Monthly Archives: June 2013

Free Stuff Friday –

Summer is always a great time to throw a little party or fancy soiree.  One way to make it even more special is by making special handmade touches beyond the handmade invite. The book Handmade Hostess has over 35 beautiful … Continue reading

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Downy Touch of Comfort Drive!

I’ve said it before. Seamstresses, sewists, crafters whatever we call ourselves are quite generous when it comes time to give to those in need.  I received a email from Grace who alerted me to the wonderful effort driven by Downy … Continue reading

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Adding to your summer wardrobe: The Tunic

This lovely woman is rocking the internet on blogs and Pinterest  but there isn’t much detail about who she is.  However, we can surmise that she wears this tunic with a certain bit of style and wonderful flair, no?  I … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Winners Announced!

Well, I was hoping that no one would care for this giveaway and I could keep the books.  Alas, there are many out there who love sewing vintage, old patterns and who would love these books as much as I … Continue reading

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Vintage Sewing & Free Stuff Friday

I love vintage anything, but especially vintage sewing patterns and books. I love looking at the patterns from the 1940′s and imagining who the woman was who originally had them.  Why did she buy this particular pattern?  Was it for … Continue reading

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Rhonda Buss’ Wide Shawl Collar Tutorial

The Wide Variation Of The Shawl Collar The last collar we drafted was the shawl collar, but it was a narrow variation. As you can see in the picture below, the collar just covers the back neck seam line. So, … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Winner Announced!

The winner of Free Stuff Friday for June 14th is BJ M!  Thanks BJ and everyone for commenting and sharing your memories of summer camp! BJ please send me your mailing address at sewnews@sewnews.com and I’ll get the books Fabric, … Continue reading

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Time For Summer Camp & Free Stuff Friday

Remember summer camp? Being away from home, meeting new friends and doing all those awesome arts and craft projects!  I went to a summer camp in Kenosha, Wisconsin and fondly remember sitting in the craft room where it was cool … Continue reading

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Sewing for a Friend with Breast Cancer

About a week ago, a friend contacted me who I haven’t heard from in a while. I was stunned to learn that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer months ago and was finishing up chemotherapy. Her road was not … Continue reading

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Enter American Sewing Expo Contest! Fashion for Passion

Did you know the American Sewing Expo holds contests every year for all sewing enthusiasts. There are several contests for a wide variety of ages and skills. 2013 contests: Passion For Fashion – a live sewing and design competition Innovation … Continue reading

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