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City Girl, Country MouseYour city girl has gone country mouse for the summer. I've never been a fan of taking garment photos in front o...

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5 Ways to Secure a Serger SeamDid you know that going backward on your serger isn't required in order to secure a seam?

We All Sew Shared .

Sew + Tell: Maryam's Hollywood TrousersMaryam had the clever idea to make a shorts suit using the Hollywood Trousers pattern for the bottoms.

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Seamwork Arden blouseIve wanted to make the Seamwork Arden for a while but never got around to it.

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Vote for our August 2020 U-Pick Sewing ProjectYou only have a week to vote! Whatever project wins, I'll be sewing my own version and then giving you a tutorial the week after that.

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Burda 8/2020 #112 #103 Pattern ReviewA perfect dressmaking project to create a handmade wardrobe. Burdastyle magazine review here.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

Knitting during a pandemicA blog of helpful sewing techniques written by a real-life serial sexist.

Sewing On The Edge Shared .

Olive and Opal Maker Round Up Part 2We've loved showing you the gorgeous Olive and Opal makes from some of our favourite makers these past few weeks.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Various trousersAfter the pink cardigan and top I made some pleat front full length trousers in a brown pinstripe fabric, I also made some cropped trousers...

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More Paper Bag Trousers and Holiday PicsAnother weekend, another blog post featuring past holiday photos! A combination of not being able to go on holiday this year, and not having many recent projects to share, has led me to revisit a number of projects I photographed but never blogged - including these Simplicity 8605 paper bag waist trousers.

English Girl At Home Shared .

2 Zip Hip BagSew a beautiful 2 Zipper Hip Bag using your favorite fabric and the same easy sewing techniques that I used on our free Triple Zip Bag sewing pattern and Designer Zipper Bags Video course.

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OOP McCalls 7543 and mccalls 7902 pattern mashup: diy shirred bodice dress with full sleevesMcCalls 7543 and McCalls 7902 pattern mashup: shirred bodice dress Hi Everyone, These Sleeper-inspired dresses are popping up everywhere at the moment.

Sew Manju Shared .

Sew ReporterHello everyone! We hope youre doing well. We have some rather gorgeous new pattern releases to share with you today, as well as some beautiful creations from the sewing community.

The Fold Line Shared .

Rayon Slubs and Stretch MeshAll my youtubing found me falling in love with a pair of cropped pants made from drapey rayon in a very soft but assertive print.

La Sewista! Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Hack IdeaLast stop on our Olive sewalong, and its one more fun hack - a shift dress!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Burda 9/2020 First Look PreviewSee al the new sewing patterns from Burdastyle magazine plus commentary. For dressmaking and DIY sewing inspiration.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

A pink marshmallow BlancaIn which, like a millennial cliche, I blend into my pale peachy pink wall, in my pale peachy pink jumpsuit – in my second Closet Core Blanca flight suit.

What Katie Sews Shared .

New Sewing Pattern ReleasesHello gang, what a month it has been! We hope you are faring up OK and feeling ready to take on a project or two.

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Sew to Serve: Quilts of ValorAs part of our Sew To Serve series, BERNINA of America is urging our sewing community to sew a quilt and donate it to Quilts of Valor.

We All Sew Shared .

Jenny's Nursing-Friendly PembrokeWould you ever have guessed this was a nursing-friendly dress? The Cashmerette Pembroke Dress is available in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H.

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Clothes To Keep You CoolDespite what you might think, more clothes can keep you cool during a heatwave! On today  the hottest day in the UK year  I am wearing a long, viscose kimono over shorts and a silk Ogden cami.

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Bit O' Kindness PouchesI'm so tickled! After showing you my cute Bit O' Kindness pouches on Saturday, I don't think any other sewing tutorial has ever been more requested!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Friday Spotlight: A Fun Patio Picnic TableclothNothing says family togetherness like a fun family picnic:) You don't need to travel far to enjoy a meal outside...

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Floral Viscose Crepe Made Label Frankie Wrap SkirtI try really hard to put thought into my projects and sew practical clothing which is going to earn its place in my wardrobe.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher Shared .

A sheer maxi Mindy // Fibre MoodThe latest issue of Fibre Mood is filled with a ton of patterns that I fell in love with straight away.

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Blossom Quilt SamplerA with RulerworkLearn how to quilt the BERNINA Blossoms Sampler on a domestic sewing machine. Quilt along and follow all the steps from piecing, stabilization to quilting using a variety designs using different ruler shapes.

We All Sew Shared .

Muna and Broad Willandra pantsDisclaimer: I received this pattern for free. My opinions and my booty are my own.

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21 Baby Gifts to SewWelcoming a new addition to the family is really exciting. What makes it more exciting are the gifts received for the adorable baby.

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Vacation Tova TopI've loved this Amy Butler print for years and years. Back when I owned a retail shop, I made a sample Tova Top from this sweet cotton lawn and used it as a display sample.

Whip Stitch Shared .

Sew Amazing Hanging Storage Baskets!Have you ever wanted to sew your own hanging storage baskets? Well, anything with fabric, I'm your girl!

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Introducing the Brookline Maternity T-Shirt and the Nursing Expansion!Life is exciting when you're a new or expectant mother! Sadly, maternity and nursing clothing are usually anything but exciting.

Cashmerette Shared .

