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Fashion Over Function: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Sew an English Dart

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Darts are one of the most fundamental sewing techniques. Almost every garment sewer executes them in some form on a regular basis. I recently learned about one type of dart that you might not know of — the English dart. Let’s learn more about the English dart, including how to add this fashionable design element to your own patterns!

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Free Pattern Friday: Patriotic Patterns in Sewing, Quilting & More!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Celebrate the stars & stripes with these patriotic patterns. From an American flag mug rug to a chevron crocheted cozy, there's no shortage of red, white and blue in this free pattern roundup. Show your star-spangled pride with one of these fun, free patterns!

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Organized Solutions: 4 Ways to Store Printable PDF Sewing Patterns

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Printable PDF sewing patterns are becoming increasingly popular among people who sew. But, as your stash grows, it can become increasingly difficult to organize all those pieces. Here are four space-efficient ways to store and organize your printed PDF sewing patterns!

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Summer Staycation Secrets: New Class Savings for a Stay-at-Home Vacation!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Photography, Quilting, Sewing |

Quench your thirst for summer adventure with 6 new Craftsy classes! Join as we kick up our heels and soak up some handcrafted fun, all at an exclusive blog reader discount!

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Tiny Dresses: FREE Summer Dress Patterns for Girls and Dolls

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Now that summer is in full swing, aren't you ready to stay inside during the heat of the day and sew? I know I am! Using these FREE downloadable sewing patterns found on Craftsy, you can beat the heat by making your daughter or granddaughter — and even their dolls — some great new dresses to wear all summer long!

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Announcing Craftsy’s Watch & Win Contest!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

Beat the heat this July with Craftsy's Watch & Win Contest! We'll award classes to the three members who enjoy the most minutes of their classes over the next 31 days. Don't let anyone get a jump-start on you. Begin watching now and find out how to make projects you never thought possible!

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