Sew This Easy One Hour Turtleneck Top

Sew This Easy One-Hour Turtleneck Top

In this video from Thoughtful Creativity Alisa will be drafting and sewing a very simple and comfortable turtleneck for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. This top comes together in about an hour and requires just a little bit of drafting. NOTE: if you have bust/hips/waist on a larger size – double check the width of the pattern like mentioned in this tutorial. And if you have a bust on a larger side you might find it useful to make front pattern pieces longer at the high point shoulder than the back pattern piece. You can see how it is done in the knit bodice block tutorial here. This is a minor adjustment, so you will be finished in no time…

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! 

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! ]

Easy Ladies T-shirt with Gathered Waist + 10 Free T-shirt Sewing Tutorials

Easy Ladies T-shirt with Gathered Waist + 10 Free T-shirt Sewing Tutorials

Last summer Autumn, from It’s Always Autumn shared a really nice free pattern for a ladies size large t-shirt – which is apparently the easiest-to-sew women’s t-shirt ever. The original free pattern can be found in this post.  Autumn then ended up sewing eight more variations because she found the pattern easy to use and the shirt is so basic and fast to sew up. … [ Read More at SWN! ]