Sewing Blog

Quilting Adventures: Stippling and Meandering

By Angela Mitchell
How to Sew LiningStippling is a way of quilting that uses long lines of stitching to create a design on a quilt. It's a fun free form way of quilting for highlighting certain parts of the quilt, or flattening the quilt when used in background areas or around designs and motifs. Today it is very common to see stippling used in another way, as an allover quilting design. Read more »

What’s Old is New Again: Sewing Vintage Patterns

By Julia Garza
Sewing Vintage PatternsSewing from vintage patterns is a fun way to expand your sewing repertoire while challenging yourself at the same time. Even if your style is more 2013 than 1953, vintage patterns are worth a look. Many have classic lines, and in a modern fabric you won’t look like an extra on Mad Men (unless you want to!). Read more »
Free Quilt Pattern

Free Pattern Friday: Knits, Quilts & More

By Craftsy

Each Friday, Craftsy brings you a whole batch of free patterns straight from the Craftsy Pattern Marketplace. This week we've got awesome free patterns for knitting, quilting, sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, and more!

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How to Make a Blind Hem with a Serger

By Craftsy
How to do a Blind Hem on a SergerCraftsy sewing instructor and serging expert, Angela Wolf, demonstrates how easy it is to create a neat, strong blind hem with your serger. Watch this free video tip to put a professional touch on your garments using your serging skills (and Angela's secrets to success)! Read more »

Sheer Genius: How to Sew Lining

By Julia Garza
How to Sew LiningLining will make a garment made of itchy fabric (like wool) more tolerable, hide unsightly seams (like on the inside of a jacket or on light colored fabric), provide additional warmth, and give a garment structure, shape and a better fit. Even if none of these reasons apply to your garment, adding a lining instantly kicks your garment up a notch for a couture effect! Read more »
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Fun and Easy Pintucking with a Serger

By Craftsy
Creative Serging: How to Pintuck on a SergerLearn pintucking with your serger from master sewist, Angela Wolf. This technique can be used for all kinds of cool decorations and embellishments. Angela's new sewing class on Craftsy is called Creative Serging: Beyond the Basics, but she also teaches another popular online sewing class called Tailoring Ready to Wear. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Knits, Quilts & More

By Craftsy
Free Knitting PatternsCheck out this new Friday series, where we post our favorite free patterns. From knits, to quilts, to jewelry, to embroidery (and more), we have the free pattern perfect for your next crafting endeavor! This is definitely the best way to kick off a weekend filled with creative crafting. So be sure to make the Craftsy blog a regular stop for you; that way you can stock up on fantastic free patterns! Read more »
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Room to Sew: Organizing Your Sewing Room

By Julia Garza

Having a dedicated, organized and inspiring sewing room makes starting a sewing project much more fun. If your dining room table holds fabric and scissors more often than dinner plates and wine glasses, it might be time to think about finding a permanent spot to sew in your home. If you’re starting from scratch, here are a few things to consider when thinking about sewing room designs.

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Sewing Machines: Find the Right One for You

By Craftsy
How to find the right sewing machineBeth Ferrier, expert quilter and Craftsy instructor, shares her advice for quilters looking to purchase a sewing machine in this free video. When it comes to quilting, a sewing machine can be the right tool for the job. So you'll definitely want to make sure it's the right sewing machine! Beth tells you how to pick the perfect machine in this free tip. Read more »