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May 29, 2012
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Editor's Note
Dear Readers,

Sew News has just released six new sewing eBooks for you to download for FREE! These eBooks include must-have tips, techniques and information you need to help you learn exciting new skills, brush up on the basics and make unique and professional-looking sewing projects.

  • In Simple Sewing Techniques, learn 25 handy sewing shortcuts as well as great methods for patch pockets, pleats and gathers and sewing by hand.
  • In Sew Easy Pillows, find out how to sew wonderful pillows to update any room in your home, plus get a useful guide to sewing home-d—cor trims.
  • Fitting Basics provides simple solutions for many common fitting problems for jackets, pants, sleeves and dresses.
  • Easy Accessories provides four fun accessory projects, including a vintage-inspired purse, a cute headband, a fringed scarf and an embroidery technique to embellish your favorite boots.
  • In Quick & Easy Gifts, find out how to sew fast and useful gifts for friends and family, including golf club covers, a customized luggage tag and a clever picture frame.
  • In Easy Embellishment, learn how to add eye-catching details to any project using fusible crystals, fabric painting, couching or stamping.

Each guide features great how-to illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions to help you expand your sewing skills. Check out the ebook Library today for a complete listing of all Sew News eBooks and download your copies today!

Happy sewing!


Beth Bradley, Associate Editor

P.S. The Sew News 2012 charity effort, Sew Your Support: Operation Comfort Dolls, is going strong! Thank you to all of the generous participants who've contributed dolls so far! Be sure to visit the Comfort Doll Project blog for updates and pictures of the wonderful dolls fellow readers have created and donated.

Current Issue Highlights
Learn expert tips for mixing fabric prints in Mix & Match" by designer and Sew it All guest Liesl Gibson, plus check out Liesl's new Lisette fabric and Simplicity patterns. Stitch the adorable summer sundress featured on the cover using cute coordinating fabric prints.

Chill out on hot days with a simple cooling neck scarf. Download the cooling scarf sewing instructions, plus a list of tips for selling cooling scarves at summer markets and festivals. Plus, check out a listing of charities that send cooling scarves to U.S. troops overseas.

Get ready for outdoor parties and picnics! Using these free patterns and scraps from your stash, stitch a charming collection of picnic weights to keep paper plates and napkins from blowing away in the breeze.

Sewing District Update
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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Update
Fashion still calls the shots, but does it fit you and your active lifestyle? Fashionable garments meet daily living at the Designer Fashion Show: Clothing in Motion at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, NC at noon on Saturday, June 23. As models walk the runway in clothes you can make for yourself, discover how selecting the right fabrics and putting design details in all the right places brings form in line with function, and lets you live your real life as you look and feel fabulous. Get the complete 2012 calendar and all the details when you visit

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