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La Sewista! Grab a cup of your preferred beverage and bear with me as I tell this story of my next project, one in the making for over twenty years. Let's first check out this little dress. I didn't make it. It has been put away in a special place for a long time, however.
Save on sewing machines & supplies with Amazon Prime Day It's Amazon Prime Day again! If you're not familiar with it, Amazon Prime Day is like their version of Black Friday - in fact, it's a day and a half where they offer significant discounts to people with Amazon Prime Memberships. Not sure if Prime makes sense for you?
Pink and white striped Isla I'm a mother of three and reliable coffee spiller, so I'm not sure why my recent knit sewing streak has included three dresses that are basically white? I guess I just love wearing white, even if it's hard to keep clean. We use lots of Oxy and stain stick over here.
Curvy Swimsuit Roundup 2018 However, as the state of indie sewing patterns has been becoming more inclusive, the number of curvy swimsuit options is growing. We did a refresh on the list last year, and we're doing another one this year for the #CurvyYearOfSewing challenge.
Basic Sewing Tool Tips for Beginners WeAllSew is here to help with this three-part sewing basics for beginners series. In Part I, Basic Sewing Tool Tips for Beginners, you can get some fantastic tips for using your sewing machine and presser feet. In Part II, Basic Sewing Techniques for Beginners, we take a look at some of the most elemental techniques used in sewing.
Basics in Black and White When the Jeanne pattern came out, I was immediate tempted to buy it, since it looked so similar… but I thought I'd start out by simply tracing my Grana tee and see how it went before I spent the $10.So Sew English offered to send some knits my way and jumpstarted this project.
Jade Boatneck Tee I realized that I haven't showed off my Jade tee, the newest pattern from Made by Rae. I was a tester for this pattern a couple of months ago and I love the tee that I made! Jade is a fitted tee with a boat neck option and an option for a ballet neckline that has a deeper scoop neck in the front and the back.
Issue 23 - Sew Now magazine Issue 23 of Sew Now is on sale from 19th July! Here's a sneak peak of what you'll find in the issue. With four top options, your exclusive McCall's pattern offers lots of versatility. Opt for a pretty ruffle sleeve top like this one or layer-up with a longer sleeved version.
Early Fall Patterns from McCalls I was beginning to think that The Archive Collection was fading away, but we have a new pattern. I find myself slightly confused by the styling, but I am definitely intrigued by the design. I do wish they included the original pattern illustrations as they do with the other vintage reproductions.
U-Pick Sewing Tutorial Success - my Pineapple Pool Chair Cover! Did I leave anything out? xoxo,. Disclosure statement:. This policy is valid from 14 December 2011. SewCanShe is a sewing tips and tutorials website written and edited by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and my sister Beka. For questions about this website, please contact me at [email protected]
Tools of the trade: Madam Sew Presser Foot Set Review If there's one thing I love, it's great sewing tools - anything that helps me take my creativity to the next level and up my sewing game. So when Madam Sew reached out to me recently and asked if I'd like to play with their incredible presser foot set, what could I say but YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.
Can this space be prettified? Ever read the recurring magazine article in I think Good Housekeeping called " Can this marriage be saved?" It was pretty fascinating stuff. It came to mind as I thought about my sewing space "being saved". By this time you all know my new space is clean, big, heated, dry and all I could want minus a window.
Endless camisoles I might as well face it I'm addicted to camisole tops. I use the free pattern download from Love Sewing here with instructions inside issue 43. They're super quick to sew up and they're amazing scrap busters. I've made four in total so far and have plans for several more.
A Seren top pattern hack I've got another Minerva Crafts make for you guys today! And it's a pattern hack of one of the latest Tilly and the Button patterns - the Seren dress! The inspiration for this pattern hack came from the fact that I need more separates in my life. I've been making far too many dresses of late!.
How To Sew With Fringe & Giveaway I met up with a couple of friends recently, and one of them wore a pair of really cool fringed trousers from and Other Stories. I wanted a pair and left my friends with a promise I'd make some. Here they are! But you try photographing black silk. Even better, try photographing a black dog sat beside some black silk.
The Sew Reporter - 15th July Learn the foundations of embroidery with this gorgeous A-Z of stitches from Beyond Measure! This cotton print from Cloth and Candy, with its sweet little birds and flowers, would make adorable children's clothes or accessories - and it's organic to boot.
Selfless Sewing - Making Shirts for Men This post includes links to products or companies that sell sewing related goods. Remember some time ago I was telling you that I am making a shirt for my brother. I made a toile first, about which I wrote in a post here.
Summer Day Top It's been a little bit challenging for me to find the time/desire to sit down and write blog posts this Summer. I have such a backlog of things that I want to post about but I haven't had a chance to get photos of most of them. I've been having lots of fun adventures with my kids, reading more books, and sewing whenever I have a few spare moments.
There's plastic in my fabric? This month we are celebrating Plastic Free July, a monthly long challenge to reduce the amount of plastics we use. What's that got to do with making clothes you ask? Well, it turns out there's plastic in our fabric, minute pieces of plastic that will persist in the environment long into the future.
Top 10 cami tops to sew for summer With the warmer weather in full swing we don't know about you but sewing a simple cami top sewing pattern is about all we can muster before we need a ice cream. Cami tops are fantastic wardrobe staples and work really well for layering with some of your other handmade wardrobe.
Show Off Saturday… Sewing 3-ring Pencil Pouches! Let's spread the party worldwide! And don't forget to share the love and visit some of the other fun blogs in the party. Please, no links to items for sale. Those links will be deleted. Thank you! Disclosure statement:. This policy is valid from 14 December 2011.
Floral Viscose Kew Dress It has been wonderfully hot and sunny in London for the last few weeks. Perfect timing as I had just finished this dream of a summer dress. This is the Kew Dress from Nina Lee London and I've been planning to make it since it was released last year. Finishing this is actually another garment ticked off my #2018makenine!
How Amazon Prime has simplified my life and freed up my schedule AND they're Christmas in July sale is coming up next week, so I'm here to show you how to shop Amazon Prime Day! It costs $12.99/month or $119/year and you get your first 30 days for FREE! If you sign up for a full year, you'll get one year + one month for less than $10/month.
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