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Spring Collection Blog Tour Roundup

Spring Collection Blog Tour Roundup |

It hasn’t felt like two weeks have passed since we launched the 2015 Spring Collection . It seems like just earlier this week we were unveiling the full  and mini  pattern bundles, and kicking off the blog tour. I can say with certainty that it’s been my favorite two weeks this year…maybe ever. Your enthusiasm around these five patterns makes us totally giddy.   Haven't grabbed your pattern . . .

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How to Make and Sew with Piping

How to Make and Sew with Piping |

Piping is the new pom pom fringe. I’m sure of it. There’s something about this simple trim that adds such a look of sophistication to handmade clutches, dresses and pants. Plus, piping lets you use contrasting fabrics while keeping your garments looking professional. Piping can be scary for new sewists. But it's not! Today we’re taking an in-depth look at piping and the options for sewing with . . .

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How to Sew a Slouchy Seafarer

How to Sew a Slouchy Seafarer Top |

For every collection we launch I spend hours upon hours pouring over which patterns to include. There are several elements I like to see in each grouping of patterns that I hope appeal to most garment sewists. One thing I always try to incorporate are a few versatile knit sewing patterns.   For the 2015 Spring Collection , I knew the Seafarer Top  would be a great addition to every sewist’s . . .

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Introducing the 2015 Spring Collection

Introducing the Indiesew 2015 Spring Collection |

Over the last few weeks Steve and I have been challenged to capacity. Our latest endeavor challenged my sewing abilities with silk chiffon and fly zippers. Our hands ached as I edited photos and he coded new page layouts late, late into the night. And the bags underneath my eyes grew darker as each night I got less and less sleep. But, damn, are we proud.   It’s February. Next month is officially . . .

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Selfish Sewing Week: Spring 2015

Selfish Sewing Week Spring 2015 |

Over the last year, we've learned that the cocktail of a person’s sewing preferences varies widely. Maybe you only sew women’s garments. Or maybe you dabble in a bit of garment sewing and also quilting, enjoying the change of pace from project to project. What we do know is that often you get roped into doing a lot of sewing that isn’t always for you .   The point is you’re busy, juggling . . .

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Fabric Files: Ponte

Indiesew Fabric Files | Ponte de Roma

About a year ago I started sewing more knit garments than woven. I found them easy to sew up with my serger and, in general, more wearable in my every day wardrobe. I knew little about fabric stretch percentages or fiber breakdowns. I simply bought clearance fabric and found out after sewing the garment if it was appropriate. Trial and error, baby. Through this experimentation I discovered a . . .

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How We Wear It: Ruby Dress in Amy Butler Fabric

How We Wear It: The Ruby Dress by Made by Rae |

Three years ago, I was a fresh face to Colorado and was eager to meet some crafting buddies in the area. I had heard about the Makerie , a creative retreat held at the Chautauqua Center here in Boulder. I was a grad student currently drowning in corporate accounting homework and I was yearning for some good ol’ crafting time. Being grad-student-broke, I volunteered for the event. I was the swag . . .

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Introducing Kate & Rose

Introducing Kate and Rose |

In just a few short days, there will be over 100 sewing patterns available in the Indiesew shop ! We’ll feature patterns created by nearly forty designers from around the world. And we’ve only just started. With every designer we add to the shop, we learn about two or three more that are creating awesome designs. These are women who have decided to make creating sewing patterns their career, and . . .

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