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Sew a Twist Top and Harem Pants with Zoe DIY

Learn to sew a front twist top developed from a very basic pattern! Zoe DIY shares another fabulous set of sewing video tutorials for sewing a casual twist top and harem pants. Comfortable garments and a fun sewing project using two-way stretch fabric. Twist Top Sewing Tutorial: Advertisement Learn to sew harem-style pants developed from … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Vogue Simplicity McCalls Fall Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions for 2019 - Inside the Hem

Fall 2019 Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions – Inside the Hem

Lindsey from Inside The Hem shares her first impressions and reviews of all of the garment sewing patterns from Vogue, Simplicity and McCalls for autumn 2019…

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

Sewing, Cutting and Pressing on the Bias

To make a bias cut essentially means to cut the pattern piece from the fabric on a 45 degree angle to the straight grain so that the fabric will drape and contour with the shape of the body.  To put it simply – the fabric is cut on a diagonal angle rather than along a fold line.  Garments such as skirts, dresses, blouses and capes are perfect garments for sewing on the bias to achieve a beautiful drape! 

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Garment Renovation with Evelyn Wood

The concept of re-styling and re-fashioning garments is actually not new.  Evelyn Wood shares amazing vintage sewing literature that clearly describes how “garment renovating” has been used and has evolved over time…

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! ]

Memento Tops - Thoughtful Fashion Garment Upcycling with Londa Rohlfing

Memento Tops – Thoughtful Upcycling with Londa Rohlfing

Londa Rohlfing demonstrates how she redesigns and sews unique refashioned tops using men’s knit shirts in this free episode from It’s Sew Easy, a PBS show, Series 1600. Follow along and learn how to utilize knit tops, woven shirts, lace, neckties, and fabric to create your very own one-of-a-kind (OOAK) tops! Sewing Memento Tops with … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Gathered Tier Skirt Sewing Tutorial by Paige Handmade

Sew Easy Gathered Skirt for Spring and Summer with Paige Handmade

Paige from Paige Handmade shows us how she sews one of the simplest, easiest skirts you can stitch, but with one extra detail that elevates it.  This fun skirt with an elastic waistband and a gathered tier is so versatile and easy to wear – because it can be made in any length and with so many different fabrics…

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My Own Transformation Challenge

We just had The Great British Sewing Bee Series 5, and this year’s winner was the youngest yet at 33. Sadly the BBC just archive all these series, so you never get to see them again if you missed them when the aired. So sad, I would have bought them all on DVD if they … [ Read More at SWN! ]