Sewing Department

Sewing Department Logo 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.

We offer a variety of free project ideas and free samples, from apparel to home decorating. To help you hone your craft, you’ll find a fabric guide, conversion charts, a glossary of terms and a section with information to help you learn about your sewing machine.

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Recent Videos and Tutorials

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    American Girl Doll Tote Bag

    This tutorial will show you how to make a cute tote bag for your 18" or American Girl Doll.

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    Barbie Skirt

    A tutorial on how to sew a simple skirt for a Barbie doll. This project can be made with scrap fabric.

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    Bunny Treat Bag

    If you need a last-minute Easter gift idea, these simple bunny gift bags are perfect. This bag is super easy and will take only about 15 minutes to whip up. The treat bags are the perfect size for giving gift cards, candy and small items to children, grandkids or friends.

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    Clothes Hanger Covers

    Clothes hangers are essential household items and they don’t have to be boring. Jazz up a closet by transforming plain wire or plastic hangers into something fun.

    Clothes hanger covers are perfect for hanging special garments in your wardrobe and make great homemade gifts on special occasions including Mother’s Day, housewarming and bridal showers.

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    Hair Scrunchies

    Learn how to sew a fabric hair scrunchies. By using different fabric you can make scrunchies for any occasion or fashion outfit.
    Watch our video tutorial and read the our easy step-by-step picture tutorial to make scrunchies.

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    Scissors - Ultimate Scissor Guide

    A free guide to scissors every household should own including household, sewing, embroidery, kids and more.
    Learn about the different types of scissors.

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    T-Shirt Tote

    How to make a t-shirt tote bag by recycling an old tee shirt. This simple and quick tote bag can be made in less than a half hour and is so easy to make even someone learning to use can made it.

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    Tissue Box CoverUps by Tiger Lily Press

    Cover that ugly tissue box with a fabric tissue box cover. This pattern has 6 fun styles for four size s of tissue boxes.
    To purchase the pattern, please click the above link. In addition find helpful tips for making this project.

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Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Simple Sewing Projects

    Simple Sewing Projects


    Make It Yourself MagazineWhether you’ve been sewing for five weeks or five decades, Simple Sewing Projects features 120+ designs, tutorials, and accompanying patterns accessible to any sewer.
    This book has quick stitch designs for hand and machine. Each project is presented with a finished photo; step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos; and corresponding patterns where necessary.


  • Sew News (Magazine)

    Sew News (Magazine)


    Sew News has the latest info on fasion, how to, fabrics, books, new products.

Free Items of the Week

  • Baby Bib

    Baby Bib

    This tutorial will explain how to sew a simple reversible baby bib. Nice gift idea! Simple enough even kids can learn to sew making this project.  From  Needlepointers.com

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