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How to Upsize the London Backpack

Indiesew Fall Collection | How to Upsize the London Backpack

When I first laid eyes on the London Backpack , I was smitten with its simple design. The contrasting flap and drawstring closure remind me of wool backpacks I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest. And since Vanessa, designer at LBG Studio , was the brains behind this design I knew the construction would be top notch. So it didn’t take long for me to choose this pattern as the accessory for the 2015 . . .

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Introducing the 2015 Fall Collection

Indiesew.com | Introducing the 2015 Fall Collection

It’s been a year since we’ve started curating collections of indie sewing patterns and it’s without a doubt my favorite part of running this little company. The warm reception you’ve shown to these little pattern bundles makes this quarterly process a total blast. For hours I get lost in pattern lists, inspiration boards, and fabric swatches. My goal is always to deliver a collection that is . . .

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Double Fold Hems Video Tutorial + A Collection Sale!

Tips and Tricks for Better Double Fold Hems | Indiesew + Sew Mama Sew

For months we’ve been gearing up to bring you Indiesew video tutorials. We still don’t have the perfect space or all of the right equipment, but we’ve started honing our video editing skills. Today, we launched our first ever video tutorial over on Sew Mama Sew !  If you’re a beginner sewist or just want to learn a few tricks on a standby sewing technique, this video is for you. Head on over to . . .

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Top Five Boxy Top Sewing Patterns for 2015

Indiesew.com | Top Five Boxy Top Sewing Patterns for 2015

We’re more than halfway through 2015, folks. It feels a bit surreal that the past year has flown by so fast. The other day I wrote 2008 on a check. So I’m certainly shocked by the pace at which the world is turning these days. And apparently still living in the year I graduated college.   But 2015, although certainly not over, has had seen some pretty awesome clothing trends. Even better, the . . .

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How to Source Swimwear Sewing Supplies

How to Source Swimwear Sewing Supplies | Indiesew Blog

Until this past year, I had no idea how to buy swimsuit fabric. I didn’t know the difference between swimwear elastic and regular elastic. And not once had I considered sewing with boning.   Five swimsuits later, I feel more confident about how to source all of the odds and ends required to sew a bathing suit. Swimwear fabrics and supplies are still limited in the sewing world, but with a little . . .

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How to Sew Elastic into Swimwear

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Sew Elastic into Swimwear

Sewing your own swimwear is daunting to some sewists, and a total thrill to others. And for most, it’s often a completely new experience. Sewing with ultra stretchy fabric, linings, clasps, and swimwear elastic is nothing like sewing up a flowy summer blouse. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. But sewing your own bathing suit doesn’t have to be scary.   First, it’s important to understand that . . .

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