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Indiesew 2018 Website Survey

Indiesew.com | 2018 Website Survey

It took six months to build Indiesew.com in 2014. At the time, there weren't many off-the-shelf systems that offered what we knew our customers needed from a sewing community. We couldn't find a single shopping cart system that checked all the boxes. So we built Indiesew ourselves. Steve (Indiesew's co-founder) spent the first part of 2014 coding our website from the ground up. It was an . . .

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Kila Tank on Varied Bodies Types

Indiesew.com | Kila Tank on Varied Body Types

Earlier this week we launched the  Kila Tank sewing pattern! This basic design is a  fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline. After we shot the Kila Tank on our model Danie , I felt it was necessary to show the tank top on a few more varied body types. I know how important it is to know what strap coverage looks like on tank tops. You need to see how the . . .

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Introducing the Kila Tank

Indiesew.com | Introducing the Kila Tank by Allie Olson

A few years ago I discovered the versatility of a fitted rib knit tank top. I bought a vintage rib knit tank from an Etsy shop and soon noticed that I was reaching for it constantly. That tank top was pretty much always on my body: with shorts, tucked into skirts, as a workout top, and (perhaps most frequently) as a pajama top. Since then, I've been scouring my favorite ethical clothing shops for . . .

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Pattern Comparison: Lander and Persephone Shorts

Indiesew Pattern Comparison | Lander and Persephone Shorts

We've received so much great feedback on our last pattern comparison blog post , that we've decided to make this a more regular blog series! This week, we're comparing the  Lander and  Persephone shorts sewn in two Indiesew fabrics. I really like sewing two comparable patterns when I'm considering a certain silhouette. The process of sewing two similar patterns is something I encourage all . . .

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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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