capsule wardrobe sewing with alisa shay

15 Free Basic Sewing Patterns for a Capsule Wardrobe with Alisa Shay

  Alisa Shay from Thoughtful Creativity shares fifteen free sewing patterns for a basic capsule wardrobe that you can make yourself with beautiful fabrics.  Alisa also offers some very good suggestions for altering, lengthening, shortening, and customizing these basic garments to suit your own style, the seasons, and your budget. Make sure you subscribe to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Design and Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband - Angela Wolf

Sew a Sporty Skirt with a Comfortable Ribbed Waistband – Angela Wolf

Watch this free video tutorial from Angela Wolf and learn how to convert an A-line skirt and turn it into a sporty skirt with a comfortable ribbed waistband. This is a great tutorial for beginner sewers.  Angela Wolf shows how to pattern-hack her Kate skirt pattern into a sporty style adding a ribbed waistband. You … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Asymmetrical Skort Sewing Tutorial

Sew an Asymmetrical Casual Skort for Summer with Annika Victoria

See how Annika Victoria constructs and sews these unique asymmetrical shorts (also known as a “skort“)  inspired by retailer MayKool’s summer shorts found here.  Annika is a 22-year-old molecular biology student from Australia who loves sewing and designing clothes! Through Annika’s blog and Youtube channel, she aspires to make science more fashionable, and the fashion world … [ Read More at SWN! ]

PinkChoclateBreaks DIY Asymetrical Skirt

How to Sew an Asymmetric Skirt + Alternate Elastic Waistband Technique – with Jocelina of PinkChocolateBreak

A free sewing video tutorial sharing how PinkChocolateBreak created this hot asymmetrical skirt with stretch knit fabric and a few sneaky folds!   You will need: fabric existing pencil skirt thread sewing scissors pins elastic for waistband sewing machine Check out the PinkChocolateBreak blog for more fashion and beauty tips: pinkchocolatebreak.com and subscribe to the newsletter here – http://bit.ly/1by8ara 5 free skirt … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Stephani Miller draping on Its Sew Easy

Stephani Miller’s Draping Lesson on It’s Sew Easy

Threads Magazine editor Stephani Miller offers a lesson on draping – a non-intimidating way to get the perfect fit on a skirt from straight to flowing. Draped Sewing Projects: Video: Sewing Tutorial: Draped “Curtain” Tank Top Photo: Drawstrings Skirt by Ciella Video: Sleeveless Draped Top Pattern Video: How To Lay Sewing Pattern Pieces On The Bias Album: Draped … [ 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! ]

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! ]

Fabric Mart

FabricMart’s July Giveaway Value Over $100! + How to Sew a Simple Layered Skirt

Enter for a chance to win! Enter to Win FabricMart’s Co-ordinating Assortment Giveaway!   This July give-away is valued over $100 and offers eight pieces of matching stretch poly, the Perfect Pair SAF-T-POCKETS  pattern #2008, and four spools of matching thread.  Saf-T-Pockets Patterns specialize in patterns perfect for travel wear. They have optional pockets built into the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

polka dot refashion skirt to shirt sewing tutorial

Refashion a Skirt into a Dressy Tee

Miss P refashioned a simple gathered skirt into a dressy t-shirt you could wear anywhere. Skirts are a great source of fabric for refashioning! This sewing tutorial shows you what to keep, and what to cut, how to cut, and how to sew it back together. Those thrift store skirts now have much more to … [ Read More at SWN! ]