Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Sketch to Sew: Drawing as Planning with Sienna of Not a Primary Color

If your sewing plans for 2018 include more careful planning, fashion sketching might be a useful step in that process. Next up in our Sketch to Sew series, we’re featuring inspiring maker Sienna, of @NotAPrimaryColor and, about how she … Continue reading

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Spring Wardrobe Tips and More in the Sew News April/May issue

Bring it on, spring! There’s nothing like the changing season to kickstart our sewing mojo (aka sewjo). The April/May 2018 issue of Sew News has loads of inspiration to get you on your way to a fresh spring and summer wardrobe. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Barbie’s 59th Birthday – Share Your Stories With Us!

March 9, 2018 marks Barbie’s 59th birthday! By Sew News columnist Abby Glassenberg Excerpted from Sew News February/March 2018 Many sewists got their start sewing for a favorite doll. For many people, that first favorite doll was a Barbie. Columnist Abby Glassenberg … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Fashion Sketching Tips from Meg Healy of BurdaStyle

Do you draw your designs before stitching them? Fashion sketching is a great way to round out your sewing and planning skills. From capturing design and alteration ideas and setting sewing intentions to documenting your creative journey and testing out garment … Continue reading

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 3: Bound Buttonhole Tutorial

Are you looking for tips and tricks on sewing a bound buttonhole; the Cadillac of buttonholes? Lucky you have the team from Deer & Doe showing you how, step-by-step to sew these beautiful bound buttonholes. Let’s get to it! Welcome … Continue reading

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself – Lumps And All!

Happy Valentines, Galentines, chocolates and wine/fancy fabric day, friends! We’re taking today to celebrate one of our favorite kinds of love: self-love. We’ve been so inspired by the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself challenge on Instagram (#smyly2018), we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along Week 2: Trench Coat Fabric Recommendations

Welcome to week 2 of the Luzerne Trench sew along! Again today, we’re joined by the lovely team from Deer & Doe for their fabric recommendations (and a few of our top picks).  Check out last week’s post for more … Continue reading

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