Monthly Archives: May 2011

FREE Stuff Friday/Blog Tour: Day 12

This is an extra special Friday giveaway because we are hosting Day 12 of the Stripped Down Patchwork Blog Tour! Erin Gilday is a talented seamstress, blogger and author, who has  written for Sew News. Her latest project is a … Continue reading

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“Sewing is still my favorite”

From sewing to soldiering, she’s one-of-a-kind 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs By Sgt. Richard Carreon KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Skills and hobbies make up a lot of what we do in our spare time. Some of them we stumble … Continue reading

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“Hip Handles” Correction June/July ’11

We accidentally forgot to add a designer credit for the red bag featured in “Hip Handles” on page 48 of the June/July Sew News. The design and pattern are from the talented Christopher Nejman, while the braided handle design is … Continue reading

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Hot New Trend: Sewing Cafes

Last year, a new cafe called Sweat Shop opened in one of Paris’ most stylish neighborhoods. What sets this cafe apart? It doubles as a sewing studio! The concept is similar to that of a cyber cafe, but instead of … Continue reading

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A Quilt for Mom and a Day of Relaxation

How was your Mother’s Day? This year, I did a little planning ahead of time and made my mom a lap quilt with cute fabrics. The fabric has horses, horseshoes, paisley, and western stars (my mom is a cowgirl). I … Continue reading

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FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

Happy Friday Sew News readers! Today we’ve got a great book giveaway from Chronicle books. Jennifer Paganelli designs one of the most popular fabric lines in the crafting marketplace. In Girl’s World, her debut book, she presents twenty-one adorable sewing … Continue reading

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Cute Story Alert! High School Student Designs his Date’s Prom Dress

Check out this super sweet story in yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times.  Stevenson, Illinois  high school student Tyler Pecora designed a pretty sky-blue dress for his girlfriend Lauren Comitor to wear to his senior prom. Tyler recruited his friend, fashion student Courtney … Continue reading

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Free Tech Case Project from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores!

Protect your iPad or e-reader with this cute padded tech case, brought to you for FREE by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. This would also make a great and practical Mother’s Day gift for a tech-savvy mom or graduate! Download … Continue reading

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Updated May Sew It All TV Schedule

Check out the updated Sew It All May schedule for your local air date and time. We are now airing in 23 NEW regions, including Buffalo, NY, Des Moines, IA, Louisville, KY, Milwaukee, WI and New Orleans, LA! Click on … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

Congratulations to Sheila L.! She won the My Style Greeting pattern from Islander Sewing Systems for answering our question: Who do you sew for the most? Mom? Dad? Kids? Husband? Friends? Yourself? The family dog? What do you sew for these … Continue reading

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