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, new garment patterns and awesome sew alongs, September has no shortage of inspiration. So, let’s get sewing!
Let us know what or who inspired you to sew. And check out the blog post on what the editors of Sew News love to sew more than anything.
Online Editor, Sew Daily
Meet The Brains Behind Colette Patterns
What started as a one-woman, kitchen-based company back in 2009 has grown into a beloved pattern line known for its classic shapes and vintage details yet decidedly wearable styles for modern women and men.The fact that Colette customers identify their style most often as “classic” makes founder Sarai Mitnick supremely happy. “Dressing in a classic style means being selective about trends and not blindly following the dictates of fast fashion,” Mitnick says. READ MORE…
The one thing art requires, Jenny Hart says is un-consturucted time-freedom to create with abandon, sans restrictions or interruptions. Finding said time used to be a challenge when the Sublime Stitching founder lived at her Los Angles warehouse, but it’s become easier to immerse herself in hand embroidery in her new home based studio outside the city.
Weekender Sew Along is going on now!
Join us for the Weekender Sew Along Featuring Swoon Patterns and Rhonda Buss fearlessly leading the way!If you’re in need of a bag this fall look to the Swoon Stella Weekender bag pattern. This bag has multiple pockets to store everything you need. It’s roomy on the inside and has sturdy straps. All that’s needed is your own creative spin on fabric choices. We’ve got a sew along all this month, with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips to make this the bag of your dreams. Read the two installments of this sew along.
Fall Wardrobe Planning
Need an easy addition to your fall wardrobe? Look no further than the Up In Arms Blouse pattern. This has been one of most popular e-patterns.
First featured in Sew News Feb/Mar issue, we are wowed by how crazy folks have gone for this blouse. We love how it’s been styled here, and the bold buffalo print fabric is a winner any season. For tips and tricks on making one your own read on!