Christine has issued a new Easy Street pattern called Fiona's Freeway which has the option of adding accents in cork or vinyl. As I have been curious to try cork fabric I decided this was one I had to make!…Continue
Added by Karen on July 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
I bought this dress for my niece's wedding in July, it was just so pretty I couldn't resist it! Then I realised I didn't have a bag to go with it! Can you believe it, all the bags I've made, and I have nothing small, pretty and floral!…Continue
OK – Transforming a T into this cascading vest tickled my brain! Cruising on Pinterest for upcycle fashion ideas for my upcoming Kids Fashion Sewing Camp, I came upon the photo seen at the left in the image above. Since I lost a night’s sleep on this, let me explain…
Added by Londa Rohlfing on June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Last year I made this Memories Cushion for myself, inspired by Brian Haggard's book "Embroidered Memories". The…
Added by Karen on June 14, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I bought this bag pattern a while ago as a possibility for a friend, but she never got back to me to have it made so I decided to make it for myself. When I was getting bored one day,…Continue
My niece asked if I could make her a bag to fit on top of her new wheeled suitcase and I remembered the Take-off Tote sewing pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk. We checked the size to make sure it would fit on the top of her wheeled case, and then went shopping for fabric.…Continue
Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry!
By Carma Wadley
"Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry..."
To read the rest of this article and see more beautiful photos please…Continue
Added by Susan on May 26, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments
This week I've been been busy redoing my tutorial for how to use a twin needle (also know as a double needle).
I've got a full video twin needle tutorial as well as a photo tutorial with clear photos so I am hoping to be as clear as possible with the instructions and help others be successful with using a twin needle on their sewing machine. …Continue
Added by Dommy T on May 18, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Hi everyone. This is my first post here so I hope I'm doing this correctly!
I wanted to share with you all one of my recent tutorials that has been very popular. It's a video tutorial all about how to do a ladder stitch, which is also know as an invisible stitch or hidden stitch.
This has been a very valuable stitch to me as it has enabled…Continue
As modern and traditional quilters and garment sewers, we at Sew What's New prefer to use Oliso Smart Irons for pressing our sewing and quilting projects every day. In…Continue
Added by Susan on March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A new florist opened up locally (Flowers at the Forge ) and supplied a lovely basket arrangement for MIL's Mother's Day present. We got talking and I showed her…Continue
For the last couple of years I have made an embroidered cushion for my MIL's birthday present. The first one was a pattern I bought from bustleandsew.com but had problems with the sizing both the pattern and…Continue
Added by Karen on March 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I intend to use this block as the front of a bag. What kind of bag - I have no idea yet. The fabrics are from Joel Dewberry, and I think there is an orphan strip from a Spring Zing Batiks strip pack in there. I used a scrap of …Continue
I've had another request for some Memory Cushions, using a vintage silk Wedding Dress, and a satin and lace Christening Gown. The dress was made by the bride (now aged 100) from parachute silk after World War II. The Christening Gown she made out of her daughter's Wedding Dress for her…Continue
Added by Karen on February 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was moaning about the dreary weather when I got an e-mail that brightened my day. Christine asked me to be a tester for her latest Easy Street Pattern "Ellen's Esplanade". It can be sewn from quilt weight cottons or combined with…Continue
I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome. To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.…Continue
Sunni of "A Fashionable Stitch" hosted a trouser Sew-Along. Armed with…Continue