Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Sew it All 11: Walking on Sunset Knit Dress Pattern

Have you grabbed your copy of Sew it All Volume 11 yet? I mentioned that a few projects have jumped to the top of my to-sew list. The Walking on Sunset Dress Pattern by Charise Randell did just that! We … Continue reading

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Sew it All 11: Vintage Vibe Skirt Sewing Pattern

Have you picked your favorites from Sew It All, Volume 11? I have a few that I’ll definitely be making for fall, including this Vintage Vibe Skirt by Jenny Gordy of Wiksten (<<she is so great!). It’s such a great … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along, week 3: Installing the Neckband

Welcome to week 3 of the Linden Sew Along. If you’ve already cut your fabric and sewn the sleeve edges and the side seams, you are just a few simple steps from the finish line, friends! Today we’re discussing bands: neckbands, sleeve bands … Continue reading

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Sew it All, Volume 11 is here!

It’s time to finally let the cat out of the (cute handmade) bag: Sew it All Volume 11 has landed! Hardworking wardrobe basics, plus all kinds of bags, accessories, simple gifts, home decor and more to fill out your fall … Continue reading

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Pattern Testing the Fringe Dress from Chalk And Notch

If you’re at all familiar with the online sewing community, you’re probably also familiar with the many independent pattern designers who inhabit that space. Independent designers offer a mix of PDF only and/or print patterns and proliferate Facebook and Instagram. … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along, week 2: Cutting & Sewing the Sweatshirt Body

Okay, friends – let the sweatshirt fun commence! Last week we covered knit fabrics & tools, this week we’re talking cutting and construction, starting with the sweatshirt body. First things, first! If you’re new to raglan patterns, the body and … Continue reading

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Fall Sewing Plans – Sew News Editor Picks

You’ve read about fall sewing trends with Mimi G, you’ve got your stretch velvet and your flannel and you’re ready to get sewing. Us too! Read on for more of what we’re planning for the fall. Amanda’s Plan Why, oh … Continue reading

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