A Guide to BERNINA Non-Stick Presser FeetNothing is more frustrating than struggling with a fabric that just won't feed smoothly under the needle.

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Mommy and Me Styles, Part 2Today we're showing you five coordinating dress pattern pairings and one cape pairing that can be made to create Mommy-and-me looks from Oliver + S and Liesl + Co.

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Olive Sewalong // HemmingWell folks, we made it. We're on the last, and easiest, step of the Olive construction - the hem.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Touch Your Hair: And Other Tips for Aspiring ModelsHey y'all, Amy here! Over the years of working at Closet Core, we have really refined our photoshoots.

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Three Double Gauze Stevie SmocksMy name is Tilly and I am obsessed with making double gauze Stevie smocks. You may have spotted not one, not two, but THREE of them in...

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Meet Maisie, Our New Vintage-Inspired Dress Pattern!Maisie is super pretty, 1950s-style fit and flare dress  straight out of Mrs Maisels wardrobe!

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Bust your stash with this Log Cabin Quilt Pattern!The Log Cabin is a simple quilt block that can be sewn in any size and arranged in so many ways that there are literally endless possibilities...

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Offset Star QuiltI always knew that one day Id get into quilting. I didnt know how it would happen.

MADE Everyday Shared .

Stars and StripesMake a Quilt of Valor for a service man or woman to show your gratitude for their service with this quick and easy tutorial!

We All Sew Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Pockets and SkirtWho here is making the dress version of the Olive pattern? Well today is all about you, because we are going to go over how to sew in the pockets and attach the skirt!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Letters Ultimate Wrap DressFrom the moment I saw this gorgeous letters viscose jersey. I knew that I had to make a wrap dress with it.

Sewing Adventures In The Attick Shared .

An embroidered knitted jumper // BellishThis project was my second completed sweater which I actually finished knitting way back in May!

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DIY Walker CaddyEasily carry everything you need with you on your walker! This free sewing pattern for a clever and functional walker caddy will work with any walker because the straps have generous strips of velcro to make them adjustable.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Long SleevesThere is one more sleeve option left for the Olive dress and blouse - the long sleeve option.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Embroidery with Word ArtGet tips on how to add lettering to purchased embroidery designs using the impressive embroidery features in my BERNINA 880 PLUS Embroidery Machine.

We All Sew Shared .

Ready to Sew Patsy OverallsDisclaimer: I got this pattern for free as part of a Curvy Sewing Collective Same Pattern Different Bodies post here.

Sew Pretty In Pink Shared .

Mommy and Me With Liesl + Co. and Oliver + SWe have a lot of childrens' styles that match our women's patterns, and vice versa.

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Pants length and Petites and TallsSimplicity 8922 is a great pattern. It is a straight legged pant with 4 cuff variations that are separate and sewn on to the pant leg.

La Sewista! Shared .

How to tape PDF sewing patternLearn how to tape and prepare downloadable PDF digital sewing patterns the quick and easy GLUE-FREE way.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

DIYing the Elizabeth Suzann Clyde pants and jumpsuitAs I'm sure you'll have heard if you've been remotely near Instagram, the much-revered slow fashion brand Elizabeth Suzann are sadly shuttering their business – but more happily made the generous decision to open-source the patterns for many of their garments.

What Katie Sews Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Sleeve BandsToday we will go over the second option for short sleeves on the Olive dress or blouse - the sleeve band option.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Think Pink at The Sewing Place.The Sewing Place has a Think Pink contest in July.

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The Pietra Pants // Closet Core PatternsPietra pants for this. I liked the high waist, flat front and elasticated back! It has large pockets set into the side front panels and a seam down the centre front of each pant leg.

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Chubby Lunch ToteI have been wanting to sew something like this for so long! I guess I'm just really lucky that you voted for it for our March Un-Tutorials project.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

An Embroidered Sleeve ShirtI don't normally sew shirts in the summer because it's too dayum hot to be wearing a lot of layers.

Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Bias Sleeve FinishTwo short sleeve options - bias finished and sleeve bands, and a long sleeve options.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Unblogged Freya DressWeekend mornings are my favourite time to write blog posts, before the day begins in earnest, while the house and road still seem quiet.

English Girl At Home Shared .

DIY Applique for Any Sewing ProjectYou are going to love applique! It's such a fun way to liven up a project...

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Sew the Arial Tote!.Sew yourself a cute tote bag that has a unique braided strap and a cell phone pocket on the inside!

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Book Review: Draping the Complete Course by Karolyn KiiselThis week we are reviewing the fantastic re-release of Draping the complete course by Karolyn Kissel which it out on Monday.

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China blue McCall's 6959 wrap dressLike many of us, the Covid situation threw me through a loop for a long time.

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Raspberry JumpsuitIt's taken 11 years into my sewing journey for me to give shirring a go - that's how averse to change and failure I am.

A Stitching Odyssey Shared .

Sewing Small Talk: Which Do You Choose First?Tell us about your sewing project design process: do you choose the sewing pattern or the fabric first?

Oliver + S Shared .

Making a Memory Quilt: Quilting and FacingLearn how to make a simple memory quilt from recycled garments in this series, from preparing garments for quilting to creating a simple block.

We All Sew Shared .

