How to Sew a Patio Umbrella tutorial

Sewing for the Patio! How to Make a New Umbrella

Patio umbrellas are sold at most department and hardware stores and unfortunately, most are sewn with a cheap fabric that fades from sun and may even rot when left to the harsher elements. If you want your patio umbrella fabric to last you should use Sunbrella acrylic canvas fabric. Sewing up the umbrella panels is an easy project following this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Big Beautiful Beach Bag with SewVeryEasy

Sew a Big Beautiful Beach Bag with SewVeryEasy

Get this free pdf sewing pattern and follow along with this free video tutorial from SewVeryEasy to sew this big beautiful beach bag!   Helpful sewing tips in this video make creating this bag beginner-friendly.  This large beach bag has knotted rope handles that slide through grommets.  Fusible fleece gives this beach bag a sturdier body, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Create a Cut-work Tank Top with Angela Wolf - A Free Sewing Tutorial from Its Sew Easy

Create a Cut-work Tank Top with Angela Wolf – A Free Sewing Tutorial from Its Sew Easy

Angela Wolf creates a cutwork tank top using Simplicity 1463 and the Kaleidoscope computer software with the Brother ScanNCut digital cutter.  She chose this pattern because there is a back yoke that is a nice place to add an embellishment, cutwork, embroidery, etc.  Angela is using the Brother Innovis sewing machine for both the construction … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew an Easy Kimono Beach Cover Shoulder Bodice

Sew an Easy Kimono Beach Cover or Long Shawl – Easy Garment Sewing Tutorials!

I love these simple kimono cover-ups because they are perfect to wear over a swimsuit, tank top + tights, with a maxi skirt or dress, the list goes on.  It’s a go-to garment and it’s SO EASY to sew. You could also make one of these very comfortable kimonos to wear as loungewear.  Whatever you … [ Read More at SWN! ]

how to sew shorts teach me fashion

Learn How to Sew Shorts – a Free Video Tutorial from Teach Me Fashion

DOWNLOAD THE SHORTS SEWING PATTERN HERE: http://etsy.me/1FwUk72 This simple shorts sewing pattern is extremely versatile and can be used to make a number of different shorts styles (summer shorts, boxer shorts etc.) depending on your choice of fabric. Sewing tips & techniques in the video tutorial: * Sewing a side pocket * Sewing a French … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Summer Garment Sewing Project - Create a Comfy Beach Cover-up with Melanie Ham

Easy Beginners Summer Garment Sewing Project – Create a Comfy Beach Cover-up with Melanie Ham

Melanie Ham created this great beach cover-up with 1 1/4 yard of burnout knit fabric and pom-pom trim!

Free Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

Free Summer Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

When I was a little girl my parents took us camping in the rocky mountains every summer. Although I loved the scenery, streams, and wildlife we encountered every day, I was fascinated as a young girl by the campers that we used to camp with (from afar). I loved the idea that the campers were … [ Read More at SWN! ]

StyleNovices Quilted Blanket

Beginner’s Quilted Blanket Video Series from StyleNovice

Beginner Quilting eCourse: This eCourse from StyleNovice offers step-by-step instructions to sew and quilt a nine-block square quilted blanket using your fresh color schemes, fabric prints, and creative ideas.  Written instructions available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/StyleNovice.  This quilted blanket would be lovely for the cottage, picnic park, or beach this summer!  Have fun putting it together and showing … [ 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! ]