“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…”
“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! ]
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Faux fur, also called fake fur, is any material made of cellulose or synthetic fibers usually designed to resemble animal fur. Faux fur is typically used for creating accessories, and garments for cold weather. Warm and cozy for slippers, collars, mittens, boot cuffs, and jacket lining. Faux fur usually has a knit fabric backing and is … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Annika Victoria shares her thoughts on using scraps in this episode of Style Pile!
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! ]
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! ]
Learn how to sew a pair of these cozy, soft fleece mittens and a winter hat with a faux fur lining! OFS shows us how they stitched these toasty-warm winter accessories and shares their free video lesson with us. These warm mittens make excellent gifts for both kids and adults, or sew a pair … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Sewing with stretch knit fabrics can be tricky but the folks at sew-whats-new.com can help! Watch this free video sewing video play list to help you learn how to sew knit fabrics including choosing the right fabric, thread, needle, and stitch. This playlist is automatically sorted by popularity. More about sewing with knits: Sewing With … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Join Abbey and Lindsey from “Inside the Hem” as they share their autumn garment sewing inspiration in this free video series covering fall fabrics, patterns and more! More Autumn Projects at SWN: