Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats - Simple Visual Basics

Cutting and Sewing Godets, Flounces, Ruffles, and Pleats – Simple Visual Basics

I found this visual guide on Pinterest showing how particular flounces etc are cut and created.  These cuts look fabulous on today’s styles featuring geometric, and diagonal lines, rounded and inverted front and back hems, etc.  I was unable to source the original author and got as far as http://mutualisms.wordpress.com.  If you recognize or know where this … [ Read More at SWN! ]

American Flag Pillow Sewing Project

Patriotic American Flag Pillows – Fast & Easy Sewing Projects

Flag panels are an inexpensive way to show off your creativity while decorating your home to celebrate Independence Day. Try a fun fringed pillow with these free instructions from Warehouse Fabrics. You’ll need two flag panel pieces and two yards of the brush fringe as well as some polyester stuffing for each pillow.  This is a … [ 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!

Using Pinking Shears

Using Pinking Shears + Seam Finishing Techniques

Learn how to use pinking shears to trim the seam allowances or pattern piece edges of your sewing projects to prevent fraying and unravelling! with FashionSewingBlogTV with Deborah Moebes More seam finishing at SWN: Video: Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish – Watch how to stitch & pink seam allowances with these step-by-step instructions. Video: Two Great … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Turquoise - Fold Over Elastic

Fold-Over Elastic Sewing Tips from Silhouette Patterns

I think you will really enjoy this free garment sewing tutorial demonstrating how fold-over elastic can be applied while constructing a simple summer top with knit fabric from Silhouette Patterns. The public television home page – http://www.fit2stitch.com.  Silhouette Patterns educational sewing home page – http://www.silhouettepatterns.com Sew Stretchy: Tips for Sewing Fold-Over Elastic by Andrea Brown at Craftsy  #ad … [ Read More at SWN! ]