Posts by Beth Galvin

Beth started sewing in third grade and discovered her lifelong fascination with patterns and fabric. She sews and blogs in beautiful Northern California where she makes far too many coats and jackets for the sunny climate. On her blog SunnyGal Studio Sewing she shares her projects with tips on construction and fitting. When not sewing she enjoys baking pies, studying Italian, planning her next trip to a tropical island, and trying to find space in her garden for more plants.

On the Flip Side: How to Choose the Best Lining Fabric

Corduroy jacket

An interesting lining adds a bit of zing to your handmade garment, but can do so much more! Knowing how to choose the best lining fabric for your piece is essential for quality, comfort and style. Learn about these fabrics and make your next trip to the store a breeze!

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Design Your Own: How to Make Color-Blocking Patterns

Handmade Color Blocked Dress on the Craftsy Blog!

Color blocking is a great trend with staying power, one that is perfect for creating flattering shapes and adding a touch of brightness to any garment. It's easy to adapt an existing pattern to use multiple fabrics. Read on to discover helpful tips for successfully creating your own color-blocked pattern pieces.

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