The Aurelia Cardigan - Beginner Sewing With Knits

The Aurelia Cardigan – Beginner Sewing With Knit Fabrics

The Aurelia cardigan sewing pattern from Sew Liberated is a very simple sewing project that can be stitched on a regular sewing machine. The sewing instructions offer a wonderful guide with helpful tips for sewing with knit fabrics. Sew What’s New also has an informative post on sewing ruffles, gathers, pleats, flounces, etc., here if … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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! ]

Sewing with Faux Fur - Free Tips, Tricks, + Tutorials

Sewing with Faux Fur – Free Tips, Tricks, + Tutorials

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! ]

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! ]

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! ]

Sewing with faux fur - winter mittens and hat lessons.

Sewing Winter Accessories with Faux Fur

  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! ]