Janelle from Rosary Apparel shares four fun and beginner-friendly 30 minute sewing projects. The first project is a simple laptop case, then a lined tote, a cushion cover, and a waist apron. Most of the fabrics used in this video are vintage. Rosery Apparel is handmade in Janelle’s home studio in Tasmania, Australia, and is made from 100% recycled fabric – making every piece a one-of-a-kind. Janelle also offers weekly sewing tutorials to inspire others to create their own ‘me-made’ wardrobes. In March 2020 Janelle started to delve into making a small range of Rosery Apparel sewing patterns. When she’s not busy sewing up a storm, you will find Janelle shopping for more fabric, taking afternoon walks while listening to favorite podcasts, knitting cozy jumpers, exploring beautiful Australia, and planning future trips to Japan…
The Harlow Pajamas are a simple beginner sewing project and they make wonderful gifts. Simple to sew! Seven pattern pieces for a high-waist and comfortable wide-leg, sash and belt loop for a cinched look. Mix and match your fabrics.
Gertie shows us how she stitches these simple pajamas in her full FREE video tutorial!
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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…
A free video series discussing sewing terminology: This is a free video series of three short videos with Evelyn Wood, where she discusses all of the mystery sewing terminology that you want to know! Evelyn’s wants you to learn to speak dressmaker. Watch these three free videos and you will be surprised with what you might … [ 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! ]
For centuries, people have both created and celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet. Over a century of creating and celebrating with DIY Halloween costume sewing! More Halloween Projects at … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Whitney shows us how she copies her vintage sewing patterns that are beyond repair.
“Let’s look inside an amazing ’50s era dress, complete with an inner corselet, boning, waist stay, built-in crinoline, horsehair braid and more with Gertie and in collaboration with Elna! Sewing nerds unite!” – Gertie related: The Cocktail Dress – Sewing Projects by You Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing Removing a Thread or Cotton Jam from an … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Watch Debbie Shore as she demonstrates how to sew this beautiful retro-style ruffled kitchen apron. This 50’s style “pinny” will add a sweet accent to any kitchen! No pattern needed, easy to follow and easy to sew any size! Sew an oven glove to make a set. This apron would make a very nice gift for anyone … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Upcycled Peplum Cardigan Sweater: Learn how to upcycle an existing cardigan sweater with a vintage scarf to make a pretty peplum flounce. Tree from Stitchless TV sewing channel, shows us how to gather a vintage scarf to form a beautiful peplum. This free sewing tutorial takes just 20 minutes! Update and freshen your wardrobe on the cheap … [ Read More at SWN! ]