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Con Crunch Episode 3: Commissions, Corsets & Machine Embroidery

Episode 3 is live!  Register to watch it free here before June 21st, 2019, and you’ll be automatically entered to win an amazing prize from our sponsors Brother Sews and RNK Distributing! The Recap: Guest Megan and host Cheryl Sleboda cover a lot of ground in episode 3, including custom commissions, corsets and machine embroidery,…

Columbine Convertible Tote Sew Along: Finishing Details

The time has come, friends! Let’s finish the Columbine Convertible Tote! The final details are what really make this bag stand out. The sample features a variety of rivet finishes and dimensional flower shapes (that are included with the pattern download). Or use your own templates to make it unique: instead of flowers, consider hearts,…

Columbine Convertible Tote Sew Along: Main Construction Steps

Okay, you’ve selected your fabric and you’re ready to get started. Once you’ve cut your pattern, bag construction can begin! The steps will be slightly different if you’ve picked a different fabric combination or are choosing not to work with cork, so just keep that in mind. Otherwise, the main construction steps are as follows!…

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Summer 2019 Sewing Plans

Summer sewing is the best, right? The lighter fabrics, the fun silhouettes, the jumpsuits? Wait, did that word just come out of my mouth? Yes, friends, jumpsuits are happening – and maxi dresses and sundresses. The staff of Sew News shares their summer sewing plans below. And in case you missed it, we talked all…

Columbine Convertible Tote Sew Along: Cork Sewing Tips

Welcome to week 2 of the Columbine Convertible Tote Sew Along. Last week on the blog, we discussed fabric for the Columbine Convertible Tote and some inspiring alternative options – I’m still thinking about an upcycled tapestry tote! When we said we love this in cork, though, we meant it, because we love cork. If…

Columbine Convertible Tote Sew Along: Fabric Selection

We asked Bianca Springer to recreate this project for us with cork and waxed canvas, and this creative maker did not disappoint! The revamped design features premade cork strapping, a durable cork cover and dimensional cork flowers. The cork and canvas for the sample was provided by Fabric Funhouse. Today, we wanted to cover a…

Estes Dress Sew Along Week 3: Construction Tips

Welcome to week three of the Estes Dress Sew Along! We’ve covered fabric selection, tips for working with sweater knits and today, we’re covering construction. Thankfully, the construction of the Estes Dress is straightforward and quick, however there are a few steps that will improve the longevity of your dress and take your finishes to…

Estes Dress Sew Along Week 2: Fabric Selection

Welcome to week 2 of the Estes Dress sew along. Last week, we discussed tips for sewing sweater knits, as that what the featured Estes Dress sample is sewn in. However, the Estes Dress is built to be customized and transformed, and that is easy to do with fabric selection. Today, we’ll discuss a few…

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Estes Dress Sew Along, week 1: Sewing with Sweater Knits

We are so so so very excited to kick off the Estes Dress Sew Along! To create this pattern, we collaborated with Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Designs and, friends, this is our dream cool-weather dress: cozy, figure (and tights and boots) friendly, the perfect amount of swing, easy to style. Kimberly hit the ball…