Canvas & Vinyl Tote Bag – a fall must-sew!

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I’m a sucker for a basic tote and the Farmer’s Market Tote from Sew it All Volume 10 has been calling my name since we first got the samples in the building. It’s basic but sophisticated and sturdy…I love it. I’m apt to make things multiple times, especially if I really like the pattern, just to see how it sews up in different fabric.

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Weekender Sew Along Starts Now! Prep & Supplies List

It’s here! The Weekender Sew Along starts now (just in time for the weekend). Our bag sew alongs have always been popular, not fitting! So far we’ve done the Grainline Studio Portside Travel Set

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Cosplay Is So Much Fun

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Every September, there’s a local anime convention. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. This year the con was Labor Day weekend. While Registration can get very busy, there … Continue reading

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September is National Sewing Month!

Most folks around here think every month is sewing month. But, it is nice to have an entire month with the spotlight on sewing. In celebration of NSM, all month long the editors of Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery and Sew It All magazines will be telling and showing you why sewing is the bees knees. We’ll have our favorite tips, free patterns, plus a special giveaway just for kids (and the parents or grandparents who love to sew for them).

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The Vintage Fashion Bible GIVEAWAY!

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As promised in the August/September 2016 issue of Sew News‘ Off the Shelf column, a GIVEAWAY!! Continue reading

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Why Should I Take A Sewing Certification Course? Learn What A Certification Course Does For You.

I get a lot of questions on what certification means when taking a online or face-to-face class. It’s a good question and I think it deserves a bit of space, because some of these classes can be expensive, so you’ll want to know exactly what you spending your money on. Sulky has a number of certification course with a number of different prices points, one to fit most budgets.

I wanted you to hear what you would get from Patti herself. There’s no one more knowledgeable on the benefit of taking online classes as Patti. So, let’s have Patti take it away!

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Tips On Copying Garments from RTW

Have you ever wanted to copy a RTW garment and make a pattern out of it? I see clothes all the time at the mall or online shopping and think how easily I could make it myself. Actually, it’s a lot easier to copy a garment than you think.

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The blush colored blouse pictured below is one I copied from a garment I bought at a local store. The original is made from a super soft linen. Continue reading

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