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Finalists Announced! Vote Now in the Craftsy Pattern Design Awards

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

It's time to take your favorite pattern design to the top in round two of the 2014 Craftsy Pattern Design Awards! You nominated your picks from thousands of incredible indie patterns in the Craftsy pattern store. Now the finalists have been selected, leaving you the difficult task of voting for your very favorite in each of our seven categories.

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Free Pattern Friday: Say Trick or Treat for FREE Candy Patterns!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

From Life Savers leg warmers to a homemade twix bar recipe, these free candy-themed projects are all trick and no treat! Check out this super-sweet selection:

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Serge Up a Storm: The Best Serger Projects for Beginners

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Sewing |

Learning to sew with a serger (also known as an overlock or overlocker) is much like learning to sew all over again. But, if you're ready to take the plunge, here are my tips and project suggestions to help you find serger success!

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The Start of Something Wonderful: 13 New Online Craftsy Classes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Let's end October on a high note with incredible online learning! From quilting to cake decorating, you're sure to find the class to fit your creative aspirations.

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How to Handsew: The Prick Stitch

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Sewing |

The prick stitch leaves teeny tiny dots of threads in a row on the right side of the garment, with long stitches on the backside. Most commonly used for hand sewing zippers into garments, this technique can be found on finer vintage and elegant garments. But there's no reason why you can use it on your next sundress!

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The Fitted Skirt: Making A Skirt That’s Perfect for You

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Sewing |

Do you struggle to find ready-to-wear skirts that fit your proportions properly and comfortably? I do, and as a result, I used to never wear skirts — until now! Keep reading for tips on sewing the perfect fitted skirt to fit and flatter your body!

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