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Sew Easy Costumes (Part 3): Upcycled Costumes

Thanks for joining us on the Sew Daily blog! Through out the month of September and a bit of October, Kristie “Karmada” Good will be sharing her  tips and techniques for making costumes for use in cosplay or Halloween. Plus, she’ll share her tips for navigating a cosplay event and so much more. So, now…

Sew Easy Costumes (Part 1): Meet award-winning cosplayer Kristie “Karmada” Good

Get ready for Halloween or your first cosplay convention with tips and tricks for making easy sew costumes from award-winning cosplayer Kristie “Karmada” Good. Throughout September, Kristie will share her strategies for designing costumes, taking the best pix, attending cosplay conventions, and more. Did summer blockbusters leave you and your kids dreaming of becoming a…

Fall Sewing & Styling Tips with Mimi G

The change in seasons signals an upcoming wardrobe shift to warmer layers, long sleeves and all things cozy. Read these fall sewing and layering tips below from Mimi G (from the August/Sept issue of Sew News magazine) on how to get the most from your summer wardrobe as the temps cool. The one thing about the…

Get OUTTA TOWN & Come Sew With Us!

Have you ever been to a sewing expo or retreat? It’s the best way to shop for fabrics, learn new techniques and make new friends. Take your vacation with us at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. This fall, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is in Schaumburg, and we are too! We have a number of…

Summertime Boredom Busters For Kids

Some parents are lucky to be able to stay home with the kiddos during the summer. It can be a great time for kids and parents, but we’d be lying to ourselves if we didn’t admit to a little bit of parental stress now and then. It can be stressful for those that stay home…

Methods To Master: Sew A Couture Waistband

Learn how to construct a couture waistband using silk organza, hair canvas and Petersham ribbon. The result is a refined, lightweight and strong waistband without unsightly ridges or bubbles from traditional fusible interfacing. Supplies •    Skirt pattern with side-zipper closure •    Fashion fabric (amount according to pattern, plus waistband measurements) •    Silk organza, Petersham ribbon…

FREE Spring Projects, Patterns & Designs!

Spring is here! Finally. With springs arrival there are a slew of springy holidays and festivals to get ready for. April  April Fool’s Day April 1 Good Friday April 14 Easter  April 16 Patriots Day April 17 Earth Day April 22 Administrative Assistant’s Day April 26 Take Your Daughter To Work Day April 27 Also…

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What’s Your Favorite Garment To Sew?

I’m starting the new year with a clean slate. I’m getting ready for the coming year by organizing my sewing room, cleaning out fabric bins and planning a general list of items I want to sew. I’m also trying to find time for some of those UFOs that I need to finish or discard. When…

Heart Pincushion Project With Free Pattern

Cross Your Heart Pincushion Project What better time than February to stitch up a heart shaped pincushion. Follow this quick and easy tutorial to make one for yourself and a sewing buddy or two. Download the heart pattern. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • 1⁄4 yard of red print fabric (fabric A) • Two 4”-squares of contrasting…