Olive Sewalong // V Insert Option 2Ok, real talk - did yesterday's post about inserting the V-insert of the Olive dress or blouse using the clean finish method scare you?

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Inspiration for Making the Stevie Add-On PatternWho feels a little smug when they maximise makes from a single sewing pattern? It feels good, doesn't it?

Tilly And The Buttons Shared .

Pincushion SWAP 2020 EditionJoin the Pincushion Swap 2020 to exchange a handmade gift with a new sewing buddy.

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100+ Pincushion Patterns100+ easy to sew pincushion patterns. All patterns and projects are free with step by step instructions.

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So What's Next?If you follow me over on Instagram, you know after the murder of George Floyd, I became active with the Black Makers Matter Group.

Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic Shared .

21 Free Sewing Projects for BeginnersCome learn to sew and have fun while you're at it! Whether you're an expert or an excited beginner there is a project for you in this incredible collection of 21 Favorite Sewing Projects for Beginners.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Flypaper thoughts: catch up editionA blog of helpful sewing techniques written by a real-life serial sexist.

Sewing On The Edge Shared .

Seeking BIPOC and Disabled Makers to Join Pattern InsidersAre you a BIPOC or disabled sewing lover who loves sharing brand new patterns? Wed love you to apply to join our team of Pattern Insiders!

Sew Over It Shared .

Fast Fusible Hems with a SergerThe best part of a serger / overlocker is the speed! Why not take advantage of its speed and finish hems quickly.

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Olive Sewalong // V-Insert Option 1Are you all ready for this one? Today is the day we insert the v-insert into the neckline of the Olive dress or blouse - the clean-finish method, where all the raw edges are enclosed.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

FREE Patrones Sewing Magazine + Is this app the future of Burda?Patrones is a well regarded sewing magazine that produces sewing patterns in varying sizes. Their main size range is 40-48 which does mean that you have to be able to do grading to use all of their patterns.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

How to Sew an Easy Pleated Face MaskYou can do this - and since fabric masks are washable, you won't have to spend money on any more disposable face coverings.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

A Tale of Two Simplicities!Hello, sewing friends! I held off posting until both the pants and the top were complete for this outfit.

La Sewista! Shared .

Ann Lowe: A Great Woman of SewingThe word "dressmaker" seems to speak differently to me than the word "seamstress." Almost as if I think a dressmaker is someone who sews for herself but a seamstress sews for other.

Whip Stitch Shared .

Four Simple Sewing Tips Worth KnowingEven with decades of sewing experience, many of us learn something new when reviewing these simple sewing tips.

We All Sew Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Patch PocketToday we have short and sweet tutorial for the Olive blouse and dress - how to attach the patch pocket.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Add a Drawstring to Your Everyday SkirtThe waistband of the Montauk Trousers has a fun drawstring detail that adds a little something to a casual pattern.

Oliver + S Shared .

The Lola Blouse // Fibre MoodI've got yet another Fibre Mood make for you today. Today's the turn of the Lola blouse from the latest issue.

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Me Made May 2020 RoundupFor every day in May, I wore handmade garments and sketched each outfit. I didn't take selfies for every day, but I did take some: For the sketches, they use a My Body Model fashion croquis that is based off my own measurements.

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Tips for Sewing with Double Gauze FabricOne of my all-time favourite fabrics to sew with is double gauze. Not only does it make for the most scrumptiously soft and lovely-to-w...

Tilly And The Buttons Shared .

Sew Amazing Fabric Storage Baskets that Fold Up!Organize your home with these fabric storage baskets. They fit perfectly in Ikea cubby shelves, and fold up when not in use!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

A Stripey Linen Maxi DressI knew I was going to make a couple more versions of Simplicity 8888 when I made the first one.

Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic Shared .

Olive Sewalong // Neckline PrepHey friends! Who is ready to get started on their Olive blouse or dress construction!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

How We're Changing in Response to Black Lives MatterOver the past couple of months, following the death of George Floyd and the increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement across the world, we at Sew Over It have been looking at how we can better support and properly represent the full spectrum of makers that make up our customers and followers.

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Sew a Cute Tie ScrunchieScrunchies are a fun and easy sewing project that is perfect for using up scraps of all kinds.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Hello ReaderMy last post was in April& I feel like a decade has passed since then.

Sew Pretty In Pink Shared .

Christmas GnomeThe cutest holiday sewing pattern on the web is free... Sew adorable Christmas gnomes to cheer up every room in your house!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

CSCMakes: June Instagram HighlightsHello CSC. This highlight reel is a bit later in the month due to a recent health flare for me.

Curvy Sewing Collective Shared .

Why it's good that there isn't standard sizing in sewing patterns or RTWWe think it's a GOOD thing that sizing across sewing pattern and ready-to-wear fashion companies isn't standard; here's why.

Cashmerette Shared .

Cricut Joy Back to School Project TutorialsCreate 3 easy back to school projects with the Cricut Joy! Includes tutorials for a DIY personalized water bottle, DIY monogram backpack, and custom card!

Sew Much Ado Shared .

The 5 Best Easy and Free DIY Face Mask PatternsThis list of the 5 best face mask patterns includes 2 different curved face mask patterns that fit your face, the traditional pleated style face mask pattern, a gaiter-style face mask pattern that many men prefer, plus a soft and stretchy mask that is easy to breathe through.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Garment Sew-along Part 4: Fronts, Yokes and SeamsAfter picking out the fabric, cutting out the pattern, and learning about the different types of stitches in garment sewing in our previous posts, we are finally ready to begin sewing!

