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MeMadeMay: What It Is And How You Can Participate!

If you’re seeing lots of selfies in your Instagram feed, you’re probably well aware that Me Made May is upon us, also known (on Instagram) as #memademay and #mmm. The month-long challenge has been around for many years; it was started in 2010 by Zoe Edwards. “Me Made May kind of evolved from a personal challenge…

5 Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Using eco-friendly fabrics in your sewing. Many of us are aware that the fabric industry is not the most eco-friendly industry. The chemicals and processes required to grow, process and dye natural fabrics or to produce and dye man-made fabrics can be less that healthy for our environment. So for Earth Day, I’m going to…

Sewing for Self-Care with Abby Glassenberg

April is Stress Awareness Month in the US. If you have stress in your life (don’t we all!), you’ve likely found ways of dealing with it. Crafting, specifically knitting and sewing, have been proven to help manage stress and symptoms of depression. In a recent issue of Sew News (find the full article there), columnist Abby…

Spring Sewing Plans – Sew News Staff

Spring is a short and mysterious season in Colorado: light snow one day, followed by clear skies and 70-degree temps. Here’s what we’re sewing for the season at Sew News HQ. As you’ll see, we each have a different approach to planning! How do you plan your seasonal makes? Share your notes and thoughts in…

High End Hack

High-End Hack: Pom-pom Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

Welcome to the second installment of the High-End Hack: Shoe Embellishment Tutorials. Bedazzled shoes are everywhere and adorned with everything: embroidery, pom-poms, tassels, beading — you name it. With a few simple steps, it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to transform a pair of basic flat mules into designer flats. Follow these simple step-by-step photos to create…

Real World Wardrobe Planning

As careful as we plan and as well as we know ourselves and our bodies, the aspirational wardrobe can still be an issue for sewists. Read on for more on wardrobe planning that fits your lifestyle.  By Eryn Shields of Style Sew Me. Find the full article  in Sew News April/May 2018. Sewing my own…

Sewing Your Own Jeans – An Adventure: Part 3

We just sewed our own jeans. Sewed. Our Own. Jeans. Sorry, the thrill hasn’t worn off yet for sewing our own jeans! Maybe it never will? Jeans aren’t the final frontier of sewing your own clothes, but this certainly feels like a big moment. Thanks so much for joining us on this jeans sewing adventure.…

Sewing Jeans – An Adventure In Sewing Your Own: Part 2

We are sewing jeans! Thanks so much for joining us for part 2 of this jean sewing adventure. Today, we’re sharing our thoughts mid-stream (er, mid-jean)…the good, the bad and the ugly! How far are you into the process os sewing your own jeans? Amanda: I’ve made pockets, topstitched, installed the zipper, sewn the inseam…

Sewing Jeans – An Adventure In Sewing Your Own: Part 1

Sewing jeans is one of those sewing projects that a lot of us care not to tackle. But, if one of your 2018 sewing resolutions was sewing jeans, join us! Check back in for updates and progress this month (and next month…and well, however long it takes!) as we, Kelly (from Quiltmaker) and Amanda (from…

FREE Machine Embroidery Valentine’s Day Project

Here’s a free machine embroidery Valentine’s Day project to make for you loved one. This quick pillow embellished with embroidery is perfect for Valentine’s Day or, any day you want to say something sweet. The back pocket is a perfect place to stash a love note. by Shannon Dennis SUPPLIES 1⁄2 yard of terry cloth…