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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2018

Indiesew's Top Ten Patterns in 2018

My favorite post of the year is here! At the end of each calendar year, we tally up our pattern sales for the year to see which designs were bestsellers for the past twelve months. It's fun to see what's trending with sewists: what designs are favorites year after year and and what new designs emerge.  But before we count them down, here are some Indiesew highlights from 2018: I traveled to . . .

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How We Wear It: Penny Raglan

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Penny Raglan

It's the last day of  Winter Knits Week and we have a new pattern in the shop just for this event! The  Penny Raglan by Grainline Studio is a n oversized knit tee with a  knit-bound neckline and raglan sleeves. I sewed my Penny Raglan in a size 2, graded out to a size 4 in our Grape Cupro Jersey fabric . I love the fit of this boxy top for a pajama shirt. But I also think it'll be ideal to wear . . .

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How We Wear It: Fulton Sweater Blazer

Indiesew Style Post | Fulton Sweater Blazer by Alina Design Co

I have been excited (and a little impatient) to add the  Fulton Sweater Blazer to the Indiesew Pattern Shop . This stretch blazer design by Alina Design Co. is modern, beautifully cut, and so on-trend.  But I wanted to wait to add this pattern until we launched Winter Knits Week . Yesterday, we launched several new  ponte fabrics (perfect for this design) and I finally get to show off my Fulton! . . .

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It's Winter Knits Week!

Indiesew.com | Winter Knits Week

Today marks the launch of a new Indiesew event: Winter Knits Week! For the past few years, we've been celebrating Cardigan Week , but for me, it felt like something was missing from that event. Some people are decidedly not cardigan people (I'm still working that out for myself), so why celebrate just one kind of cozy knit garment? Why not celebrate the whole category of winter knit silhouettes? . . .

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Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 3: Supplies

Indiesew Blog | What Supplies to Get Someone Who Sews

Today is the last day of our Outfitting the Apparel Sewist series! Today's post is all about the consumable items that you'll need to get started sewing: thread, needles, interfacing, etc.  You can check out the entire series here: Part 1: Machines Part 2: Tools Part 3: Supplies (today!) Bonus Archived Post: Five Best Irons for Garment Sewers While the exact supplies required will vary for each . . .

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Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 2: Tools

Indiesew Outfitting the Sewist | Sewing Supplies for Beginners

We're back today with Part 2 of our Outfitting the Sewist blog series! You can check out the entire series here: Part 1: Machines Part 2: Tools (today!) Part 3: Supplies Bonus Archived Post: Five Best Irons for Garment Sewers Today, we're talking about the small tools you'll need to get started on your sewing hobby. There are a ton of options on the market for scissors, pins, and tailors chalk. . . .

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Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 1: Machines

Indiesew | What to Buy for Someone Who Sews

Over the years, we've had lots of people approach us who want to start sewing, but have no idea where to start. For those of us who have been sewing for years, it's easy to see why. A sewing hobby requires a lot of stuff . If you're completely new to sewing, it can be daunting to know what's necessary to buy and what isn't. That's why we're writing an Outfitting the Sewist blog series. This . . .

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