We All Sew Shared .

S's Saint-Germain Wrap SkirtWe sewed just the skirt from the Saint Germain Wrap Dress, and it worked really well!

Oliver + S Shared .

How to do a full bust adjustment on a dartless patternKnowing where to begin with a bust adjustment on a dartless pattern like Olive can be a little confusing, but not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Burda 3/2019 #110 ReviewBurda sewing pattern review. Want to see if this pattern is worth it? Read the blog post here to know if you should sew it.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

U-Pick Sewing Project SuccessI can't believe the HUGE response I received after the walker caddy won our July vote for the U-Pick Sewing Project last week.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Olive dress and top tester roundupOk guys, I know I go on about how much I love our testers and but I think you'll agree from the makes we're about to show you and they absolutely ROCK!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

The Adrienne Blouse // Friday Pattern CoThe Adrienne Blouse from Friday Pattern Company was one which I always had mixed feeling about.

Self Assembly Required Shared .

The Sew DownWelcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found, bought, read and watched in the world of sewing.

The Fold Line Shared .

Pinwheel Daydreams Free Baby Quilt PatternNothing could be dreamier than this fast and easy baby quilt pattern that's a kaleidoscope of pinwheels!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Making a Memory Quilt: Cutting and PiecingLearn how to make a simple memory quilt from recycled garments in this series, from preparing garments for quilting to creating a simple block.

We All Sew Shared .

Black Lichen Jacquard Axis DressPapercut Patterns describe the Axis Dress as their ode to Audrey Hepburn. When I picked this combination of fabric and pattern I certa...

Diary of a Chain Stitcher Shared .

Directional Quilt BlockPractice flying geese with this pattern by The Sewing Loft. Directional Quilt Block is easy to make, available in 2 sizes, and requires no special tools.

The Sewing Loft Blog Shared .

Long V-Neck Maxi DressI follow Lafayette 148 on Instagram and this picture appeared in their feed. It immediately checked off all of my new work from home wardrob...

Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic Shared .

Little Bow Headbands for girls and tweensI have a 6 year old and a 10 year old and they both love to wear headbands.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Friday Spotlight: Heidi's Grab'n Go Key Pouch!Today's clever little project comes to us from Heidi at Fabric Mutt. I'm so excited about this quick and easy tutorial because I'm all about, "Grab the essentials and head out the door!"

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Hackney Palm HouseA summer outfit sewn from silk and a silk/cotton mix, using the Ogden cami pattern and Simplicity 8389.

Did You Make That? Shared .

The Tempo jacket // Atelier ScammitI've been avoiding making outerwear for a little while now. I'd been planning to try making a leather jacket but could never quite commit purchasing the hides.

Self Assembly Required Shared .

Inspiration and ideas for the Olive dress and blouseThere are a few patterns of mine that hold a special place in my heart.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

21 Sewing Projects to Organize your Sewing and Craft SuppliesIf you're not careful, it's so easy to let craft and sewing supplies take over!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

How to Sew a Kids Busy Book, Part 5: Bear and Honey PotLearn how to create a pathway to help bear follow the bees to the honey pot.

We All Sew Shared .

Sewing Swimwear With Oliver + SDid you know you can sew swimsuits using Oliver + S patterns? Many of our customers have done just that, and we've rounded up some examples to show you.

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5 Tips for Picking Perfect FabricsLeave the stress behind and use these 5 tips for picking perfect fabrics for your next sewing and quilting projects.

The Sewing Loft Blog Shared .

The Peek-a-Boo PouchSew a darling snap pouch with vinyl pockets on the inside for first aid items, toiletries, cosmetics, or anything else!

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Pink Posey Maxi DressOriginally I purchased this shirting fabric to make a shirt. However, when moving fabric around earlier this spring, I touched it.

Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic Shared .

Wearing a SWAP 2020 outfitWearing a SWAP 2020 outfit Red cardigan, silk tee and black bengaline trousers.

Sew Ruthie Sews Shared .

Olive Sewalong schedule!It's that time for the Olive blouse and dress sewalong! We have so many detailed posts planned to help you through every step of construction.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

We're Hiring! Part-time Production ArtistLook, I'm biased, but I reckon Cashmerette is a pretty excellent place to work. And this is a remote, part-time job, so you don't even have to be based in Boston.

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Simplicity 9052: DIY showerproof utility jacket with fishtail hem and detachable hoodSimplicity 9052 Mimi G Style pattern: showerproof unisex utility jacket with fishtail style hem Hey Everyone, Sometimes we need a deadline to give us focus to complete a project, right?

Sew Manju Shared .

Wax ring carving kits // The Workbench London AND Cast ExperienceAt the beginning of lockdown I treated myself to a ring carving kit from The Workbench London.

Self Assembly Required Shared .

Cage Comforters: Sewing for Furry FriendsDid you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security?

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Lilacs and Lace: Pink and Turquoise FunfettiWell, I thought I was on a roll there, getting nice and caught up with the blogging situation, but I lost my forward momentum.

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New facebook Live Techniques series. PT 1Pattern hacking 101 - understanding slash and spread is a new facebook live series exploring the basic skills you'll need to transform your sewing patterns.

