Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

A simple gathered skirt is a classic wardrobe staple, and they are surprisingly easy to make! Follow these simple steps to create a pattern suited for your measurements, for a flattering, beginner level skirt with an elastic waist.

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Tips for Sewing Swimwear

Tips for Sewing Swimwear

Created by: Trash to Couture

Have you always wanted to sew your own custom swimwear? These tips and tricks will have you relaxing poolside in a custom DIY suit in no time!

Tips for Swimwear

Not only can you sew a custom suit fit to your style and measurements, but there are lots of fun printed and solid fabrics that work great for swimwear. You can also create a swimsuit with a basic sewing machine- no special machines necessary. Let's get started!

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Sewing 101: Hem Basics for Woven Fabrics

Sewing 101: Hem Basics for Woven Fabrics

In this tutorial, we will show you 3 basic techniques for hemming! The finishing touches on any project secure the construction of the piece as well as provide a clean, functional finished look. Watch the video below for the full tutorial!

Tip: Always press a hem before and after sewing for easy stitching and a clean finish. If you’re concerned that the fold of the hem will indent the face fabric once ironed, use a press cloth.

Topstitch Hem

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Weekender Duffle Bag Tutorial & Free Pattern

Weekender Duffle Bag Tutorial & Free Pattern

Created by: Trish Stitched

Whether you're road tripping or jet setting, take off on your next getaway in style with this perfectly portable tote bag tutorial. Let's get started!

Weekender Bag

Weekender Bag

Supplies Needed

Visit fabric.com to customize your tote bag with our vast selection of fabrics!

Instructions

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Men's Shirt Basics

Men's Shirt Basics

Created by: Little Fish Apparel

Whether you are creating a handmade gift for Father’s Day or an oversized boyfriend button down, these basic tips and tricks will help you as you sew men’s collared shirts!

Be sure to check out fabric.com's Menswear Shop for all of your upcoming projects!

Mens Shirt Basics

Mens Shirt Basics

Choosing Fabric

For these two button-ups we used Kaufman Classic Seersucker in Stripe Americana and Check Royal. Seersucker is an easy fabric to work with because it’s

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Summer Scarves 3 Ways

Summer Scarves 3 Ways

Hi, it's Kimberly from Sweet Red Poppy and I'm excited to share three quick and easy scarf sewing tutorials with you today!

Each scarf takes less than an hour to sew and they make perfect gifts! I'll be sewing up a few for my mom for Mother's Day (and a couple for myself too!).

Summer Scarves

Pom Pom Scarf

Summer Scarves

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Sewing 101: Elastic Waist Seams

Sewing 101: Elastic Waist Seams

Elastic Seams are perfect to use for dresses and rompers. In this Sewing 101 video tutorial you'll learn how to add seam-enclosed and exposed elastic waist seams to your garments!

Supplies we used for this tutorial:

Elastic Waist Seams

Seam-Enclosed Elastic Waist Seams

The seam-enclosed variation is very common and offers a lot of comfort!

Elastic Waist Seams

Start by joining the bodice and skirt piece with a 5/8” seam allowance. Attach a strip of elastic

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Sewing 101: How to Sew Gathers

Sewing 101: How to Sew Gathers

Sewing gathers is a great way to fit lots of fabric onto a project: ideal for full dresses, skirts, and ruffles. In this tutorial we will walk you thorugh 3 variations of creating gathers- check out the video below to get started!

Fabric Choices

For these examples, we used these fabrics with this pattern:

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Spring Dress Refresh: 3 Silhouettes to Sew This Season

Spring Dress Refresh: 3 Silhouettes to Sew This Season

Created by: Cristy Stuhldreher of Love You Sew

Spring is finally here! With the change in weather, our lives seem to always be prompted to do some "spring cleaning." We can put all the bulky coats and thick, heavy layers away to bring back the light jackets, airy tops and flowy dresses. It's a great time to evaluate what still fits, what works with your current life needs, and what is still in style (or not.)

We all tend to

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How to Sew Lace Appliqués

How to Sew Lace Appliqués

Lace appliqué can add interest to any project – from fashion to home décor. Many beautiful lace fabrics feature delicate motifs that can be cut out and sewn to other fabrics. Embroidered fashion is a huge trend right now, and this look can easily be achieved by appliquéing a motif from any of these beautiful embroidered lace fabrics.

We’re going to show you 2 ways to sew lace applique – by hand and by machine. Both give great results. Watch the

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