Archive for January, 2008

  • SMS Quilting Month and Block-Along Kickoff!

    Jan 31 | Quilt Block Sew-Along, Sew-Alongs | | with 166 Comments

    At last, it's February! We've been planning Quilting Month for a long time and have so much to look forward to. We hope you'll check in often, because we'll be posting at least once, if not 2 or 3 times every single day! We hope to encourage you to think about quilting (perhaps in different ways) and try your hand at some new skills...
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  • Pattern Review ~ Anna Tunic

    Jan 30 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 59 Comments

    Stephanie loved the style and detailing of Amy Butler's new Anna Tunic. She gives it a very positive review and provides great tips too. It's easy to tell just how beautiful Stephanie's tunic is from her photos! Enjoy Stephanie's review and her introduction. * Please note that the design includes patterns for the Anna Tunic, cami, dress mini dress and fabric flower.
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  • Introduction ~ Stephanie

    Jan 30 | Contributors | | with 5 Comments

    From Beth: From fire engine red skirts to her very own duct tape double, Stephanie is serious about sewing fantastic clothing. Stephanie graciously lent a little extra time and energy to our pattern review process, and we're so glad she did. Enjoy Stephanie's Creative Reveries and her Anna Tunic pattern review. From Stephanie: Hi, I'm Stephanie from Creative Reveries. I live and play in Washington, DC. My mom taught me to sew at a young age but I didn't catch the sewing bug until six years ago. I've been obsessed with sewing ever since. Last year I made the "big" leap into making clothes. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be! Now, all I think about is the next dress or skirt I want to make. I'll be selling some of my original skirt designs this spring on etsy. For those of you who are hesitant to sew clothes, I urge you to try. Your wardrobe will be filled with handmade lovelies in no time. When I'm not sewing or thinking about sewing, I like to crochet and paint as well.
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  • Featured Creativity

    Jan 29 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 43 Comments

    We're nearing February with lots of fresh, creative energy from the looks of our Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pool. Here are just a few of the many, many things catching our eyes lately...
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  • Pattern Review ~ Sophia Carry-All

    Jan 28 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 46 Comments

    From Beth: We absolutely love the shape and retro feel of this roomy, all new Amy Butler pattern for the Sophia Carry-All. Maia liked it too! Enjoy her pattern review full of lots of great tips and modifications.
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  • Introduction ~ Maia

    Jan 28 | Contributors | | with 4 Comments

    From Beth: Maia knows bags. She makes beautiful wallets, handbags, wristlets, totes and more to sell in her glass beach shop, and a click into her Glass Beach blog shows her "extracurricular sewing" is full of even more creative bag energy! We were thrilled when Maia lent her expertise to a Amy Butler Sophia Carry-All pattern review, and we're sure you'll enjoy it too. From Maia: Hi! My name is Maia and I design and create accessories from my sewing studio in Seattle. I have an on-line shop – glass beach - where I sell my handbags and wallets. I’ve been crafty most of my life but only started sewing in earnest a year and a half ago. Spinning with my drop spindle is my latest obsession and I’d like to learn how to crochet. When I’m not sewing or spinning, I’m keeping an eye on my two young daughters and husband.
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  • February is Quilting Month!

    Jan 25 | Etc... | | with 365 Comments

    We've been busy with all of the little pieces of Quilting Month and it's going to be a wonderful month of fun here on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog! Here's a preview of what's to come.
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  • Valentine Ideas

    Jan 24 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 52 Comments

    Have you seen any fantastic sewing- or fabric-related Valentine ideas? Enjoy these great projects and share links for what we missed in the comments!
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  • Create & Celebrate

    Jan 23 | Sewing Inspiration | | with 11 Comments

    A quick bunch of items before Quilting Month fun fills up our posting calendar...
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  • Pattern Review ~ Eco Market Tote

    Jan 21 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 29 Comments

    From Beth: We knew we could count on Lina to whip up a lovely version of the roomy Eco Market Tote from Favorite Things! Learn more about Lina in her introduction and be sure to check out her pattern review for this handy tote.
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  • Introduction ~ Lina

    Jan 21 | Contributors | | with 3 Comments

    From Beth: We highlighted Lina's beautiful advent calendar in December. She always makes amazing things with great fabric combinations, so we jumped at the chance to have Lina review the Eco Market Tote pattern from Favorite Things. Visit Linaloo and Lina's great review too. From Lina: Hi, I'm Lina from Linaloo. I'm a crafty stay at home mum to two little ones, trying to break out of my curtain sewing comfort zone! I've been sewing curtains and blinds for the last five years but have only recently tried my hand at other projects. Now I've started I'm totally hooked and love the feeling of accomplishment of sewing from scratch!
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  • FFF Winners

    Jan 21 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 9 Comments

    The winners of 1 yard of free fabric are Terri, Sheila, Debra and Erin. Congratulations! Thank you, everyone, for telling us about your heirloom linens. I was green with envy as I was reading them all weekend. Check back often this week, as we have lots of great ideas and inspiration on the schedule.
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