Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along, Week 1: Knit Fabrics & Tools

Welcome to week 1 of the Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along! If you’ve peeked inside our latest issue of Sew News or watched the video, you know I’m pretty obsessed with this pattern. I’ve made 6 (six!!) and I’m still finding … Continue reading

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Custom Sweatshirt DIY

We’re pretty sure you can wear sweatshirts everywhere this fall and winter. Provided you have a good base pattern (and we recommend the Linden!), sweatshirts are easy to customize and upgrade, with some simple hacks, fabric selection and easy embellishment. … Continue reading

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Fall Sewing Plans – Tips & Trends from Mimi G

 At Sew News Headquarters, we are moving on to all things fall sewing (okay, maybe after one more quick tank top!). Today, we’re featuring some of our favorite wardrobe planning tips and trends from stylish lady, designer, entrepreneur Mimi G. … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along – Meet the Designer

I’ll be hosting this month’s Linden Sweatshirt sew along…because, let’s face it, I’m completely obsessed with this pattern. Okay, and with most patterns from Grainline Studio. The designer behind Grainline’s modern/classic vibe is Jen Beeman. Learn more about her here … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along – Welcome!

If you’re thinking about sewing plans for fall, you’re in good company! Join us and sew up the ultimate fall staple, the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio! With raglan sleeves and a relaxed fit, this pattern features two views – … Continue reading

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Custom Croquis – the new thing from MyBodyModel

If you’ve been sewing for a long time, it is exciting to see how technology has changed the landscape over the years. From customizable patterns to print-at-home downloads from up-and-coming independent designers, sewing today offers you more control and options … Continue reading

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Favorite Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

If there’s a dress style we love for its ability to transition from summer to fall, it’s the shirtdress. Inspired by the button-up shirt, modern shirtdress patterns take on a variety of forms from shifts to vintage-inspired fit-and-flare designs and … Continue reading

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