How to Sew a Half Circle Pouch or Bag

3 Free Half-circle Zippered Pouch Sewing Tutorials

Three free sewing tutorials for three different half-circle zipper pouches!   1. Single Scoop Zippered Half-Circle Quilted Pouch Sewing Video Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop   A not-so-sugar-free video sewing tutorial for a half-circle quilted zippered pouch from the Fat Quarter Shop featuring the Boardwalk Delight fabric line from Art Gallery Fabrics. There is also … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing with faux fur - winter mittens and hat lessons.

Sewing Winter Accessories with Faux Fur

  Learn how to sew a pair of these cozy, soft fleece mittens and a winter hat with a faux fur lining!  OFS shows us how they stitched these toasty-warm winter accessories and shares their free video lesson  with us. These warm mittens make excellent gifts for both kids and adults, or sew a pair … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Back to School Sewing for Kids

Back-to-School Sewing for Kids – 9 Free Projects

This free sewing series includes topics such as measuring and fitting children, upcycling projects, simple DIY tutorials and sewing a complete pattern.  Whatever your skill level or time available you’ll be sure to sew some fun and comfortable clothing for back to school! More back to school projects at SWN: Save Money with Back to … [ Read More at SWN! ]


How to Pattern, Cut and Sew Capri Pants Any Size

A free video series demonstrating, explaining, and guiding anyone who wants to learn, how to make these sweet capri pants any size.  Watch Sikana TV and subscribe to their Youtube channel for more instructional videos covering hundreds of topics. “Sikana is an educational movement that democratizes practical knowledge by creating and sharing basic skills videos … [ 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  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 Clover glass head pins Quilty Box Ceramic Cats (?) Search on, or, look at local gift shops Clover Wonder Clips Thread … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing and Quilting for Your Thanksgiving Holiday Table

Sewing and Quilting for Your Thanksgiving Holiday Table

1. Let’s Talk Turkey Quilted Placemats – Free PDF Pattern Stitch and quilt the Let’s Talk placemats for your holiday table in no time at all with this free PDF pattern and GO! Dresden Plates Die from AccuQuilt. Pam Heller and Lynn Gibney show you just how easy it is to decorate for Thanksgiving with these … [ Read More at SWN! ]


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:           

Free Sewing Video Series: Thrifted Transformations

Free Sewing Series: Thrifted Transformations

April’s free sewing series; Thrifted Transformations is all about DIY refashions, upcycling existing garments with lots of life left in their fabrics into something completely new to wear! Subscribe to April’s Youtube channel for fresh weekly fashion sewing projects that will inspire you to DIY! I printed this fabric using sublimation ❤️ Stay tuned for my … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Soft Toy  Plushie Sewing for Kids

Soft Toy / Plushie Sewing for Kids!

Isn’t a plushie (soft toy) one of the first projects young sewers usually like to try?  My very first sewing project, by hand, was of a small white kitten-sized cat.  I think I was able to somehow attach all of the limbs and ears, etc.  It was not exactly a beginner sewing project for *anyone* … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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! ]