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! ]

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! ]

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3 Free Toddler/Kids Pajama Sewing Projects

1. Sew a Knit Fabric Toddler-size Pajama Set In this free sewing video DIY,  ForeSee Love shows you how she sews a knit fabric toddler pajama set by using an existing garment set to create the pattern. This tutorial also shares detailed pattern making techniques for creating both the top and the bottom pattern pieces … [ 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! ]

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! ]

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Tips and Tricks for Sewing Through Thick and Bulky Seam Allowances

Laura from Sew Very Easy discusses getting your sewing machine through those thick and bulky (possibly unpressed?) seam allowances on the inside of your projects. Laura explains why your machine behaves the way it does when it encounters extra layers of fabric. Watch the close-ups to learn and understand how you can quickly rectify this … [ 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! ]

Simple Sewing Projects with Melanie Ham

45 Simple (and free!) Sewing Projects from Melanie Ham

Melanie Ham is an exceptionally talented teacher and sewer who shares her projects and techniques in each one of these 45 free sewing videos. These sewing projects are simple and beginner-friendly with a twist of fun!  Join Melanie and become inspired! 45 Simple Sewing Projects with Melanie Ham: How To Make a Fast and Easy Fabric … [ Read More at SWN! ]

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Fall Fashion Sewing with Inside the Hem – 2016

Join Abbey and Lindsey from “Inside the Hem” as they share their autumn garment sewing inspiration in this free video series covering fall fabrics, patterns and more!   More Autumn Projects at SWN:            Shop ARTEZA Quilting Supplies now!

Home Sewing Business Advice

Home Sewing Business Advice

If you are thinking about taking your passion for sewing and creating beautiful garments, and pouring it all into a home business, you won’t want to miss this free video series from Eryn Shields of Style Sew Me.  Eryn offers valuable advice for starting and growing your home sewing business. Information on balancing family, job, and sewing … [ Read More at SWN! ]