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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…

Sew along with us in 2019!

Welcome to a new year of Sew News Sew Alongs! We are changing things up this year and we can’t wait to get things rolling. In past years, we’ve highlighted patterns from talented indie designers. This year, we’re partnering with one of our favorite indie designers, Kimberly Payne of Straight Stitch Designs, to bring you…

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All Over the Overalls Trend: 6 Sewing Pattern Picks

I’m happy to report that there’s now quite a variety of overalls sewing patterns on the market, which means you can (and should!) have more than one! I was a slow convert, but I’m a believer now. I tend toward the looser fit, paired down format, but if you’re into classic overalls, there’s something here…

Lonetree Jacket Sew Along week 3: How to Install a Separating Zipper

Welcome to week 3 of the Lonetree Jacket sew along! This week, we’re discussing steps for properly installing a separating zipper with Lonetree pattern designer Allie Olson. There’s still time to join the sew along – grab the pattern here! To get caught up, read last week’s post on jacket seam finishing options and week two’s post on utility…

Make a Cute Bow Clutch with Cricut Maker™

It’s true: the Cricut Maker is a must-have for creating professional-looking transfers in glittery vinyl and perfectly cute paper crafts. But this state-of-the-art machine is also a sewist’s best friend. Simply upload your own pattern into the Cricut Design Space software or choose from hundreds of digital patterns, including this chic Bow Clutch from Sew…

11 Trends to Sew in 2019

If fashion industry experts are correct, 2019 is going to be a fun year in fashion and sewing. We’re seeing a big continuation of 90s influence for 2019, along with a few other trends we’re happy are sticking around. Read on for our picks for the top sewing trends for 2019, with pattern recommendations if…