Wool Felt Heart Tutorial

Felted Wool Hearts + Hand Blanket Stitch with Quilty

We love Quilty videos!  They are fun, well produced and feature relevant projects for quilters of all skill levels.  This video tutorial from Marianne Fons and her Mom demonstrate how to make a felted wool heart and includes the hand blanket stitch around the edges.  Learn how to make these felted hearts from start to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow - Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

You Can Sew a Textured Designer Pillow – Free Video from Cynthia Dickerson

  This is a fun decorative stitching technique demonstrated by Cynthia Dickerson using a ruffler foot attachment to make a luxurious designer-look pillow. Cynthia created a way to use a ruffler foot to make ruffles the whole width and length of your material. This pillow finishes with a very sophisticated style that you would expect to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Electric Seam Ripper Demo: Removing Sewing Machine Stitches & Serger Stitches

Electric Seam Ripper Demo: Removing Sewing Machine Stitches & Serger Stitches

Jodi from Jocole Patterns shows you the Electric Seam Ripper. You won’t believe your eyes when you see how quick and easy it is to rip out sewing mistakes with the electric seam ripper (hair trimmer). Shown on both the traditional sewing machine stitches and serger stitches.  

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  

How to Sew a Zigzag Stitch

How to Sew a Zigzag Stitch

Learn how to sew a zigzag stitch with a sewing machine from designer Jennifer Wiese in this free sewing tutorial. More from SWN: Blog Post: Sewing Tip: How To Sew A Flat Zigzag On An Edge Appliqued Baby’s Owl Bib Two Great Seam Allowance Finishes Stacked Tea Cups Applique – Free Tutorial and Pattern Recycled Jersey Knit … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing Tips  How to Align Fabric Correctly   National Sewing Circle

How to Align Fabric Correctly – Sewing Tips

“Aurora Sisneros provides unique sewing tips on how to align your fabric correctly.  Learn how to use your fingernails like claws to scratch over your fabric . Use this technique at home to ensure your fabrics are aligned.” National Sewing Circle     More sewing and fabric tips: Tips for Beginner Sewers Tips for Sewing Stretch Fabrics Shirring … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easy Faux Piped Binding for Quilts

Easy Faux Piped Binding for Quilts

Trisha of TLC Stitches learned a very easy binding technique from a demonstration at a “make it and take it” night with her local quilt l guild, Evergreen Piecemakers in Kent, Washington.  The result pictured above is beautiful and she said that it looks more complicated to do, than it actually is.  The sewing is all done by machine, so Trisha found is fast and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing machine basics

What is a Gusset and How to Include Them in Your Sewing Projects

  A very informative video showing us what a gusset is, how to draft one, and then sew it into your sewing projects.  –  kpolygirl85    DKNY Vogue 1250 More gusset sewing: Photo: Quilted Gusset Tote Photo: I heart Apples Tote Photo: Skirt Godet Added Photo: The Creative Carryall Blog Post: DKNY Vogue 1250 knit dress with center back godet in … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing machine basics

How to Fake a Serge With Your Sewing Machine

Want clean finishes, but don’t have a serger? I’ll show you how to do it with a sewing machine! =)  – OohLaLaHolly More serger sewing: Sewing Channel: Serger Users Sewing Channel: Serger Reviews Video: Bernette 335 Serger Blog Post: Purchasing a Serger Topic: What is the Serger used for other than hemming? Video: How To Thread Your Serger For 4 Thread Overlock … [ Read More at SWN! ]