Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Pants Pattern Review: Ninni Culottes by Named Clothing

Pattern: Ninni Culottes, Named Fabric: Tencel twill Size: 14 Any Adjustments: After making a muslin, I shortened the crotch on the pant front and back and sized down 2-3 sizes. For the pair featured here, I extended the culottes to … Continue reading

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Nora Doctor Bag Sew Along, Week 2: Double Welt Pockets

Did last week get you in the mood for bag sewing? Us too! This week, pattern designer Alicia Miller presents her technique for double welt pockets. On the interior or as an exterior pocket, this technique is the perfect way to … Continue reading

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How to Fit Pants

This article by Christine Jonson originally appeared in the April/May 2011 issue of Sew News. Save time and frustration by learning the steps to successfully fit a comfortable and flattering pair of pants, from choosing the right pattern and size … Continue reading

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Nora Doctor Bag Sew Along, Week 1: Interfacing for Bags

Are you ready for a little bag sewing! Join us for the Nora Doctor Bag Sew Along, with pattern designer Alicia Miller. We are in love with this bag: the perfect size and too many high-end details to count! And … Continue reading

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Pants Pattern Review: Hudson Pants by True Bias

If you’re just getting started sewing pants we’ve got plenty of tips and suggestions for you. All month long is Pants Month here at Sew News. We’ll have tips and reviews or our favorite pant patterns. We have trouser pants, … Continue reading

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Pants Pattern Review: Emerson Crop Pants by True Bias

The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own. As well as reviews from all the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Up first is Amanda who … Continue reading

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Pick Your Perfect Pants – Exploring Leg Shape

Rae Cumbie is our resident pants expert, with a particular penchant for pants fitting. However, pants fitting is irrelevant if you haven’t first picked the right pattern for your body. Read on for Rae’s tips on selecting the right leg … Continue reading

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