Up in Arms Blouse featuring Art Gallery Fabrics

Shortly after I started working for Sew News in March, I was looking through recent issues and spotted the Up in Arms Blouse (Feb/Mar 2016).

top 500 Up in Arms Blouse featuring Art Gallery FabricsI thought it was super cute, and it promptly went on my list of projects to sew. Recently the perfect fabric came my way, so it shot right to the top of that list. August, which is often the hottest month of the year in Colorado, is the ideal time to make and wear this light, breezy top. Continue reading

 Up in Arms Blouse featuring Art Gallery Fabrics
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Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 4: Sleeves, Cuffs, and Hems

Welcome to the fourth and final day of our Gallery Tunic Sew-Along! Last week we discussed fabric options, then created a back pleat, inserted a placket, and stitched the shoulder seams. On Monday, we made and inserted the collar. Today we’ll set in the sleeves, sew up the side seams and finish up with the hem. Let’s sew!

If you’re just joining us, you can find the Gallery Tunic pattern and kit at shopsewitall.com. The neat thing about blogs is that you don’t have to sew along in real time!

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 Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 4: Sleeves, Cuffs, and Hems
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Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 3: Collar

Welcome back! Today is Day 3 of our Gallery Tunic Sew-Along. Last week we went over fabric options, then we made a back pleat, put in a placket and stitched up the shoulder seams. Today we’ll be putting the collar together and setting it in. Let’s get started!

If you’re just joining us, you can find the Gallery Tunic pattern and kit at shopsewitall.com. Pick it up and jump in whenever you’re ready.

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Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 2: Back, Placket, and Shoulders

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gallery Tunic Sew-Along! On Monday we talked about fabrics and what works well with this pattern—the answer is that it’s so versatile that almost any top-weight fabric will do.

By this point, you should have cut out your pieces and completed the “before you start” steps. Now we’re ready to sew!

If you’re just joining us, you can find the Gallery Tunic pattern and kit at shopsewitall.com. Jump in whenever you’re ready.

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Canvas Pyramid Pillows

 

At the end of summer I always feel like I want to update my home decor. When I saw this pattern from Stitch Spring 2015, I thought what a fun and simple way to do so.
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 Canvas Pyramid Pillows
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Learn How To Build Your Brand! New Webinar with Cheryl Sleboda

Do you want o start an Etsy shop, or maybe become a pattern maker/designer. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to quit the 9-5 routine and strike out on your own in a creative pursuit. If so you’ll need to learn how to grow, manage and build your brand.

Craftu BuildaBrand 600x250 Learn How To Build Your Brand! New Webinar with Cheryl SlebodaCraft Online University has a new and exciting course taught by Cheryl Sleboda, a leader in specialty marketing she now teaches others the importance of branding for businesses and individuals. Continue reading

 Learn How To Build Your Brand! New Webinar with Cheryl Sleboda
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What’s Your Scariest Fabric To Work With?

We all have those tricky fabrics that we avoid like the plague. For me it was silk and silky fabrics of any kind even Rayon. I loved to handle them and look at them in the store, but forget about sewing something, let alone it looking good. Long story short, I decided that I was going to tackle working with these fussy but gorgeous fabrics.  Silk was my first choice to work with because, well it’s silk it’s the cream of the fabric crop in my opinion. Continue reading

 Whats Your Scariest Fabric To Work With?
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