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How to Distress Your Jeans

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Distress Jeans

For the past few weeks I've been playing with water-to-bleach ratios and sandpaper. I've been hoarding my boyfriend's Dremel tool and purposely cutting holes into my jeans, all in the name of research. Today, we're launching a new segment of the Sew Your Favorite Jeans Workshop ! The Distressing Your Jeans segment has five parts with very detailed instructions on how to achieve a more worn-in . . .

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June 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the April/May Winners | June Creations Giveaway

June is here and I'm left bewildered, wondering how May came and went so fast. Spring seems to be busy time in the sewing world, as the season transitions we often find holes in our wardrobes that need filling fast before hot weather hits. We've been busy shipping your patterns and fabric this month to make it happen! We're back on track with our Monthly Creations Giveaway  this month! But before . . .

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How We Wear It: The Lodo Dress by True Bias | How We Wear the Lodo Dress by True Bias

Another stellar sewing pattern by True Bias is now available! The Lodo Dress  is a subtly cocooned-shape dress with two length options. View A is midi length dress with a slit at the center back. View B (which I’m showing here) is an above-knee length dress with no slit.  Both versions have a deep V-neckline and armholes that are finished with woven facings (trust me, it totally works). This . . .

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How to Sew the Minttu All-In-One Facing | How to Sew the Minttu Top All-In-One Facing

Since we launched the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  we've had a few questions about the all-in-one facing on the Minttu Top  sewing pattern by Named Clothing. You see, if you've never sewn one before, the process is not at all intuitive. To make matters worse, it's really difficult to illustrate this technique in a drawing. So, we listened to your requests and we've put together a video tutorial . . .

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2017 Spring/Summer Collection: Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew 2017 Spring/Summer Collection | Blog Tour Roundup

So it turns out that the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  and the coordinating fabric batch is, without a doubt, your favorite yet. Here’s a little secret: it's ours too. Thank you so much for the support you've shown this seasonal bundle! We were lucky enough to have ten amazing sewing bloggers and pattern designers join us for this collection’s blog tour. Their posts showed just how versatile . . .

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How to Sew a Highlands Wrap Blouse with Bell Sleeves


When I was hashing out the Highlands Wrap Dress  design with my patternmaker Dawn, I sewed up four quick blouse-length muslins. It was an easy way to test the changing fit of the bodice without wasting yards of fabric sewing the maxi-length dress. After staring at all those blouse-length muslins, Dawn and I both agreed that a Highlands Wrap Blouse was in order for both of us. And thus, this is . . .

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April/May 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the March Winner

Indiesew | April/May 2017 Creations Giveaway

April was such a busy month around here, we nearly forgot to mention the Monthly Creations Giveaway ! So, to make up for our oversight, the next prize package will be for all creations uploaded in April and May and the prizes (yes, multiple prizes) are big this time. More on that below, but first let's announce our March winner! In March ninety sewing creations  were uploaded to Indiesew. It's so . . .

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Fabric Files: Tencel

Indiesew Fabric Files | Tencel

As different apparel fabrics become available to the sewing hobbyist it can be difficult to know how to approach them. I hear so many questions like: How do I keep modal knits from pilling in the wash, is there an easier way to cut from shifty silk crepe, and what in the heck is Tencel? Just a few years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find fibers like cupro and modal in fabric stores. But these new . . .

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