It’s giveaway time!
We’re giving away a copy of Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori, as seen in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Sew News:
Japanese fashion designer Yoshiko Tsukiori created this collection of lightweight wraps to be easy to sew and look fantastic. Five included patterns are used to make 22 timeless wraps, including capes, ponchos, jackets, coats and stoles. The versatile patterns are easy to adapt to suit your personal style, and the soft loose lines are flattering on any figure. Whether your tastes run to feminine, classic, both or other, this book has something for you.
For your chance to win a copy of Stylish Wraps, leave a comment on this post between now and Friday, Jan 5, at noon (Mountain Standard Time). We’ll randomly pick a winner from among the commenters Friday afternoon using Random.org.
Let the HEALTHY stuff begin…again.
What a drag it is to think about working out right after a gluttonous holiday. The stores are suddenly full of workout wear, TV infomercials are all about training equipment, the short food videos on our social feeds all show the makings of healthy food. I’m hoping some of this will leak into my subconscious and help me make better choices now that 2018 is in full swing.
We have a great beginning sewing courses happening right now. If you’re a new sewer or know someone who is interested in learning to sew this is the online class for you. Ask yourself these questions: Continue reading
This week, the Sew News editorial staff will be sharing their sewing goals for 2018. I’ll go first!
Friends, I sewed somewhere in the neighborhood of 65 garments this year. In that number, there’s a good mix of gifts (for my mom, my husband, and my daughter) and easy, instant-gratification projects but that’s probably still too many! I had a few misses, but overall, a large portion of the garments made their way into my daily wardrobe and for that, I am very proud. But I don’t need as many new things in 2018 – so I’m planning to slow down and skill up. Continue reading
At then end of the year we can’t help but get excited about the upcoming trends in sewing for 2018. All of us here, love nothing more than flipping through magazines and browsing through our favorite feeds spotting new sewing trends.
Are you one to follow trends in sewing? Or, are you more likely to sew what you like and carve out new sewing trends of your own? Let us know in the comments section. And, as you work on setting your sewing goals for 2018, consider these top trends for 2018! Happy New Year!
If you’re in need of a fun and kicky dress for New Year’s Eve there are easy dress patterns that you still have time to make. Check out the editor’s picks for their favorite LBD. Some are black, others are a bit more colorful, but all are appropriate for a festive night out on the town. For more ideas be sure to check out the Dec/Jan 2018 issue of Sew News magazine. Continue reading
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We hope you were able to get your handmade gifts sewn, wrapped and shipped in time this year. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy your friends and family, indulge in some great food and drink, and reflect on 2017.
What were your sewing goals? Did you make specific plans for patterns to make or techniques to learn? Next week, we’ll start exploring our sewing resolutions for 2018 while we reflect on our favorite 2017 sewing moments.
Join us on the blog and let us know what you want to learn/sew next year. We’re in this together!
In the meantime, sip some champagne, hot cider, cocoa, or whatever your favorite wintertime drink is and enjoy yourself. You deserve it.
Cheers to you!