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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…

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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…

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Clare Coat Sew Along Starts Now! Choosing Your Fabrics

Clare Coat Sew Along, Week 1: Choosing Wool Coating This month, we welcome Heather Lou of Closet Case Files to the Sew News blog for the Clare Coat sew along! You may recognize this coat from the cover of our new issue…we kind of love it! And everything Heather makes for that matter. The coat is figure-friendly…

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Learning To Sew *Slow* For 2017!

The Learning Never Stops I have been working on a wool cape going on two years now. Last weekend I made a date with Marni, my sewing buddy. She is an excellent seamstress and knows the ‘old school’ sewing tricks. I brought my cape over with the full intention of me doing all the work.…

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Open Now For Easy Holiday Sewing!

December Sewing December and the holidays are here. Are you ready? I know I’m not. I would love to keep my sanity in tact this year by keeping it low key.  Do you have a favorite holiday project that is a good, old reliable stand-by for family or friends? I collect easy projects and put…

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Open Now for Easy Holiday Sewing!

December Sewing December and the holidays are here. Are you ready? I know I’m not. I would love to keep my sanity in tact this year by keeping it low key.  Do you have a favorite holiday project that is a good, old reliable stand-by for family or friends? I collect easy projects and put…

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Ready For A Sewing Challenge?

Couture Techniques  for Everyday I like to sew with silk, but, as you can imagine, such a fussy fabric can be a bear to work with. Every type of silk can behave differently. Some silks I have no problem with, others like silk crepe de chine and silk twill can give me nightmares. I made…

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September Sewing! We Have New Inspiration For You!

Sewing & The Pursuit Of Inspiration By now you’ve probably learned that September is National Sewing Month. September for me is a time when I turn my attentions to fall sewing. I love to look through pattern books, magazines and sewing blogs for inspiration. This year there is plenty of it. From top indie designers,…

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Snap Out Of A Sewing Slump

The Sewing Doldrums I’m afraid I’ve hit a bit of a low-pressure zone in my sewing. My sewing super powers are being weakened by humidity, heat and end of summer busyness. And, did I mention the heat? When there is a bit of time to sew, all I want to do is find a cool…