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It's a New Era: Say Hello to Closet Core PatternsBig news from us today, as we say goodbye to Closet Case Patterns and hello to Closet CORE Patterns.

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The Appleton and Pembroke Dresses, now in sizes 12-32The Appleton Dress and Pembroke Dress and Tunic patterns are now available in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H in PDF, and we will be updating the printed patterns as well as soon as we’re able.

Cashmerette Shared .

Overlocker Flatlock StitchThe flatlock stitch is just one way to enhance your overlocker experience, both as a functional and fun stitch.

We All Sew Shared .

Sew + Tell: Camelia's Kensington Knit SkirtsA true wardrobe staple, the Kensington Knit Skirt is as easy to sew as it is to wear.

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It's time to Reveal our U-Pick Sewing Tutorial for July 2020!We had three great ideas to think about for our July U-Pick Sewing Project. Did you get the chance to vote for the tutorial that I'll write?

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The Rossetti blouse // Selkie PatternsA couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to test the latest offering from Selkie Patterns called Rossetti!

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SWAP 2020 CollectionHere's my final picks from the pieces I sewed in the red and black theme.

Sew Ruthie Sews Shared .

Easy DIY Infinity ScarfLet's face it, sometimes moms forget to accessorize. Well, this infinity scarf made with just a yard of soft cotton voile is an easy accessory that you can wear anywhere.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Simplicity K8791After having bad results with making garments without checking the fit with a toile Ive started to make at least a wearable toile to make sure the fit is right for me before making the actua...

Sewing Adventures In The Attick Shared .

Top Summer Dress Sewing PatternsSummer dresses& you cant beat them. But where to start when there are so many summer dress sewing patterns to choose from?

The Fold Line Shared .

Making a Memory Quilt: Preparing The MaterialsLearn how to make a simple memory quilt from recycled garments in this series, from preparing garments for quilting to creating a simple block.

We All Sew Shared .

Firecracker Quilt BlockUsing strip piecing, this Firecracker quilt block stitches together quickly. Pattern is by The Sewing Loft and available in 2 sizes.

The Sewing Loft Blog Shared .

Sew a DIY Wristlet Key FobYou can sew a cute wrist strap key fob with my fast and easy sewing tutorial.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Friday Spotlight: Marvelous Mini Pocket Hanging OrganizersWho else loves pockets? :) Aprons with pockets, pants with pockets, PJ's with pockets... if I'm wearing something with pockets, I'm grinning.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Video: How To Make A ScrunchieScrunchies are so fun and easy to make. I've got a simple but professional method for making them, with a free tie piece to go along.

MADE Everyday Shared .

Florette DressLong time no post, friends. I've actually been relatively productive on the sewing front during lockdown, but seem to have lost the appetite to photograph myself in my makes.

A Stitching Odyssey Shared .

Maple Linen Blanca Flight SuitHow many jumpsuits does one woman need in her wardrobe? If you're me the answer is an awful lot!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher Shared .

Easy On, Easy Off BERNINA Presser FeetLearn how to attach and remove the one-piece BERNINA presser feet. More...

We All Sew Shared .

Ice Dyeing Magic: the Ariana Dress from Style ArcYou know how sometimes you hoard a special fabric for years and years and years while waiting for the right pattern and the right moment, and every time you see it in your stash cabinet you feel guilty, like the fabric is angry about being neglected, and maybe you stroke it to calm it and whisper reassuring things like "Soon beautiful, be...

Closet Case Files Shared .

Olive and Opal Maker Round Up Part 1One of my absolute favourite things when releasing new patterns is seeing the individual spin you put on them!

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

18 Fun Summer Sewing ProjectsSummer is amazing! I want you to take every opportunity to enjoy the sun, enjoy the breeze, enjoy the starry nights, and enjoy your loved ones.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Fat Quarter FancyI know you have been searching for a fast and fun quilt pattern to use up your fat quarter stash...

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Blanca in LantanaAn uncharacteristic ditzy-printed garment for me, doing a bit of stashbusting to make a wearable toile of the Closet Case Blanca flight suit that thankfully turned out very wearable indeed!

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Why I Won't Be Hosting MPB Day This SummerReaders, I'm guessing this will come as no surprise. When I look at photos of MPB Days past, I realize that holding this event this su...

Male Pattern Boldness Shared .

Christening Bonnet Wedding HandkerchiefLearn to make this sweet keepsake christening bonnet which will become a wedding handkerchief for Baby's special day.

We All Sew Shared .

Your Projects: May/june 2020Time for your bi-monthly dose of sewing inspiration. Check out what our customers have been sewing and sharing in the most recent project round-up.

Oliver + S Shared .

How to Finish Seams with a Zigzag StitchFinishing the seams on your handmade clothes is important to neaten them, strengthen them and prevent them from fraying.

Tilly And The Buttons Shared .

All About FabricLearn all about fabric in this quick video class. Includes speciality fabrics, tips for sewing, cutting and more.

The Sewing Loft Blog Shared .

How to Sew Easy Baskets with 10" SquaresI love sewing projects that use pre-cut fabrics but I often have a handful of leftovers pieces that I'm not sure what to do with.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

DIY Kid's Jogger Set PatternsSew a DIY kid's jogger set with the Skipper Top pattern and Mini Hudson Pant pattern, your new favorite girl's dolman top pattern and kid's jogger pattern!

