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

Supplies Needed

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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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Sewing 101: Chiffon

Sewing 101: Chiffon

Chiffon is one of the most beautiful fabrics to use in your apparel projects, but can also be one of the more challenging fabrics to work with. Its delicate nature can be intimidating to sewists, but fear not! With some patience, the right tools and few simple tricks, sewing chiffon is easier than you think!

Fabric.com has a wide selection of chiffon fabrics, from poly chiffons in a variety of fun colors to luxurious silk chiffons.

For these tips,

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Wedding DIYs for the Bride

Wedding DIYs for the Bride

Created by: Erin Sobon (Sewbon.com)

Spring is in the air and that means wedding season is right around the corner! If you are a bride and want to add a handmade, personalized touch to the big day, we’ve rounded up some fabulous DIY bridal inspiration for you from patterns to step by steps.

Find the perfect fabrics to get started on your wedding DIY projects in our bridal shop, from tabletop decor to all things apparel!

Wedding DIYs

Getting Ready

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Sewing with African Wax Fabric

Sewing with African Wax Fabric

Created by: @marcyharriell from Oonabaloona

Hey there fabric lovers! Marcy of oonaballoona here, ready to enable your new African Wax Print obsession. Because once you start… you won’t stop!

This fabric has long been a favorite of mine, largely due to its colorful nature and wonderful patterns. It has an interesting history, originating in Holland, intended as a knockoff of Indonesian Batik print. The Indonesian market didn’t respond to the brighter, graphic designs of wax print, but it

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Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 2 (Knit Fabrics)

Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 2 (Knit Fabrics)

Welcome to part 2 of our Seam Basics series! If you missed part 1 of the series on woven fabrics, you can check it out here. Today we’ll be covering all things Knit seams. Knit fabrics can be intimidating – but fear not – this sewing 101 will give you the tools and confidence you need to succeed!

First, you need the right tools

Walking Foot

A walking foot attachment for a regular sewing machine eliminates any distortion the knit fabrics

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Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 1 (Woven Fabrics)

Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 1 (Woven Fabrics)

Seam construction can make or break a sewing project. We want to make sure your creations last a lifetime, so we’re kicking off a 2-part Sewing 101 all about seams. First we will go over basic seams for woven fabrics, and in the second installment we will cover all things knits!

Plain Seam

The most basic of all seams, a plain seam is simply a straight stitch joining multiple pieces of fabric. Your fabric and project will determine the

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