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About Amber

Amber Eden is the editor of Stitch and She LOVES sewing and editing Stitch and She also loves dance, yoga, iced decaf triple espressos, and her two golden retrievers. She divides her time between Boston and New York.


Great Tips for Making Spring & Summer Bags

  Spring and summer are the seasons of the bag and the Sew Daily team has produced a new eBook that has 9 lovely bag patterns and a ton of great techniques and tips. Here are tricks from Katrina Loving on how to make your bag sturdier:  Consider the Stress Points Think about how your bag will be…

Hand Sewing

Tips for Hand Sewing! For Couture Sewing & Beyond

I’ve always loved hand sewing, and, like most of us, it was some of the first sewing that I did. But I took my hand sewing to a new level when I was studying for a couture certificate. Pin, baste, sew was the mantra. Where previously, I had only seen basting as an impatient step…


Backstage at the Tula Pink Shoot and a Fond Farewell

This fall, Tula's House, a video series on fabric designer Tula Pink's journey in creating her Eden fabric line wil debut. I had the amazing opportunity to be in Tula's actual house and on location in historic St. Joseph's, Mo.. Here is the backstage scoop: Tula is as fascinating as she is funny. Here, on set…


Friday Sew-Along: Make a Mod Dress / Tunic by Alexia Abegg, Part 6

This week we will finally finish the A-Line Mini Dress by Alexia Abegg that was featured in Stitch Summer 2015! I definitely took this darling dress to the couture level with fine Indian silk, full lining, and simple hand-sewing.  And as can happily in sewing project, it has an added bonus. It''s reversible! This was…


Friday Sew-Along: Make a Mod Dress / Tunic by Alexia Abegg, Part 5

This week we are working on the Sew-Along for the A-LIne Mini Dress by Alexia Abegg, and we will be focusing on the bodice construction.. If you want to catch up, you can read Parts 1-4 on this blog. To get the pattern and instructions, download Stitch Summer 2015 from the Sew Daily Shop:    Step 20  Step 21  Step…


Get Fabric for Life—For Real!

I want to let you know about an amazing sweepstakes that launched today: Fabric for LIfe!  The grand prize winner will receive fabric for life from Keepsake Quilting! The first place winner will receive a new Baby Lock Lyric machine,  second place will win a package from AccuQuilt, and 5 winners will receive a fabric…


Now You Really Can Make a Patternless Summer Skirt

A few weeks ago, we did a Sew Along with the Shifting Plaids Skirt featured in Stitch Summer 2015. I designed the skirt for my editor's letter in the issue, and we offered it as a downloadable pattern. Now I am so excited to offer you the opportunity to get the fabric and instructions in…


Cowboy Sewing with Knits: Tips from Liz Evans at Simple Simon

I was at the Common Threads event recently, which is an amazing annual retreat hosted by Baby Lock at their educational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. I brought along a pattern of mine for a simple knit sheath dress to try on some of the gorgeous knit fabrics brought in by Riley Blake. Liz Evans…