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! ]

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! ]

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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:           

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! ]

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! ]

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

The Anatomy of Fabric: In this free sewing video, Angel Peterson of FleeceFun explains the different parts of fabric. This is an important beginner sewing lesson that will help with any sewing pattern you are working on. Angel will explain “cross grain”, “selvage edge”, and what the “wrong” sides are. Learn the sewing terminology for … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Create Your Own Pretty Bias Tape and Piping

How to Create Your Own Pretty Bias Tape and Piping – Simple Techniques!

“Ever wondered what it means to ‘cut on the bias’? Well Sara from Hobby Lobby is here to show you! In this video, Sara explains everything we need know to use this simple and essential technique to create bias tape and piping for your future sewing projects. For project details and a printable please visit … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Smartphone Pillow - from SewVeryEasy + 3 Free Patterns

How to Sew a Smartphone Pillow – from SewVeryEasy + 3 Free Patterns

A sewing project that requires very little fabric, also making a fantastic gift idea.  Sit this pillow on a nightstand, end table, kitchen counter, desk, or wherever you need it.  Your phone sits upright where it is easy to see and use. Laura Coia of SewVeryEasy offers this free sewing tutorial to show you how easy … [ Read More at SWN! ]