Sew a Long Winter Coat Sewn From Scratch

Long Winter Coat – DIY + Tips

For the very first time, April from coolripa patterns, cuts and stitches this lovely, cozy, long winter coat. Taking a pattern from an existing garment she feels is appropriate for her own sewing skills, she reproduces the coat with a super result.  A collar, facings, lining, pockets, and buttons.  April uses a  Juki HZL-G Series sewing … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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! ]

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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! ]

5 painters tape hacks for quilting and sewing

Five+ Quilting Tips | Tricks Using Masking Tape

Karen from Just Get It Done Quilts shares her five quick and simple sewing/quilting hacks that will improve your quilting skills and accuracy!  Such an inexpensive and simple tool that most of us have in a junk drawer or workshop. Watch now: More tape tips: Tape only one direction at a time, don’t overlap or … [ 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! ]

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Tips for Choosing Coat or Jacket Sewing Patterns with Lauren Guthrie

  Autumn and winter coat sewing patterns: Sewing your own coat is an investment of time and supplies and choosing a pattern can be a big decision that is dependent on many things such as supplies, cost, size, and sewing skill level. In this video, seamstress Lauren Guthrie will tell you all about her own experiences while … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Some of the Best Serger Tips and Techniques - Free Video Series

Some of the Best Serger Tips and Techniques – Free Video Series

  We curated a playlist just for you with some of the very best and most useful FREE serger sewing video tips and tutorials we could find!  Many of the top sewing professionals share their expertise and experience with sergers. Check the top left corner of the video for a list of titles to inform and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Learn to Speak Dressmaker with Evelyn Wood

Learn to Speak Dressmaker with Evelyn Wood

A free video series discussing sewing terminology: This is a free video series of three short videos with Evelyn Wood, where she discusses all of the mystery sewing terminology that you want to know! Evelyn’s wants you to learn to speak dressmaker. Watch these three free videos and you will be surprised with what you might … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Learn how to choose the correct thread colors and weights

Thread Weights and Their Best Uses

Knowing which thread weight to choose is an important part of any sewing project. Thread that is too fine can cause your project to fall apart. Thread that is thicker and heavier can tear your fabric.  These free videos offer valuable information, tips, and tricks for choosing the best thread for your projects every time!  The … [ Read More at SWN! ]