Category Archives: Sewing Inspiration

Seasonal Sewing with the October/November issue of Sew News

It’s all things fall in the October/November issue of Sew News magazine. And bring on the textures! Make fabulous fall garments, accessories and home decor with leather, faux suede, real suede, faux fur, velvet, wool and more. I have a … Continue reading

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High-End Hack: Feather Trimmed Tank Tutorial

Light as a Feather Feathers aren’t just for the runway. Ostrich feathers turn any classic silhouette into an upscale garment. Create feather trim from luxe plumes and add them to a ready-made silk camisole for a standout piece. Follow these … Continue reading

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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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Tony Award Fashions

I am a total theater geek and live for the Tony Awards. I love to see and hear what’s new on Broadway and while I watch the awards, I’m always inspired to travel to New York and have a weekend … Continue reading

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Favorite Woven T-shirt Sewing Patterns: Roundup Time!

We spent May reviewing some of our favorite knit t-shirt patterns but we also wanted to give some love to our other summer favorite, woven t-shirts. From boxy to fitted and basic to interesting details, these are some of our top … 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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New Issue Of Sew News! Summer Sewing At It’s Best!

It’s MeMadeMay and our sewing lists are growing, friends! Look the pages of the June/July issue of Sew News for tips, techniques, insights, inspiration and more to sew the perfect summer wardrobe. There’s so much to love in this issue … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink, as seen in the April/May 2018 issue of Sew News: Stitch the whimsical world of Tula Pink! Seventeen of Tula’s animal and floral designs from … Continue reading

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Want to go to Italy?

Imagine this: You wake up in Italy with a full itinerary that you didn’t have to plan yourself. After getting dressed, you have breakfast with other sewists, discuss the plan for the day and get on a bus to travel … Continue reading

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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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Spring Wardrobe Tips and More in the Sew News April/May issue

Bring it on, spring! There’s nothing like the changing season to kickstart our sewing mojo (aka sewjo). The April/May 2018 issue of Sew News has loads of inspiration to get you on your way to a fresh spring and summer wardrobe. … 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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Look Like Gisele for the Big Game

Hosting the big game this weekend? What’s a girl to wear? There’s no need to don an oversized jersey or bulky sweatsuit. Take some cues from Tom Brady’s wife and look effortless yet pulled together with your team’s colors strategically … Continue reading

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Sew News 2018 – New Year, New Columns!

The start of the new year is always kind of exciting around here. We all like starting anew (ahem, new projects), and we’re so excited to present our new line-up to you! The Common Thread – Explore the stories that … Continue reading

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5 Kid-Friendly Sewing Projects for Winter Break

Keep your kids busy during winter break with some fun easy sewing projects. The projects listed below are recommended for kids ages 8-12, and adult supervision is recommended! If your child is new to sewing, make sure to introduce him … Continue reading

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Travel in Comfort & Style

Oh the joys of traveling during the holidays. It’s always more stressful than usual, with many more people fitting into trams, busses, rental car shuttles, carrying much more stuff.

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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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