Tag: women

The Lucille Top Tutorial

Aimee Cook is the owner and designer behind Aimee’s Victorian Armoire and the Aimee’s Victorian Armoire shop. She recently published a book with nine vintage-inspired patterns. Vintage Pattern Book features fashion from the 1940’s and 1950’s, inspired by vintage pieces. Aimee has a free excerpt from the book for you, with one of the nine patterns in the book. There’s a giveaway too!

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The Summer Purse Free Pattern + Tutorial

Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction is back with a free Summer Purse PDF pattern excerpt from her new book, Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun. There’s a giveaway too!

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How to Sew a Cuff Placket

Marina Brumpton from Frocks & Frolics shows you how to sew a cuff placket, in a video tutorial with a free PDF Cuff Placket Pattern for you to download. The short video clearly explains how easy it is to create a professional-looking placket, adding extra detail to any shirt pattern with a cuff…

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Super Online Sewing Match Round FIVE: Duffle Coat

Round Five is the FINAL round in our Super Online Sewing Match II! Although the kids put their hands over their ears and say, “La, La, La!” if we mention it, fall is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to welcoming some cooler weather with fall sewing, and the Cascade Duffle Coat pattern from Grainline Studio fits the bill!…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Rnd FIVE Contestants

Round Four in our Super Online Sewing Match was the toughest round yet for our judges. They had to eliminate one contestant, allowing three final contestants to move onto the fifth round. The sewists are each competing on such a high level, with top notch sewing skills and beautiful finished items. Find out who moves closer to the Grand Prize Package!…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round FOUR Wrap-Up

Our challengers completed Round Four in our Super Online Sewing Match. We have just one round to go to determine who will win the Grand Prize Package, a Janome Skyline S5 Sewing Machine and the Janome 1110DX Pro Serger! Take a look at the sewing and see who you think should move onto the final round of the match…

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Super Online Sewing Match Rnd FOUR: Carolyn Pajamas

We’re down to FOUR contestants for our Round Four Challenge in the Super Online Sewing Match II! This time our challengers will sew the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files, a tailored pattern with lots of variations, designed for chic lounging! We’re looking forward to seeing how each of our four sewists interprets this pattern. Which details will they will incorporate?– Piping? Shorts? Cuffs? Learn more about the pattern…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round Three Wrap-Up

Here are all of the Round Three Caravan Totes for our Super Online Sewing Match II! It’s exciting to see different personalities and styles reflected in each contestant’s choice of fabrics, details and more. A bag thrown in the mix after two garment patterns was a fun surprise, and we’re interested to hear what our judges think after their weekend deliberations…

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How to Modify a Basic Bodice to a Yoke

Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival Designs has a new book out, Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide. Learn all about the book (with pattern combinations so you can make over 200 different dresses!) and check out Tanya’s tutorial for modifying a basic bodice into a yoke…

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Super Online Sewing COMMUNITY Match Update

We want to see photos of the tops, dresses and more you’re sewing for the Super Online Sewing COMMUNITY Match! We added a link-up tool to make it easy to add a photo of your latest entry, and to encourage everyone to hop over to your site for more details. Remember, you can sew through August 28th and enter to win lots of different prizes. You don’t need to sew the same pattern as our challengers; so far we’ve had both a top and a dress challenge, so you can sew any top or any dress to participate…

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Boho Leather Fringe Bag Tutorial

Samantha from Handmade by Mrs. H is an independent pattern designer, living in Wales, UK. Samantha specializes in bag sewing patterns and also runs the Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H Etsy shop. She designed this Leather Fringe Bag to take you through all of your summer adventures on into fall. You can use leather or “pleather,” and pop a favorite print in for the lining. Add a little Boho/Coachella vibe to your summer look!…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round ONE Wrap-Up

Round One is complete! The ten challengers in our Super Online Sewing Match II are done with their True Bias Sutton Blouses, and now present them to you and to our judges. Our judges are tasked some very difficult decisions. In the next two days they will evaluate submissions based on sewing quality, fit and style, and they must (gulp!) eliminate two challengers in this round. See what our challengers made!…

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Challenger Question Round ONE

We have ten challengers in our Super Online Sewing Match II, busily sewing away on their Sutton Blouses. It’s fun to get to know the contestants as the challenges progress, so we ask them a question during each round. First we want to know: How did you learn to sew? (Let’s hear it for the moms, grandmas and aunts out there, plus 4-H and home economics classes!…)

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How to Create a Side Seam Slit (on any garment!)

Our challengers are sewing away on their first Super Online Sewing Match II challenge, the Sutton Blouse! Kelli from True Bias was our Grand Prize Winner in the first Super Online Sewing Match, and now she has a thriving business with popular garment patterns for women and children. Kelli’s Sutton Blouse design features side seam slits, a nice detail that can elevate garments from standard to special. Kelli shows you how to create a side seam slit below; follow her lead and the Sutton Blouse will sew up in a breeze!

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