lettuce turtleneck sewing tutorials

Transform a Basic Turtleneck with an Easy and Feminine Lettuce-Edge Hem with Sew Aldo

  Transform any basic knit turtleneck with an easy lettuce-edge hem with this free video sewing tutorial from Sew Aldo!  You don’t need a fancy or computerized sewing machine to do a lettuce-edge hem, all you need is a sewing machine that will sew a zig-zag stitch.    Watch now:     More upcycling projects featured … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fluffmongers Doodles the Deer Sewing Pattern + Video Tutorial

Doodles the Deer – A Free Plushie Project from Fluffmonger

A free pattern and a video tutorial from Fluffmonger to show us how to stitch Doodles the Deer plush toy!  Despite being a little tubby, Doodles the Deer stays warm during the winter with . Doodles will make the perfect gift for a child, or anyone who appreciates sweet handmade stuffed toys. Doodles can be sewn from … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle Project with the Sustainable Seamstress

Oversized Cardigan Upcycle with The Sustainable Seamstress

“Upcycled in this video is an over-sized and unflattering cardigan sweater,  tailored to the correct size and re-purposed  with a thrifted appliqued t-shirt to refashion the cardigan sweater into a wearable fashionable eco-friendly handmade wardrobe essential. ” Watch the video DIY:   The Sustainable Seamstress is dedicated to slow fashion. Upcycled clothing for a large … [ Read More at SWN! ]

sew-applique tutorials - bird skirt

EASY Applique Technique from A Few Scraps

A free tutorial from Christina of A Few Scraps creates this pretty bird applique for a skirt easily and without frustration with a technique that makes applique easier.  This is a free tutorial that shows you how to use a dryer sheet when creating your applique fabric shapes.  Simple. Once you see how this tutorial you will … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Shirt Makeovers from MondbergTV

Shirt Makeovers – Upcycling Shirts Video Series from MondbergTV

  Seven free sewing videos and seven styles from Lara at MondbergTV!  Lara inspires us and demonstrates how she transforms a simple shirt into a one-of-a-kind garment.  Going south to escape winter and want to take some unique tops to enjoy the sunshine in?  One of these seven sewing videos is sure to give you a few … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Open a Sewing and Alterations Business

Open a Sewing and Alterations Business with These Free Video Lessons

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL8RfVh9YTyOvDSQxCAEFpclhh5-uNgn1F[/embedyt] This free video playlist created by Alterations by Phyllis covering specific alteration techniques that will give you an excellent start to a prosperous alterations business.  Phyllis also covers how to successfully run an alterations business in your own home.  She shares her tips and experience with over 15 free videos! Update and freshen … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Free Sewing Video Series: Thrifted Transformations

Free Sewing Series: Thrifted Transformations

April’s free sewing series; Thrifted Transformations is all about DIY refashions, upcycling existing garments with lots of life left in their fabrics into something completely new to wear! Subscribe to April’s Youtube channel for fresh weekly fashion sewing projects that will inspire you to DIY! I printed this fabric using sublimation ❤️ Stay tuned for my … [ Read More at SWN! ]

fibre and fabrics video series

Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin

The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Updates to Upcycled Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Bag - Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Projects

Upcycled + Modified Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Bag – Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Project by Karen

Check out Stunning Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Handbag by Susan from Sew Whats New at Mode “The trouble with being a sewer is sometimes you just can’t leave things alone. Here is the absolutely fabulous “Upcycled Wool Bag” I made from Jennifer Clouston’s new book “Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Projects“. I love this bag!” – See … [ Read More at SWN! ]