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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
- 1 yard vinyl (we used Marine Vinyl Gold)
- 1 yard cotton (we used Art Gallery Observer Metallic Speck Bronze
- 1 yard canvas (or alternative structured lining)
- Pellon Fusible Interfacing 808
- 18” zipper
- Wonder Clips
Visit fabric.com to customize your tote bag with our vast selection of fabrics!
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!
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!).
Pom Pom Scarf
- 2 yards of Cotton + Steel Rayon Challis (we used Rifle Paper Co. Menagerie Rayon Jardin De Paris in Mint)
- 4 Yards
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:
Seam-Enclosed Elastic Waist Seams
The seam-enclosed variation is very common and offers a lot of comfort!
Start by joining the bodice and skirt piece with a 5/8” seam allowance. Attach a strip of elastic
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!
For these examples, we used these fabrics with this pattern:
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
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