Sew Much Ado Shared .

DIY macrame bag and an attempt at avocado dyeing!Macrame is one of those trends that pops back every summer. It seems to convey that effortless boho chic look that we all strive for as soon as the sun comes out!

Self Assembly Required Shared .

Edge to Edge with Q-maticLearn how to create an edge-to-edge layout and stitch it out with success using any pantograph design.

We All Sew Shared .

Thea's Field of SpringfieldsThea is all about the Cashmerette Springfield Top—she's made 17 and counting! We got an up-close look at her Springfield collection as well as her sewing space.

Cashmerette Shared .

Easy Fat Quarter Tea Towels: New Tutorial!What's a tea towel? Can you use it in your messy real life kitchen? I think you should be able to.

The SewCanShe Blog Shared .

Mini Hudson Pants + Skipper Top Jogger SetSew the perfect DIY kid's jogger set with the Skipper Top Pattern and Mini Hudson Pant!

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Long Time Coming Ginger JeansIt's been a busy few weeks, so today we got away from the to-do lists and visited a few local independent businesses when we knew they wouldn't be too busy.

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A Guide to BERNINA Free-Motion Presser FeetFree-motion stitching offers a variety of techniques, both decorative and practical. Thread painting, darning, needle sketching, free-motion quilting and embroidered eyelets are just a few of the techniques you can stitch by lowering the feed dog and moving the fabric with your hands.

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Sew + Tell: Baptismal Roller Skate DressJessica made a gorgeous satin Roller Skate Dress for a baptism, and she's here to tell all about it in the latest post of our Sew + Tell series.

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Introducing the Opal pants and shorts!I'm so happy to introduce you to the Opal pants and shorts sewing pattern!

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The QVC Denim ShirtHow about a project post. Before everything went to hell in a hand basket, I made three new maxi dress projects - a short sleeve t-shirt dre...

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2nd pair of 'Use what you have' PJsFor this pair I used a remnant of semi sheer shirting in aqua and white stripes, some different aqua lace and a white shoelace for the tie....

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'Use what you have' PJsDuring lockdown I really relished being able to create from my existing resources so although fabric shops have now opened I plan to continu...

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On making knock off Lucy and Yak dungarees // Hello WorkshopMy go-to lockdown look is most definitely a pair of dungarees. I have multiple pairs in various patterns, print and colours that have all been in heavy rotation and yet I still want more!

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Introducing, the Olive dress and top!I'm so excited to tell you all about the Olive dress and top sewing pattern!

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Bold Gingham Ashton Top HackIt was love at first sight when this bold linen gingham appeared in the new arrivals section of The Fabric Store website.

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Seaforth PantsHi friends! I'm excited to be showing off my new pink pants today! I recently tested the latest release from Hey June Handmade, the Seaforth Pants.

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Adding Lettering and Choosing a Font in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8Here are two basic ways to use the Lettering tool in BERNINA Software 8: More...

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11 Easy DIY Projects for 4th of JulyCall your friends, grab the sunscreen and light the grill. It's time to enjoy the 4th of July with these easy to make DIY party and home decor ideas.

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New pattern collection! 2 patterns, 7 variations, all sizes.My friends after so so many months of hard work I am thrilled to be able to share my new pattern collection with you!

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Same Pattern, Different Bodies: Ready to Sew Patsy OverallsOver here at the Curvy Sewing Collective, several of us are firmly on #teamoveralls, as you may have noticed from our previous posts about the Decades Everyday Ophelia Overalls and Helen's Closet Yanta Overalls.

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Summer Tunic NL6575Is it just me, or time lately started going faster? I have no idea where the past month went.

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Pattern Begin and Pattern End: A BERNINA FeatureTwo of many sewists go-to functions on the BERNINA machines when stitching decorative stitches are Pattern Begin and Pattern End.

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McCalls 7974: DIY button front, v neck dress with gathers and tie sleevesLet me introduce my new favourite dress: McCalls 7974. This pattern is an almost identical match to the famous Cult Gaia Willow dress, so this pattern is the perfect way for home sewists to achieve the designer look but at a fraction of the cost.

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Overlocker For Beginners-Fast Finishing with Rolled HemsThe rolled hem is specifically an edge finish or decorative touch, not a stitch to be used for seaming or construction.

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A Midi Fiore Skirt for SummerPopping in with a quick summer project I've mean meaning to sew for a while now - a midi length Fiore skirt!

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Sew + Tell: Lucie's Classic ShirtsLucie sewed two stunning, but completely different, versions of the Classic Shirt pattern. She's here to talk about her experience with the pattern in today's Sew + Tell.

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10 Design Hack Ideas for the Dominique SkirtOur easy-peasy Dominique skirt has had a makeover and now comes with two extra sizes - yippee!

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An adventure in ice dyeingI'd recently been obsessing over some tie dye lounge sets made by the gorgeous Jenny and Louise of Cut One Pair.

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Sewing Skill Builder SeriesNew to sewing or quilting? This skill builder series is a great way to perfect your technique, sharpen your skills and grow your comfort level.

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Meet Lucy, Our New T-Shirt and Dress PatternLucy is a versatile, universally flattering t-shirt and dress, with serious potential. As easy to wear as it is to sew, Lucy is the perfect basic,.

