Author Archives: Kate

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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Pant Pattern Review: Thurlow Trousers by Sewaholic

The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month here at Sew News. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own, as well as reviews from the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Today we’re featuring Kate’s review … Continue reading

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Pant Pattern Review: Oceanside by Blank Slate Patterns

The month of October we’re celebrating Pants Month here at Sew News. We’ll have tips and tricks for making pants of your own, as well as reviews from the editors of Sew News on their favorite pant patterns. Today we’re featuring Jessica’s … Continue reading

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Original Sewing & Quilting Expo 2017 Recap Of Events!

Ellen, Meg and I spent the weekend in lovely Schaumburg, IL, at the Original Sew and Quilt Expo. We really wanted to focus on upping the sewing red of this show, so we planned some fun events that we hoped … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday 9/14/17 – Sew News Halloweeen Projects From The Past!

This Thursday we’re throwing back to our Halloween Special Issue from 2000. It’s a real blast from the past, isn’t it? Bonus! Last year we made this issue into a pdf, patterns and all. Some of the costumes are still … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Sew Home giveaway is…

Karen! Congratulations, Karen! 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 Sew Home at ctpub.com. Look … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sew Home by Erin Schlosser

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Sew Home by Erin Schlosser as seen in the August/September 2017 issue of Sew News: Transform your dwelling into a space that reflects your personality, your imagination and your dreams. Sew Home, written … Continue reading

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Information – Don’t Miss Out!

One month from today we’ll be on our way back from the Original Sew and Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois. We’ve still got a lot to do, but we’ve been making plans and thinking up some fun surprises for people … Continue reading

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Sewing Plans For Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend’s almost here (for us in the USA and Canada at least)! I always look forward to this particular weekend not because of the extra day off (though that’s great, don’t get me wrong), but because every year … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

  As we’re well into August now, I thought we’d look back 10 years to the August/September 2007 issue. Looks like we had our eye on back to school sewing! Check out what we have going on in 2017! Find … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Sewing Expo: Sewing Swap

I’m getting excited for our trip to the Original Sew & Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois! While there’s still quite a while until the Expo itself, the Sew News team is busy prepping for all the exciting events we’ll be … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

Today we’re throwing back to the very first issue of Sew It All. We’re very excited about Volume 11, on newsstands August 29, and it’s fun to look back at where we started. It was a great issue, and we … Continue reading

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Sundress Week: Josie Dress by Christine Haynes for Sew News

Kate’s Take on the Josie Sundress The first issue of Sew News that was released after I came to work here had the Josie Sundress on the cover. I thought it was so cute, and I thought it might be … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Sew Caroline Weekend Style Giveaway Is…

Donna! Congratulations, Donna! 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 Sew Caroline Weekend Style at … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sew Caroline Weekend Style by Caroline Hulse

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Sew Caroline Weekend Style by Caroline Hulse as seen in the June/July 2017 issue of Sew News: From Friday date night to a Sunday morning spent lounging around, your weekend wardrobe … Continue reading

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#MeMadeMay: Kate’s Favorite Patterns

It was only recently that I was introduced to the concept of a “tried and true” pattern — one that you enjoy making and like the fit and style enough to make again and again. I was always a try-something-new … Continue reading

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#MeMadeMay: Sewing for Myself

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 … Continue reading

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