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Easy Cosplay Costumes

Halloween is coming fast, and if you’re the type to sew your own costume, now’s the time to start! We took a look at the different pattern companies and found a lot of ideas for easy cosplay costumes. Of course you don’t need to use these specifically for cosplay, but with a few changes they…

Metal Frame Bags

Make A Metal Frame Bag

Have you started sewing metal frame bags? I finally jumped in and created my first metal frame bag, and I love it! I used the Purse-Frame Clutch pattern from  Style & Swing 12 Structured Handbags. If you’re looking for cute bags and purses Susan Dunlop has lovely soft structured bags of all shapes and sizes.…

FREE Sewing Patterns from Sew It All 12! + A SNEAK PEEK

We’re so excited about the new issue of Sew It All! Throughout the month, we’ll be showing you some of our favorite projects from Volume 12. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that a favorite ended up on the cover. We love this lunch bag because it’s pretty, useful and easy to make… and…

Online Fabrics Giveaway

How to Make a Fabric Book Cover

|Sponsored Advertising Content| THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED. There are two surefire ways to make August great this year: 1. Enter the Online Fabric Store Giveaway and you could win the grand prize: a $500 gift card. Imagine the possibilities for all that fabric. 2. Make yourself a fabric book cover. Whether you need one or…

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:…