Cargo Pants - Simplicity S8889

How to Sew Cargo Pants – Simplicity S8889

Cargo pants are trending this season and you can sew your own with Mimi G’s new Simplicity S8889 view B.  In this free video tutorial, Brittany walks you through each step to sew these casual pants. Easier sewing than you think!

Simple Pillowcase-style Dresses for Children - A Free Sewing Tutorial + PDF

Simple Pillowcase-style Dresses for Children – A Free Sewing Tutorial + PDF

Simple Pillowcase-style Dresses for Children – A Free Sewing Tutorial + PDF from Hobby Lobby

Managing your fabric stash easier

Sew Your Stash – Just Get It Done Quilts Shares Five Strategies for Managing Your Fabric Stash

“As quilters, we all have the problem of the speed that we quilt and the speed that we purchase fabric. It’s a lifelong problem keeping them in balance. Here are five strategies that will help you find a balance between the two…”

Fabric Focus Video Series with Lauren Guthrie featured at Sew Whats New

Fabric Focus – A Video Series with Lauren Guthrie

“Trying to understand all the different types of fabric out there can seem like a daunting task, not just for beginners but for more experienced dressmakers too. There are different technical names, weights, thicknesses, fiber mixes and weaves, so it can all feel a bit overwhelming. In this new fabric focus series, I hope to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

4 Fabrics to Make the Perfect Pair of Shorts

Fabrics for Making Summer Shorts with Inside the Hem

Watch this free video to learn about four different fabrics that Lindsey from Inside the Hem, recommends for sewing your next pair of favorite #memade shorts!  Shorts are worn just about everywhere and sewn with a variety of fabrics. Woven fabrics such as twill, bottom-weight, mid-weight, denim, chambray, challis, rayon, cotton duck, cotton dobby, and … [ 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! ]

Fabric 101: All About Silks

Fabric 101: All About Silks

Watch this video from Fabric Mart and learn more about different fabrics made from silk, what to sew with them, and how to care for your silk fabric accessories and garments!   Learn to how to sew and work with silk, or silk like fabrics that are slippy and troublesome. We will share tips and techniques on … [ Read More at SWN! ]

twirly dress tutorial

Pattern and Sew an Easy Girls T-shirt Circle Dress

Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard shows us how she sewed this pretty dress for little girls.  Upcycling an existing t-shirt, and using some fabric , a beautiful “Twirly Dress” is born.   The bottom half of this dress is actually a very simple circle skirt with a serged bottom hem.  If you need some extra help calculating … [ Read More at SWN! ]