Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Holiday sewing inspiration with Sew News December/January issue!

Okay, I know last month I said Oct/Nov was my favorite…but I’m also absolutely loving the December 2017/January 2018 issue! Each year, our goal is to provide a good mix of holiday décor, quick gifts and festive (fancy!) party looks. … Continue reading

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Top Cardigan Pattern – Sew News Staff Picks

The Luxe Layer pattern from Oct/Nov Sew News has got us all in the mood for cardigans! From structured sweater knit cardis to lightweight cardigans for layering, cardigans are the perfect transition piece. They’re great in cooler weather, obviously, but … Continue reading

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Office Posh collared blazer pattern hack

If you love the Office Posh jacket hack in the Oct/Nov issue of Sew News, you are not alone! Created by long-time Sew News contributor Ana Jankovic, this jacket is an absolute stunner! The base pattern calls for an open jacket … Continue reading

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Tired of Boring Gifts? We’ve Got Fresh Ideas for Gift Giving

Halloween is my mental block, friends! As soon as it’s over though (and all the handmade costumes are put away until next year), I start my yearly holiday panic. What to make, what to purchase, all those teachers!?!? I’m always … Continue reading

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Pants Month – That’s a Wrap (pant)!

Thanks so much for joining us for Pants Month. Sewing pants can seem intimidating, but also, really rewarding. We hope that you enjoyed reading about new pants patterns, considered (and maybe reconsidered!) what styles work best for you, got inspired … Continue reading

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Pants Pattern Review: Luna Pants from Made by Rae

 Join in for Pants Month where we talk all things pants. We have reviews, tips and free patterns. Tell us if you’ve made pants, or have tried these pants patterns, we’d love to hear from you.  Pattern: Luna Pants, Made … Continue reading

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Nora Doctor Bag Sew Along, week 3: Adding Piping to Pockets

This week we’re continuing our discussion regarding adding couture details to bags and piping is one of my favorite ways to create a polished finish. In week 1, we discussed interfacing, and for week 2, we covered double welt pockets. This … Continue reading

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