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Peekaboo patterns reviewA blog of helpful sewing techniques written by a real-life serial sexist.

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Downloading and Transferring Embroidery Designs to a USB StickWhen you purchase an embroidery machine, most will come with built-in designs that are easy to access and ready to stitch, and that's great!

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How to Sew Soft and Stretchy Face MasksAre you still looking for the perfect face mask pattern? This easy sewing pattern for a soft and comfortable face mask might become your favorite!

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The Ins and Outs of the BERNINA Foot ControlIn this article, we'll tack about the front, about the back and how to best use it to get the most functionality out of it.

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The Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt, now in sizes 12-32There's nothing better than a chic and breezy sundress in summer, and the Holyoke Maxi Dress and Skirt is the perfect sundress for curves.

Cashmerette Shared .

How to Add an Elastic Waist to the Gelato DressToday we'll show you how to add a casing that can be used for elastic or a drawstring.

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Dark Grey Bengaline TrousersI've made a few pairs of bengaline trousers and they are often worn, so here's a dark grey pair.

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61 Years Being Black in AmericaI was watching commercials the other day and I was struck by two things... One was a recycling commercial - and all I can think is that as a...

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Burda 5/2011 #131 Pattern ReviewBurda 2/2011 #131 Bermuda Shorts sewing pattern review. Want to see if this pattern is worth it?

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Sew the Miracle CaddySew a multi-purpose organizer that's perfect for taking your favorite craft supplies, classroom items, or baby gear on the go.

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How to Sew the Miracle Caddy DividersIf you are here, you've finished sewing your Miracle Caddy and now you are ready to sew the dividers.

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JulyThe Sewing Place has a Think Pink contest in July. I didn't think I had a lo...

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Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi: Catch up with my sewing: summer work outfit for my daughterA blog of helpful sewing techniques written by a real-life serial sexist.

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Linen Pietra ShortsI decided to join in with the mini challenge Sew Over 50 are running this weekend , by finally posting about my Closet Case Patterns Pietra Shorts on the blog!

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Roar-some Tilly and The Buttons Seren dressHello hello! It's been a little while since I wrote on the blog. I've only been sewing a little lately but I thought I'd share this Seren dress I made last year.

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The Dasha Dress fail // Lenaline PatternsI'll be honest this doesn't happen to me as much as it used too. I'd like to think I'm quite good at matching fabrics and patterns and coming close to the image I've imagined in my head!

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Careers in SewingHave you ever considered a Career in Sewing? Do you dream of ditching the 9-5 and pursuing your creative dreams?

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How to Sew the Cheater's elastic waistbandSo, you may or may not have seen my absurdly silly church talent show video where I demonstrate my talent of 'speed sewing.' In the video I make a pair of pajama pants for an unsuspecting volunteer in less than 4 minutes.

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Girl's Nightgown PatternThis soft and cozy girl's nightgown pattern will be a favorite of any little girl!

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Tablecloth to Top RefashionThis top would have been my contribution to The Refashioners 2020 which has unfortunately but understandably been cancelled this year....

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How to Free-motion Quilt Stars and StripesForever bright, Stars and Stripes are a perfect quilting combination. Stitch a few spirals to add an even more festive flair to the duo and your quilts will sparkle!

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Sunburst Quilt BlockGrab your scraps and make your own sunshine with this easy to stitch Sunburst quilt block.

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Behind the scenes at a Megan Nielsen Patterns photoshoot — megan nielsen design diaryI've got something fun to share with you today! During our last photoshoot I made a little behind the scenes video for you so you can see what a typical photoshoot day looks like at Megan Nielsen Patterns!

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15 Things to Sew with ScrapsThere can be a lot of fabric scraps when all you do is sew, sew, and sew.

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Red White and Blue Mini QuiltMake this fun little quilt to celebrate the Red, White and Blue holidays! All it takes is a little applique, a few borders and some fun, easy quilting!

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British Sewing Bee Final 2020Find all the sewing patterns featured by contestants in the new Great British Sewing Bee final series 6 episode 10 semi final BBC One TV show.

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Early Friday Spotlight: Alyssa's Scrappy Patchwork Valance!Hello! Thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks bright and beautiful Early Friday Spotlight.

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My DIY braided rag rug… total stash buster!This week I got fed up with all the dirt that's been coming in our back door.

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Adjusting to the New Normal + My Vintage Watch ObsessionNew York City is slowly reopening. Here's our local diner, whose seating area now extends into the street between a line of parked cars...

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Burda 4/2017 #107 Sewing Pattern ReviewAmazing DIY sewing project to make a jersey dress. Perfect for beginner seamstress. Burdastyle 1/17.

Saturday Night Stitch Shared .

Longarm Quilting for Beginners Part 5: BERNINA Q-matic Longarm Quilting Automation SystemWhen new to longarm quilting, you might have lots of questions about Q-matic or any automated systems.

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A DIY terrazzo pot // Salt StudiosI've been obsessing over these terrazzo planters, plates and coasters that have been popping up all over my Instagram feed recently.

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Who knew that old job would come in handy? !Way back when, one of my first summer jobs was at a retail establishment called "Prints Plus.".

Lilacs & Lace Shared .

