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how to pre-wash your fabric before sewing

Have you ever wondered when you need to pre-wash fabric and how best to do it? Liesl explains the reasons why pre-washing is important and gives suggestions for different types of fibers.

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unusual places to find sewing supplies: IKEA

Today we’re starting a new series. We’re going on some field trips to unusual places to find sewing supplies. We’re kicking it off with IKEA.

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weekend links

Liesl is back this Friday with her regular Weekend Links post.

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fabric shopping in minneapolis

We’re continuing our fabric shopping series, visiting cities form all over the world. Today we’re bringing you a fabric shopping guide for Minneapolis.

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flat s visits ghent and bruges, belgium

We’ve heard from Flat S again as she continues her travels around the globe. She has just wrapped up a nice visit with Nele and family in Belgium. Here’s a recap on what she did during her stay.

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flat s visits ghent and bruges, belgium

We’ve heard from Flat S again as she continues her travels around the globe. She has just wrapped up a nice visit with Nele and family in Belgium. Here’s a recap on what she did during her stay.

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pantone fall 2017 colors

Here is a lot of colorful eye candy for you today. Be inspired by the Pantone fall 2017 colors for your sewing.

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my favorite liesl + co. pattern: isabel from la vie en diy

Isabel from La vie en DIY is here to discuss her favorite Liesl + Co. pattern, the Everyday Skirt.

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weekend links

Liesl is here with her regular Friday Weekend Links post. This week she also recaps her visit to London for The Great British Sewing Bee Live show and talks a bit about body consciousness.

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announcing the liesl + co. chai tee sew-along

Join our sew-along to make your own Liesl + Co. Chai Tee over three days starting October 9. The top is flattering for all body types thanks to the separate cup sizes.

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first day of school dress tradition

Gail shares her first day of school dress tradition with us. Come see her five fantastic Oliver + S Jump Rope dresses!

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tops made by our testers

When we develop new patterns, we have them tested by many sewists. This season we did even more extensive testing than usual, and many of our testers have agreed to share the photos of the tops they made with you.

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inspiration: patchwork and quilting in fall fashion

This season patchwork is making a return to fashion. Here’s some inspiration for how you can use this trend in your sewing.

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new fall patterns now available

There’s no need to wait any longer! Our new patterns for fall are now available in the Oliver + S shop.

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introducing the liesl + co. chai tee sewing pattern

We’re pleased to introduce the new Liesl + Co. Chai Tee sewing pattern. Use it to make a simple and stylish pull-on top that is much more than just a basic tee.

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introducing the oliver + s buttoned-up button-down shirt sewing pattern

Since those of you with boys continue to ask, here’s a new pattern for you! Today we’re introducing the new Oliver + S Buttoned-Up Button-Down Shirt. It’s the perfect shirt pattern for just about any occasion.

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introducing the liesl + co. all day shirt pattern for men

We’re pleased to introduce our second Liesl + Co. pattern for men. The All Day Shirt pattern is a classic style that he’ll want to wear, well, all day long.

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introducing the liesl + co. recital shirt sewing pattern

Introducing one of our new patterns for Fall 2017, the Liesl + Co. Recital Shirt pattern. This shirt is filled with interesting details that will help you get a perfect fit.

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oliver + s diseño y confección de vestido de niñas

We’re happy to announce that Oliver + S Building Block Dress is now available in a Spanish translation.

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weekend links

Liesl is here with her regular weekend links post. This week she’s talking about some upcoming travel and the color mustard yellow.

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my favorite oliver + s pattern: badminton skort, top + dress

Gayatri from Sew She Writes is here to tell us why the Oliver + S Badminton Skort, Top + Dress is her favorite pattern.

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new named patterns for fall 2017

Introducing Earth Science, the Fall 2017 collection of eight new patterns for women by Named patterns.

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your makes with our patterns

Your makes over the last few months have been fantastic! We’ve loved seeing what you’ve done with our sewing patterns.

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how do you wash your clothes?

If you spend time and money sewing your own clothing, you’ll want to be sure it will last for a long time. Here are some washing tips that will extend the life of your garments.

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weekend links

After her summer break, Liesl is back today with a new installment of her weekend links.

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oliver + s patterns sewn by angela

Angela is stopping by to share her Oliver + S makes that she’s made over the years.

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my favorite liesl + co. pattern: sarah from fabric tragic

Sarah from Fabric Tragic is here to tell us why the Liesl + Co. Bento Tee is her favorite Liesl + Co. pattern.

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flat s visits the netherlands

We’ve heard from Flat S again as she continues her travels around the globe. She has just wrapped up a nice visit with Nelleke and family in The Netherlands. Here’s a recap on what she did during her stay.

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my favorite oliver + s pattern: building block dress

We’re happy to have Steph with us today. She’s sharing some makes from her favorite Oliver + S pattern, the Building Block Dress.

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summer vacation

We’re taking most of the rest of the month of August off. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in touch! Join our Facebook friends groups and you’ll always have something interesting and inspiring to help you with your sewing.

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