Month: July 2013

Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch

Today Lisa Lam from U-Handbag has a tutorial for this Quick Key Clip with Clip-On Pouch. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the It’s a Cinch! Tote. Have fun making this handy, little bag; it’s a super-quick and satisfying project, completed in about half an hour!…

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round 3 Contestants

Each round in our Super Online Sewing Match seems nearly impossible to judge! The sewing is top notch and our contestants are all extremely talented. It’s hard to say goodbye to two contestants as we move onto Round Three. Here’s what they had to say about a few of the entries…

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Sweet Summer Tank Top: Video Tutorial

Cherie sells PDF patterns, gorgeous ready-made travel bags and more at Studio Cherie. (Over the years we’ve heard lots of outstanding feedback about her designs!) Cherie also has a line of clothing and accessories at Brandybuck Clothiers. Today Cherie shows us how to refashion a men’s dress shirt into a cute women’s summer shirt; a “fun, thrifty and cute project”…

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Easy Pillowcase Tutorial

Today Michelle shows you how to make a simple pillowcase. This project is perfect for kids, for beginning sewists and for anyone who wants an easy way to show off special fabric in their home. These make great gifts too!…

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Introducing ~ Michelle from Hi Mamma Designs

We have lots of posts, tutorials and projects lined up featuring sewing and crafts to do with kids. Look for book features, videos and more through the rest of summer! Michelle wrote to us about a project she’s working on with her eight year old daughter. With the help of Grandma, they are making pillowcases for a children’s home; each child will receive a special new pillowcase on their birthday. Michelle shows kids (and you!) how to make an easy pillowcase next…

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Kipper Capri Pants

Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House has done it again with another super-cute pattern for you to sew up and enjoy. Her Kipper Capris are available in size 4 today (with more sizes on the way). You can make a stack for school in the fall (they take 30 minutes to sew!) or use the pattern for some sweet new pajama pants…

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Contestant Question: Why Do You Sew?

We have a new question for every round of The Super Online Sewing Match so we can get to know our contestants a little better. Today’s question: Why do you sew? Our eight contestants are finishing up their Round Two Challenge, a Roller Skate Dress that must be finished by tomorrow at midnight! We’ll share their entries on Wednesday…

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 38th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. This amazing event is sponsored and organized by the infamous Stitchin’ Post Quilt Shop, owned and operated by Jean and Valori Wells. Although the quilt show itself is only one day (the 2nd Saturday in July), the week leading up to the show if full of quilting classes and social activities. This year 1,300 quilts were on display…

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Christmas in July ~ Advent Hoops

We have some fun Christmas in July projects for you to work on this summer. Grab some iced tea, get your toes in the water and do some hand stitching poolside as you get a head start on holiday plans. Today Emma from For My Little Monster shows you how to make these fun Advent Hoops. Imagine how happy you’ll be at the end of November when you have these all ready to go!…

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round 2 Contestants

SOSM300There was some fierce competition in Round One of our Super Online Sewing Match! We were all so impressed with the contestants’ skill, attention to detail and by the beautiful skirts. It was very challenging to choose just eight contestants to proceed…

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Super Online Sewing Match: Round 1 Entries

SOSM300Our 10 contestants had until Sunday at midnight PST to submit their skirt entries for Round One in the Super Online Sewing Match. The Round One challenge was to “Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt with Deborah Moebes” on Craftsy. We’re so impressed with the skirts!

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In-Seam Pockets with French Seams

InSeamSDeborah Moebes of Whipstitchis the class instructor for our Round One challenge, Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt on Craftsy. Each pattern designer in the match will share a post each round of the contest, helping you learn a skill or sharing a great sewing tip along the way. Today Deborah shows you how to make in-seam pockets with French seams. It’s the key to perfect pockets!…

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The Super Online Sewing Match Judges: Julia

JudgeJuliaSWe recently featured Julia from the Julia Bobbin blog and we’re excited to announce that she is also a judge for The Great Online Sewing Match. Learn more about Julia in our interview (you have to check out the dress she designed that won the Australian Tessuti Awards!)…

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Sewing Trends with Rachael

JulyTrends5SWe missed our sewing trend posts! Melanie’s schedule filled up and we’ve been looking for just the right person to bring back our monthly look at sewing trends. We’re excited to share that Rachael from imagine gnats will join us each month from here on out, showing what’s new in the online sewing world…

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The Super Online Sewing Match: The Contestants!

We received hundreds of audition emails for The Super Online Sewing Match. We read each email and looked at all of your photos. We had to select just 10 contestants and the following individuals shone with their skill, style, spunk and dedication. We’re very pleased to announce the 10 Super Online Sewing Match Contestants!…

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The Super Online Sewing COMMUNITY Match!

We want you to sew along throughout The Super Online Sewing Match! You can join in any time and sew one or all of the patterns. Unlike the 10 contestants who will have strict time constraints, you can take as much time as you need. Sew up a pattern, enter your photo in the pool and see if you win one of these fabulous Community Match prizes!

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The Super Online Sewing Match: Pattern Designers

Round 1 of The Super Online Sewing Match is about to start and we can’t wait to reveal the first challenge. The participating pattern designers are among the very best in the business and we’re absolutely thrilled that they’re part of this contest! Drumroll, please…

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Introducing ~ Erin from Sewbon

View More: http://katiehellingerphoto.pass.us/sewbonWe’re all really lucky Erin jumped into the world of blogs! Her Sewbon.com blog is already full of beautiful sewing. Erin has a really practical and pretty project coming up next here; you’ll love her Pool Tote!…

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