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Tips for Better Topstitching

Tips for Better Topstitching | Indiesew.com

I’m back from my 2+ week vacation and I am in full on productive mode. My sewing machine is back from the repair shop, I've got fabric ordered and on its way, and I'm ready to make some stuff. Until then, you get tutorials! Topstitching is a relatively easy concept, even for a beginner. Topstitching, by definition, is a straight stitch used near garment edges such as necklines and hems, often to . . .

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Five Sewing Techniques to Master for Perfect Garments

Five Sewing Techniques to Master for Perfect Garments | Indiesew.com

Sewing has been a long, winding journey for me as I’m sure it has been for you. At age seven, my mom plopped me in front of a sewing machine and lovingly coached me through the construction of a lap quilt that would take me over six years to finish. Back then, the thought of sewing endless tiny pieces of fabric together to form a blanket didn’t click with me. In fact, it totally turned me off of . . .

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Shorts on the Line

Shorts on the Line | Indiesew Blog

After eleven days in a dusty cow pasture, I’m back to Indiesew, but not yet back to my sewing machine and serger. I’m still in Montana, but excited to get back to Colorado. The Red Ants Pants Music Festival was a huge success, but my heart is yearning for some good old fashioned creating. Today a blog post will have to suffice. There is the occasional summer where I tend to reach for shorts over . . .

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How We Wear It: Sleeveless Out and About Dress

Indiesew Blog | How We Wear It: The Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline

Remember when I teased you about a sleeveless Out and About Dress…a very long time ago? Like back when I wrote this post on How to Bind a Knit Neckline or this one on How to Gather Knits with Dental Floss ? I’m finally showing you it! Despite being the most worn item in my closet this summer, other Indiesew business has kept me from photographing a How We Wear It post. Today is the day folks. Eat . . .

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Plan Your Sewing Projects with the Indiesew Wish List

Indiesew Blog | Plan your sewing projects with the Indiesew Wishlist

Hey Folks, Steve here. Normally I’m working behind the scenes at Indiesew, writing the code and fixing the servers to keep our little piece of the internet running smoothly. But today I’m heading out into the daylight and showing my smiling face on the blog to announce our newest feature: the wish list. A wish list is pretty simple, and you likely have seen these around at various ecommerce . . .

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New Indiesew Designer: Betz White

Indiesew.com | Introducing Betz White Handbags

Today we’re taking a small departure from clothing to talk about something equally as necessary and maybe even more gratifying to sew. Handbags. My first “real” sewing project was a tote bag sewn out of some Ikea fabric that I still love to this day. I learned how to sew boxed corners. And I felt like superwoman. Handbags are generally easier to assemble, with simple pattern pieces and no need to . . .

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How to Use Fusible Interfacing

Indiesew.com Blog | How to Use Fusible Interfacing

As Steve and I have been filling up the Indiesew shop (there are so many cool things coming your way) we’ve been keeping tabs on the sewing techniques that each pattern requires. Luckily, most indie patterns are geared towards beginner and intermediate sewists, so the list of techniques is fairly consistent. We see things like knit bound necklines and using bias tape over and over again...that’s . . .

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New Indiesew Designer: See Kate Sew

Indiesew.com Blog | New Designer: See Kate Sew

Happy Thursday lovely readers! It’s a lovely day in the Indiesew HQ. I’ve been a sewing maniac lately, trying to finish up some last minutes projects before I head to Montana at the end of the month. I'm trying desperately to show you all of our amazing new designers before I leave. It would be a shame to keep these ladies to ourselves until August. Today, I’m over-the-moon excited to introduce . . .

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