Tutorials

Sewing
Learn new techniques or review old methods with these tutorials.

Bandanna Skirt star[offsite link]
Transform a bandanna into a cute toddler skirt.

DIY Bias Tape Maker star[offsite link]
If you don´t have the right size bias tape maker, you can use this trick.

Dress Form Tutorial star[offsite link]
If you have an old t-shirt and a couple rolls of duct tape, you are halfway to making your own dress form. Oh, you might need a friend too.

Fabric Flowers star[offsite link]
Learn to make flowers using strips of fabric.

Girl´s Dishtowel Apron star[offsite link]
Turn a dishtowel into a girl´s apron.

Heart Apron star[offsite link]
An apron with a heart shaped bib.

Jean Apron - Short star[offsite link]
This apron tutorial uses the back side of a pair of jeans and utilizes the pockets. Very cute!

Jeans Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle those jeans and make an apron.

Jeans Half Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Recycle your worn out jeans into a cute half apron.

Lined Apron Tutorial star[offsite link]
Illustrated directions on making a lined apron.

Lined Lunch Tote - Finishing the Bag star
Finishing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - How to Sew Series star
A beginner sewing project - a stylish lined lunch tote. Take your lunch in style! Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

Lined Lunch Tote - Sewing the Handles star
Sewing instructions for the lined lunch tote beginner sewing project - handle portion. Part of the "How to Sew" lesson series.

One Yard Half Apron star[offsite link]
This is a great gift idea. The style is a bit different than most.

Painting Smock star[offsite link]
Perfect for kids to wear when doing messy crafts!

Pattern Layouts star[offsite link]
Laying out your pattern on the fabric to prepare for cutting is an important step that must be done carefully and accurately for great-looking results. Here are some tips on layout to help you.

Preparing Fabric for Use star[offsite link]
Illustrated explanation of how to straighten the grain in fabric (.pdf).

Preparing Fabric for Use - Understanding Grainlines star[offsite link]
Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction requires the correct use of the grain of the fabric. Black and white illustrations help demonstrate these techniques.

Sewing Bag Tutorial star[offsite link]
Follow the pictures to make a charming sewing bag with multiple pockets.

Sewing with Velveteen star[offsite link]
Velveteen is relatively easy to sew, wears well, and is a great choice of fabric during the holiday season. Leave your fears behind and with these helpful velveteen sewing tips.

Skillet Potholder Tutorial star[offsite link]
Make a pot-holder for your cast-iron skillet.

Stain Removal for Washable Fabrics star[offsite link]
Guidelines and suggestions for removing stains from a wide variety of washable fabrics. Staining agents are listed alphabetically.

Towel Turned Apron star[offsite link]
A very, very simple apron from a tea towel with a gathered top.

Zipper Organizer star[offsite link]
Step-by-step instructions for a small zippered bag.

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