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2018 Shirt Month Starts Now!

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month

A few months ago, we polled our  Instagram followers on the idea of hosting an online sewing event centered around shirt- and shirt-dress making. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of an entire month devoted to making button-up shirts, collared popovers, and shirt-dresses! Shirt and shirtdress month starts right now! We've loaded up the  Indiesew Fabric Shop with new substrates perfect for . . .

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What is overstock fabric?

Indiesew Blog | What is Overstock/Deadstock/Surplus Fabric?

When we started planning our initial  fabric offering in June of 2015, I had one goal in mind: offer a variety of sustainable apparel fabrics that differ from the designer fabrics on the market. I have a good friend in the ethical fashion industry who used what she called “deadstock” fabric for her designs. She and a few other people gave me some contacts in the Los Angeles Fashion District for . . .

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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017

Indiesew's Top Ten Most Popular Patterns in 2017

It's my favorite time of year! At the end of each calendar year we throw a bunch of data into an excel spreadsheet to find out what resonated with you all throughout the year. My favorite countdown list to put together is this one: The Top 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017. But before we get into that, here are a few highlights from 2017: Our revenue grew by over 40% from 2016! Major happy dance . . .

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2017 Customer Survey: Tell us what you'd like to see in 2018!

Indiesew | 2017 Customer Survey

UPDATE: This survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation! For the past few months we've been working behind the scenes on our biggest survey yet. In grad school, we were taught the importance of gathering market insights and gathering feedback from customers. The most useful information I gleaned from my program was this: Get to know your customers and make strategic decisions based on . . .

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Pattern Spotlight: Varda by Christine Haynes

Indiesew Pattern Spotlight | Varda by Christine Haynes

We're back with our second episode of Pattern Spotlight and today we're talking about  Varda by Christine Haynes! We love Varda because French and fisheye darts (which are both SO much fun to sew!) give this dress lovely shaping on top with lots of ease from the bust down. See for yourself: See Varda > Subscribe to our YouTube Channel > Happy sewing!

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October Creations Winner

Indiesew.com | October 2017 Creations Winner

We're so excited to announce our winner for the 2017 October Creations Giveaway !  Nicole's Red Scuba Lodo Dress was our randomly chosen winning creation! She used our  Baywatch Red Scuba fabric to create this stunning dress.  We're putting our Monthly Creations Giveaways on hold while we make some improvements to our website. In the meantime, you can still  upload your creations and leave a . . .

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Pattern Spotlight: The Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress

Pattern Spotlight: Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress

We're starting a new YouTube series this week called Pattern Spotlight! This series will take a quick one minute look at a sewing pattern in the Indiesew shop. You'll get to see the features of the design up close as well as it modeled on a human body. This week we're highlighting the Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress , a pattern we offer in both digital and paper format! Take a look and let us . . .

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The New and Improved Union St. Tee

Indiesew | New and Improved Union St. Tee by Hey June

We have some exciting news for you all today! One of our most popular patterns, the Union St. Tee by Hey June , just got a facelift! And to celebrate we're offering 25% off all of our  jersey and  rib knit fabrics so you can get to making one for yourself! More on that at the bottom of this post. Adrianna, the designer behind  Hey June sewing patterns does a great job of revamping her most . . .

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