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Outfitting the Apparel Sewist Pt 1: Machines

Indiesew | What to Buy for Someone Who Sews

Over the years, we've had lots of people approach us who want to start sewing, but have no idea where to start. For those of us who have been sewing for years, it's easy to see why. A sewing hobby requires a lot of stuff . If you're completely new to sewing, it can be daunting to know what's necessary to buy and what isn't. That's why we're writing an Outfitting the Sewist blog series. This . . .

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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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Matilda Dress in Fool's Paradise Cotton Poplin

Indiesew x Dan Lehman Collab | Matilda Dress by Megan Nielsen

Today is the last day of our four-part Fool's Paradise series! For the past few weeks, we've looked up-close one of the four garments we sewed for  our collaboration with  Dan Lehman and Spoonflower . See our other three garment posts here: Rachael Playsuit in Dark Poly Crepe Kalle Shirt in Light Cotton Poplin Joy Jacket with Light Poly Crepe Lining Today, it's all about  Matilda by Megan . . .

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Joy Jacket with Fool's Paradise Poly Crepe Lining

Indiesew.com | Joy Jacket Sewing Pattern with Fool's Paradise LIning

Today we get to showcase my favorite piece from the Fool's Paradise photoshoot: the Joy Jacket by Chalk and Notch ! I knew that sewing a fun contrast lining using the  Fool's Paradise Light Poly Crepe would appeal to those who are a little more print wary. What I didn't expect was that this would quickly become my favorite thing to wear this fall. It's that good. If you're just tuning in, check . . .

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Kalle Shirt in Fool's Paradise Cotton Poplin

Indiesew.com | Kalle Shirt in Fool's Paradise Fabric

The  Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress sewing pattern has long been a favorite in the sewing community. This button-up design with cuffed kimono-style sleeve is on-trend and easy to wear. When we were choosing designs for our Fool's Paradise fabrics , I knew that Kalle (view A) would look incredible in the structured Light Cotton Poplin . This fabric is light, yet crisp, and can be transformed in the . . .

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