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Sewing Jeans – An Adventure In Sewing Your Own: Part 2

We are sewing jeans! Thanks so much for joining us for part 2 of this jean sewing adventure. Today, we’re sharing our thoughts mid-stream (er, mid-jean)…the good, the bad and the ugly! How far are you into the process os sewing your own jeans? Amanda: I’ve made pockets, topstitched, installed the zipper, sewn the inseam…

FREE Machine Embroidery Valentine’s Day Project

Here’s a free machine embroidery Valentine’s Day project to make for you loved one. This quick pillow embellished with embroidery is perfect for Valentine’s Day or, any day you want to say something sweet. The back pocket is a perfect place to stash a love note. by Shannon Dennis SUPPLIES 1⁄2 yard of terry cloth…

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…

2017 A Sewing Year In Review

2017 was a great year for sewing, join in as we review our past sewing year. Take a look back at our favorite articles, features, tutorials, interviews, photo shoots and more for Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery. If you had favorites, we’d love to hear about them: please share in the comments! Amanda’s Picks…

Quick Gift Idea + Learn How To Attach Satin Binding The Easy Way

If you’re looking for something quick to make for loved ones, learn this satin blanket binding tutorial and make a great fleece blanket. Choose a fun print and you’re well on your way to a personalized gift in less than an hour. I love choosing licensed fleece prints for sports lovers, movie goers and especially…

Top 10 Tips For Sewing Coats from Lucinda Hamilton of Sew Wrong

We’re so pleased to bring you Lucinda Hamilton from Sew Wrong.  Avid sewist, knitter and runner she’s a regular contributor to Indiesew and has been featured on Sew Mama Sew, Craft Gossip and Broke-Ass Bride. We found her tips on sewing coats to be super helpful and absolutely delighted that she is sharing her knowledge…

Coloring with Thread – Book Release & Blog Tour!

If you’ve been involved in sewing or quilting to any degree in the last decade, you’re probably aware of the creative force that is Tula Pink. A fabric designer, quilter, book author and illustrator, Tula’s fabrics – and her designs in general – are playful, magical, often nature-based, intricate and close-to-iconic. She is a definite…

Happy Thanksgiving! Feast On These Freebies!

All of us here would like to say thank you for reading our blog posts, commenting on our fan pages and showing us your creations. And, we hope your aren’t reading this on Thanksgiving but are enjoying time with your family and friends too. Perhaps this year you’ve decided not to hit the malls and…