All posts by Kate Zaynard

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…

Learn To Sew Using Couture Methods With Kenneth King

Are you looking for a sewing challenge in the New Year? Thinking about learning more about couture sewing? Maybe even thinking you might want to sew up something special for Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Sewing Fundamentals With Kenneth D. King: The Dress, a sewing course available through BurdaStyle Academy.   The course was…

Easy DIY For Thanksgiving Pot Holders!

Revisit the fine art of making a turkey from your handprint with this charming oven mitt. A great gift for the Thanksgiving chef, this gobbler is sure to make preparing the meal more lively. MATERIALS Materials listed are enough to make one oven mitt. 1/4 yard of muslin 1/4 yard of brown cotton fabric 1/4…