This post has been updated! Check out My Top 10 Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers.
In 4 Ways to Spark Creativity, I mentioned that one way to become inspired is through learning new techniques. I practice this by reading numerous craft books, scrolling through Pinterest and, most recently, watching YouTube video tutorials. Of the DIY video tutorials available, I especially enjoy sewing vlogs. When it comes to sewing, the best way I learn is by watching, not reading.
Any time I want to make a new piece of clothing, I head straight to YouTube. There are vloggers that teach everything from threading a needle to constructing prom dresses. I even created a YouTube channel to share my knowledge of sewing and crafting.
I’ve compiled a short list of my favorite sewing vloggers. I hope you find them and their channels as informative as I do. Continue reading “My Favorite YouTube Sewing Vloggers”
Day 5 of 21 Days of Creativity
Earlier this week I went on a mini beach vacation with my family. It would have been great if I had brought a beach bag with me because I needed something to hold my beach essentials. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I could easily make a beach bag using a popular clothing item: a t-shirt. There’s always next time!
Here’s how to make a beach bag out of a t-shirt. Continue reading “Do-It-Yourself Beach Bag”
Day 4 of 21 Days of Creativity
Two years ago I was gifted with a strange hexagon patterned, knit fabric for Christmas. At that time, the design was so quirky that I did not know what to use it for. Pajama pants? A t-shirt? A maxi skirt? I had no idea! It was only recently that I embraced this fabric’s strange pattern and decided to create a Quirky Sleeveless Circle Dress. Continue reading “Quirky Sleeveless Circle Dress – Sew Sharifa”
Day 3 of 21 Days of Creativity
Last week, I challenged myself to sew a case for my laptop. I searched Pinterest and different sewing blogs for a tutorial, but I could not find one that was easy to follow. I had to figure out how to make a laptop case on my own. Continue reading “Pink Pineapple Laptop Case – Sew Sharifa”
Last week I had the urge to make a new handbag. I usually sew a basic clutch bag, but this time I wanted to challenge myself with a new, complex handbag design. I came across a forgotten triangular pyramid wristlet tutorial in the ‘likes’ section of my YouTube account and decided to go for it. I was a bit nervous because I had not worked with triangular pyramids since ninth grade Geometry (lol), but thankfully this project turned out a lot better than I expected.
Materials & Preparation
Continue reading “Triangular Pyramid Wristlet (Sew Sharifa)”