Category Archives: Garment Sewing

Inspired by Architecture: An Interview with Taylor McVay, Blueprints for Sewing

The October Sew Along with Sew News  features the A-Frame Skirt by Blueprints for Sewing. Inspired by the iconic A-frame house, this pattern features two versions: a pencil silhouette and an A-line silhouette. We’ve fallen pretty hard for the triangular … Continue reading

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Shorts Sewing Pattern Roundup: Our Top Picks

Whether you’re super into shorts or not, in some climates, they’re a must for summer. Shorts are perfect for testing pants patterns (and many patterns include them as an option), they don’t often require a large amount of fabric and … Continue reading

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T-Shirt Pattern Review: Gina Renee Designs Flared Tee Shirt

Flared Tee-Shirt, Gina Renee Designs This pattern is a super simple make and comes with a long- or short, cap-sleeve option. The fit is very forgiving–it flares out at the hip (hence the name), hiding those pesky love handles. I … Continue reading

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It’s T-Shirt Month!

May is T-Shirt Month! What’s your go-to garment? For most people, it’s a T-shirt. You can’t beat the comfort and forgiving fit of everyday T-shirts, and they’re super simple to sew.

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Emerson Crop Pant Sewing Pattern

I never thought a cropped pant would make it to my TNT (tried and true) list, but the Emerson Crop Pants  by True Bias  have firmly cemented their place there. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve made them – … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Fashion Sketching Tips from Meg Healy of BurdaStyle

Do you draw your designs before stitching them? Fashion sketching is a great way to round out your sewing and planning skills. From capturing design and alteration ideas and setting sewing intentions to documenting your creative journey and testing out garment … Continue reading

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself – Lumps And All!

Happy Valentines, Galentines, chocolates and wine/fancy fabric day, friends! We’re taking today to celebrate one of our favorite kinds of love: self-love. We’ve been so inspired by the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself challenge on Instagram (#smyly2018), we thought we’d … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Perfect Jacket for Your Body Shape

Spring is a great time to stitch up a new jacket or two, because the fabrics are fun and they don’t need heavy linings or insulation. Consider four body types, labeled for convenience with geometric shape names, and some fashion-forward … Continue reading

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Sewing Workout Wear – New Year, New You!

Let the HEALTHY stuff begin…again. What a drag it is to think about working out right after a gluttonous holiday. The stores are suddenly full of workout wear, TV infomercials are all about training equipment, the short food videos on … Continue reading

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Pajamas To Sew & Give

Sew a pair of pajama pants for each member of your family this holiday season! Holiday-themed jammies make cute photo ops for cards, but you can also use other fabric prints, including licensed fleece or flannels that have favorite sports … Continue reading

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Office Posh collared blazer pattern hack

If you love the Office Posh jacket hack in the Oct/Nov issue of Sew News, you are not alone! Created by long-time Sew News contributor Ana Jankovic, this jacket is an absolute stunner! The base pattern calls for an open jacket … 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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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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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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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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Sweater Knits 101 Tips for Sewing With Knits + Sources

Are you looking for ways to update your fall wardrobe? We have lots of ideas in our fall and winter Sew News magazine for 2017. Plus, we have tips and suggestions on refreshing your wardrobe, how to create couture touches, … 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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