And the winner of the Crafting for Cat Ladies giveaway is…

Jean!

Congratulations, Jean! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you.

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If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Crafting for Cat Ladies at larkcrafts.com. Or embroider cats on everything you own with the Fancy Felines Embroidery Design Collection, available at shopsewitall.com.

Look for our next book giveaway on May 3, 2018.

 Don’t miss out! Find more great projects and ideas in our newest issue, available on newsstands and at shopsewitall.com!

 

 

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Giveaway: Crafting for Cat Ladies by Kat Roberts

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Project Runway All Stars S6 E7 Recap

Project Runway All Stars Season 6 Episode 7 Recap: A Kick in the Astros

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After a week hiatus, we’re back with Project Runway All-Stars! I’m not sure why they took a week off, but they sure turned up the volume this week with the avant garde challenge.

The designers were taken to a planetarium and viewed a film about the universe and all its glory. They were to take inspiration from that to create an avant garde look with $350 and two days. Now was the time to go big.

Screen Shot 2018 02 23 at 12.39.51 PM Project Runway All Stars S6 E7 RecapJoshua started out with a strong idea and an innovative technique. He used Pluto for his inspiration, choosing a color palette quite literally, and decided to make a cape/overlay/vest out of…hot glue. Seriously. Continue reading

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 3: Bound Buttonhole Tutorial

Are you looking for tips and tricks on sewing a bound buttonhole; the Cadillac of buttonholes? Lucky you have the team from Deer & Doe showing you how, step-by-step to sew these beautiful bound buttonholes. Let’s get to it!

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These buttons need to be bound!

Welcome to week 3 of the Luzerne Trench sew along! Again today, we’re joined by the lovely team from Deer & Doe for their tips for sewing expert bound buttonholes, just one of the many details that make the Luzerne Trench special. You can find the original post here. And if you still need the pattern, we still have some copies available! Continue reading

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2018 Figure Skating Costumes

2018 Winter Games–Costumes & Revelry

 We’re in the throes of Olympics fever with ever-present goosebumps as we watch the events unfold each day. The athletes’ backstories, the extravagant costumes, the audience reactions, the celebrations–it’s awe-inspiring. The hope, pride, joy (and sometimes disappointment) are palpable.GettyImages 918119240 2018 Figure Skating Costumes Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek of Italy Continue reading

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself – Lumps And All!

Happy Valentines, Galentines, chocolates and wine/fancy fabric day, friends! We’re taking today to celebrate one of our favorite kinds of love: self-love. We’ve been so inspired by the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself challenge on Instagram (#smyly2018), we thought we’d chime in with our thoughts on how sewing has transformed, inspired and impacted our lives and our relationships…with ourselves. Join the conversation! Let us know in the comments if sewing has positively impacted your relationship with yourself and your body.

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along Week 2: Trench Coat Fabric Recommendations

Welcome to week 2 of the Luzerne Trench sew along! Again today, we’re joined by the lovely team from Deer & Doe for their fabric recommendations (and a few of our top picks). 

Check out last week’s post for more on the inspiration behind this design. And join us next week for a bound buttonhole tutorial, plus some special topics along the way. And don’t forget: there’s still time to join! Grab the pattern here and get started with us!

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For Luzerne, we recommend light- to mediumweight twill or gabardine. The fabric must have enough body: avoid wools and rayon blends, or you’ll lose the structure of the jacket. At the same time, the fabric has to have some flexibility to ensure comfort. Stay away from anything too stiff and rigid. Finally, pick something with 100% cotton rather than an elastane blend, which would disrupt the fit and make you have to go down at least half a size. And if you’d like, you could also go for a waxed twill Continue reading

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