Child's Play Free Quilt PatternYou can use just two different fabrics or mix it up with lots of different scraps like I did.

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Red, White and Blue Star BannerDecorate your home with this fun red, white and blue star banner. This project is great to try out all the fun decorative stitches your machine has to offer.

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Rethinking your old style "rules", or, how I learned to love a tuck!Is it time for me to rethink my style rules? I think so. Cashmerette patterns are designed for curves in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H.

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SWAP colourway garmentsOK so here's a quick view of the things sewn so far. If we look back at the rules Your Perfect Vision - SWAP 2020 11 pieces, in t...

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McCalls 8040 #EmmieMcCalls and Megan Nielsen dawn jeans: DIY V-Neck princess seam puff sleeve blouse and straight cropped leg rigid denim jeansMcCalls 8040 #emmie blouse worn with Megan Nielsen dawn jeans Hi Everyone, this blog post should see me largely caught up with my blogging.

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Sew Cute Quilted Desk Cups!This week I received a darling bundle from Penny Rose Fabrics...

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Flutter Sleeve Union St Tee and Morgan ShortsHello! Recently I made myself a new outfit that I completely love and that was heavily inspired by my friend, Heidi.

Fa So La Shared .

Off the ‘GramIt's been 133 days since New York went on pause, and this space has been dormant for most of that time.

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Piecing and Applique with the Laurastar Smart UHi everyone! I'm BERNINA Expert Amanda Murphy and I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to my sewing space, the Laurastar Smart U Ironing System.

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Would You Like to Join Our Advisors Circle?As part of our Advisors Circle, we'll also occasionally ask you for feedback and opinions about upcoming project and pattern ideas, and you'll get sneak peeks and insight on what's coming next, as well as the opportunity to help guide our decisions.

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Grainline studio Moss mini skirt: diy denim midi pencil skirtSewmanjuThings I've sewn, Women's clothingbutton up shirt, curvy sewing adjustments, denim skirt outfit, denim skirt sewing pattern, full abdomen adjustment, full bum adjustment, full butt adjustment, full seat adjustment, full tummy adjustment, grainline archer shirt, Grainline moss mini, grainline patterns, linen button up shirt, linen shirt,...

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Viscose and jersey T topViscose and jersey T top - New Look 6216 This is the long sleeved top that is part of my favourite New Look 6216 pattern.

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Silk and jersey dolman sleeve topNew Look 6420 - Silk and jersey dolman sleeve top I bought this silk fabric on a sewing weekend in London in July 2010.

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Simplicity 8389: yellow pull on linen cuffed trousersSimplicity 8389 linen trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt Hi Everyone, Back again: same shirt as my last post, but different trousers.

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SWAP colourway garments sewn and plannedHere are all the garments I've sewn in the SWAP colourway. I will need to narrow it down for the final selection.

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Triple Zipper BagSew a beautiful clutch bag with 3 zippered compartments! This sweet little bag has 3 zippers on the exterior, plus another zipper on a coin pocket inside.

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Sewing Community Project: Meet Deepti!I'm so thrilled to introduce you to my dear friend Deepti who is honestly amazing and inspires me so much.

Megan Nielsen Design Diary Shared .

Kwik sew 3586 and simplicity 1167: diy oversized white shirt and stretch cotton floral trousersSimplicity 1167 stretch cotton floral trousers worn with Kwik Sew 3586 poplin shirt Hi Everyone, I have been sewing and making in general throughout lockdown.

Sew Manju Shared .

An Annie dress hack // Tessuti PatternsMe-Made-May had me going through my wardrobe recently and I dug out a few summer makes that I'd kinda forgotten about!

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Style Arc Molly in grey knitAs I had used this grey knit as the backs of the two woven tops , I only had limited ya...

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Cute Corners DIY Cosmetic CaseThe tutorial for the Cute Corners Cosmetic case is finally here - yay! And there's something even bigger in the works too...

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Fibre Mood Mira Dress in Fabric Godmother Viscose PrintIf asked if I usually start a project with the pattern or the fabric I'd say pattern 90% of the time.

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CSCMakes: May Instagram highlightsHello CSC! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. There is so much inspiration on the #CSCMakes hashtag and, like always, it was so tough to narrow it down to just the highlights.

Curvy Sewing Collective Shared .

Basics of Editing with the Popup Context Menu in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8How would you like the convenience of having the useful commands you need to edit an embroidery design gathered for you in one quick-and-easy menu?

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Dragonfly Quilt BlockGrab your scraps and stitch up a few Dragonfly quilt blocks. This patchwork block is easy to make and perfect for summer.

The Sewing Loft Blog Shared .

Cutting out marathonYesterday I had a cutting out session for about 3 hours, mostly TnTs Refreshing the summer nightwear - mint green PJ trousers - New Look...

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Simple Summer SkirtMake a quick and easy summer skirt, designed by Crafty Staci, for easy, breezy summer days!

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Friday Spotlight: Cute Scrappy Patchwork Coasters!You just can't find anything much cuter than these little scrappy patchwork coasters! I love the size, colors, and patchwork designs:) Come visit Charise Creates today and download the quick and easy pattern for free.

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Stitch School Support for your Summer Dreaming SewingLast week we released our Summer Dreaming eBook, which is a brand new collection of five stunning patterns primarily aimed at intermediate sewers.

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