Ready For A Sewing Challenge?

Couture Techniques  for Everyday I like to sew with silk, but, as you can imagine, such a fussy fabric can be a bear to work with. Every type of silk can behave differently. Some silks I have no problem with, others like silk crepe de chine and silk twill can give me nightmares. I made…

Denim Skirt

#1 Sewing Skill You’ve Always Wanted To Learn

One of the perks of this job is working (is it really work?) on garment projects. We received new fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics and I made a lovely skirt using their new denim line. I haven’t sewn much with denim, but this particular fabric is buttery soft, with a tiny bit of stretch. The…


September Sewing! We Have New Inspiration For You!

Sewing & The Pursuit Of Inspiration By now you’ve probably learned that September is National Sewing Month. September for me is a time when I turn my attentions to fall sewing. I love to look through pattern books, magazines and sewing blogs for inspiration. This year there is plenty of it. From top indie designers,…

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Snap Out Of A Sewing Slump

The Sewing Doldrums I’m afraid I’ve hit a bit of a low-pressure zone in my sewing. My sewing super powers are being weakened by humidity, heat and end of summer busyness. And, did I mention the heat? When there is a bit of time to sew, all I want to do is find a cool…


A Sewing Vacation or A Vacation From Sewing

Dog Days of Summer Are Coming It’s not even July and already this summer looks to be a long, hot one. The other day I had to hem yards and yards of satin and cotton for a dress and a skirt. Sitting upstairs in a hot stuffy room I felt a bit like Mr. Rochester’s…


Thursday Sewing Inspiration: Spring!

April is one of my favorite months. Mainly because some very special people are born on this month (me!) and spring is here (or will be soon). In Colorado spring can be tempestuous at best. Just last week we had the year’s biggest snowstorm. Schools were closed, our office closed, power outages everywhere, city was…

True Collar

True Collars – FREE Sewing Patterns

Sew better collars and collar stands by trying three different methods with practice pattern pieces. These collar pattern pieces can be sewn up and attached to other blouse patterns. Switch up collar designs to give new life to old blouse patterns. Find the collar sewing pattern here.

Sewcial Sewing Retreats

Check Out A New Sewing Retreat Happening April 8-10

At Sew News we’re all super excited to hear about a fun, new sewing retreat called Sewcial. It’s the sewing vacation you deserve! Have you always wanted to go to a sewing retreat? What could be better than sewing all weekend and learning from the top industry pros? Meet up with friends and find new…

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Get your sewing organized in 2016

Happy New Year, Sew Daily troupe! I hope your holidays were lovely! Did you know getting organized ranked as the sixth most popular resolution last year according to Nielsen? (Getting in shape is No. 1, shocker.) I’m sure “getting organized” is a perennial favorite in the pantheon of resolutions, and if Nielsen specifically tracked sewists’…


A Short & Sweet Note To Wish You A Happy Holiday

It’s almost Christmas! I hope that everyone who reads my kooky newsletter has a wonderful holiday and time to spend with family and friends.My hope is that, like me you get a little time to steal away and sew something, preferably for yourself. I’m excited about the coming new year. I have plans for the…