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Sew Along with Mimi G, Mimi G Style

In case you missed it, our April sew along is with none other than the fabulous Mimi G of Mimi G Style. Mimi is all over this issue, with tons of helpful information for getting your spring and summer wardrobe … Continue reading

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Spring & Summer Handmade Wardrobe Planning, Part 2

Last week, I spent some time pondering spring and summer wardrobe planning – inspired by Mimi G’s article in the new issue of Sew News – focusing on purging (oops), determining what is missing and making a list of to-makes … Continue reading

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Ravenna Blouse Sew Along, Week 2: Installing an Exposed Zipper

Ready to sew up a fabulous blouse for spring? Grab the Ravenna Blouse paper pattern over here, then read on to learn how to insert an exposed zipper with designer Kimberly Payne. (Pssst! If you missed last week’s post, head over … Continue reading

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Spring and Summer Handmade Wardrobe Planning

Mimi G’s article on spring & summer wardrobe planning in the new issue of Sew News has me all kinds of inspired. In the past year, I’ve tried to be much more intentional about my wardrobe, sewing pattern and fabric … Continue reading

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Sew Along with Kimberly Payne, Straight Stitch Designs

Are you ready to sew your Ravenna Blouse? We can’t wait to get started with our first sew along from the new April/May issue. And this blouse is a good one – the perfect wardrobe builder with style and customization … Continue reading

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Appleton Dress Sew Along, Week 3: How to Hem Knits

The Appleton Dress is a must-have for spring. Designed with curves in mind and with a neckband that actually stays closed, this dress is a dream to sew up and a dream to wear.  Today, we welcome Appleton Dress designer Jenny Rushmore of … Continue reading

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Appleton Dress Sew Along, Week 2: How to Sew a Knit Neckband

The Appleton Dress is a must-have for spring. Designed with curves in mind and with a neckband that actually stays closed, this dress is a dream to sew up and a dream to wear.  Today, we welcome Appleton Dress designer Jenny Rushmore of … Continue reading

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Sew Happy – an interview with author Sanae Ishida (+ giveaway!)

SN writer Beth Bradley chats with author Sanae Ishida about her book Sewing Happiness. Any devoted sewist will probably tell you that sewing brings her joy. Sewing gives us a way to express our creativity, connect with fellow makers, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Sewing: The Linden Edition

You know it’s love when you find a pattern that you want to make a bazillion times. The Linden Sweatershirt from Grainline Studio is one of those patterns. I knew it was going to be good: when I bought the … Continue reading

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Clare Coat Sew Along, Week 3: Bagging a Jacket Lining

Once again, we welcome Heather Lou of Closet Case Files to the Sew News blog for the Clare Coat sew along! We’ve learned so much in the past three weeks: how to choose wool coating, how to sew welt pockets and, now, how … Continue reading

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Raglan Sweatshirt: Dress Hack

As I’ve shared in the past, I prefer to buy a pattern that I know I’ll sew at least three times. The Linden Sweatshirt from Grainline Studio has been on my list for years. I bought the pattern over holiday … Continue reading

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Clare Coat Sew Along, Week 2: How to Sew Welt Pockets

Once again, we welcome Heather Lou of Closet Case Files to the Sew News blog for the Clare Coat sew along! Love them or hate them, welt pockets give the Clare Coat a sleek and professional finish. Today we learn some pro tips for … Continue reading

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Circle Skirt Styling: How to Wear a Full Circle Skirt

(Pinterest styling inspiration – full links below!) I spent a good bit of time last year making wardrobe basics, particularly tees and tanks. However, I managed to sneak in a few skirts, including an Anya Skirt in yarn-dyed linen. If … Continue reading

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Sew Along with Sew News 2017

We are kicking off the new year with new columns, new voices and a new year of sew alongs! As you may have noticed in our latest issue link, we’ve changed things a bit this year. Each issue, we’ll focus … Continue reading

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(Sewing) Year in Review + Goals for 2017!

2016 was a big year in my world. I made lots and lots of things….including a human (a baby boy in July)! I was serious about sewing this year – I lost count at 33ish garments: roughly 23 tops, 3 … Continue reading

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Here’s A Thank You Gift From Sew News & CME Magazines!

Thanksgiving from many of us here is a special time to join with family and friends. It’s the kick-off to holiday parties, gatherings and coming home for visits with loved ones. It’s also the time for shopping till you drop, … Continue reading

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Laurel Dress Sew Along, Week 2

Today, we’re sharing a little Laurel love with a guest post from Colette Patterns founder, Sarai Mitnick. No secret around here that I love (LOVE!!!) a great basic pattern. Also no secret that I’ve recently been bitten by the knit … Continue reading

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