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The Five Best Irons for Garment Sewers | Five Best Irons for Garment Sewing

My hunt for a good iron has been a long one. Garment sewers have peculiar needs in an iron. We need something that can be kept on for hours at a time without burning out components. Steam pressure and control is of paramount importance. And longevity is key. I haven't yet found the perfect iron that embodies all of these traits, but I have found a handful of irons that are close. For me, these . . .

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July 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the June Winner | July 2017 Creations Giveaway

Hello friends! We're smack dab in the middle of a hot, hot summer here in Colorado. I'm enjoying the slower pace that this season brings. And while I haven't found much time to sew (I have big plans for August, more on that below), I've been more inspired than ever browsing your creations . Keep 'em coming!   The June Winner Last month we gave away a copy of the newly released Highlands Wrap . . .

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Highlands Wrap Dress Updates | Highlands Wrap Dress Updates

The Highlands Wrap Dress  sewing pattern launched in April with our 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  and the response has been overwhelming! This design is near and dear to my heart because it’s the perfect embodiment of my favorite 70's-inspired silhouette. And I’m giddy every time I see one of you sew your own.  The most common feedback we’re getting? Many of you are loving the fit of the bodice . . .

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Great Tank Bonanza: Saltbox and Hunter

Indiesew Great Tank Bonanza | Saltbox and Hunter

It's the final day of the Great Tank Bonanza! For the past two weeks, we've been comparing different tank top designs in the Indiesew Pattern Shop . If you missed out on our blog tour, be sure to catch these comparison posts: Indiesew | Basic Woven Tanks Erica | Knit Racerback Tanks Kristi | Woven Tanks with Partial Plackets Elena | Woven Tanks with Gathered Yokes Dani | Knit Swing Tanks My last . . .

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Great Tank Bonanza: Gemma and Willow

Indiesew Great Tank Bonanza | Willow Tank vs Gemma Tank

It’s back! Our annual handmade tank top celebration returns for the second year, and this time around we’ve got even more sleeveless inspiration for you. For the next two weeks, we’ve got a small blog tour lined up, but in a little different format than you’re used to seeing here. Different how, you ask? Well, I think the best part of the indie sewing pattern world is that there are so many . . .

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How to Distress Your Jeans

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Distress Jeans

For the past few weeks I've been playing with water-to-bleach ratios and sandpaper. I've been hoarding my boyfriend's Dremel tool and purposely cutting holes into my jeans, all in the name of research. Today, we're launching a new segment of the Sew Your Favorite Jeans Workshop ! The Distressing Your Jeans segment has five parts with very detailed instructions on how to achieve a more worn-in . . .

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June 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the April/May Winners | June Creations Giveaway

June is here and I'm left bewildered, wondering how May came and went so fast. Spring seems to be busy time in the sewing world, as the season transitions we often find holes in our wardrobes that need filling fast before hot weather hits. We've been busy shipping your patterns and fabric this month to make it happen! We're back on track with our Monthly Creations Giveaway  this month! But before . . .

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How We Wear It: The Lodo Dress by True Bias | How We Wear the Lodo Dress by True Bias

Another stellar sewing pattern by True Bias is now available! The Lodo Dress  is a subtly cocooned-shape dress with two length options. View A is midi length dress with a slit at the center back. View B (which I’m showing here) is an above-knee length dress with no slit.  Both versions have a deep V-neckline and armholes that are finished with woven facings (trust me, it totally works). This . . .

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