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New Fabric: Double-Sided Flannel Twill

New Indiesew Fabric | Double Sided Cotton Flannel Twills

I am beyond ready for some fall sewing. It’s been a hot, hot, hot summer here in Boulder and I am awaiting cool mornings, crisp leaves, and long sleeves. In what I hope is just a matter of weeks, we’ll be experiencing the change of seasons.   You may have noticed, but in the sewing world, fall wardrobe planning is intense. It seems that we’ve all had at least a bit of a sewing hiatus in the . . .

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How We Wear It: Linen Alder Shirt

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Striped Linen Alder Shirt

I have a deep reverence for the button-down shirt (as evidenced by Shirt Month , my Archer Shirt Dress , and the various Willamettes , Cheyennes , and  Archers currently hanging in my closet). Despite the fact that collars, in my opinion, have absolutely no practical function in modern day society, they certainly are visually appealing. For someone with a smaller upper body, I like the way . . .

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Indiesew 2018 Website Survey

Indiesew.com | 2018 Website Survey

UPDATE: This survey is now closed and one random respondent has been selected and emailed. Thank you for your help in making Indiesew.com better! 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 . . .

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How to Sew the Kila Tank (Video Tutorial)

Indiesew.com Video Tutorial | How to Sew the Kila Tank

As promised, today we're showing you the step-by-step process of sewing the  Kila Tank in video format! See how quick and easy it is to sew this basic design.  In the video, we mention using a product called  Heat N Bond Soft Stretch (Lite/Sewable Version) . For two tank tops, you'll likely use a full roll, but it is worth every penny. In my experience, I've achieved a much neater result using . . .

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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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Fabric Files: Linen

Indiesew | Fabric Files: Linen

We're back with another installment of Fabric Files ! This week we're talking about the literal OG of fabric: linen. In this post, we'll talk about where linen came originated, how it's made, and what makes it so irresistibly charming to so many sewists.   Linen Defined Linen is “bast" fiber made from the flax plant. “Bast” simply means that the plant fiber is collected from the inner bark . . .

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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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