Archive: Feb 2016

Joan dress (by Sew Over It) in a knit!

Well hello Joan! How many of you were in general swoon when you saw that the Joan dress by Sew Over It was released last autumn?  I Know I went into meltdown as it came out when I was camping sewing & I just desperately wanted to make one for myself ( but couldn’t for […]

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Our Weekly Newsletter

Hi Folks! We have a positively beautiful assortment for you today and with all of the new fabric, we are ready to LEAP into spring! It’s a good thing we have an extra day this month because you might need a whole day to peruse what’s new… Riviera from Hawthorne…

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25 Must-Have Printable Organizers

As busy moms, we have way too much to do to try to remember it all. When it doubt, write it out! With these printable organizers, you’ll have everything you need to organize bills, weekly menus, medical information and more. Let’s fire up the printer! Must Have Printable Organizers for Busy Moms Plan your next…

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The Upstairs Bath + Lambing Continues

Thanks for all your sweet comments last week. Julia is still under the weather and we have been to the doctor a few times and are having some tests run. I had a bit of a false start on my new book project and then real life interrupted again. But I pro…

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#VintagePledge is off to a cracking start

Oh boy, the competition is well and truly on apparently! It may only be just over a month since we launched 2016’s #VintagePledge, but you guys are off to a cracking start and the proof’s on Pinterest. I’ve picked out some of my favourite makes below a…

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Dress Inspiration from Ready-to-Wear

Hello there, friends! I don’t often shop for clothing, which is pretty obvious by this blog.  When I do, it’s usually just for undergarments or leggings and maybe a few cardigans here and there.  And yes, shoes.  I do spend quite a lot of time looking at shoes…..  However, I get really inspired by dresses that are […]

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Free Talk – I’ll be at the Northfield MA Public Library TUESDAY at 6:30

Oscars….. Schmoscars. That’s done. Super Tuesday – it’s almost over? At least for a few states including my home state of Massachusetts. Looking to do something fun ON Super Tuesday before the results roll in? I will be speaking at the Nort…

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How To Sew A Rouleau Loop

Ever wanted to make a rouleau loop? I used my fourth make of the Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress to snap some photos of my own rouleau loop in the making. This pattern suggests a hook and eye closure … Continue reading

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Ladies Tailoring: Mitered Corners

A mitered corner, which one usually finds in a tailored garment where a facing and a hem would otherwise overlap, is not difficult to make if one knows how.In my ladies tailoring class, we’re using mitered corners where the back hem and back center sli…

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Crunchy Granola

granola recipeEverybody loves an all natural Crunchy Granola recipe–so dig right into this one and start making your own. You won’t believe how easy it is! You might also be interested in our granola bar recipe which makes a perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.   This recipe for Crunchy Granola makes about 15 cups and stores in…

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Sidetracked

It’s official. I’ve done it again. I am so sidetracked. I was working on this cute quilt. I wrote about it when I started and the next week, and a third.  But then, I got bogged down. My granddaughter was … Continue reading

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One Leap Day when I was a kid, the Harlem River froze and I decided to cross it carrying my brick collection.

Hey everyone – happy Leap Day! I didn’t spend it doing anything wild or crazy, sadly. I worked from home and I woke up with a cold, so this is coming to you from the depths of a blanket fortress on the sofa with ER on in the background. If real life ca…

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Make an Oversized Frame for a Fraction of the Price!

