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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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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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Pants Review: Butterick 5893

 The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own. As well as reviews from all the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Next is Jill with her … 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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Top Tunic Sewing Patterns

So it’s officially fall, friends! And around here, that means tunic season! We’ve rounded up our favorite tunic sewing patterns for your perusal. Are tunics a staple in your closet? Let us know what you love about tunics in the … Continue reading

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Sew News October/November 2017 Issue

The October/November issue of Sew News is always one of my favorites. I’m not sure if it’s because, by mid-September, I’m ready to hunker down for the cooler months…and sew more, of course! Or if I just like fall fabrics … Continue reading

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Information – Don’t Miss Out!

One month from today we’ll be on our way back from the Original Sew and Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois. We’ve still got a lot to do, but we’ve been making plans and thinking up some fun surprises for people … 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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Happy National Sewing Month! Why Do You Love To Sew?

Happy National Sewing Month! Did you know that this is a month set aside by Ronald Regan back in the 80′s to recognize the importance of the home sewer in America? We love this time of year for obvious reasons. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Sewing Expo: Sewing Swap

I’m getting excited for our trip to the Original Sew & Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois! While there’s still quite a while until the Expo itself, the Sew News team is busy prepping for all the exciting events we’ll be … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Ella Top by Liola Patterns

My love for the Ella Top by Liola Patterns is, at this point, well documented. That’s what happens when you make a pattern 5 times. This tank pattern was probably my first tried-and-true basics pattern. It’s perfect in so many … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Adventure Tank by Fancy Tiger Crafts

Did you take part in Me Made May this year? I did and one of my personal challenges was to pair my me-mades. I think I’ve finally realized that I prefer mixing knits and wovens together – so knit top … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Willow Tank by Grainline Studio

Kate’s Take on the Willow When I saw the Willow tank, I was really excited. It looked like a great, comfortable, standard tank that would work in woven or knit. I ran right out and bought three different fabrics to … Continue reading

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Tank Week is here!

Hi friends! Summertime is in full swing, and that means it’s tank sewing season. Looking for new patterns to try? Join us on the Sew News blog for editor reviews of woven and knit tank patterns all week long. Think … Continue reading

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Sew Along Schedule For May & June 2017

Sew along with Sew News! May Sew Along The first one starting May 16th is with the super talented and amazingly popular Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! We will be stitching up the Crimson & Clover Train cases. Kick off … Continue reading

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13th Annual Denver Paper Fashion Show 2017 #paperfashionshow2017

I attended the 2017 Denver Paper Fashion Show put on by the Art Directors Club of Denver on April 6. It was an event that I’ve wanted to attend for awhile and the stars aligned this year. I went as … Continue reading

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Sewing for Good: 9 Sewing Charities that Need Your Help

Whether you have a few extra minutes to spare or a lot of extra fabric to share, a little generosity goes a long way when it comes to sewing for charity. Read on to learn about about nine sewing charities … Continue reading

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