lettuce turtleneck sewing tutorials

Transform a Basic Turtleneck with an Easy and Feminine Lettuce-Edge Hem with Sew Aldo

  Transform any basic knit turtleneck with an easy lettuce-edge hem with this free video sewing tutorial from Sew Aldo!  You don’t need a fancy or computerized sewing machine to do a lettuce-edge hem, all you need is a sewing machine that will sew a zig-zag stitch.    Watch now:     More upcycling projects featured … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fluffmongers Doodles the Deer Sewing Pattern + Video Tutorial

Doodles the Deer – A Free Plushie Project from Fluffmonger

A free pattern and a video tutorial from Fluffmonger to show us how to stitch Doodles the Deer plush toy!  Despite being a little tubby, Doodles the Deer stays warm during the winter with . Doodles will make the perfect gift for a child, or anyone who appreciates sweet handmade stuffed toys. Doodles can be sewn from … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle Project with the Sustainable Seamstress

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle with The Sustainable Seamstress

“Upcycled in this video is an over-sized and unflattering cardigan sweater,  tailored to the correct size and re-purposed  with a thrifted appliqued t-shirt to refashion the cardigan sweater into a wearable fashionable eco-friendly handmade wardrobe essential. ” Watch the video DIY:   The Sustainable Seamstress is dedicated to slow fashion. Upcycled clothing for a large … [ Read More at SWN! ]

sew-applique tutorials - bird skirt

EASY Applique Technique from A Few Scraps

A free tutorial from Christina of A Few Scraps creates this pretty bird applique for a skirt easily and without frustration with a technique that makes applique easier.  This is a free tutorial that shows you how to use a dryer sheet when creating your applique fabric shapes.  Simple. Once you see how this tutorial you will … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sewing with Denim Fabric - A Free Video Series

Sewing with Denim Fabric

A free and very informative video series about sewing with denim! Denim is a sturdy cotton fabric that is made with a twill weave or plain weave. Other denim variations include sateen which usually has a blend of cotton/polyester. Denim is available in many different weights and some even incorporate Spandex to provide stretch. Denim … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Shirt Makeovers from MondbergTV

Shirt Makeovers – Upcycling Shirts Video Series from MondbergTV

  Seven free sewing videos and seven styles from Lara at MondbergTV!  Lara inspires us and demonstrates how she transforms a simple shirt into a one-of-a-kind garment.  Going south to escape winter and want to take some unique tops to enjoy the sunshine in?  One of these seven sewing videos is sure to give you a few … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Back to School Sewing for Kids

Back-to-School Sewing for Kids – 9 Free Projects

This free sewing series includes topics such as measuring and fitting children, upcycling projects, simple DIY tutorials and sewing a complete pattern.  Whatever your skill level or time available you’ll be sure to sew some fun and comfortable clothing for back to school! More back to school projects at SWN: Save Money with Back to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

Spring and Summer T-shirt Sewing Inspiration

How to Sew a T-shirt – withwendy Watch Wendy sew this nice basic t-shirt using cotton knit fabric and an existing t-shirt for a pattern.  Wendy also shows how the same steps to construct the t-shirt can be modified to create a different fit across different bodies.   Sew a Simple T-Shirt Dress with Cheri Heaton and Martha … [ Read More at SWN! ]

fibre and fabrics video series

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! ]