Posts by Maris Olsen

Maris Olsen
Maris Olsen is a seriously awesome sewing geek, and prefers to spend the majority of each day in her sewing studio. Since retiring from a hi-tech career, her new life-mission is to imbue students young and old with the love of textiles, stitching, and the pure joy of creation. She blogs about her sewing and teaching adventures at She’s also a crazy Nana, a sporadic yogi, and a wavery bike-rider.

Garment Construction

Picking Pockets for Your Sewn Garments

Yellow Dress with Inseam Pockets

Most of us love pockets for their functionality, and sometimes for their aesthetic appeal as well. There are two basic types of pockets for garments, with many variations within the two basic style: patch pockets and inside pockets. Let's take a look both of these and some of the variations for each.

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Sewing Blog

6 Ways to Share Your Sewing Skills with Those in Need

Charity Sewing

We all love to sew for ourselves and our families and friends. Making something "with love" is a great way to show people you care. If you have never sewn for charity, you'll quickly find it's a wonderful way to share your love of sewing, and help someone in need at the same time. Here are a few of the best ways to contribute to charities with your sewing!

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