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Taffeta Thursday! Fun tips for sewing with Taffeta!

Taffeta dates all the way back to the 16th century.  The word taffeta is derived from the Persian word taftah, which refers to a fine, plain weave. While taffeta was originally made of silk, today it can be found made … Continue reading

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Quilts for Kids Charity Drive

September is National Sewing Month! To commemorate this, PFAFF sewing dealers across the country are partnering with Quilts for Kids charity and hosting handmade patchwork quilt donations for children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses or are victims of abuse.  … Continue reading

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Waffle Cloth Wednesday! What is Waffle Cloth?

Waffle cloth, also known as waffle weave fabric or honeycomb fabric, is a woven fabric that has a recessed pattern created by cords running either vertically,horizontally or both, creating a square design (hence the waffle name). Waffle cloth is generally … Continue reading

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Tulle Tuesday! Seven tips for sewing with Tulle.

Tulle is a fine, lightweight material commonly used in veils, tutus and gowns. It’s a machine-made cotton or manufactured net that has a hexahonal mesh. Soft tulle can be used to create a lacy look while stiffer tulle can be used … Continue reading

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Sewing with Felt

Happy Monday afternoon everyone! I hope you all had a wonderfully crafty weekend. I spent my weekend crafting with felt. I like felt because it’s easy to draw designs on and cut out, you don’t have to finish all the edges … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

Happy Monday and thanks to everyone who participated in Friday’s giveaway! Today we are announcing the winner of two packages of metallic embroidery thread from Sublime stitching! Jenny Hart, founder of Sublime Stitching, designed the embroidery pattern for the shirt … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week and are looking forward to another edition of Free Stuff Friday! Have you had a chance to check out the article Splendid Stitchery in our latest issue? Jenny Hart, founder of … Continue reading

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Hi Sew News!

Good afternoon everyone! My name is Ashley Briggs and I just joined the Sew News team as an Assistant Editor. I’m on day two and so far it has been awesome! Looking through all the issues I’m finding so many great … Continue reading

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