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Turn Over a New Leaf With 6 New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Painting, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We've rake together a heap of fantastic classes, so you leap straight into a pile of colorful creativity! Check out the newest collection of online classes from Craftsy here, now available at special limited-time prices!

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Make It Your Own: Converting Darts to Gathers

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Sewing |

Want to ramp up the design of a simple top or dress? Adding soft gathers to the neckline or shoulder is an easy and effective option. Learn how to convert darts to gathers, and with just a few modifications to a basic bodice, you can personalize a look that’s all your own!

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September Recap: The 15 Most Popular Posts

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

You don't want to miss these highlights from the Craftsy blog! See which posts readers loved most in September, discover fun freebies and more!

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Snuggle Up and Plan a Cozy Wardrobe: Must-Have Fall Sewing Patterns

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

It seems like summer just slipped away! Thankfully, the creative geniuses at some of my favorite indie pattern companies have come up with fall sewing patterns to keep us feeling cozy and looking stylish this upcoming season! Check out these 10 essential fall patterns!

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It’s in the Details: How to Choose the Right Thread for Sewing

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

The success of a sewing project can be traced all the way back to the raw materials chosen, including the thread. The importance of thread is not to be underestimated, as it is the fiber that is literally holding everything together. Matching the correct thread for the task at hand is just as important as matching the fabric to the pattern. Here are some key tips on how to pair the thread to the project for a successful outcome!

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Free Pattern Friday: 7 Patterns to Share With Friends!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Looking for something new to try with your friends? From jewelry to mug accessories, check out these FREE patterns to share!

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