Author Archives: Kate

January is Hot Tea Month! Celebrate In Style

January is the perfect time of year for sipping hot beverages, which is probably why it was chosen to be hot tea month. Not only is hot tea delicious, but it’s also a great excuse to stitch up cute tea … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Stylish Wraps Giveaway Is…

Joanne S! Congratulations, Joanne! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are  interested in purchasing the book, you can find Stylish Wraps at tuttlepublishing.com. … Continue reading

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Sewing Inspiration – Cruise Wear For Dress and Casual

The week before Christmas, I was lucky enough to take a Caribbean cruise with several family members. We had been planning the cruise for almost a year, so of course, I had it in mind as I sewed over the … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori, as seen in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Sew News: Japanese fashion designer Yoshiko Tsukiori created this collection of lightweight wraps to be easy to … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Freebies & Inspiration

Are you ready to start counting down to Christmas? The “Circle of Joy” project from the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Sew News is a great and uniquely fun way to do that! This advent wreath is made from cotton … Continue reading

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Easy Sew Holiday Stockings

Thanksgiving’s over, which means it’s time to get out the Christmas decorations! I love decorating the Christmas tree, then putting the final touch to the room by hanging the stockings by the fireplace. In my house, the stockings are knit … Continue reading

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Easy Sewing Project + Great Gift For Kids

I fell in love with this project from Sew It All Volume 11 the first time I saw it. Something about the covered buttons as checkers just spoke to me, and I just knew I would eventually make it for … Continue reading

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Sewing Wool for Winter

As the weather get chillier and we move into winter proper, my thoughts turn to sewing something to keep me warm… and that means sewing with wool. Wool is naturally insulating and, like most natural fibers, is easy to sew; … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Wise Craft Quilts Giveaway Is…

Cheryl! Congratulations, Cheryl! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Wise Craft Quilts at roostbooks.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Wise Craft Quilts by Blair Stocker

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Wise Craft Quilts by Blair Stocker, as seen in the October/November 2017 issue of Sew News: In Wise Craft Quilts, celebrated quilt designer and crafter Blair Stocker shares ways to use … Continue reading

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Dante Basco Talks With Sew News On Cosplay & More!

Now that it’s October, we’re thinking about costumes (of course!). While a lot of people do their costume sewing at this time of year only, some people are thinking about costumes year-round. That’s how cosplayers tend to think — they plan … Continue reading

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Pant Pattern Review: Thurlow Trousers by Sewaholic

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 Kate’s review … Continue reading

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Pant Pattern Review: Oceanside by Blank Slate Patterns

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 Jessica’s … Continue reading

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Original Sewing & Quilting Expo 2017 Recap Of Events!

Ellen, Meg and I spent the weekend in lovely Schaumburg, IL, at the Original Sew and Quilt Expo. We really wanted to focus on upping the sewing red of this show, so we planned some fun events that we hoped … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 9/14/17 – Sew News Halloweeen Projects From The Past!

This Thursday we’re throwing back to our Halloween Special Issue from 2000. It’s a real blast from the past, isn’t it? Bonus! Last year we made this issue into a pdf, patterns and all. Some of the costumes are still … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Sew Home giveaway is…

Karen! Congratulations, Karen! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Sew Home at ctpub.com. Look … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sew Home by Erin Schlosser

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Sew Home by Erin Schlosser as seen in the August/September 2017 issue of Sew News: Transform your dwelling into a space that reflects your personality, your imagination and your dreams. Sew Home, written … Continue reading

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