Category Archives: Tutorials

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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Crib Skirt Tutorial

Making a crib skirt is the perfect opportunity to add some handmade touches to a nursery. A crib skirt can be as complex or simple as you want. It’s really just four rectangles of fabric. I added box pleats to … Continue reading

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Exclusive Q&A with Under the Gunn designer Stephanie O.!

Here at the Sew News office, we are very devoted fans of Project Runway mentor and fashion expert Tim Gunn. In fact, Editor-in-chief Ellen and I have been trading our favorite “Tim-isms” and comparing notes about the previous night’s PR … Continue reading

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Button Bracelet Tutorial

Use your extra, mismatched or specialty buttons to make a one-of-a-kind button bracelet. Materials Needed Chain link bracelet with or without clasp Assorted buttons with shank attached Jump rings in matching color to chain link bracelet Jewelry pliers Display the … Continue reading

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