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! ]

Lisa Capen Quilts - Be Mine - Valentine's Day Art Quilt

Valentine’s Day Fridge Art Quilt + Adding Magnets to Your Quilts with Lisa Capen

Stitch a mini Valentine’s Day art appliqued quilt with Lisa Capen Quilts! This fun mini quilt fits perfectly on the front of the fridge. In this free video Lisa demonstrates how she adds pockets for the magnets on the back of the quilt…

loop turners for sewing straps, drawstrings, and doll arms

How to Turn a Tube Right-side Out

Melly Sews shows us five ways to turn a long strip of fabric with a seam, such as a bag strap, or arms and legs for a doll. Five ways to turn straps right side out when sewing – using a tube turner, a loop turner, and a safety pin. Melly Sews also offers a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Geometric Heart Modern Valentine Quilts

Valentine Quilting – Blocks, Techniques, Patterns and Tutorials

A free video series with over twenty clips full of Valentine’s sewing inspiration. Projects of all sizes, using techniques like applique, paper piecing and simple half-square triangle piecing methods. Beautiful accessories to celebrate Valentine’s Day in warmth, and style. ❤ Geometric Heart Free Modern Valentine Quilt ePattern: Don’t miss the Valentine’s Day sewing and quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Cozy Winter Leisure Suit - Free Sewing Patterns -  from Zoe DIY

Sew a Cozy Winter Leisure Suit – Free Sewing Patterns – from Zoe DIY

Sew a warm and cozy leisure suit with this free step-by-step video sewing tutorial and free pattern downloads from Zoe DIY for both pants and top available in sizes XXS to XL.

schmetz sewing needles

Sewing Machine Needles – Purpose and Size – How to Read the Package Info

There are specialized needles for most types of machines and fabrics, and many different sizes and purposes.  The information found printed on the packaging the needles are displayed in tells us just about everything we need to know, but do you know what it means?  Classification, brand, needle type and size.  Laura Coia from Sew … [ Read More at SWN! ]