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
Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention. You Will Need * A long black dress or graduation gown * Rope * White poster board * Scissors * Black fabric * A hot glue gun * Glue * A crucifix or rosary beads * Tunic sewi ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a posh pom-pom from an old sewing pattern. It's an easy & original embellishment for a package, and since it's made from a previously used item it's eco-friendly.
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
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
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
In this video series, our expert Terri Turco will teach you all about sewing patterns. She will teach you how to read the pattern, wheres to find them, and how to navigate them. Part 1 of 12 - How to Understand all about sewing patterns. Understand all about sewing patterns - ...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 you're looking for a last minute holiday project, try Not Martha's widely popular mini mug-perching gingerbread houses. Super cute, the project came out last holiday season, and this year Howcast offers alternative instructions for those who prefer to learn by video. Video: ...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.
Creating a dress, or any other clothes for that matter, takes quite a bit of design, planning, and manufacturing to get it just right. Fashion designer Jim Reichert put on a HoloLens and saved himself a bunch of time designing a dress through the use of a life-sized holographi ...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
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
In this how to video tutorial, learn how to transfer pattern markings. Get the basics on how to transfer sewing pattern markings. Different methods covered in the video include transfer paper, wheel and chalk, plus a couple of other sewing tricks.
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
This video will show you how to use your sewing machine to create a buttonhole stitch. The buttonhole patter is very useful when making clothing because it does exactly what it’s name implies. It is the stitching used to sew a hole for your button. The pattern is not as hard a ...more
Sometimes you find a pattern you really like, but it never folds up like it did when you first bought it! The result? A wrinkly messy pattern crammed in the envelope. This instructional how to video shows you how to straighten pattern pieces back out quickly and easily.
There's something undeniably naughty about upcycling your boyfriend's old tie into a thong. Japanese site Panty Hanty offers a library of free sewing patterns in the art of underwear-making. The underwear thong: Plenty more patterns for plenty of panties: Not to worry, guys ...more
Gathering is a technique used in many sewing patterns for such areas as sleeves, ruffles, and waist bands. This video sewing tutorial teaches you the basics of gathering using a sewing machine.
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
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.