorial

A step-by-step photographic sewing tutorial by Patchouli Moon demonstrating how to sew a replacement ironing board cover.  Sewing your own ironing board cover allows you to choose the fabric and create a more durable ironing surface for your sewing. Replace Your Ironing Board Cover – Free Sewing Tutorial Sewing and pressing tips and tutorials! Video: Teach Yourself to Sew: How to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

sew easy vest tutorial

How to Sew an Easy-to-Sew Reversible Vest / Waistcoat

Alison Lockley shows us how she sews an easy vest together with this free video tutorial! “This is a reversible vest/waistcoat. The pattern is made by drawing around an old shirt. It took me about three and one-half hours to sew – including feeding toddler mid-way through. If you took your time and used lighter and more … [ 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! ]

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow - Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow – Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

  This is a fun decorative stitching technique demonstrated by Cynthia Dickerson using a ruffler foot attachment to make a luxurious designer-look pillow. Cynthia created a way to use a ruffler foot to make ruffles the whole width and length of your material. This pillow finishes with a very sophisticated style that you would expect to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Baby Car Seat Pannier Bags to Sew

Learn to Sew Baby Car Seat Pannier Bags

Warehouse Fabrics designed and demonstrates how to create these awesome baby car seat pannier bags with expandable cargo pockets!  This is a sewing project that I would be inclined to use a laminated cotton, vinyl, or an oilcloth to make the bags.  (I would never use the white fabric pictured because *my* kids would have destroyed … [ Read More at SWN! ]

The Little Red Hens Hooded Play Cape - Free DIY + PDF

The Little Red Hens Hooded Play Cape – Free DIY + PDF {+ Tips for Cutting Slippery Fabric}

Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen  shares her pattern and a description of how these versatile play capes for kids go together.   These capes don’t have to be sewn with slippery fabrics.  You can create them using winter fleece, athletic fleece, or any woven fabric that is warm enough for your little one and has some … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Electric Seam Ripper Demo: Removing Sewing Machine Stitches & Serger Stitches

Electric Seam Ripper Demo: Removing Sewing Machine Stitches & Serger Stitches

Jodi from Jocole Patterns shows you the Electric Seam Ripper. You won’t believe your eyes when you see how quick and easy it is to rip out sewing mistakes with the electric seam ripper (hair trimmer). Shown on both the traditional sewing machine stitches and serger stitches.