Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sewing Bloopers

The “Last Laugh” column on the last page of each Sew News issue is always a reader favorite. I am the lucky editor that gets to sort through all the sewing bloopers and find the best ones for the magazine. … Continue reading

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Patchwork Style in Craft and Garments

When we first think of patches it might be to patch up something old and worn. Using patches in home decor and accessories projects brings a splash of color and style to an otherwise ordinary project. Patchwork can also be … Continue reading

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SImple Quilt Block with Embroidery

Last year I was approached by Jimmy Beans Wool to be a part a featured designer/author in their Sew Red book, a follow up to their Knit Red book published in 2012 to raise awareness for women’s heart health. Partial … Continue reading

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Count Your Button Day – October 21

Count Your Button Day is October 21, so get out your buttons and…count them! No one  know why or who started Count Your Button Day but it is officially an unofficial day on the calendar. Buttons have a much longer … Continue reading

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Hospital Gown Tutorials

Yours truly has a baby on the way. I’m super excited to grow a little bump that I can dress with cute maternity clothes (not an oxymoron, I promise you). But what about when I get to the hospital? Yes, … Continue reading

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Meet us at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Fort Worth!

Happy Monday! It’s an exciting week ahead, as Jessie and I are traveling to Fort Worth for a Texas-style weekend of fun at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo and we want to see you there! The show takes place this … Continue reading

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Spooky Halloween Beasties To Make

Do you love spooky but lovable plushies? They’re more adorable the frightful and are fun to make for little kids and teens love ‘em to. Here are a few ways to get monsters into your life. Join our monster making … Continue reading

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Easy Halloween costumes for kids (and adults!)

It’s that time of year again, Halloween. I love Halloween. I like to go to thrift stores and vintage clothing stores to find inspiration. I will often times refashion something but rarely make a costume from scratch. If you are … Continue reading

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How to use Flickr – A tutorial

Here is a tutorial on how to use Flickr. You can click on any image to enlarge. Sign up First thing you need to do is go to Flickr and sign up if you don’t have an account. After you … Continue reading

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Meet The Designer – Amy Alan

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Amy Alan. She can be seen on Sew It All TV  and her projects have been in Sew News and Sew It All magazines as well as many others. She has done … Continue reading

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