Month: August 2014

Irene Dress Pattern

Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz from On the Cutting Floor shared her Camille Dress earlier this month, the perfect dress for a date night or get-together with friends! She’s back with the Irene Dress, a sweet and casual option in knit fabric…

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Diamonds Pillow

Malka Dubrawsky from a stitch in dye recently shared her Color Block Messenger Bag. We’re in luck because she’s back with this pretty Diamonds Pillow, a versatile design featuring solid fabrics…

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Favorite Lunch Bag Tutorials

Does anyone in your family need a new lunch sack/bag for the new school year? Would a new bag refresh your lunch hour as you gaze at some pretty fabrics? Here are six of our favorite lunch bag tutorials…

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Sketch Book Cover

This Sketch Book Cover from Charise of Charise Creates features a paper pieced pencil, a little embroidery and a pocket too! Designed to fit a standard Moleskine notebook, these would make lovely gifts…

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12 Fundamental Quilting Skills

Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table has 12 Fundamental Quilting Skills for you today, a compilation of the best resources to take your sewing to the next level. Here’s everything you need to know, from quilting lingo and supplies to understanding quilt patterns, piecing, pressing and more…

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Slow Sewing: Organic Cotton Farming

Gina Pantastico, Director of Operations for Cloud9 Fabrics, joins our Slow Sewing series with a discussion on a slow and healthy organic fabric production process. Part One covers farming and Part Two next week will focus on harvesting, printing/finishing and social compliance…

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Travel Wallet

Marina Brumpton of Frocks & Frolics is back with an easy travel wallet, great for organizing all of your travel document essentials. There’s a free pattern and a video tutorial too…

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Drawstring Sleeping Bag Case

Head out for one last summer camping trip, then tuck those sleeping bags away in style with these washable totes! Tonya from shows you how to use laminated fabric to create fun and easy storage for your sleeping bags. These bags are great for sleepovers, camping trips, visits to Grandma and more!

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Fit-and-Flare Dress

Claire from Hoopes Park Studios shows you how to draft your own Fit-and-Flare Dress in knit fabric, using your own body’s measurements to create the perfect fit. Claire has step-by-step details and a PDF Fit-and-Flare Dress Booklet for you to download and utilize; you can make your perfect knit dress whether you’re a beginner or an experienced garment sewist!…

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Action Kivu Fundraiser

It’s time for the 5th Annual Action Kivu Fundraiser! Alissa Haight Carlton coordinates this important fundraiser to benefit Action Kivu, an organization that helps women and children victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo. Donate to enter to win some fantastic giveaways (fabric, patterns, custom pillows and a quilt, a new Janome sewing machine!)…

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Mod 18″ Quilted Pillow

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood is back with an easy, Mod 18″ Quilted Pillow, perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics and sprucing up your home for fall. It’s a quick project, perfect if you’re just starting out as a quilter.

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Big Stitch Coasters + Why Sew Slow?

Inspired by the Slow Food Movement we wondered what it would be like to take a similar approach to sewing, so we’re launching a new series called Slow Sewing. Author and designer Carolyn Friedlander’s Savor Each Stitch philosophy fits right in with this idea to slow down and appreciate the sewing process, so we asked her to kick off the series with her thoughts. Carolyn also shares how to make her Big Stitch Coasters…

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Visions of Acoma Paper-Pieced Quilt

Afton Warrick from Quilting Mod has a free paper pieced quilt pattern for you! This Visions of Acoma design includes all of the pattern pieces for you to download, plus step-by-step instructions. Afton lives in the southwest and was influenced by traditional Acoma design.

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Wrap Skirt with Frilled Edge

We have an exclusive PDF excerpt from Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure for you to download, print and sew. Learn how to make the Wrap Skirt with Frilled Edge, then comment to win a copy of the book!

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