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
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Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Light and Shadows quilt block. You can download and print out the Light and Shadows quilt block to reference as you sew this pattern. Light and Shadows is a fairly easy quilt pattern made up of squares and rectangles.
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
Watch this instructional quilting video to sew curves on this spooky patchwork quilt using simple estimation. See how to sew a curve for a Ghostwalk patch or a Drunkards Path patch. You will have a smooth curve and won't be pulling out your hair!
This instructional sewing video demonstrates how to sew a ruffle. Choose any type of fabric and some stretchy material. Sew the stretchy material onto the fabric while the elastic is stretched out. When you let it relax the fabric will retain a natural ruffle. Try it out at ho ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to hide crocheted yarn tails. Use the same type of yarn you used to crochet your patterned hat. You will also need a tapestry needle to sew in the hanging yarn tails in the inside of the hat. You can also use this method to sew up the top ...more
This video sewing tutorial gives a clear and complete demonstration of how to correctly sew an invisible zipper. Included are tips and materials needed. Learn how to sew with the help of this instructional video and OTIS College of Art and Design.
Make It Mine Magazine editor Linda Augsburg shows you how to sew a seam. Sewing a seam is a very basic beginning to learn how to sew any project. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to make a seam.
Costume fox ears are simple to make. Just draft a pattern, cut them out of the fabric, and sew it all together. Watch this video wardrobe and costume-making tutorial and learn how to build a pair of fox ears. Come Halloween, you'll have a costume ready and waiting to go. Part ...more
Always wondered how those store bought patterns are used? If so, then this is the how to video for you. In this instructional video learn to sew a shirt from a Vogue pattern. Watch as they demonstrate how to cut out the pieces and then sew them to make a beautiful shirt.
Cloth diapers are ecological and can be reused, without the endless waste of the disposable kind. Learn how to sew FOE (fold over elastic) onto a diaper cover. Watch this video sewing tutorial and learn how to make cloth diapers at home. Part 1 of 2 - How to Sew fold over elas ...more
Raw edge applique is difficult to attach to a quilt; either the thread is ripping or the needle is making large holes. This instructional video offers tips for how to sew on a raw edge applique with as professional a finish as possible. Learn how to sew raw edge applique onto ...more
Expert knitter Rachel Ong shows you how to sew the seams of a knitted garment together. All you need is a yarn, a yarn needle, and then sewing the seams together is easy when you follow this video. This is for more advanced knitters. Sew seams together on a knitted garment. Cl ...more
Shifting fabric, snags, and puckered seams are just a few of the pitfalls in working with silk. From choosing the right needle, thread, and stabilizer, to pre-shrinking and final pressing, learn how to simplify this intimidating process and correctly sew silk. Sew silk. Click ...more
Jane O'Connor, author of the Fancy Nancy books, joins Martha to make fancy, no-sew pocketbooks for kids. Materials needed are wool felt, fabri-tac glue, hand punch, boa, necklace, or scarf (for handle) plastic rhinestones, butterflies, and flowers (optional). You will also nee ...more
Lori Marie Johnson shows how to make an easy no-sew fabric portrait of your pet. Materials needed are a photo of pet, tracing paper, freezer paper, thin marker, scissors fabric (ultrasuede, calico, or other lightweight fabric), double-sided adhesive, iron, disappearing-ink mar ...more
This is the final step of learning how to sew on a vintage Kenmore sewing machine. Watch this how to video to learn how to sew a straight stitch on a this type of sewing machine. Run the motor as you press the reverse button, this locks up the thread.
Gigi works with Margaret and Melissa to sew Blinkey, a green fuzzy hand puppet. Sew cute Puppets. Click through to watch this video on ikidworld.com
You hunt and you hunt, but you can never find the right pillows to go with you couch. Even your reupholstered chair needs a little pillow love, but it seems impossible to find the right color and design to make a perfect match. That's when you know it's up to you save the day. ...more
By using sewing pattern Simplicity 4670, the author of this tutorial video takes you through the steps needed to produce a great shirt collar. First you should attach interfacing to one piece of the shirt collar. Here you will be using fusible interfacing and taking the facing ...more
When a girl gets her pointe shoes, it signifies a graduation - A step up in the ballet world. The only problem with picking up your first pair of pointe shoes from a store, is that they don't come with the ribbons sewn on! Learn how to sew your own ribbons on your pointe shoes ...more
Kate Hemmings & Vicki Taylor from Sew magazine show you how to properly sew a "dart" (a.k.a. taking in fabric to make it fit the contours of your body). Just follow these easy steps in the video: - Mark out your darts on your fabric, being sure to connect the marks. - Fold th ...more
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more
Chiffon is one of those naturally feminine fabrics. Soft, airy, and breathable, it ruffles easily and sashays with the breeze, giving potential suitors just a peek of your sexay curves. Chiffon dresses are available at most retailers, but why spend time and money searching fo ...more
If you've been looking for a sexy contemporary video game character to cosplay or dress as for Halloween, consider Altair from Assassin's Creed. He's sexy, distinctive, and armed with this video you'll be well on your way to having sewed the costume yourself. Specifically, thi ...more
In this video, we learn how to sew a two-tier waist-high skirt. First, fold the fabric in half, then fold the right sides together and draw a half circle. Next, anchor your chalk with a spool of thread and swing around the half circle to create another. Now, cut out the circle ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to sew and measure elastic. First, place the elastic over your waist and think about what you are making. Decide if you want it to be comfortable or if you want it to be tighter if you are wearing it out during the day. Also take into account wha ...more
