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 their personal top 5 websites for
sewing inspiration. I'm first up to bat!
So as many of you know, we often list sewing-related
websites in the magazine, chosen for their useful information, inspiration, and
broad appeal (check out our roundup of Stitch
recommended sites here). But my personal
go-to list are not sewing blogs or how-to sites, but instead sites that
showcase the best of contemporary fashion and interiors with a European edge. I
get so many ideas from these sites for creative details I can add to my own
projects, inspiring color combinations, bold design ideas, and hot trends that
eventually wind up in Stitch. I like to look at blogs and sites that push me
out of my design comfort zone and encourage me to experiment more with my
sewing and design projects.
So here are my personal top 5 sites for sewing inspiration:
- Focusing on textile design trends, I check this visual blog almost daily for
inspiring fabric, pattern, texture, and color combinations found in the latest
fashions and interior products.
Trendland - This
fashion and trend blog showcases cutting edge design. I subscribe to the free daily
email newsletter for the best sampling of what's new and uber-cool in fashion,
art, and design.
Bloesem - I love
this site for its inspiring mix of contemporary interior design and home
accessories, up and coming designers, and stylish handcrafted items.
Coco + Kelley -
Featuring a well-curated mood board feel, this site is great for color
inspiration, trends, and design ideas for home, fashion, and entertaining, and
all around great style.
- Showcasing the best of Scandinavian style, this interior design blog features
beautiful rooms and home textiles that are simple, stylish, and modern (if only
my real life looked this good!).
Tell me what your favorite sewing inspiration sites are in
the comments. I'd love to check them