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FREE Gift Tags + Easy Sew Projects for the Holidays

Tis the season to be woefully behind I envy those who get all their holiday sewing and shopping done well before December. I’ve thought a lot about sewing and getting ready for the holidays but here I am with absolutely nothing completed let alone started. I’m afraid this year is going to be much like…

Tricias Top 5 Sewing Inspiration Websites

    In honor of the fascinating feature story in our just released summer issue on the huge impact of the web on the contemporary sewing world (Connected! Sewing in a Digital World by Elaine Lipson, Stitch Summer 2011), we are kicking off a series of blog posts in which Stitch editors and designers list…

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Introducing Freebie Fridays!!!

Who doesn't love free stuff? At the Stitch offices, we see lots of great sewing products, fabrics, notions, books, and other really great things throughout the course of our day. While some of these things end up being covered in the magazine, we thought it might be nice if we shared them with you a…

New Car vs. New Sewing Machine

If you had your choice between a brand new BMW sedan and a state-of-the-art Bernina sewing machine, what would you choose? Hmmmmm, not an easy decision, right? Well it was for David Hyatt of Dallas, Texas, winner of Bernina of America’s “Test Drive a BERNINA 3 Series” sweepstakes. He opted to take a cash prize…

Tutorial: Sewing Faux Fur

Faux fur is big fashion trend this season, but sewing this chunky, furry stuff may seem like quite a task. However, if you take the time to do a little prep and follow a few guidelines it will make sewing with faux fur a snap! Here are some simple tips for sewing success with faux fur: Make sure that you…

Q&A: Jil Cappuccio of One of a Kinds, Limited Lines

This month’s Q&A is with Jil Cappuccio, frequent Stitch designer and creator of One of a Kinds, Limited Lines. You can find out more about Jil on her website, www.jilcappuccio.com. Stefanie: How and when did you learn to sew? Do you do any other textile crafts?  Jil: My love of sewing started halfway through my…

Sewing with Silk: Free Extras!

The Fall 2010 issue of Stitch is officially on the newsstand! If you haven’t seen it yet, ask about it at your fabric store or wherever you buy Interweave magazines (or order it here). On page 12 of the issue, you’ll find a terrific guide to sewing with silk, written by designer, sewing educator, and…

Match Perfect Plaids: A Stitch Tutorial

Okay, so have you ever found a beautiful, gorgeous, perfect plaid fabric, but then shied away from using it because you’ll have to match the pattern? I know that this can seem intimidating, but it’s not difficult if you take the time to follow a few simple steps… I promise! In this tutorial, I’ll illustrate…

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September is National Sewing Month

While we celebrate sewing every month here at Stitch magazine (especially now that we’re creating four issues a year), we’re proud to participate in the official National Sewing Month, co-sponsored by the American Sewing Guild and the Sewing & Craft Alliance. National Sewing Month began in 1982, making it 28 years old this year, and…

Big Stitch News!

  Can you believe that Stitch is two years old? Whether you have been with us since issue one back in 2008, or you’ve just joined us, it continues to be incredibly exciting to celebrate our collective passion for sewing, patterns and design with every issue. So what could possibly better than getting Stitch twice a…