Creating a fresh new look when sewing menswear can be as simple as making a new tie. With a dash of fun fabric (you only need 1 yard of fabric and 1 yard of interfacing fabric) and a couple of hours, you can make a dapper tie for the guy you know using this tutorial from Jaime David at WeAllSew. The key to a good necktie is a soft fabric, cut on the bias, and some good structure for support.
From WeAllSew.com: Betsy Vinegrad is an acclaimed quilter (and a member of The Quilt Show) and her quilts are works of art. Her quilts have won ribbons at national festivals, some are featured in a book, and her Mod Blocks 2 is currently exhibited in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Recently, at the 2021 virtual Quiltcon, presented by the Modern Quilters Guild, she won a Judges Choice Award and second place in the American Patchwork & Quilting Wedge Quilting Challenge for her quilt, Azulejos.
WeAllSew Tutorial: Serger Tablecloth with Decorative Flatlock and Rolled Hem
It's the end of April, which means it's the end of Serger Month. But that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Go out with a bang and learn how to make a Serger Tablecloth with Decorative Flatlock and Rolled Hem from Sue O'Very-Pruitt at WeAllSew. If you start today, then you'll have one ready for Mother's Day dinner next week.
Easter may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't have a helpful basket or two around to store your non-egg-related items. So why not make try your hand at making a Woven Basket using Overlocker stitches. Mary Beck at WeAllSew has an informative tutorial perfect for Serger Month that'll have you making baskets in no time!
We get it, the Serger can be a little bit scary if you've never used one before. But fear not, because Silvia Sutters over at WeAllSew has the inside track to the basic knowledge you need to turn your serger from enemy to ally in no time flat. Plus, we couldn't get through Serger Month without at least addressing the basics at some point (get it?).
We all have big storage containers for our many irons, quilting mats, and other ephemera, but what do you have to hold your little everyday knick-knacks on your quilting table that you need at a moment's notice? Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew has an easy tutorial for you to make Pint-Sized Baskets made from fabric so you won't have trouble finding those trinkets ever again!
When setting the table for a special occasion you put out your nice china and crystal glasses to compliment the fine meal you're preparing for you and your guests. Why not add a personal touch to your setting and introduce some homemade napkins? Julie Bridgeman at WeAllSew has a great tutorial to make some Blanket Stitch Napkins using your serger that is just too good to pass up! (Or pass around, it is dinner after all)
Most quilters have probably made a pillow case sometime in their quilting careers, some have made pillows too we're guessing. But how many of you have created a pillow with a serger? Jaime David over at WeAllSew has a PDF handout and tutorial to show you just how to do that as Serger Month keeps rolling along.
As Serger Month continues, Silvia Sutters at WeAllSew is here to show you three ways to remove Overlocker (Serger) Stitches. Learn what she does to help you get out of a jam and to let you continue sewing with ease.
April is National Serger Month, so let's take a look at some fun projects you can make with your serger. We will begin with a practical and environmentally friendly Reusable Straw Case. Now you can carry reusable straws in a carrying case inside your purse. Enjoy this tutorial from Sewing Bees, AKA Sue O’Very-Pruitt owner of Sookie Sews and a BERNINA Expert.
If you're not in the mood to make an Easter Basket or an Easter Bunny Mini Quilt for Easter, how about some Easter Ornaments? Erika Mulvenna at WeAllSew has some instructions to make these fun and out of the box decorations that will surely bring a smile to your face!
With March coming to end, that means that Easter is right around the corner. And what better way to begin decorating for the holiday than with a brand new project. Cherry Guidry at WeAllSew has a fun, easy, and quick Easter Bunny Mini Quilt for you to make that'll have you hopping with glee.
Leni Levenson Wiener at WeAllSew has a fun and easy project that is sure to get your day off to a hopping start. Learn how to sew some Bean Bag Frogs from Leni to add some whimsy and delight to the decor of your house, or as a fun gift to give for family and friends.
Looking for some quick and practical ways to get organized in the new year? Christina Kenkel at WeAllSew has a tutorial on how to sew a Mini Organizing Collection that includes: Padded Computer Sleeve, Padded Phone Sleeve, Notebook Sleeve, and a Pencil Case.
What goes great with homemade quilt lying on top of a bed? A set of homemade pillowcases to go with it! Emily Hall at WeAllSew has a quick and simple pillowcase tutorial for you that'll let you whip up a set of fun and decorative cases in no time at all!
Blankets, bibs, stuffed animals, there are so many gifts you can make for that person you know with a newborn in there life. But are any of those as adorable as a pair of little Quilted Baby Booties to put on their little baby feet? Aynsley Campbell at WeAllSew has a great tutorial to show you how to make some for that toddler on the go!
When you want your work to be seen, but not actually see the work being done, you would use a monofilament thread. The trouble is, working with this "invisible" thread can be more of a challenge than you think. That's where Susan Beck at WeAllSew comes in with her handy guide to using this tricky thread.
How cute would you and your little one look baking goodies in these Valentine’s Day aprons?! Or, if you’re like designer Sharon Madsen at WeAllSew, you can don this adorable apron and serve delicious store-bought treats instead.
As soon as the new year rolls in, Valentine’s Day is right behind it. This is a fun day full of love, hearts, red, pink, and chocolate. Yes, chocolate and a nice cup of hot chocolate to start the day. Instead of using a coaster, make a cute handmade mug rug from Kymona Tracey at WeAllSew, or make one for your sweetheart.