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Top Eight Fabrics for Handmade Shirts

Indiesew | Top Eight Fabrics for Button Up Shirts

One of the reasons I love sewing button-up shirts and shirtdresses is that there are so many choices for fabric. You can use a crisp cotton shirting for a traditional look. Choose a drapey rayon crepe for dressed-up attire. Or go with linen for a casual look. Structured or flowy, the fabric you choose for your handmade shirts and shirtdresses will have a big impact on the final garment. Below is . . .

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Meet the 2019 Indiesew Blogger Team!

Indiesew | Introducing the 2019 Blogger Team

We are so excited to finally reveal the 2019 Indiesew Blogger Team! We sent out our  2019 Collaborator Application on the second day of the year and it's taken nearly a month to comb through hundreds of applicants - the longest it ever has. Thank you to everyone who spent time applying. We were absolutely blown away by the quality of content we saw in our collaborator application. Never before . . .

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Apply to be a 2019 Indiesew Collaborator!

Indiesew.com | 2019 Indiesew Collaborator Application

UPDATE: The 2019 Collaborator application is now closed. Thank you for your interest! Happy new year sewists! 2018 was a great year for Indiesew, it feels like we're finally operating in a flow state, with daily processes in place, an incredible staff, and wonderful sewists to collaborate with.  Each of these things make our work days so much easier. One of my favorite programs we run year after . . .

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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2018

Indiesew's Top Ten Patterns in 2018

My favorite post of the year is here! At the end of each calendar year, we tally up our pattern sales for the year to see which designs were bestsellers for the past twelve months. It's fun to see what's trending with sewists: what designs are favorites year after year and and what new designs emerge.  But before we count them down, here are some Indiesew highlights from 2018: I traveled to . . .

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2018 Black Friday Weekend Sale

Indiesew 2018 Black Friday Weekend Sale | 20% Off Sitewide

The 2018 Black Friday weekend is here and this time we decided to keep the discount sizeable but simple, and throw in some extras for those who are planning to stock up! Starting at 6:00am MT today through Monday, November 26th at 10:00pm MT everything on Indiesew (besides  gift cards and collections ) is 20% off! Use coupon code BFCM18 at checkout the receive the discount. Shop Now > What's . . .

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Why I Love My Beatrice Form

Indiesew.com | Why I Love My Beatrice Form

If you haven’t heard of Beatrice Forms , you’ll want to find out what these industry disruptors are up to. I met Alison and Nate (the masterminds behind the brand) about a year ago. These fellow Boulder-ites have embarked on an endeavor that is shaking up the sewing industry. And with their passion for design, there are no two people better poised to do so. Alison and Nate started Beatrice Forms . . .

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Pattern Comparison: Ash and Liana Stretch Jeans

Indiesew Pattern Comparison: Ash vs Liana Stretch Jeans

We're back with another Pattern Comparison post! This one has been often asked for over the past few months. Today we're comparing jeans : a subject of much analysis and debate in the sewing world.  And we get it, sewing jeans requires a major time commitment. Bodies come in many different shapes and it can be hard to decipher which design will give your curves the best fit. Most people aren't . . .

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Indiesew x Dan Lehman: Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew x Dan Lehman Collaboration | Blog Tour Roundup

It's been three weeks since we launched  our collaboration with  Dan Lehman and  Spoonflower and it's been so fun to see the response from the sewing community! The response to this custom-printed fabric adorned with carnivorous plants has been super exciting. This novelty print is certainly outside of our typical offering, but we've seen the print resonate with scientists, botanists, and . . .

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