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Pattern Testing the Fringe Dress from Chalk And Notch

If you’re at all familiar with the online sewing community, you’re probably also familiar with the many independent pattern designers who inhabit that space. Independent designers offer a mix of PDF only and/or print patterns and proliferate Facebook and Instagram. … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along, week 2: Cutting & Sewing the Sweatshirt Body

Okay, friends – let the sweatshirt fun commence! Last week we covered knit fabrics & tools, this week we’re talking cutting and construction, starting with the sweatshirt body. First things, first! If you’re new to raglan patterns, the body and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

  As we’re well into August now, I thought we’d look back 10 years to the August/September 2007 issue. Looks like we had our eye on back to school sewing! Check out what we have going on in 2017! Find … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along, Week 1: Knit Fabrics & Tools

Welcome to week 1 of the Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along! If you’ve peeked inside our latest issue of Sew News or watched the video, you know I’m pretty obsessed with this pattern. I’ve made 6 (six!!) and I’m still finding … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

Today we’re throwing back to the very first issue of Sew It All. We’re very excited about Volume 11, on newsstands August 29, and it’s fun to look back at where we started. It was a great issue, and we … Continue reading

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Fall Sewing Plans – Tips & Trends from Mimi G

 At Sew News Headquarters, we are moving on to all things fall sewing (okay, maybe after one more quick tank top!). Today, we’re featuring some of our favorite wardrobe planning tips and trends from stylish lady, designer, entrepreneur Mimi G. … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along – Meet the Designer

I’ll be hosting this month’s Linden Sweatshirt sew along…because, let’s face it, I’m completely obsessed with this pattern. Okay, and with most patterns from Grainline Studio. The designer behind Grainline’s modern/classic vibe is Jen Beeman. Learn more about her here … Continue reading

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Linden Sweatshirt Sew Along – Welcome!

If you’re thinking about sewing plans for fall, you’re in good company! Join us and sew up the ultimate fall staple, the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio! With raglan sleeves and a relaxed fit, this pattern features two views – … Continue reading

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Custom Croquis – the new thing from MyBodyModel

If you’ve been sewing for a long time, it is exciting to see how technology has changed the landscape over the years. From customizable patterns to print-at-home downloads from up-and-coming independent designers, sewing today offers you more control and options … Continue reading

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Favorite Shirt Dress Sewing Patterns

If there’s a dress style we love for its ability to transition from summer to fall, it’s the shirtdress. Inspired by the button-up shirt, modern shirtdress patterns take on a variety of forms from shifts to vintage-inspired fit-and-flare designs and … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Pattern Picks from BurdaStyle

Ty from Burdastyle.com joins us today with her top picks for sundress patterns.  In order for a regular dress to be considered a “sundress” I think it needs to show a little skin, and always have bare shoulders. I love … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Isla Dress Pattern by Made by Rae

Amanda, here! Yay for sundress week! A bit of background before I hop into my pattern pick…so hold tight. When I started sewing, I focused on all dresses, all the time. After an extended break from sewing garments for myself, … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 3: Sewing a Placket

The Darling Ranges Dress is such a lovely take on the shirtdress – and the pattern includes a blouse and shift dress (sans the skirt) too! Pattern designer Megan Nielsen joins us today to share her tips and techniques for installing the dress’s placket. (And if … Continue reading

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Tank Week: Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch

The Lago Tank is a free digital pattern from Itch to Stitch; grab yours today and follow the tips below for an easy knit summer tank. Kate’s Take on the Lago I haven’t had the Lago tank pattern very long, … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 2: Adding Inseam Pockets

If you’ve been around the Sew News blog long enough, you know we love a dress with pockets around here! Better yet, a dress that incorporates pockets while staying feminine and flirty and NOT adding bulk. Thank you, Darling Ranges … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 1: Setting Sleeves

Shirtdresses are one of our favorite summertime makes here at SN HQ. And today, you have many design options, including Megan Nielsen’s Darling Ranges Dress. In flowy or more structured fabrics, this dress is an indie fave, with its modern … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along, Week 3: Attaching the Lid

Thank you for joining us for our Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along with the lovely Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Today, we’re talking through attaching the lid and finishing the bag, guided by your host, Sara Lawson. Don’t forget to share … Continue reading

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