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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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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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