Make Your Own Sewing Pattern

How To : Make a pattern to sew your own custom made corset

You can buy a pre made corset pattern from a manufacturer, or, if you really want to start from scratch, you can draft your own pattern. This tutorial shows you how to take your measurements and translate that into a custom fit corset pattern.

How To : Combine sewing pattern pieces for beginners

Sewing patterns are a godsend if you're a beginner at sewing who's trying to get into making clothes and accessories like scarves and bags. A pre-drawn pattern helps you learn proportions, measurements, and drafting techniques you'll need later on when you design your own clot ...more

How To : Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonholes

How to sew a bound buttonhole, including making your own patterns and designs; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques for sewing your own bedroom accessories in this free instructional video. Part 1 of 20 - How to Make sewing pattern & designs for buttonhol ...more

How To : Follow a sewing pattern

You don't need to be an expert designer to make your own clothes, only the patience to work step by step. This video will show you how to follow a sewing pattern. You Will Need * A flexible tape measure * A sewing pattern * Scissors * Straight pins * Patience Step 1. Take y ...more

How To : Draft a free pattern for a custom sewn shirt

Drafting your own patterns isn't difficult - and it's a great way to get not only a free pattern, but to make sure that your pattern is custom fit to your own measurements. This video shows you how to draft a basic shirt pattern from scratch.

How To : Sew Your Own Lovely and Elegant Evening Gown

Perfect for any outdoor or summer special occasion! You don't have to spend a lot of money on an expensive evening gown--make your own at home! This free pattern video shows you how to take your own measurements, and then turn a few yards of nice fabric into a classy evening g ...more

How To : Sew your own retro chic circle skirt

Circle skirts are easy, and look good on nearly any figure. You can sew your own without needing a pattern at all - just pick your under fabric and over fabric, then follow along with this tutorial for a retro chic addition to your wardrobe.

How To : Sew you own pair of easy, Victorian style bloomers

The perfect undergarment for your Victorian costume re-creation. You don't need any pattern, just take your measurements and get a yard or so of thin, lightweight fabric. Then cut, pin, sew and finish. Your own pair of Victorian inspired bloomer pants!

How To : Sew an urban chic pattern lined hoodie

Plain hoodies are among the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. But while they're comfortable and chic, plain hoodies can also look a little dull, especially if all you're wearing is sweats or blue jeans with them. Spice up your hoodie and your overall look at the ...more

How To : Sew your own corset tank top at home

This is a great and attractive shirt - a corset tank top. You don't need a pattern to make this, just some fabric, lining and ribbon. You'll also need some basic sewing notions and access to a sewing machine to sew this very basic item.

How To : Sew an easy women's skirt with a pattern

Get a basic skirt pattern like the one in the video, choose a fabric you like, and then follow along with this tutorial to sew your own easy and quick women's skirt. This tutorial demonstrates several techniques like seams, darts and hems.

How To : Make sewing patterns

Design your own clothes by making sewing patterns, but pay attention to the details. You Will Need * Pattern paper * A broad table * An L-square * Measuring tape * A paper pad * A pen * A French curve * A helper (optional) Step 1 Lay a large piece of pattern paper on a broad ...more

How To : Maintain the feed dog area on your own sewing machine

Save money by performing your own sewing machine maintenance! While there are differences between a Singer sewing machine, a Brother model or a Janome machine, there are many similarities. This video shows you how to maintain and clean the feed dog area on your sewing machine.

How To : Create your own gorgeous no-pattern shift dress

1: Chose a stretchy fabric & fold in half, so that the right side of the patterns are together. 2: Lay dress on top of fabric & trace the dress with dressmakers chalk, allowing for a 1.5 cm seam allowance (except for the bottom. allow 5 cm). 3: Take dress away,fold fabric in h ...more

How To : Make an Infinity Scarf/Circle Scarf

Circle or infinity scarves became really popular this year, and this little how-to shows you how to knit one up yourself. Knit 1, perl two. You can do it! Follow the steps and fight that cold neck feeling! Ever wanted to pick up an awesome AA Circle Scarf, but didn't wanna sp ...more

How To : Design quilts

Sure, buying a quilt is fun, but making your own is much cooler! Learn how to design and sew your own quilt by watching this informative video. With simple sewing skills and a little imagination you can design a quilt that is both beautiful and functional. Step 1: Choose a s ...more

How To : Sew a blouse to match an Indian sari

The sari is a beautiful dress, traditionally worn by East Indian women, involving a length of fabric draped over an under blouse. This tutorial shows you how to draft your own pattern for a sari blouse and then sew it together yourself. Always iron your fabric before you start ...more

How To : Sew a simple pillow or dog bed out of jeans

In this how to video tutorial learn to sew a simple pillow out of jeans. Make your own pattern and create a pillow using just about any piece of clothing you don't use. You can also use creation as a pillow or as a dog bed if you make it big enough.

