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Fabric Batch #017: Texture

Indiesew Fabric Batch | Texture

A few weeks ago, Leslie from  Threadbear and I traveled to LA together for an overnight trip. I was excited to reconnect and show her what the LA Fashion District and  overstock fabric were all about. When I source fabric in LA, I typically travel alone, in one day. But having another apparel sewist and pattern designer on my sourcing trip was an incredible asset. And this fabric batch, Texture, . . .

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Introducing the 2019 Indiesew Contributor Team!

Indiesew.com | 2019 Contributor Team

Today, we're super excited to take a quick break from Shirt Month to introduce you to the 2019 Indiesew Contributor Team! A few weeks ago, we introduced the 2019 Indiesew Blogger Team , and we're over the moon to introduce nine more women we'll be working with this year. You might be wondering how the Contributor Team and the Blogger Team differ. Our Blogger Team is exclusively sewing bloggers, . . .

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How to Hem a Shirt with Bias Tape

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Hem a Shirt with Bias Tape

One of my very favorite ways to finish a button-up shirt or shirtdress is with a bias-bound hem. We thought  #shirtmonth was a great time to bring you this tutorial! My mother was the person who taught me this trick; for curved hems this is her go-to process. And while she typically makes her own contrast bias tape, I always lean towards the store-bought variety. Either way, the finished result . . .

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When and How to Block Fuse Interfacing

Indiesew.com | When and How to Block Fuse Interfacing

It's week two of  Shirt Month 2019 and we're so excited to see how many of you are participating in the  #shirtmonth event on Instagram. It seems that nearly all of us have a  button-up shirt or  shirtdress on our to-sew lists this year! Today I wanted to bring you a tutorial on block fusing interfacing. Over the past few years, I have found this technique to be incredibly useful in shirt-making, . . .

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Top Eight Fabrics for Handmade Shirts

Indiesew | Top Eight Fabrics for Button Up Shirts

One of the reasons I love sewing button-up shirts and shirtdresses is that there are so many choices for fabric. You can use a crisp cotton shirting for a traditional look. Choose a drapey rayon crepe for dressed-up attire. Or go with linen for a casual look. Structured or flowy, the fabric you choose for your handmade shirts and shirtdresses will have a big impact on the final garment. Below is . . .

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It's Shirt Month 2019!

Indiesew.com | Shirt Month 2019

It's officially Shirt Month 2019, our favorite annual event! This is the second year that we'll spend an entire month celebrating the button-up shirt and shirt dress and it has become quite popular with the online sewing community! Check out  #shirtmonth to see what we mean. What can you expect this month? A lot of sewing inspiration! We've got pattern hacks, guest posts, tutorials, and new . . .

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Meet the 2019 Indiesew Blogger Team!

Indiesew | Introducing the 2019 Blogger Team

We are so excited to finally reveal the 2019 Indiesew Blogger Team! We sent out our  2019 Collaborator Application on the second day of the year and it's taken nearly a month to comb through hundreds of applicants - the longest it ever has. Thank you to everyone who spent time applying. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of content we saw in our collaborator application. Never before . . .

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How We Wear It: Merlo Field Tee

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Merlo Field Tee by Sew House Seven

I did a happy dance when Peggy from Sew House Seven released the Merlo Field Tee . I love all things reminiscent of 70s fashion, and this design gives me major retro vibes with its contrast stripes along the shoulder and bicep. Paired with our  cupro jersey (available in four colors!), I knew I was going to get a lot of wear out of this top. The Merlo Field Tee is a  sporty knit tee with two . . .

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