Author Archives: Beth

Jaqueline Groag’s Mid-Century Style at Spun: Q&A with the Curator

The past two weeks the Sew News team has been sharing our impressions of the fantastic exhibit Spun: Adventures in Textiles at the Denver Art Museum. One of the exhibits that I found most inspiring as a garment sewist was … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Edition of Free Stuff Friday: Win a picnic bag pattern!

Hurray for Free Stuff Friday! And for that matter, hurray for three-day weekends! For today’s giveaway, we have a bag pattern that’s perfect for the start of summer. The lucky winner will receive this super cute and clever Handy Bag … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial

Tomorrow I’m headed to Schaumburgh, IL for the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, where I’ll be stitching up a storm with everyone in the Make-It Center! One of the projects we’ll be making is this very fun and very simple … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Last-Minute Handmade Valentines!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you sewed up treats for the special people in your life? At the very last minute, I decided I wanted to make something easy and cute for my sisters and two best friends. Luckily, I came … Continue reading

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Enter the Casting Call contest for a chance to appear on Sew it All!

Are you the next big sewing star? Do you have a fabulous sewing blog you’d love to share with the world? Check out this fantastic opportunity to show off your sewing savvy and win a trip to our studio to … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 11: Win Heart-Felt Holidays!

Thanks to everyone for sharing hilarious sewing stories in yesterday’s Day 10 giveaway! We randomly selected from among all of the entrants, and the winner is Kim, who said “My funniest (not really funny at the time!) moment was sewing … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 9: Win a sampler from The Warm Company!

We’re nearing the end of our fantastic 12 Days of Giveaways–but don’t worry, you still have four more days to enter, including a fabulous extra-enormous giveaway for 12 winners on Friday! Stay tuned! Yesterday we asked what your sewing resolution … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Get an adorable “Merry Christmoose” design from Seams Sew Special!

Happy Friday and, more importantly, happy Day 7 of the 12 Days of Giveaways! Yesterday, we asked if you ever make your own Christmas ornaments, and the lucky winner is Jan B., who said “Absolutely! This year it’s dog shapes … Continue reading

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12 Days of Giveaways Day 3: Win “Sew What You Love”

Thanks to everyone who entered our Day 2 Giveaway on Friday. The lucky winner is Cindy S.–congrats! For our Day 3 Giveaway, we have the lovely book Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever by Tanya Whelan of … Continue reading

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Sewing for a New Baby–the story behind the quilt!

When my good friends Erin and Tex announced that they were having a baby earlier this year, my mind went straight to all the cute little baby things I would get to sew (after I congratulated them, started to cry … Continue reading

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Scrap-Busting Holiday Potholder Tutorial

What are you sewing this week? I’ve been pretty busy at the sewing machine! In addition to a quilted throw for my sister’s birthday, I’ve been working on my contribution to the Sewing District Holiday Potholder Swap: It’s been really … 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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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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Special Arrow Cabinets Offer: $100 off plus a Free Iron!

Have you noticed the super cute Arrow Sewing Cabinets on the covers of Sew it All? The Olivia cabinet is featured on the cover of Volume 1 in Pistachio (she’s also available in white!). I really love the cute scalloped … Continue reading

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Recyled Sweater Mittens Mania & Free Patterns!

Yesterday, Jessie, Nicki and I had the pleasure of joining the Denver Craft Ninjas for an amazingly fun sewing workshop where we shared how to sew mittens from recycled felted sweaters. I can’t think of a better way to spend … Continue reading

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8 Ideas for Recycled Sweater Mittens

I’ve got mittens on my mind! This Sunday, we’re excited to be teaming up with Denver Craft Ninjas to create mittens from felted sweaters. I really like this project not only because it involves recycling, but also because the mittens … Continue reading

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Recycled Sweater Mittens! Come Sew with Us!

Have you ever shrunken a wool sweater in the washing machine, either on purpose or by accident? The resulting felted wool is great for stitching up lots of projects, from softies to slippers and much more! This Sunday 9/23, we’re … Continue reading

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