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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…

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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…

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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.

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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’…

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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…

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Behind the scenes at the Sew Daily holiday party

Seasons greetings, Sew Daily campers! Last week we had our holiday party in the Sudbury, Mass. office. Presents were swapped, copious amounts of cookies were consumed and merriment and mirth were plentiful. I also took that time to teach some of the ladies how to do machine embroidery. For me, an admittedly new sewist, to…

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FREE Download: Hanukkah garland sewing pattern

UPDATE: The Hanukkah Garland sewing pattern has been updated to include the triangle templates. Shalom, Sew Daily friends! Did you know your ole pal Veronica is actually part Jewish? Mazel tov to me! Shout out to the other Veronica’s and Monica’s who are also Jewish and rhyme with this festival of lights. Just call me…

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Making My Sewing To-Do List for 2016! What’s On Your List?

Making lists and checkin’ them twice! I love the ending of the old year. It’s amazing how old the year feels by December. Looking back at the 2015 there’s a lot that I didn’t accomplish. I wanted to go back to school and enroll in night classes. There were trips that were planned but, maybe…

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Host An Ornament Sewing Party This Year!

Growing up, my mom made sure my brother and I always had a Christmas craft to make with my grandma when she would come visit for the holidays. One year it was gingerbread houses. Another year, we covered styrofoam cones in green frosting to make Christmas trees. The popcorn ball snowmen were a particularly delicious distraction.…