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24 DAYS OF GIFT GIVING FROM US TO YOU!

Starting Dec 1, we’re giving away a gift on our Facebook page! Like us on Facebook, and then check each day to see what the prize is. Comment on the post for your chance to win! We have thread packs, … Continue reading

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Gifts For People Who Sew

People who sew love receiving small (or large!) gifts that showcase their love of sewing. Here is a collection of sewing notions and items that any sewist, seamstress, crafter or quilter would love to receive as a gift, and they’re all under $30.00! Sew … Continue reading

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Patterns Printed on Custom Fabric

Create one-of-a-kind embroidered garments using BurdaStyle digital patterns printed directly onto custom Spoonflower fabrics. There’s no need to print the pattern onto sheets of paper, tape them together and cut out your size. The size you need is digitally printed … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap, Season 16: Finale, Part 2

Project Runway Recap, Season 16: Finale, Part 2 Here we go! We finally discover who wins Project Runway after a grueling month of having too many designers as finalists. photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. I was convinced that Brandon would take … Continue reading

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Nancy Zieman Loses Battle with Cancer

It is with tremendous sadness that we bring you the news of Nancy Zieman’s passing. It was a little more than two months ago that we learned of Nancy’s retirement due to health issues. Nancy was a dear friend, a … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: Episode 13 Finale, Part 1

In this week’s episode, we learn who will move forward to NY Fashion Week. Seem like a repeat of last week?…sort of. The designers went home for 5 weeks to work on 10-piece collections, and Tim Gunn did the obligatory … Continue reading

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Easy Sewing Project For Thanksgiving: Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving in a traditional or modern way, with the good china or fiesta ware, you’re likely setting a table for the feast. And even if the feast isn’t in your own home, making place cards that look … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: Episode 12 Snow Business Like Sew Business

Project Runway, Season 16, Episode 12: There’s Snow Business like Sew Business This week really confused me. I have no idea why the challenge was so simple: The designers were to create a winter look that any fashionista would be … Continue reading

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10 Sewing Retreats To Go To Plan For Now!

  If you’ve never been to a sewing retreat, now is the time to investigate your options! There are so many different types of events, each of them with their own perks. Whether you’re looking for a more intimate experience … Continue reading

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Houston Sewing Meteorologist – See Lisa Vaughn’s Cloud Dress + Q&A!

Weathering Heights by Ellen March When Lisa Vaughn garnered national attention for her handmade cloud-print dress, the Houston meteorologist was shocked and flattered. Although she doesn’t credit sewing for her successful career (she holds two masters’ degrees after all), she … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: S 16, E 11

Project Runway Recap: Season 16, Episode 11: Warrior Fashion photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. This episode of Project Runway was near and dear to my heart. The designers were brought to a boxing ring and met breast cancer survivors, who told … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: Episode 10 Driving Miss Unconventional

Project Runway Recap, Season 16, Episode 10: Driving Miss Unconventional photos courtesy of mylifetime.com.   This week the designers had to use “safety” materials to create a look in the Lexus unconventional challenge. A collection of caution tape, bungee cords, … Continue reading

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Pants Pattern Review: Alexandria Peg Trousers

The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month here at Sew News. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own, as well as reviews from the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Today we’re featuring Ellen’s review … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap, S 16, E 9: A “Little” Avant Garde

Project Runway Recap -Season 16, Episode 9: A “Little” Avant Garde photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: … Continue reading

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Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer … Continue reading

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Dorm DIY: Fabric Organizers

Storage is super important when you’re moving into a small dorm room. Why not make a few coordinating organizers to hide your unmentionables, store nonperishable food, keep mail and magazines tidy or hold shower essentials? These organizers nest together, and … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: S16, E 8 Client On The Go

Project Runway Recap -Season 16, Episode 8: Client on the Go There are only 9 designers left, and the front runners are really separating themselves from the flock. This week’s challenge was sponsored by Dixie cups. The designers had to … Continue reading

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