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Why We Love Pressing Tools (And You Should Too!)

Why We Love Pressing Tools Cover | Indiesew.com

As a highschooler, I had a penchant for the button down shirt. It was 2001 and I had a rock solid obsession with JCrew. My closet was filled with preppy tailored tops that I just loved wearing. Back then, wrinkle free wovens were less ubiquitous than they are today. So that meant that I had to iron every button down shirt I owned approximately once per week. My mother, the lovely woman who taught . . .

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Meet the Maker: Sadie Fox

Meet the Maker: Sadie Fox | Indiesew Blog

I can say with 100% certainty that the last year of my life has been enriched beyond belief by the sewing enthusiasts I’ve met. There’s a automatic connection that’s established between two people who share a passion. A fair amount of groundwork has been laid, and you can jump right into meaty conversations. My life is filled with hundreds of interesting people, men, women and children that I can . . .

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Five Tips for Perfect Pleats

Five Tips for Perfect Pleats | Indiesew Sewing Tutorials

Today’s tutorial covers a standby sewing technique, one that you’ll use over and over again. Like darts, or gathers, pleats provide a neat way to tuck extra fabric away. If you’re a brand new sewist and have been sticking to straight, simple seams, pleats are a great next step in your sewing journey. If you’re an intermediate or advanced sewist you’ve likely sewn more pleats than you can count. . . .

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How We Wear It: Capitol Hill by Straight Stitch Designs

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Capitol Hill by Straight Stitch Designs

During the winter months, I lounge a lot. Short, wintry days just feel better spent snuggled up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and comfortable clothing. You can generally find me lounging in a few different clothing items: raglan tees and joggers or knit dresses. This winter I've been all about the Out and About Dress and the Ballet Dress , with a pair of Sew Simple Leggings layered . . .

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Top Five Workout Sewing Patterns for 2015

Top Five Workout Sewing Patterns | Indiesew.com

In 2015, I decided to set a few less lofty resolutions than I normally would. Maybe I’m learning from the unfulfilled-aspiration heartache or maybe I’m being more realistic. Life is busy and unpredictable, and I’m building in a bit of room for that. I’m factoring in some time to repair and relax. Because I don’t really need to learn to knit or cook gourmet meals or make fifteen new friends. I’m . . .

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Fabric Files: Voile

Fabric Files: Voile | Indiesew.com

Over the past several months many of you have reached out to tell us what type of content you want to see on the Indiesew blog (by the way, keep the feedback coming!). There was one comment in particular we continued to hear from our users over and over again. Simply put? There are too few fabric resources for beginner and intermediate sewists. There doesn't seem to be many people writing about . . .

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Lane Raglan Workshop and Trunkshow at Fancy Tiger

Lane Raglan Class at Fancy Tiger Crafts | Indiesew + Hey June

The New Year has arrived and we are over-the-moon excited about some new events and features coming your way in 2015. We have a ton of goals, a million more random ideas, and the best group of sewing women supporting us along the way. We are total happy campers right now. One thing we’d like to work on in 2015 is uniting the sewing community in person, all over the world. While it’s awesome to . . .

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