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How to Bind A Knit Neckline

Indiesew.com Blog | How to Bind a Knit Neckline

Knit patterns are the new craze in the indie sewing world. Knits are generally comfier and more practical for everyday life than woven garments. They stretch, so sizing is less of an issue. But because of that stretch, they can be downright daunting to a newbie sewist. I’ve been there, I know that feeling. For a long time, sewing with knits was strictly off limits. But sewing with knits doesn't . . .

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How We Wear It: Summer Concert Tee by Dixie DIY

Indiesew.com Blog | Summer Concert Tee Pattern by Dixie DIY

It’s certainly summer in these parts. Hot, muggy days and afternoon thunderstorms almost have us thinking it’s July. Or worse, August. But alas, we are thankful for the reprieve from spring snowstorms and freezing cold nights. We’re thankful because summer means bike rides, drinks on rooftop patios, and most importantly, outdoor live music. Enter the Summer Concert Tee by Dixie DIY . This pattern . . .

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Sneak Peek: The Foxglove Pattern by Selvage Designs

Indiesew.com | Sneak Peek: Foxglove Tank by Selvage Designs

To be honest, the most rewarding thing about launching Indiesew has been meeting awesome people. Hundreds of emails and countless phone calls have resulted in some solid connections with people I can truly call my friends. Lauren Dahl from Baste + Gather is no exception. In fact, Lauren and I completely connected from our first phone call. Kindred spirits, I tell you. I’d like to move to Salt . . .

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How We Wear It: The Tank Dress by Sew Caroline

Indiesew.com Blog | How We Wear It: The Tank Dress by Sew Caroline

Welcome to Indiesew’s new blog series, How We Wear It , where we hope to offer some wardrobe inspiration for your handmade clothing. Every item we sell in the Indiesew shop will eventually be accompanied by one of these style posts so that you can envision how your new clothing will transition well into the four seasons. We know how empowering it can be to sew our own clothing, but sometimes . . .

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How to Use Bias Tape

Indiesew.com blog | How to Use Bias Tape

Once, a very long time ago, I decided to take the sleeves off a beloved dress to make it more summer-appropriate. I was new to garment sewing and had never heard of bias tape or binding. In my mind, a double rolled hem around that armhole seemed practical. I set to work on those armholes with my trusty steam iron by my side. Disaster ensued. Not only is a double rolled hem next to impossible to . . .

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How to Use a Digital Sewing Pattern

Indiesew.com Blog| How to Use a Digital Sewing Pattern

So what is a digital sewing pattern, you ask? And just exactly how do you use one? Don’t worry, we needed some guidance at first, too. In fact, in our initial Indiesew research we found that this question came up quite often. Digital patterns are a semi-recent phenomenon. If the extent of your sewing pattern experience was watching your grandmother perusing the pattern section at her local fabric . . .

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How to Add Your Creations to Indiesew

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One of the most exciting parts about being an Indiesew creator is the ability to share what you’ve sewn with your friends and family. Even better is that it’s easy and quick to do! This post will walk you through the steps required to upload your creations to Indiesew. As an example, I’m going to upload a creation for Sew Caroline’s Out and About Dress using images from Erin Sewbon’s post: Out . . .

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A Brief History of Garment Sewing

20th century garment factory | Indiesew.com

Source Just how, you ask, do we kick off this sewing revolution we call Indiesew? Well, we need to start at the very beginning. To fully understand the art of sewing, how it came to be and how we arrived at the current state of things we're going to have to back wayyyy up. I promise this will be fun. Sewing has been around almost as long as humans. Yes, seriously. Cavemen used bone sewing needles . . .

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