Sunday, July 26, 2009

Coming this week...

An easy skirt tutorial for those warm summer days and nights. This skirt looks great with heels or flats for a dressy or casual look. New episode will be up Wednesday!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Coaster How-To

My latest project has been making drink coasters. I saw some on the internet and thought they were cute so I wanted to try to make some.

Start by sewing two different fabric pieces together for the front, ironed the seam and topstitched it. If you want yours to be made from just one fabric then skip this step.
Trim the fabric to make it square (a good size is a 4" X 4" square).

Cut a 4" X 4" square of your back fabric and of a fleece fabric for the lining.

Line the pieces up with the front and back right sides together and the fleece on the outside so that it makes a sandwich (front piece right side up/back piece right side down/lining piece)

Sew around the square leaving a 2 inch gap. *Don't forget to backstitch the beginning and ending of your seam*

Trim the corners.

Turn the coaster right side out and iron.

Top stitch around the coaster making sure to sew closed the opening you turned through.
*Click photos to enlarge*

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Episode 11- Resusable Shopping Bag

I think this is a handy little tutorial in this day and age. I hope you like it.

I tried to do an infomercial spoof like the creepy Shamwow guy...hard to do in the 105 degree Oklahoma heat.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Episode 10...

...and finally caught up! This episode demonstrates one of the tutorials in Megan Nicolay's newest Generation-T book.

Episode 9...

...another use for those old t-shirts! Underwear.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shopping Tips for Episode 7

One of my favorite things to do is go shopping/thrifting and find a really great deal. I seem to have better 'luck' at it then most people so I'm sharing some of my tips.

*Forgot to mention my greatest find to date...a wedding dress that is worth nearly $1000 for only *drumroll* $50!

Episode 6...One Tree Hill Inspired

I LoVe One Tree Hill so when I was watching the reruns on SoapNet and saw the episode with the Peyton/Lucas cookie dough fight I just had to try and make the shirt Peyton was wearing.

Here is a neat interview I found with the costumer of One Tree Hill...I always like to hear from costume/fashion designers who are in the 'real world'...they can be such inspirations.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Episode 5

Sewing with non-traditional materials. Going green is easier then you thought...

Episode 4...

...answering some wardrobe upkeep questions from viewers.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Viewer Submission

I got my first viewer submission as a response to episode 3! I'm so excited because it was completely unexpected. The video is from my friend Angela. We met in college while performing in Oklahoma! A year later we became co-costumers for the theatre department and awesome friends!

Episode 3...

...quick and easy T-shirt skirt!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Episode 2

Organizing your sewing space.

Episode 1...

The episode that started it all...


I now have 100 subscribers on youTube! Thank you to everyone who watches my show :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Whitney Sews is a dream come true for me. I grew up watching my mom sew my clothes and I got all my crafty ways from her! I went to East Central University and got a degree in Mass Communication…meaning I got to play with a lot of cameras. I minored in Speech Theatre and was co-costumer for the theatre department during my senior year.

The first episode of Whitney Sews was filmed for my Video Production II final project. I had a lot of fun with it. The next week I was bored and decided to film another episode and I just kept going from there. I’ve gotten a lot of great response about the show. I feel so blessed because I never thought I would have as many views/comments/subscribers as I’ve gotten. I love doing this show and I hope you all love it too.

This blog is going to be my sewing headquarters. I’m going to post the Whitney Sews videos, other projects I’m working on, cool ideas I find, tips and tutorials, and viewer submitted projects I get.