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Tank Week: Lago Tank by Itch to Stitch

The Lago Tank is a free digital pattern from Itch to Stitch; grab yours today and follow the tips below for an easy knit summer tank. Kate’s Take on the Lago I haven’t had the Lago tank pattern very long, … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 2: Adding Inseam Pockets

If you’ve been around the Sew News blog long enough, you know we love a dress with pockets around here! Better yet, a dress that incorporates pockets while staying feminine and flirty and NOT adding bulk. Thank you, Darling Ranges … Continue reading

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Darling Ranges Dress Sew Along, Week 1: Setting Sleeves

Shirtdresses are one of our favorite summertime makes here at SN HQ. And today, you have many design options, including Megan Nielsen’s Darling Ranges Dress. In flowy or more structured fabrics, this dress is an indie fave, with its modern … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along, Week 3: Attaching the Lid

Thank you for joining us for our Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along with the lovely Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Today, we’re talking through attaching the lid and finishing the bag, guided by your host, Sara Lawson. Don’t forget to share … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along, Week 2: Sewing with Handbag Zippers

Thank you for joining us for week two of our Crimson & Clover Train Cases Sew Along with the lovely Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Zippers are a stumbling block for many sewists, but they don’t have to be. Today we’re discussing all things … Continue reading

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Crimson & Clover Sew Along – Postponed Until May 23!

  Crimson & Clover Sew Along – Postponed Until May 23! Thank you so much for the interest in the Crimson & Clover Sew Along! To ensure that you have the best experience we will set back the sew along … Continue reading

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Simplicity 8093 Pants Sewalong with Mimi G, week 1: Selecting Pant Fabric

We are so very exited to welcome Mimi G to the Sew News blog this week! Are you ready to sew some fabulous crop pants? Us, too! Mimi is joining us this week to discuss fabric selection.  If you sew, … Continue reading

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Sew Along with Mimi G, Mimi G Style

In case you missed it, our April sew along is with none other than the fabulous Mimi G of Mimi G Style. Mimi is all over this issue, with tons of helpful information for getting your spring and summer wardrobe … Continue reading

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Spring & Summer Handmade Wardrobe Planning, Part 2

Last week, I spent some time pondering spring and summer wardrobe planning – inspired by Mimi G’s article in the new issue of Sew News – focusing on purging (oops), determining what is missing and making a list of to-makes … Continue reading

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Ravenna Blouse Sew Along, Week 2: Installing an Exposed Zipper

Ready to sew up a fabulous blouse for spring? Grab the Ravenna Blouse paper pattern over here, then read on to learn how to insert an exposed zipper with designer Kimberly Payne. (Pssst! If you missed last week’s post, head over … Continue reading

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Spring and Summer Handmade Wardrobe Planning

Mimi G’s article on spring & summer wardrobe planning in the new issue of Sew News has me all kinds of inspired. In the past year, I’ve tried to be much more intentional about my wardrobe, sewing pattern and fabric … Continue reading

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Sew Along with Kimberly Payne, Straight Stitch Designs

Are you ready to sew your Ravenna Blouse? We can’t wait to get started with our first sew along from the new April/May issue. And this blouse is a good one – the perfect wardrobe builder with style and customization … Continue reading

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Appleton Dress Sew Along, Week 3: How to Hem Knits

The Appleton Dress is a must-have for spring. Designed with curves in mind and with a neckband that actually stays closed, this dress is a dream to sew up and a dream to wear.  Today, we welcome Appleton Dress designer Jenny Rushmore of … Continue reading

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Appleton Dress Sew Along, Week 2: How to Sew a Knit Neckband

The Appleton Dress is a must-have for spring. Designed with curves in mind and with a neckband that actually stays closed, this dress is a dream to sew up and a dream to wear.  Today, we welcome Appleton Dress designer Jenny Rushmore of … Continue reading

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Sew Happy – an interview with author Sanae Ishida (+ giveaway!)

SN writer Beth Bradley chats with author Sanae Ishida about her book Sewing Happiness. Any devoted sewist will probably tell you that sewing brings her joy. Sewing gives us a way to express our creativity, connect with fellow makers, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Sewing: The Linden Edition

You know it’s love when you find a pattern that you want to make a bazillion times. The Linden Sweatershirt from Grainline Studio is one of those patterns. I knew it was going to be good: when I bought the … Continue reading

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Clare Coat Sew Along, Week 3: Bagging a Jacket Lining

Once again, we welcome Heather Lou of Closet Case Files to the Sew News blog for the Clare Coat sew along! We’ve learned so much in the past three weeks: how to choose wool coating, how to sew welt pockets and, now, how … Continue reading

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