How To : Take measurements for sewing

When sewing your own clothes, you can take exact measurements to get a perfect fit. This how-to video demonstrates the process of measuring for clothing patterns. All you need is a measuring tape. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to take measurements. Take measur ...more

How To : Sew a Snail's Trail quilt block

Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Snail's Trail quilt block. The Snail's Trail is an intricate quilting design that will teach you how to manage fabric piecing. Watch this instructional quilting video to properly sew the Snail's Trail quilting block with a mi ...more

How To : Turn your old backpack into a new fanny pack

Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buck ...more

How To : Make a stylish ruffled shirt with sexy Gianny L

Learn how to make a stylish ruffled shirt with the sexy Gianny L. No pattern necessary for this sewing project, just gather together some fabric, needle and thread, scissors, and fabric chalk. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Watch t ...more

How To : Quilt squares together to make your own design

Here's how to play with blocks to make interesting designs with your quilts. One of the most enjoyable parts of quilting is arranging individual blocks to make improvised designs. Try designing some smaller block patterns and sewing them together in an unexpected pattern.

How To : Sew a Ghostwalk quilt block

Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Ghostwalk quilt block which includes curved patches. The Ghostwalk quilt block is a spooky pattern that you can download and print out for your own reference. Once you learn how to sew this curved patterns, you can add regula ...more

How To : Create a floral $2 reversible wrap skirt

Making your own dress saves you enough money as it is, and you'll be double the frugalista if you make that dress reversible. Though creating a two-sided reversible dress sounds hard to do, by adding a few tie straps it's about as easy as sewing an apron. Watch this episode o ...more

How To : Make a bomber hat

ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool ...more

How To : Create boxer briefs using an old pair as a pattern

In this 3-part video, Chris White shows you how you can take an old pair of boxer briefs, make a pattern for new boxer briefs, and then create an entirely new one. You'll need some tools, and materials, including elastic, sewing machine with zigzag, serger, stretch fabric, pat ...more

How To : Make a Duchess inspired cloak with Threadbanger

Ever wanted to copy a garment? This video sewing lesson will show you a way to make a pattern from any piece of clothing. This episode of Threadbanger featuring Couture Designer Kenneth King specifically teaches us how to make a cloak inspired from the Oscar Nominated film "Th ...more

How To : Make hair bows with ribbon spikes

Hair bows are adorable for all ages, and in this simple, easy tutorial, our hostess gives us first the materials we will need to construct our own. A piece of cardboard, a sewing needle and thread, a rubber band, and of course the little fabric pieces referred to as "spikes," ...more

How To : Make Bunny Ears for the holidays with ThreadBanger

This video sewing lesson will help your prep a pair of festive rabbit ears. Spring time is upon us so this week Rob and Corinne answer a viewer request and show us how-to make a fricken adorable pair of bunny ears! Find the pattern at http://www.threadbanger.com/post/1205... ...more

How To : Sew on a zipper to a pair of pants

This how to video is a good general reference for anyone making their own pants, trousers, or jeans; basically any article of clothing with a fly front. The example uses a Suitability pants pattern, and can also be used to substitute a button fly. Watch and learn how to sew on ...more

How To : Make a baby blanket

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a baby blanket. First, cut out a pattern (you can used old shirts and jackets) and line it against a liner fabric, and cut it out. Now, take the ends of the fabric and sew them 1/2 inch in. Then, sew both the liner fabric and the original ...more

How To : Make a duffel bag out of old umbrellas

ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy ...more

How To : Choose the best sewing machine

Whether you want to save money by making your own clothes or you just enjoy working with fabrics, choose the best sewing machine so your projects turn out great. You Will Need * A sewing class * A budget Step 1: Check out machines at local shop Visit your local sewing or fabr ...more

How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more

How To : Sketch for fashion with tips from Threadbanger

This week, Rob and Corinne take a trip to Simplicity Pattern Co. to get a lesson in fashion sketching. Don't think you can draw? Fooey! Give it a try! This video drawing for fashion lesson gives yo ua few pointers that will have you sewing in no time. Threadbanger is one of W ...more

How To : Make a Support Halter Top

To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice Draft paper or newspaper Yardstick Pen or pencil Scissors Cotton fabric 2 foam bra cups Matching thread Watch the following video for visual instructions, and make sure to reference the text below. ...more

How To : Sew jewelry bags

Looking for easy sewing projects? Learn how to sew your own jewelry bag with drawstrings in this free video clip about sewing patterns. Part 1 of 36 - How to Sew jewelry bags. Sew jewelry bags - Part 2 of 36. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sew jewelry b ...more

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