Monthly Archives: October 2012

Free Stuff Friday Winner!

It’s Monday again! But don’t worry, two of you are going to win a prize! On Friday we announced our giveaway of an original Paradiso designs pattern by lovely Sew News contributor and Sew it All TV season 5 guest (look for her … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Friday readers! I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready for some giveaways! Today we’re giving away an original Paradiso designs pattern by lovely Sew News contributor and Sew it All TV season 5 guest (look for her … Continue reading

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Free Preview Issue of new sister publication- Love of Crochet

 As a sewing enthusiast, we know you love handmade items.  That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to our new sister publication, Love of Crochet.  This brand-new magazine includes patterns for garments, gifts, accessories and home décor—over 25 in … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

Congratulations to Jeanne! Her comment was randomly selected to receive Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapin. Soon she will be learning the ins and outs of creating a sustainable creative business. Jeanne responded, saying: “A small quilting and sewing … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday! Win a book from Storey Publishing!

Happy Friday everyone! This Friday we have a wonderful prize from Storey Publishing: Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapman. With the help of this book you will learn how to budget, market, manage, develop and sustain a successful creative … Continue reading

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Quickie Project: Teacup Pincushion

How do you keep track of pins around your sewing room? I have quite a variety of pincushions that I’ve amassed over the years, including a crocheted cactus, the classic red tomato and a couple of those magnetic ones. Recently, … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

Thanks so much to everyone for entering our Free Stuff Friday giveaway for Clover Trace ‘n Create E-Tablet Templates and Shapers from Nancy Zieman! We asked about your favorite online sources for sewing information, and it was great reading your … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday! Win Clover templates to make a custom tech case!

It’s another Free Stuff Friday! This week, we have a great prize from Clover: Nancy Zieman’s Trace ‘n Create templates and shapers for E-Tablet Keepers, as featured in “Cool Tools” in the Oct/Nov Sew News. Do you have an iPad, … Continue reading

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Easy Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? Over the weekend, I decided my front door needed some dressing up, so I recruited my mom, sister Wendy and best friend Katie to have some Sunday Crafternoon fun. I looked around online … Continue reading

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Passion for Fashion from Vanessa Walilko

Last weekend Ellen March, our editor-in-chief, judged the Passion for Fashion show at the American Sewing Expo. 12 contestants were given a mystery theme and $100 to purchase supplies from the expo floor. They then had roughly 36 hours to … Continue reading

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