In this video we learn how to sew on a shade ring with a sewing machine. First, lay your roman shade wrong side up. Next, place a pin inside of it and then fold the shade fabric where it is down. Next, set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch with a width that is on the wide ...more
In this tutorial, we learn three different ways to sew ruffles. The first way, you will put your sewing machine setting on the highest, then take your fabric and place it underneath the needle. Let the fabric go through the machine and ruffles will start to create when it's ra ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a no sew fleece blanket. First, you will need to purchase fleece in a large size, large enough to be a comfortable blanket. Next, lay the fleece flat down and cut fringe down on two sides, four inches apart. On the other two sides (opposi ...more
Having zippers on your clothes can be much better than having buttons or anything else. They're sturdy and can close up any gap with one swipe. If you plan on making your own clothes from scratch, it's important to know how to sew zippers onto your clothing. This helpful tuto ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt block. Start with a simple 9 patch. You can use dark and light fabrics. Put the darker fabrics in place so you make an x shape. Sew these patches together. Now, fold it in half and then line up the r ...more
The video shows us how to sew a straight stitch which is really simple. The needle which is already being threaded and knotted on the other side is made to weave in and out in a straight line. It is done as straight as possible and though the video doesn't show it being done p ...more
Here's how to turn an old, incredibly large t-shirt into fitted shirt that is comfortable yet flattering. Find a large shirt that you would like to work with and one of your favorite fitted t-shirts. Simply trace around the fitted t-shirt onto the large shirt you wish to alter ...more
This is an incredibly easy dress to make. All you need is a yard or two of a stretchy fabric (knits work best). Sew a few seams, and then add a pretty flower or other sort of trim or applique! Video: .
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
A drawstring bag has a thousand different uses, and it's a great way to use up some of the bigger scraps in your fabric stash. This tutorial shows you a quick and easy way to sew a lined drawstring bag.
Sewing a curved hem, such as a cuff or sleeve, can sometimes be tricky. Frustrated because your curved hems never lay flat and smooth? This tutorial shows you a few good techniques you can use to easily sew a professional looking curved hem.
It's not impossible! This tutorial is a super easy technique you can use to sew a curved seam (such as cap sleeves) without having to use pins, which can create difficult bunching. All you need really is a Curve Master presser foot attachment!
First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more
Check out this how-to video from wonderhowto.com to learn how to sew on bias tape all by machine but without the swearing! This bias tape sewing video was filmed all in one take--wow!
This film explains how to sew a digital display for use as a car accessory. It was created by our very own Steve Spencer as part of a competition that Scion held called "Craft My Ride." Steve has been working on this during nights and weekends and its pretty fun stuff. He used ...more
Bias tape can add a professional, classy edge or finish to any project. Working with bias tape on a straight edge certainly isn't hard, but the curves can sometimes be a bit tricky. However, they're not impossible, and you can pick up the technique in just a few minutes! This ...more
Infinity scarves are ridiculously easy to make at home. All you need is a long strip of thick fabric in a print you enjoy and some basis sewing utensils. Check out this video to learn how to sew an easy infinity scarf for winter. Products: Hand Needle 1 ½ yard of fabric
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 very easy to follow project you can use to sew a cute, stylish pillbox style hat. All you need is some stiff fabric, a few sewing notions and then whatever embellishments (like ribbons, flowers or applique) you want to attach to the sides.
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!
This tutorial starts off by showing you how to sew a basic skirt by using just your measurements - no pattern needed. Then, once you've mastered that, turn your basic skirt into a classy pencil skirt with just a few modifications.
A zipper may look intimidating, but it's really not. This tutorial shows you an easy and quick way to sew a zipper. You will need a zipper, straight pins, matching thread, scissors, your sewing project and a special zipper foot for your sewing machine.
Make your clothing really light up! This tutorial shows you how to properly and carefully sew a connection to an arduino to some fabric, so you can incorporate some lightweight electronics into your next fashion project or battery operated costume piece.
A bound buttonhole doesn't have to be difficult. This video shows you several different techniques taught in various sewing books, and then shows you a synthesis of both methods. Don't worry about having to hand sew your buttons, you can do it all by machine.
While you can usually make a buttonhole with a machine, doing a bound buttonhole by hand is a couture technique that gives a professional, elegant finish to your buttonholes. This video shows you how to hand sew a bound butthole for your garment.
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.
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!
Depending on the fabric you choose, this could be part of your Lolita costume or a professional skirt. Sew a skirt with one inch box pleats, without needing a pattern. Get your fabric, measurements and some basic sewing supplies together, and you're ready to go!
The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern. If you liked th ...more
A great and simple way to add a little to your Renaissance Faire costume or costume closet - sew a peasant style top. All you need are a few yards of loose white fabric, your measurements and some basic sewing tools.
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.
Trying to figure out what to do with the scrap fabric in your stash? This tutorial shows you how you can make a no sew apron by raiding your stash. Dress it up by adding your own appliques, patches or embellishments.
This video represents a union between two spheres of crafting - sewing and cardmaking. You can create some decorative stitching on your handmade greeting cards by using your sewing machine. Here's how you can sew on paper without ruining the paper or cardstock.