Tag: Sewing For Beginners

Catching up (and sewing up) with designer Caroline Hulse

Today’s post comes from none other than Caroline Hulse, fabric and pattern designer better known as Sew Caroline, and frequent Stitch contributor. We’re still obsessing over her ’40s Kimono Jacket from the Spring issue of Stitch and can’t wait to sew up more of her designs this year, such as her One Seam Maxi Skirt…

Learn Tailoring and Pattern Drafting

Online Sewing Classes! Learn Tailoring and Pattern Drafting + New Beginner Sewing Courses Available Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com Some days it is really tough to keep up with all the amazing offerings, classes, and contributors that we are have available. We are pleased to offer something for everyone in our latest online…

Learning To Sew Lingerie

Sewing lingerie has always been on my to-do list. I love wearing slips, but they're hard to find, at least in the styles and fabrics that I like. And, bras too. It doesn't matter what size you are there is nothing worse than an ill-fitting or uncomfortable wearing bra. Vintage Sewing Patterns Sew Chic Slip…

Sewing Hacks & Shortcuts – For the Beginner & the Pro

Whether you have been sewing for decades or only a few months, it seems that everyday someone comes up with a new trick. I am loving all of these sewing hacks! I must admit, I never previously looked into what tricks are out there. When I was first learning to sew I figured this is…

Come to the Dark Side & Learn to Sew with Knits

Get Started Sewing With Knits              What do you think Darth Vader's cape is made of? I was thinking a lovely satin but satin does wrinkle easily. Velvet wouldn't really do. I'm thinking it has to be a knit, maybe a ponte for some added weight and dramatic swishing. Plus,…

Use the Frozen No-Sew Blanket Kit to Inspire Your Child to Sew

  About three holiday seasons ago, the daughter of a friend of mine decided to make several no-sew fleece blankets for her friends as gifts. She had seen one owned by a friend of hers and decided that it would be the perfect present: easy, quick, and amply appreciated.   Disney's Frozen No-Sew Sisterly LoveFleece…

Stitch Spring 2015

  Downloadable Patterns RED POPPY CIRCLE SKIRT PEASANT TUNIC DRESS OPEN POCKET SLIM SKIRT HALTER TOP MEETSHIGH-WAISTED SHORTS GIRL'S SWEET QUILTED JACKET AND REVERSIBLE SKIRT FUNKY POCKET TEE COLOR BLOCK DRESS ADORABLE BABY GIRL DRESS '40S KIMONO JACKET THE PAPER-PIECED HOME     Features chicken scratch feverKathy Augustine that's sew carolineVeronica Graham make your markLinda…

Skirts! Skirts! Skirts! Learn To Sew Skirts!

I am crazy about sewing all kinds of skirts. I love skirts because for me, I don't have too many fit issues to wrestle with. And, I can make several skirts in a short period of time, unlike, say, pants or dresses. Skirts can be so easily changed with just small design changes. I have…

How I Learned to Sew

I would definitely not recommend learning to sew the way that I did. It was a haphazard patchwork of my mother and grandmother’s tutelage, home ec (sort of), self-teaching, and finally formal industry training. The result is a hodge-podge of home sewing, couture, and industry techniques that has taken me 40+ years to cobble together.…