Author Archives: Kate

And the Winner of the Coloring with Thread Giveaway Is…

Marie! Congratulations, Marie! 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 Coloring with Thread at shopsewitall.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink, as seen in the April/May 2018 issue of Sew News: Stitch the whimsical world of Tula Pink! Seventeen of Tula’s animal and floral designs from … Continue reading

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How To Topstitch – Your Top 10 Tips For Perfect Stitching

Topstitching is seen on bags, jeans, jackets, home dec projects and accessories. When stitched right it gives added dimension and, in the case of jeans gives that store-bought quality to the finished garment. It’s a stitch that is designed to … Continue reading

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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. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Crafting for Cat Ladies at larkcrafts.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Crafting for Cat Ladies by Kat Roberts

It’s giveaway time!

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Sports And Crafts: How To Do Both At The Same Time

For me personally, February being National Embroidery Month is incredibly appropriate. There are a lot of things happening this month that I associate embroidery with. For example, when I was a kid, my parents watched the local team’s football game … Continue reading

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January is Hot Tea Month! Celebrate In Style

January is the perfect time of year for sipping hot beverages, which is probably why it was chosen to be hot tea month. Not only is hot tea delicious, but it’s also a great excuse to stitch up cute tea … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Stylish Wraps Giveaway Is…

Joanne S! Congratulations, Joanne! 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  interested in purchasing the book, you can find Stylish Wraps at tuttlepublishing.com. … Continue reading

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Sewing Inspiration – Cruise Wear For Dress and Casual

The week before Christmas, I was lucky enough to take a Caribbean cruise with several family members. We had been planning the cruise for almost a year, so of course, I had it in mind as I sewed over the … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori

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 … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Freebies & Inspiration

Are you ready to start counting down to Christmas? The “Circle of Joy” project from the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Sew News is a great and uniquely fun way to do that! This advent wreath is made from cotton … Continue reading

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Easy Sew Holiday Stockings

Thanksgiving’s over, which means it’s time to get out the Christmas decorations! I love decorating the Christmas tree, then putting the final touch to the room by hanging the stockings by the fireplace. In my house, the stockings are knit … Continue reading

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Easy Sewing Project + Great Gift For Kids

I fell in love with this project from Sew It All Volume 11 the first time I saw it. Something about the covered buttons as checkers just spoke to me, and I just knew I would eventually make it for … Continue reading

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Sewing Wool for Winter

As the weather get chillier and we move into winter proper, my thoughts turn to sewing something to keep me warm… and that means sewing with wool. Wool is naturally insulating and, like most natural fibers, is easy to sew; … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Wise Craft Quilts Giveaway Is…

Cheryl! Congratulations, Cheryl! 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 Wise Craft Quilts at roostbooks.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Wise Craft Quilts by Blair Stocker

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Wise Craft Quilts by Blair Stocker, as seen in the October/November 2017 issue of Sew News: In Wise Craft Quilts, celebrated quilt designer and crafter Blair Stocker shares ways to use … Continue reading

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Dante Basco Talks With Sew News On Cosplay & More!

Now that it’s October, we’re thinking about costumes (of course!). While a lot of people do their costume sewing at this time of year only, some people are thinking about costumes year-round. That’s how cosplayers tend to think — they plan … Continue reading

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