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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…

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Learn to Upcycle & Recycle Fashion with Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf, sewing professional, instructor, designer, and author, shares her free sewing video playlist of 45 video tutorials all demonstrating how to alter, combine, refashion, and re-size garments to suit and fit you TODAY.

Spring 2019 Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions

Garment Sewing Patterns for Spring, Inspiration, and Impressions 2019

Featuring fresh spring garment sewing pattern collection reviews and impressions for 2019 from Inside the Hem!

Garment Refashion Series with Kara Metta

Garment Refashion Series with Kara Metta

Join Kara Metta in her free video series as she brilliantly refashions and restyles several garments that she inherited from her grandmother. Trench coats, dresses, tops, sweaters, baseball t-shirts, a pink power-suit, sweatpants, a prom dress, bottoms, all converted into updated stylish, unique, and comfortable clothing…

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! ]

Grow Along Sewing Patterns for Kids

$ave Money Over and Over with “Grow Along” Sewing Patterns for Kids

Getting the very most for your money when it comes to kid’s clothing is as important as the books they will read and the games they will play while wearing garments sewn to last. When my babies were little, they wore incredible clothing sewn by their grandmothers, who were/are proficient sewers in their own right.  … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Back to School Sewing for Kids

Back-to-School Sewing for Kids – 9 Free Projects

This free sewing series includes topics such as measuring and fitting children, upcycling projects, simple DIY tutorials and sewing a complete pattern.  Whatever your skill level or time available you’ll be sure to sew some fun and comfortable clothing for back to school! More back to school projects at SWN: Save Money with Back to … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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How to Pattern, Cut and Sew Capri Pants Any Size

A free video series demonstrating, explaining, and guiding anyone who wants to learn, how to make these sweet capri pants any size.  Watch Sikana TV and subscribe to their Youtube channel for more instructional videos covering hundreds of topics. “Sikana is an educational movement that democratizes practical knowledge by creating and sharing basic skills videos … [ 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! ]

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How to Sew a Pair of Shorts from a Pillow Case with Melina Hollway

In this free sewing tutorial, fashion designer Melina Hollway from Damsel in this Dress shows you how to make a pair of vintage sleep-shorts out of a vintage pillowcase without a pattern. Want to become a fashion designer? read more…. With the release of the new eBook “Secrets of a Self-Taught Fashion Designer” you can now … [ Read More at SWN! ]