All posts by Kate Zaynard

Easy Cosplay Costumes

Halloween is coming fast, and if you’re the type to sew your own costume, now’s the time to start! We took a look at the different pattern companies and found a lot of ideas for easy cosplay costumes. Of course you don’t need to use these specifically for cosplay, but with a few changes they…

FREE Sewing Patterns from Sew It All 12! + A SNEAK PEEK

We’re so excited about the new issue of Sew It All! Throughout the month, we’ll be showing you some of our favorite projects from Volume 12. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that a favorite ended up on the cover. We love this lunch bag because it’s pretty, useful and easy to make… and…

Sew it all 12

Sew It All 12 Is HERE!

We are so excited to announce the release of a brand-new issue of Sew It All! Volume 12 is packed with fun, attractive projects that you can complete in an afternoon. Here’s a sneak peak at some of our favorites: The boho-style dress at right is quick and easy to construct. It has a loose,…

Tank Top Sewing Pattern Review: Pony Tank by Chalk & Notch

All month long we’ll be sharing our favorite tank top patterns, modeled by the editorial and creative staff of the Craft and Sewing divisions. Check them out and be sure to sew up your own tank top — the perfect summer top. Model: Kate Zaynard, Creative Editor Pattern: Pony Tank, Chalk and Notch Figure Type:…

5 Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Using eco-friendly fabrics in your sewing. Many of us are aware that the fabric industry is not the most eco-friendly industry. The chemicals and processes required to grow, process and dye natural fabrics or to produce and dye man-made fabrics can be less that healthy for our environment. So for Earth Day, I’m going to…

How To Use Your Serger With Tips + Tricks

How To Use Your Serger With Tips + Tricks

We all know that sergers are awesome, but they’re a little intimidating too. When your serger isn’t stitching quite right, it may not be clear which of the dials and settings need to be adjusted to fix the problem. Read on to learn a few tricks to fixing serger stitching issues. SKIPPED STITCHES If your…

National Embroidery Month! See What’s New For Hand & Machine Embroidery

It’s National Embroidery Month! Have you celebrated (with a needle and thread, naturally) yet? It’s not too late! We love these pretty embroidery designs by Jenny Hart. They’re available as machine embroidery designs and hand embroidery patterns, so you can embroider them whatever way you like best. Find them at shopsewitall.com. Click here to read…

Sewing Winter Clothes

Sewing Winter Clothes – A Pattern Roundup

Are you in the mood for sewing winter clothes? Now that the holidays are over, it’s really starting to set in that winter is here! This year we’re also having some very cold weather across the US, leaving many of us (I’m talking about me here) wanting to just snuggle up under several blankets with…