I am all about oversized art and prints. Hanging a large scale photo is one of the fastest ways to transform the feel of a space, but depending on how you do it, it can also be a pretty expensive way as well. I love that more and more sites are selling reasonable large scale prints (and you can’t beat the price of printing out a photo as an engineer…

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Sew Fashionable 02/29/16

Interesting tidbits on sewing and fashion for the week of 02/29/16! Last week I worked on a romper. I just have to draft a waistband since the top and bottom don’t fit together.  Fingers crossed, that will fix the weird crotch … Continue reading

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Saturday At The Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Hi Darlings, I had such a wonderful time at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA this weekend. It’s like the mother of all things sewing related…fabric, machines, patterns, gadgets, notions I mean the list goes on and on! Since I was in Washington where my mom lives Norris and I stopped in to visit my […]

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A Delicious Fabric Giveaway

It doesn’t have to be Christmas to bake cookies and share them with others, but the Cookie Exchange fabric line by Sweetwater for Moda was inspired by memories of holiday baking. This delightful fabric is perfect for a variety of … Continue reading

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Craftsy Review Month

March is Craftsy Month here on Sew Sweetness! If you are not familiar with Craftsy, it is a series of hundreds of online classes for learning techniques and projects. There are free classes to try out, and any classes that you purchase stay in your account forever so that you can reference them at any… Read More

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gallery tunic + dress sew-along winner

The panelists have picked the winner for the Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic + Dress sew-along!

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What Your Child WILL Remember

What Your Child WILL RememberIf you want to raise a grateful kid who does not feel entitled, please know at the end of the day, your child will remember a lot of things but NOT the money you spent on them…I can guarantee it. Growing up, from about the ages of 5-10, my family lived in poverty.  I mean, no one told…

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Free Project – little lamb crochet hat

Pattern Description: Little Lamb crochet hat (size newborn-1 year) Sizes: Newborn-3 months (fits up to 14 inch) 3-6 months (fits 14- 17 inch) 6 months-1 year (fits 16- 19 inch) Download Now

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! How Does Your Garden Grow? Bed Runner & Pillowcase

Free Quilting Pattern – GO! How Does Your Garden Grow? Bed Runner & Pillowcase

Quick Overview Create a fresh, new look by adding this bed runner and pillowcase set to your bed. Easy piecing and fusible appliqué make these a possible weekend project that you can make from scrap fabrics. Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Love Emoji

Free Embroidery Design – Love Emoji

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Class – Three Ways to Ice a Cake

In this quick class, Emily teaches three easy ways to ice a cake with buttercream: using an icing comb, a fork, and a spoon. Each of these techniques creates gorgeous, textured effects. Use them to decorate any cake, creating a unique, stunning…

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Free Embroidery Design – Crazy Paisley

Free Embroidery Design – Crazy Paisley

Free Design. Download consists of all major formats in a single zip file: art, dst, exp, hus, jef, pcs, pes, sew and xxx 4×4 hoop Your download is a multi-format zip file that will include the following formats in subfolders: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3 & XXX **Please note that […]

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Free tutorial – Tailoring Pants

Free tutorial – Tailoring Pants

Pattern Description: Are your skinny jeans still not quite “skinny” enough? Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make pants slimmer without extensive alterations. Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter B

Free Embroidery Design – Letter B

Letter B Design #: 10232949 Price: $1.97  FREE Design Details Size (in): 2.64″(w) x 3.03″(h) Size (mm): 67 x 77 Stitches: 8300 Colors: 25 Color Chart:

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Free Project – Good Luck Towel

Description Decorate your kitchen with this spring inspired dish towel. Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter A

Free Embroidery Design – Letter A

  Letter A Design #: 1094921 Size (in): 1.30″(w) x 1.73″(h) Size (mm): 33 x 44 Stitches: 1700 Colors: 6 Color Chart: View | Print $1.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter Y

Free Embroidery Design – Letter Y

Design id: #2269295 Size (in): 2.76″(w) x 2.87″(h) Size (mm): 70mm(w) x 73mm(h) Stitches: 4600 Colors: 9 Print Color Chart Free Today Only Download Now

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Framing Needlepoint with a Mat

Is framing needlepoint with a matt different than framing with just a frame? Yes and no. First it’s important to understand the function of a mat. It acts as a non-stitched border around your needlepoint. Therefore it should be compatible with your needlepoint in color and texture. While most mats are untextured paper you can […]

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