This cute no sew pattern for a vest takes about an hour and a half to make. Choose a relatively heavy and durable fabric for this project, especially if you want to keep warm during the cold winter and fall season.
Make Your Own Sewing Pattern
You don't need a pattern to make cute clothes! All you need for this tutorial is to take your measurements and then turn that into your own free pattern! Then get a length of fabric, cut, sew and you have a new circle skirt!
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.
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 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 sew your own sleeping mask and sachet; get professional tips and advice on methods and techniques for sewing your own bedroom accessories in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 19 - How to Make sewing pattern & designs for bedroom accessories. Make sewing pa ...more
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 sew your own shoe bag and luggage tag; get professional tips and advice on sewing methods and techniques in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make sewing pattern & designs for travel accessories. Make sewing pattern & designs for travel accesso ...more
If your bike seat is wearing out, or you want to protect your bike from the elements, you can make your own drawstring bike cover. This tutorial shows you how to get the pattern and then sew the drawstring cover to slip over your bike seat.
What's the most efficient way to become a fashion designer? By challenging yourself to creating your own clothes from the ground up. And while you probably already know this means cuting, sewing, and embroidering your fabrics, it also means making your own patterns. But don't ...more
Darts add shape and a more fitted line to garments that use them. While many patterns come with the darts pre-printed, how do you add darts when you're sewing without a pattern? This tutorial shows you how to add your own darts by hand.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
We totally get that sewing patterns purchased at a fabric store can be intimidating. With neverending pages of sketched out designs, random numbers everywhere, and little way of orienting yourself, sewing patterns seem to complicate the sewing process rather than facilitate it ...more
This skirt will take only about an hour to make. You don't need a pattern, just your measurements! Pick a fabric that has only a little bit of stretch, and then follow this tutorial for your own high waisted skirt.
A layered skirt can add either elegance or a bit of funkiness to your wardrobe, depending on your choice of fabric. This video shows you a quick and easy way to sew your own, perfectly fitted layered skirt out of whatever fabric you want.
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.
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.
Ever wondered how to make a tee shirt? With a little cloth, some thread, a sewing machine and some direction, it's as easy as baking a cake. If you want to start designing your own cool T-shirts with your favorite fabrics, watch and learn! In this eight-part video tutorial, y ...more
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
So you've bought your fist sewing pattern and unfolded it - but now there all these lines and triangles and dots! What does it all mean? Where do you cut? Here are a few hints - don't forget to iron your pattern, it really does help.
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.
Sewing is an expensive enough hobby without having to factor in repair costs, as well. You can save money (and have more cash to spend on fabric and notions!) by fixing your own machine at home. This video shows you how to clean and fix the bobbin case area, which can often ge ...more
Learn from fashion designer Natalie how to pin your patterns together for sewing.
Dolin O'Shea and Make Magazine show us how to create an embroidery pattern from a photo.
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
This is an easy bag to make, and you don't even need a sewing machine to create it. Get a few yards of canvas, your favorite tribal or global fabrics, a decorative trim, an iron, a glue gun, a pair of scissors and Stitch Witchery.
This dress can be wrapped, draped, or tied any way that suits you, depending on where you're going. Choose a lightweight fabric, like silk or satin, when you're sewing this dress. All you need is a few yards of fabric and your usual sewing notions. Video: .
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
This tutorial shows you how to make a Renaissance or medieval costume blouse. You will need a sewing machine and about a yard and a half of fabric. You don't need a pattern, just one of your own shirts to use as a fitting guide.
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.
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
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
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is t ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3D printing has been around for a while, but until recently it was used mostly for prototyping and research. Now, with technological advancements, it seems like everyone is using 3D printers, from crime scene investigators to garage hobbyists and hackers. Below are some of the ...more
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
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
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
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
Elegant fashion is easier to come by than many assume. This tutorial shows you how to sew your own simple V-neck women's tunic with added flutter sleeves. You don't even need a pattern, just a few torso measurements for your wearer! The alluring and stylish GiannyL is the DIY ...more
You know Moana's a rock-solid pick for Halloween this year. The question is, how far will you go to become Moana? Are you going to just slap on a cream skirt and a red bandeau? Or do you want to go all out and end up with the finished product like YouTuber Gladzy Kei did? Alre ...more
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
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