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Making It, a New Crafty TV Show

“Making things connects you to each other, to yourself and to a bigger world. And we all kinda need that right now.” ~Amy PoehlerThe new crafting competition series, Making It, airs on NBC July 31 at 10/9c. From sewing to quilting to decoupage to woodworking, this show features all sorts of crafting mediums and a few…

Tank Top Sewing Pattern Review: Pony Tank by Chalk & Notch

All month long we’ll be sharing our favorite tank top patterns, modeled by the editorial and creative staff of the Craft and Sewing divisions. Check them out and be sure to sew up your own tank top — the perfect summer top. Model: Kate Zaynard, Creative Editor Pattern: Pony Tank, Chalk and Notch Figure Type:…

Pattern Roundup: Tie Front Blouse Sewing Patterns

Give your basic look an update with a tie-front blouse! We’re loving this trend for summer: carefree & playful, flattering & interesting and the perfect way to lighten up your look. These tops wok especially well with high-waist pants and skirts, another one of our favorite summer trends. Here are a few of our top tie-front…

National Bikini Day

National Bikini Day: Show Off Your Curves!

Happy National Bikini Day! When it comes to bikini body, we’re team put your body in a bikini. And team sew your own – along with 45% of our Facebook community! Whether you’ve sewn 1 swimsuit or 10 two pieces, the swimsuit making – and wearing – experience can be transformative. We spoke to several members…

Emerson Pants

The BEST Pants To Sew For Summer

Sewing a pair of summer pants, let alone wearing pants in the summertime, isn’t a typical activity. Usually we’re on the lookout for a flowy dress, pair of great fitting shorts or a simple skirt. But I have to tell you that this pant pattern is my new go-to, and I absolutely love it in…

Sewing a Travel Wardrobe

Sewing for an upcoming vacation is the perfect excuse to think (thoroughly!!!) about what you’re sewing and packing. And I’ve learned that there is something magical about traveling with handmades – I don’t know if it’s seeing all your handiwork together (in a suitcase!) or planning items and having wonderful trip memories tied to them…