Upcycling pro, Angelina from BlueprintDIY shares a fabulous accessory to sew for organizing your sewing desk or table-top. Angelina used a heavy canvas-like fabric she salvaged from a pair of curtains, that matched her table top perfectly. This table-top organizer has thread spools, a magnetic space to hold your tweezers and tools, a pincushion, a scissor sleeve and more!
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! ]
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…
“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! ]
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! ]
How to Sew a T-shirt – WithWendy Watch Wendy sew this nice basic t-shirt using cotton knit fabric and an existing t-shirt for a pattern. Wendy also shows how the same steps to construct the t-shirt can be modified to create a different fit across different bodies. More t-shirt sewing tutorials: How to Pattern and … [ Read More at SWN! ]
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! ]
Vintage suitcases are typically sturdy and strong enough to keep everything safe inside. A thrift store suitcase, two yards of fabric and some foam are what you need to make this great suitcase dog bed. Your pooch will love this cozy bed and you, for GIY “glamming it yourself”! Glam it Yourself! – Treat Your Pup to … [ Read More at SWN! ]
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