Sewing must be one of the world’s greatest and oldest arts. Our creative sewing department features sewing tutorials and lessons, including the art of no-sew sewing! Learn about different techniques for sewing, including machine embroidery, serging, upholstering, slipcovering and more.
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Recent Videos and Tutorials
Learn how to replace elastic in an elastic waistband.
Even if the elastic is sewn into the garment you can replace it without removing the old stretched out elastic. This tutorial will show you how to replace the elastic.
DIY Fabric Napkin Tutorial. A great way to save money on paper products and start to go zero-waste is to sew earth-friendly cloth napkins. This tutorial will show you how to sew a super simple everyday cloth napkin.
These button boat fabric baskets are fun and easy to make. The design is by Lazy Girl Designs and a pattern named Button Boats.
Do you want a way to hang a hand towel so it does not fall on the floor? This tutorial will show you how to use Kam Snaps to make any hand towel into a hanging towel.
How to make a small, cute handbag using an old jeans or shorts pocket. This project only requires simple sewing skills so beginners and kids can sew this project.
The perfect eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper towels.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Learn how to recycle an old towel into reusable un-paper towels that can be used instead of paper towels.
Turn your empty snack wrappers (cookies, candy, chips, etc) into recycled zipper bags with this zipper pouch tutorial. Turn your empty snack wrappers (cookies, candy, chips, etc) into recycled zipper bags with this zipper pouch tutorial.
On Valentine's Day, kids enjoy passing out treats to their classmates, teammates, teachers, and friends. What better way than with a cute goodie bag. Learn how to make quick and easy fabric bags.
Book and Magazine Recommendations
Debbie ShoreThe 15 tote bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results.
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Free Items of the Week
Over 30 DIY face mask video tutorials and free patterns.
Do you want to make a face mask but are confused with all the patterns online. We have rounded up a list of our favorites, from pleated, fitted, no-sew, knitted and crocheted versions.