Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

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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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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