Fabric 101: All About Silks

Fabric 101: All About Silks

Watch this video from Fabric Mart and learn more about different fabrics made from silk, what to sew with them, and how to care for your silk fabric accessories and garments!   Learn to how to sew and work with silk, or silk like fabrics that are slippy and troublesome. We will share tips and techniques on … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin

The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter daffodil silk ribbon hand embroidery

Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon Hand Embroidery Video Tutorial

Having recently tried silk ribbon embroidery I was delighted to come across craftyattic, who as well as the necessary supplies have a great range of embroidery video tutorials on creating various silk ribbon flowers.   With Spring in the air, and Easter round the corner, I thought you all might enjoy the daffodils! Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon … [ 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! ]

Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates the hairline seam for sewing with sheers on It s Sew Easy   YouTube

Gretchen Hirsch & Hairline Seams for Sewing with Sheer Fabrics

Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates the “hairline seam” for sewing with sheer fabrics while explaining the “how’s” and “why’s” when sewing with sheers. This sewing technique creates a beautifully finished garment.       Blouses and Tops Sewn by You at SWN: Empire Waist Blouse Pattern – Free PDF by Craft Habit  

Nylon & Dress Tulle Fabric – The Differences + Tips, Tricks and Video Tutorials

Nylon & Dress Tulle Fabric – The Differences + Tips, Tricks and Video Tutorials

Tulle (English pronunciation: /tuːl/ tool) is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus. The name comes from Tulle, a city in the southern central region of France. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Sewing and Binding a Slippery Top!

This weekend I decided it was time to get on with some more of my PhD work, and officially there is only one left out of my list of six,  the pink net petticoat.  However, on top of that I have added two more projects to my sewing pile.  One is the linen waistcoat I have made … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Boy Necktie Bowtie Sewing Pattern from Green Patterns

How to Pattern, Cut, and Sew a Man’s Tie

“This free sewing tutorial by Chic on the Cheap shows us an easy way to make a man’s tie.”  – from Chic on the Cheap More Necktie Sewing: Blog Post: Neck Tie Apron Blog Post: Old Neckties Used to Make Clothes, Quilts & Home Decor Photo: Easter Dresses & Boys Ties Topic: Quilt from Grandpa’s Ties Video: Cute Necktie Onesie Tutorial for the Little … [ Read More at SWN! ]