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Sew for the Planet

Sew for the Planet

The current trend is fast fashion, which is quick-turnaround manufacturing and cheap materials. Fast Fashion is disposable clothing. Read more …
April 09, 2020
How a Manual Sewing Machine Works

How a Manual Sewing Machine Works

Sewing machines have evolved a great deal over the years. The first machines were treadle sewing machines that didn't require any electricity at all. Eventually, they figured out a way to put an electric motor on a treadle machine as an add-on. Read more …
June 19, 2014
How to Sew Pants

How to Sew Pants

Sewing a pair of pants is confusing. Turning the legs inside and around and trying to match up the seams properly is not fun for beginners. Read more …
June 19, 2014
How to Make an Ottoman Cover

How to Make an Ottoman Cover

I'll teach you how to make an ottoman cover of your own. You can use this technique to cover virtually any square or rectangular object. It's simply a top with sides. Read more …
June 17, 2014
How to Make an Apron

How to Make an Apron

Aprons are very handy to have in a lot of situations. When you're sewing, it helps keep the clutter off your work table. In woodworking and home improvement, it keeps everything at hand. Read more …
June 03, 2014
How to Make an Egg Collection Apron

How to Make an Egg Collection Apron

Do you have chickens? Joan, a fellow YouTube viewer does.  She was looking for custom pockets designed into an apron for collecting fresh chicken eggs. She asked me if I had any ideas, so me being me, I designed the whole apron for her. Read more …
May 19, 2014
How to Make a Collapsible Shopping Bag

How to Make a Collapsible Shopping Bag

Do you ever find yourself without a bag when you need one? I have bags that I use when shopping at the grocery store and I almost always remember to take them with me when I go. However, if I'm not going grocery shopping, I never remember to grab a bag. Read more …
May 19, 2014
Faces to Transfer to Fabric or Wood

Faces to Transfer to Fabric or Wood

Here are a bunch of fun faces and masks that you can transfer to fabric, wood  or any other medium. These were all created in Illustrator and the files are PNG (image) with transparent backgrounds. Read more …
May 08, 2014