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May Sew Along
The first one starting May 16th is with the super talented and amazingly popular Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! We will be stitching up the Crimson & Clover Train cases. Kick off your summer travels in style with three cases that will hold makeup, jewelry and small treasures you don’t want to lose. Join us on May 16th for tips, tricks and how-tos to make your own cases.
Sew Sweetness Sew Along Schedule:
May 16 – Making & Attaching Piping
May 23 – Sewing with Handbag Zippers
May 30 – Attaching the Lid
June Sew Along
Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges Dress. Another fan favorite, Megan Nielsen’s Darling Ranges Dress is a fav with all levels of sewists. Join us for plenty of tips and tricks.
The Darling Ranges Dress is a modern take on the shirtdress (which is so popular on Instagram). The design combines practical features, such as roomy pockets and ties that allow the dress to be worn loose or fitted, with a flattering silhouette that’s bound to be a great fit for every body.
Darling Granges Sew Along Schedule:
June 13 – Setting the Sleeve
June 20 – Inserting Pickets & Constructing the Skirt
June 27 – Sewing A Placket
We are super excited to announce that our May sewalong is with Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Sew along with us and make a set of Crimson & Clover train cases, perfect for summer travels or easy gifting. A fabric designer and the author of two books on bagmaking, Sara’s bag patterns run the gamut, from classic shapes to task-oriented cases, like her Ultimate Art Organizer, all with lots of details that make them the perfect canvas for special fabrics and prints. Her instructions are impeccable – and we see a lot of sewing instructions! Read on to learn more about Sara, her background and her passion for stunning bags. Then grab the pattern and your supplies and join us here next week for week one of the sew along. Continue reading
MeMadeMay 2017, first week is done and in the bag. If you follow Sew News on Instagram you’ll have seen all our makes for the week. We’ve shown off lots of indie sewing patterns and a few commercial ones as well. Here’s last week’s round up and a few thoughts about the week past and the week ahead.
Fun fact: When you’re a professional costumer, making things for yourself is not something you do.
When you sew all day, you don’t necessarily want to go home and do it in your off time. And when I did, it was usually a costume to wear to the local Renaissance Festival or a re-creation of a vintage pattern that wasn’t work-appropriate. Continue reading
Congratulations, Mary! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you.
If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Sew4Home Bags and Totes at shopsewitall.com.
Look for our next book giveaway on July 6, 2017!
It’s giveaway time!
We’re giving away a copy of Sew4Home Bags and Totes by Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, as seen in the April/May 2017 issue of Sew News:
Create one-of-a-kind ways to stow your stuff, then get ready to hit the town, office or school campus in style. In this handy beginner’s guide, the experts behind Sew4Home.com show you how easy it is to make great go-anywhere projects, from clutches and shoulder bags to a sleek yoga mat sling and a vintage kids’ satchel. No paper patterns required!
Throughout Sew4Home Bags and Totes, you’ll find clear, step-by-step sewing instructions. Learn to fussy cut fabric, add an inset zipper, make a boxed corner, and other design details that give your project a professional finish. Thanks to authors Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, learning to sew trend-setting bags and totes has never been easier or more fashionable!
For your chance to win a copy of Modern Machine Embroidery, leave a comment on this post between now and Thursday, May 4, at noon (Mountain Daylight Time). We’ll randomly pick a winner from among the commenters Thursday afternoon using Random.org.
Amanda: I sort of participated in MeMadeMay 2016 but I was super pregnant…and ran out of memades that fit! This year is very different: on any given week, I manage a memade something most days. But I do have a few specific goals this year: wearing separates together and in multiple different combinations, assessing holes in my memade wardrobe (jeans and pants are one!), focusing on some unselfish sewing. And slowing down on the sewing front – I’ve been thinking I need to build in a little more time for experimenting but it’s hard to do that: I constantly feel like I want something to show for the little amount of sewing time I have. That said, my May to-sew list is hardly small.