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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…

Sprout Patterns & Sew News

Patterns Printed On Fabric!? Learn All About It HERE!

BurdaStyle partners with Sprout Patterns to bring you digital patterns printed directly onto custom Spoonflower fabric. Create one-of-a-kind garments using BurdaStyle digital patterns printed directly onto custom Spoonflower fabrics. There’s no need to print the pattern onto sheets of paper, tape them together and cut out your size. The size you need is digitally printed…

Easy DIY For Thanksgiving Pot Holders!

Revisit the fine art of making a turkey from your handprint with this charming oven mitt. A great gift for the Thanksgiving chef, this gobbler is sure to make preparing the meal more lively. MATERIALS Materials listed are enough to make one oven mitt. 1/4 yard of muslin 1/4 yard of brown cotton fabric 1/4…

Fall Quilt Market 2017- Recap

Summing up Fall Quilt Market is always a challenge. It’s a big production and a big experience. Although Instagram has softened the launch of things that would normally be mum until market, it’s so lovely to see things and people and (especially!) new fabrics in person. Here are a few of the things that stood out…

My Favorite Oceanside Outfits

I recently made my first pair of pants using the Oceanside Pant pattern by Blank Slate Patterns. The name of the pattern couldn’t be any more perfect! These were a BREEZE to make! Why have I waited so long to make my first pair of pants?? Not only were the pants simple to make, but…

Sew Easy Costumes (Part 5): Taking Great Costume Photos

Say Cheese If you happen to go to a convention while dressed in cosplay, there’s a good chance that someone might want to take your picture! You worked hard on your costume, so now it’s time to show it off. But what’s the best way to show off all that work? Here are a few…

Sewing for Mental Health – How Sewing Can Improve Your Mood

Has sewing helped you through a hard time? Turns out, there’s science behind it. October 10 is World Mental Health Day. The issues around mental health, from PTSD to addiction to depression, is experiencing renewed interest in this country. While there are a variety of coping methods, sewing (and crafting in general) is one effective…

Sew Easy Costumes (Part 4): Cosplay Tips for Beginners

Are you interested in cosplay or sewing costumes in general? If you new to the cosplay and costume world you’ll eventually want to make your own costumes. Some cosplayers have their costumes custom made, which can be expensive. A much less expensive alternative is to make your own. Kristie “Karmada” Good is an exceptional coplayer…

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…