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Pattern Comparison: Nettie and Rowan Bodysuits

Indiesew.com | Pattern Comparison: Nettie and Rowan Bodysuits

I'm a recent bodysuit convert, a garment I had never given a chance until a few weeks ago. Bodysuits (basically adult onesies, right?) are amazing for so many reasons: you don't have to worry about your shirt riding up your torso and coming untucked. Bodysuits complement high-waisted bottoms perfectly because they lay nice and smooth under the waistband. And they're comfortable because everything . . .

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Indiesew Spring 2018 Sample Sale is Live!

Indiesew | Spring 2018 Charity Sample Sale

It's that time of year again! We're cleaning out our samples closet and offering them up to you, with the proceeds going to charity! Every fall and spring we put a small offering of garments sewn for the Indiesew shop up for auction on eBay, where we donate 75% of the proceeds to a charity that is near and dear to our hearts (more on that below). All of the items up for auction are one-of-a-kind . . .

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Three Tips for Perfect Fitting No Sweat Pants

Indiesew.com | Fitting the No Sweat Pants by Seamly

The  No Sweat Pants sewing pattern was an obvious choice for the  2018 Seamly Spring Collection for many reasons. First, this design is very beginner friendly. Someone who is totally new to sewing with knits can absolutely tackle the No Sweat Pants, no problem. Second, the No Sweat Pants sew up in a snap! If you have a serger , you can easily sew a pair from start to finish in a few hours. . . .

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Introducing the 2018 Seamly Spring Collection

Indiesew.com | Introducing the 2018 Seamly Spring Collection

It's finally, FINALLY here!  The  2018 Seamly Spring Collection is now live! Our newest collaboration with ethical fashion brand Seamly is athleisure-inspired, with comfortable silhouettes sewn in cozy fabrics. An edgy sweatshirt jacket, a leggings/jogger mashup, and a jersey popover are the pattern players. This one is really, really good. Shop the Collection > If you haven't heard of the . . .

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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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