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Celebrate Pants Month With Us!

Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

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Project Runway Recap: Season 16, Episode 7

Project Runway Recap -Season 16, Episode 7: The Ultimate Faceoff The challenge this week was to create a menswear-inspired look using fabrics from JC Penny menswear fashions. The perfect challenge for Brandon and Kentaro, who already do menswear-inspired designs for … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap: S16, E6

Project Runway Recap Season 16, Episode 6: Models Off Duty

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Project Runway Recap, S16, E5

Project Runway Recap Season 16, Episode 5: Descending Into Good and Evil

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Project Runway Week in Review S16, E4

We’re Sleeping Wear? Season 16, Episode 4 The designers must incorporate surface embellishment techniques into sleepwear fashions for Heidi Klum’s Sleepwear Collection. The winning look will be mass produced for Heidi’s line. photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. I was super excited … Continue reading

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News from Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman, of Sewing with Nancy, Retires a tough diagnosis causes the sewing pioneer to say goodbye   I met Nancy Zieman many years ago. I was just starting out in my career and looked up to her for all … Continue reading

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Project Runway Week in Review–S16, E3

Project Runway: Week in Review A Leap of Innovation Taking inspiration from the movie Leap. I’ll start off by saying: I don’t get it. The winning look from E3 looked like a sloppy, ill-fitting oversized men’s shirt with button loop … Continue reading

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Project Runway Recap, S 16, E2

Project Runway: Week in Review An Unconventional Recycling Turning trash into treasure! all photos courtesy of Lifetime. Wow! What a cool runway experience on this episode. I could have done without the “twin drama,” but maybe that’s because I have twins? … Continue reading

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Project Runway Week in Review

Project Runway: Week in Review One Size Does Not Fit All Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! all photos courtesy of Lifetime. My absolute favorite part of this season is that … Continue reading

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5 Back to School Kid Crafts

Keeping the kids busy these next couple of weeks before school is a bit challenging. I want to savor the last moments of summer, but need the littles to wrap their heads around the idea that school is starting and … Continue reading

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Summer Sewing Inspiration is Here!

I often spend countless hours perusing websites (Pinterest mostly), flipping through magazines (like this one), combing thrift store aisles and simply people watching to find inspiration for my next sewing projects. It’s an exhausting pursuit, albeit super fun. As we … Continue reading

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Happy Tank Week! I wanted to test a knit tank as well as a woven to have options. These will be my two go-to patterns for summer! First I went with the Rumi by Christine Haynes Patterns. I love Christine … Continue reading

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Christmas In July – Start Your Craft + Sew Give List

Dear Fellow Sewers, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Believe it or not, we work about six months ahead of time in order to publish Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines. We’re always working on winter issues … Continue reading

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A Unique Summer Reading List Just For Sewists

Dear Fellow Sewers, One of the best things about summertime is reading (ideally by the pool, on the beach or with your toes in some kind of water). I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I read a novel. … Continue reading

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Summer Time Style and How To Get It

Dear Fellow Sewers, I’m sure the last thing you’re thinking about in the midst of spring is getting into a swimsuit, but as the weather gets hotter we’re focusing on summer style and getting ready to jump in the pool! … Continue reading

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Learn how to embellish garments and projects with fiber, textures, embroidery and color.

Dear Fellow Sewers Spring is finally here! We’re looking forward to ditching the all-black attire of winter and bringing some color into our closets and homes. There may still be snow in the forecast (until mid-May in some parts of … Continue reading

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Sew News COVER Sneak Peek

I can not wait to hear your responses today! Here it is, ladies and gents: The brand new look of Sew News, unveiled before it ever hits your mailbox or the newsstand. I really like the open, airy feeling of … Continue reading

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