Category Archives: Tutorials

Fabric Dyeing: Flour Resist Technique – Tips and Tricks

If you haven’t seen the new issue yet, you’re in for a trio of terrific DIY textile techniques, perfect for summer experiments (aka, getting messy in the pursuit of creative happiness). DIY textiles or altered fabrics add an extra handmade … Continue reading

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5 Kid-Friendly Sewing Projects for Winter Break

Keep your kids busy during winter break with some fun easy sewing projects. The projects listed below are recommended for kids ages 8-12, and adult supervision is recommended! If your child is new to sewing, make sure to introduce him … Continue reading

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Embroidery Hoop Place Cards

We hope you’re on your way to having a handmade holiday! We thought these mini embroidery hoops made the cutest place cards, so we’ll be adding them as a little personal touch to our holiday tables. The package comes with … Continue reading

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Easy Sewing Project For Thanksgiving: Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving in a traditional or modern way, with the good china or fiesta ware, you’re likely setting a table for the feast. And even if the feast isn’t in your own home, making place cards that look … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pants Month With Us!

Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

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5 Back to School Kid Crafts

Keeping the kids busy these next couple of weeks before school is a bit challenging. I want to savor the last moments of summer, but need the littles to wrap their heads around the idea that school is starting and … Continue reading

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Learn Hemstitching For A Vintage Look

The hemstitch, often seen as a border on linen tablecloths and napkins and used as an heirloom sewing technique, is easy to complete using a sewing machine and a wing needle (1). The side “wings” on the needle push the … Continue reading

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Masterclass Mini-Tutorial: Draft Your Own Fly-Front Zipper

Have you seen our new February/March 2017 issue yet? We’re really excited about our new Masterclass column. In it, Linda Reynolds goes over in detail how to tackle some of the more intimidating sewing tasks that a sewist might run … Continue reading

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Tea for Two or Just for You! Free Tea Wallet Tutorial and Pattern!

Tea for Two or Just for You! Free Tea Wallet Tutorial and Pattern! Stitch up a quick tea wallet that’s sure to fit in any purse. No longer need you fret over the tea selection at your local haunt, with … Continue reading

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Robson Coat Sew Along Week 1

The Sewaholic Robson Coat Sew Along ~ This is our final sew-along of the year and I’m so glad we capped it off the with Sewaholic Robson Coat. This is such a great coat and is a multi-season item that … Continue reading

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Cuddle Satin Neck Wrap Tutorial – From Shannon Fabrics

This free tutorial written by Whimsy Couture ™. These scarves feature Cuddle™ prints from Shannon Fabrics. For this neck warmer I used these prints: List of required materials: Cuddle fabric Satin fabric Sewing machine Scissors Straight pins Cutting mat Rotary … Continue reading

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Stitch Easy Travel Bags for Summer + Download a Free ePattern from the Latest Issue of Sew News!

Summertime is finally upon us! And after having snow on Mother’s Day here in Denver, we’re ready for it!  In honor of summer (and vacations!), read on to learn how to make quick and simple lightweight bags in various sizes. … Continue reading

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Group Quilting, Sew News Style – Plus a Cheater Binding Tutorial!

There might be something in the water in our offices. We recently had 4 pregnant staff members (2 on our team and 2 on other teams) running about the building. On our team Associate Editor, Nicole LaFoille was expecting her … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow Tutorial

Burlap, also known as Hessian cloth has always been a utilitarian type of fabric. In the past, burlap was more known for its uses in sandbagging, wrapping exposed tree roots  for transportation and for shipping coffee and tobacco. More recently, … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie!

Tomorrow, our editorial assistant Jessie is hitting the road and heading to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Atlanta at the Gwinnett Center! Jessie will be in Make-It Center Thursday through Saturday. Here’s Jessie in Fort Worth, TX last year … Continue reading

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Fun With Cuddle Fabrics – Infinity Scarf Tutorial & Giveaway!

 Shannon Fabrics has a lovely line of Cuddle Fabrics with prints and selections that will please anyone on your sewing “To-Do List”. It’s not just for baby blankets, but can be made into chic scarves, capes and luxurious wraps. So, … Continue reading

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Sew News and the Belle Handbag Sew-Along! Week 2

Welcome back to the Sew News Beautiful Belle Handbag Sew-Along! We are so excited to see all the beautiful fabric choices you have made on our Flickr Belle Handbag Sew-Along Page. If you haven’t checked them out please do so. … Continue reading

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