Couples who sew together, stay together! In this Bluprint original series, sewing sweethearts Mimi G and Norris Dánta Ford work in friendly competition to create two stylish outfits, one for him and one for her, from the same fabric. See their design process in action as they take their projects from start to finish.
Join our creative pros as they take on the challenges from Bravo's Project Runway season 17. From fashion sewing and illustration to home decor, our in-house experts bring their skills, imagination, inventiveness (and humor) to the show's long-standing tradition. And, you just might get inspired to do your own runway remake!
You can start sewing, and your kids can too! Designer Sara Alm walks you through the basics (with the help of her wacky alter ego, Sarah) in this kid-friendly beginner's class. From threading to stitching, learn how to use a sewing machine the right way.
Construct a gorgeous waxed canvas tote with leather trim, all on your home sewing machine! Professional bagmaker Ellie Lum shows you how, step by step — from pattern drafting to securing hardware such as metal zippers, adding interior lining pockets and more. By the end of class, you’ll not only walk away with a stylish handcrafted bag, you’ll also have a repertoire of bag-making skills that will carry you to your next project.
Transform into your favorite DC super heroes with the help of Marcy Harriell, sewist extraordinaire and diehard comic book fan. In this four-part series, Marcy shows you how to put together DIY costumes for the whole family including Batman (designed for a woman), Aquaman, Superman (for the kids) and Wonder Woman. Plus get fast costume-making tips for when you're in a pinch!
In this three-part series, leather artisans Sarah Kirkham and Anna Warren of Tactile Craftworks go on a journey to improve their product line with a slick new laser-cutting tool, the Dremel Digilab Laser Cutter.
When actress, singer and sewist Marcy Harriell spots an item on the rack, she sees potential. Because in her hands, so-so pieces get turned into imaginative, head-turning fashion statements. This original Bluprint series follows Marcy as she brings wild creativity and a funky sense of style to outfits she refashions for her daily adventures.
Be prepared to meet your new best friends! Designer Diane Spencer Ogg guides you step by step to create a classic tote bag and stash-busting clutch in your choice of fabrics — from wool tweed to canvas to stabilized cotton. Along the way, you’ll learn tips and techniques for working with plaids, making zipper pockets and more.
With all the uncertainty swirling around the country about COVID-19, there's a lot of pent-up desire to do something, anything to help. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say staying home, washing your hands and practicing social distancing are some of the best things to do at this time, as makers we also have a unique ability to, well, make. And with the current shortage of face masks, many sewers want to take action.
A custom duvet sounds like a major splurge. After all, it's designed to fit your bed perfectly and comes in any color or pattern you want for your dream bedroom. But what if we told you that, in this case, custom is cheaper than off the rack? It's true — because you can make this one yourself!
Go retro and stitch high-waisted underwear that's totally comfortable and classic, not to mention customizable thanks to the ability to mix and match woven and knit fabrics. And if you have leftover fabric post-project, there's great news: you can use it to make a matching vintage-inspired bralette, meaning you'll never have to scour the lingerie section for perfect-fitting undergarments ever again.
There's an easy (and fun!) way to make fabric you won't see anywhere else: block printing. By carving a block and using it to stamp a pattern onto fabric — which you can learn to do in Fabric Design: Block Printing — you'll never stress about finding the perfect material for any sewing, quilting or home decor project ever again. But block printing is only half the fun: what you make with that one-of-a-kind fabric is what'll give you that awesome 'I did it!' moment.
Dancing is all about expressing yourself, so you (or your little one) need a leotard to help show off your punchy personality. Whether you want a funky pattern or prefer to go with a more traditional color, making your own means you get to customize the design, the fabric, the fit, the whole vibe.
There are a ton of ways to sew a tote bag — with a lining, without a lining, with pockets on the inside, with pockets on the outside, with a quilted design — the list goes on and on. This tutorial breaks it down to the basics, teaching you how to make a simple tote with three panels. Once you've got that down, you can customize your bag however you want!
Swapping pillow covers might be the fastest (and easiest) way to revamp your space. But if you don't get the fit just right (like the pillow above on the right), your corners can end up sticking out and looking weirdly pointy. To make yours look more like the one on the left, follow this step-by-step for perfectly fitted pillow covers.