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Grade Expectations: Learn How To Grade Patterns

You may have noticed that I love vintage sewing patterns. I’ve collected quite a few, and like any true sewist many sit waiting to be put to good use. When shopping for vintage sewing patterns, many times you get what you get. Year after year vintage patterns become increasingly harder to find in any size,…

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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.…

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FREE Gift Tags + Easy Sew Projects for the Holidays

Tis the season to be woefully behind I envy those who get all their holiday sewing and shopping done well before December. I’ve thought a lot about sewing and getting ready for the holidays but here I am with absolutely nothing completed let alone started. I’m afraid this year is going to be much like…

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A New Sew Daily Website For You (And Me)!

I don’t know who’s more excited than me about the launch of the new Sew Daily website. This is our site’s first redesign ever, and, boy is it a good one. The first thing you’ll probably notice is how bright and airy  it feels. Everything is easy to find, and our images are beautifully placed.…