Hanging Your Quilts: Sleeves, Rods, Magnets, Racks, and More

Hanging Your Quilts: Sleeves, Rods, Magnets, Racks, and More

Seven free videos covering the many techniques, tools and tips for hanging quilts! Featured Quilt: Fish in the Sea Quilt by Janet Harris Magnet-Ficent Invisible Quilt Hanger by HeirloomCreations Quilting Basics – Hanging A Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company Sew Easy Lesson: How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to your Quilt by Fons & Porter How to Make a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

Basic Sewing Terms and Fabric Anatomy

The Anatomy of Fabric: In this free sewing video, Angel Peterson of FleeceFun explains the different parts of fabric. This is an important beginner sewing lesson that will help with any sewing pattern you are working on. Angel will explain “cross grain”, “selvage edge”, and what the “wrong” sides are. Learn the sewing terminology for … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter daffodil silk ribbon hand embroidery

Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon Hand Embroidery Video Tutorial

Having recently tried silk ribbon embroidery I was delighted to come across craftyattic, who as well as the necessary supplies have a great range of embroidery video tutorials on creating various silk ribbon flowers.   With Spring in the air, and Easter round the corner, I thought you all might enjoy the daffodils! Easter Daffodils – Silk Ribbon … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Glam it Yourself! - Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to a New Suitcase Bed

Vintage suitcases are typically sturdy and strong enough to keep everything safe inside. A thrift store suitcase, two yards of fabric and some foam are what you need to make this great suitcase dog bed. Your pooch will love this cozy bed and you, for GIY “glamming it yourself”! Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

TaylorHeart Designs + Jolie Hart Adaptive Clothing Designs for Girls

TaylorHeart Designs + Jolie Hart Adaptive Clothing Designs for Girls

An inspiring feel-good news story about a sewer and garment designer who has developed, and now sews a line of clothing for girls with complex health care needs. Canadian designer Taylor Byrom retails her functional and unique clothing line Jolie Hart at Etsy, combining a beautiful style and wellness into each design. Byrom launched her girls adaptive clothing line … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Eight Fat Quarters   Meerkat Shweshwe   Three Cats Shweshwe

Shweshwe Fabrics – The Denim or Tartan of South Africa

Seshweshwe is a printed fabric widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing. Originally dyed indigo, this fabric is manufactured in a variety of colors and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns.  Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as “the denim, or tartan, of South Africa”.  From Wikipedia, the … [ Read More at SWN! ]

5 Quick + Easy Quilts - Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

5 Quick + Easy Quilts – Free Tutorials, Techniques and Tips

I chose these five videos because I felt they demonstrated clearly, and offered a variety of styles, quilting techniques and personalities! The playlist is automatically sorted by popularity through Youtube.  Choose one and make it all your own! Fold and Sew Quilts from National Quilters Circle Easiest Quilt Ever – The Coin Quilt with Fons … [ Read More at SWN! ]

DIY Holiday Garland Decor Tutorial

4 Festive DIY Garland Ideas!

’Tis the season to deck it out! When it’s time to dress up your halls for fall festivities and winter wonderlands, get crafty with this DIY from Mode! Create a winter wonderland with these four, festive garland ideas. Whether you customize it with a seasonal message or re-purpose those wine corks into dazzling décor, these … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Smartphone Pillow - from SewVeryEasy + 3 Free Patterns

How to Sew a Smartphone Pillow – from SewVeryEasy + 3 Free Patterns

A sewing project that requires very little fabric, also making a fantastic gift idea.  Sit this pillow on a nightstand, end table, kitchen counter, desk, or wherever you need it.  Your phone sits upright where it is easy to see and use. Laura Coia of SewVeryEasy offers this free sewing tutorial to show you how easy … [ Read More at SWN! ]

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

100 Years of Creating and Celebrating with DIY Halloween Costumes!

For centuries, people have both created and celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet. Over a century of creating and celebrating with DIY Halloween costume sewing! More Halloween Projects at … [ Read More at SWN! ]