Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Four: Fashion Forward Patterns

We’re approaching the end of our Indie Garment Pattern Company Tour, but don’t worry – SeamstressErin still has some awesome designers to share with us. This week we’ll take a look at cutting-edge, fashion-forward pattern companies.


Tips for Successful Embroidery on Towels: Free Video Tutorial

In this “Hooping for the Best” video, Kay Hickman demonstrates best practices for perfect embroidery on towels. The same tips apply to applique, too!


A Feast of Fiber Art in Japan: Travels with Diane Gloystein

Take a tour of Tokyo with Diane Gloystein and discover fiber arts inspiration throughout the city – from trendy teens and anime art to high tech fabrics and experimental design.


12 Ways to Bust Your Quilt Fabric Scrap Stash

Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter shares tips for making the most of your scrap fabric stash, including a dozen scrap-busting projects.


How to Design a Wholecloth Quilt: Renae Allen’s “Quatro Décennie”

Read about the design and quilting of Renae Allen’s “Quartro Decennie” quilt – a beautiful wholecloth quilt with exquisite hearts, feathers, and fills.


DIY Linen sachet - PaintWork Monogram

How to Personalize a Quick Gift with PaintWork!

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Last year’s holiday gifts for my co-workers and friends were linen sachets personalized with Paintwork monograms. I love linen sachets! This time I worked from an already assembled version and PaintWork seemed to be the perfect solution to add the special touch to them.


Indie Garment Pattern Company Series

Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Five: Niche Patterns Companies

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Welcome to week five of our Indie Garment Pattern Tour with SeamstressErin. This week we’ll take a peek at designers who focus on a specific activities or body types – menswear, sports apparel, lingerie and such. We hope you’ve enjoyed this review of indie pattern designers and are inspired to start making items to add to your wardrobe!


Independent Garment Designer Pattern Tour - Week Four

Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Four: Fashion Forward Patterns

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We’re approaching the end of our Indie Garment Pattern Company Tour, but don’t worry – SeamstressErin still has some awesome designers to share with us. This week we’ll take a look at cutting-edge, fashion-forward pattern companies.


10+ Free Sewing Projects for Charity

50+ Free Patterns to Sew For Charity

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If you ever wondered about how to start sewing to serve others, here are some great places to find 50+ free patterns for projects perfect to sew to serve others. From simple projects like pillowcases to more involved quilts you’re sure to find something here that is just your sewing speed.


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Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Two: Feminine Patterns

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Welcome to week two of our Indie Garment Pattern Company Tour with SeamstressErin! This week we’ll look at some decidedly feminine pattern designs.


Summer Sparkle Quilts

Show Us Your Summer Sparkle Quilts!

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We want to see the Summer Sparkle quilts you’ve been making – or are in the process of making!


BERNINA Embroidery Software 7

Introduction to BERNINA Embroidery Software 7: FREE Video Tutorial

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You’ve probably modified sewing and craft projects to suit yourself, tweaking the proportions or adding embellishments to make it your own. You can do the same thing with embroidery designs using your computer.


DIY Bean Bags and Games

DIY Backyard Bean Bags and Games

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Bean bags make for great summer fun no matter what your age! Check out our favorite bean bag tutorials and ideas for playing all kinds of backyard bean bag games.


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Jackie Robinson’s Crash Course in Embroidery

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Jackie Robinson is a quilt-maker, not an embroiderer . . . until one of her Benartex fabrics was digitized! Jackie shares some of her adventures with embroidering samples for her Father Frost collection for Every Stitch Counts.


Independent Garment Pattern Companies

Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week One: Wardrobe Basics

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Join us as SeamstressErin takes us on a five-week tour of indie garment pattern companies, with designs for everything from basic wardrobe pieces and vintage dresses to lingerie and cutting-edge fashion.