Super Amazing Posts By Christine Haynes

Christine is the owner of her eponymous line of sewing patterns, Christine Haynes Patterns ( and writes her blog, City Stitching with Christine Haynes ( She has been sewing for over 30 years and has a BFA in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Christine's first book, Chic & Simple Sewing was published in 2009 by Potter Craft. Her writings have also been featured in the book One Yard Wonders, as well as Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, Sew Stylish Magazine, Craft Zine, and Craft Stylish Magazine. In addition to patternmaking and writing, Christine teaches sewing classes in Los Angeles at Sew L.A., where she is also the shop's manager. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart's Radio Channel,, LA Weekly, Daily Candy, and NBC's Today Show, among others.

    Home Away From Home: How to Sew Travel Slippers

    Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    When you are traveling, taking along a little piece of home can be really comforting. For me, one of the items that always comes along with me are simple folding slippers I sew myself. Ready to make your own comfy pair to take on the road? Here's how:

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    Christine Haynes Blog Tour & Pattern Giveaway

    Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Sewing | Comments

    Craftsy instructor and blogger Christine Haynes shares excerpts from her new book, "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction" and an exclusive pattern giveaway! Read more

    Sew a Caftan Without a Pattern

    Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    Three Women Posing Poolside in Caftans in Palm Springs

    What better time of the year than the winter to escape from the weather and visit somewhere warm? And while you’re there, you’re probably going to want a caftan, because they are comfy, stylish and effortlessly chic. Recently I vacationed in Palm Springs with my two best girl friends, and I whipped up these easy-to-sew caftans for the three of us to lounge in while on holiday. Little did I know that we’d be in them nearly all day and all night!

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    How to Make a Half-Slip: A Sewing Tutorial

    Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Sewing | Comments

    Handmade Half-SlipI pretty much live in dresses, because they are easy to toss on, and chic to wear. It's a win-win! But there is nothing chic about having the skirt of your dress cling to your tights or undies, preventing the skirt from hanging the way it was intended. Enter the slip. It might seem old school to wear a slip, but their purpose is valid. So instead of going to the mall to buy an old-fashioned granny slip, why not make one yourself? Read more

    Fashion Sewing and Inspiration

    Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Sewing | Comments

    Stack of Fashion MagazinesWhat gets you started on your next sewing project? Is it the new season? Is it a special occasion? Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a certain fabric? Whatever it is, it’s important to understand that you’re adding to your closet with each creation, and it’s a good idea to take a moment and think about where the inspiration comes from so you’ll actually make something you will want to wear again and again! Read more