Category Archives: Project Inspiration

All Things Fall (sewing!) with the August/September issue of Sew News

Get your fall sewjo working with the August/September issue of Sew News! This issue is all kinds of awesome – here are a few of my favorite things from this packed issue! My favorite thing in this issue – maybe one … Continue reading

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DIY Textiles: Painted Brushstrokes Tips

We’re continuing our focus on DIY Textiles today with a tutorial for creating bold brushstrokes. We love the high-end, painterly look this technique gives fabric and simple designs, such as this basic a-line skirt – plus, it’s totally one of … Continue reading

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DIY July 4th Crafts, Projects and Inspiration

Get ready for July 4 with these great project ideas! July 4 will be here before we know it! So it’s time to start decorating with all things red, white and blue. I love to involve my kids in the … 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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Trading Spaces is Back Episode 1 Recap

Trading Spaces S9, E1 Recap: Not Our First Rodeo It’s season 9 of Trading Spaces, back after a 10-year hiatus, and I just had to watch the first episode and report! images courtesy of TLC.com. I loved Trading Spaces back … Continue reading

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Easter Dresses to Sew

Easter Dresses to Sew for Kids Easter is a bit later this year, giving us extra time to sew up some pretty fashions embellished with simple embroidery. Sewing for kids is super enjoyable–the patterns are usually easy and not much … Continue reading

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Top 10 Trends to Sew in 2018

At then end of the year we can’t help but get excited about the upcoming trends in sewing for 2018. All of us here, love nothing more than flipping through magazines and browsing through our favorite feeds spotting new sewing … Continue reading

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Embroidery Hoop Place Cards

We hope you’re on your way to having a handmade holiday! We thought these mini embroidery hoops made the cutest place cards, so we’ll be adding them as a little personal touch to our holiday tables. The package comes with … Continue reading

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Metallic Foil Transfer Pillow Project

You may have seen these cuties before: they’re on the cover of our Dec/Jan issue of Sew News. The Deer Me pillows (by Amanda Niederhauser) are, in my humble opinion, the epitome of great holiday decor: they’re merry, modern AND they … 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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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: 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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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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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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