Winter Sewing Inspiration

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Fall is finally here! And that means it's time to start thinking about your winter wardrobe. Cozy sweaters, hats, scarves, flannel...not to mention the glitz and glam needed for all your holiday parties! For all you fashionistas out there looking to add to your closet with stylish pieces you've made yourself, we've rounded up some excellent sewing inspiration (plus tips!) to help you out.

Colorblock Sweater Makeover from DIY Wardrobe Makeovers

If you like this technique, make several and play around with where you place the colorblocks. How about contrast sweater cuffs, or a colorblock band under the bust, in the middle of the torso, or halfway down the sleeves? You could even experiment by combining three sweaters!

Jayleen Clutch from Boutique Bags

This clutch is simple but classy and modern. Make several, changing the fabric to work with simple jeans and a tee, formal wear, or a dress for a special evening (perfect for holiday parties). You could also omit the bow for a simpler style.

Hollywood Scarf from Just for You–Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers

Be glamorous by making this scarf with soft rayon fabrics, or make it in cozy wool to keep you warm all winter. Make sure you pick a lining that you like, because it’s totally reversible.

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Maple Mini Tutorial

Heather Kojan is a contributor to Classic Modern Quilts. Today, as part of our continuation of National Sewing Month, she's presenting a wonderful tutorial on making a Maple Leaf mini quilt! It's time to start thinking about fall. And when I think about fall, I think about Maple Leaf blocks. And yes, I'm (almost) always thinking in terms of [...]

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Crown Project Tutorial

Enjoy this free project, perfect for Halloween!Materials:• 2 rolls of kraft•tex: In Chocolate and Stone, cut to 3.75” x 27" - Completed project will be a circumference of 20 inches.• Crown template (or make your own!)• Iron-on adhesive, cut to 3.5" x 26.5"• Sharp scissors• Rotary cutter• Ruler • Cutting mat• Metallic and Glitter craft paint in [...]

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The Many Faces of the St. Louis Star Block

We had so many authors eager to participate in National Sewing Month that we couldn't fit them all in September! So today, please welcome Toby Lischko, author of St. Louis Stars, for our October continuation of National Sewing Month. My book, St. Louis Stars, features (of course) the St. Louis Star block. It is an eight-point star that has [...]

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Cuban Ballerina from Thread Stories

Today we have another special guest on the blog for National Sewing Month: Jennifer Day, author of Thread Stories! In this post she takes us on a photographic journey through the process of creating her quilt Cuban Ballerina, pictured in the gallery section of her book. I'll let her take it from here! As I created the quilt Cuban [...]

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Myth-Busting: Skin Tones in Art Quilts

Please welcome Leni Levenson Wiener, world-renowned art quilter and author of Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook to the blog for today's National Sewing Month post! As I am a figurative art quilter, I often look for fabric I can use to depict skin tones. When I teach workshops or receive emails from readers of my book, many have misconceptions about choosing [...]

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The Travelers: Present in the Past, Plus a Redwork Holiday Star for Children of All Ages!

We're taking a trip back in time for today's National Sewing Month post, as Elaine Schmidt, author of The Travelers and The Travelers Companion, talks about the inspiration for her novel and treasuring family heirloom quilts. It’s fun to think about what it would be like to spend some time in the 1890s, or perhaps the 1920s, or any [...]

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Quicker Bindings from Quilts du Jour

For today's National Sewing Month post, Marny Buck and Jill Guffy, authors of Quilts du Jour, offer us a peek at one of the techniques shared in their book: machine-sewn bindings! In addition to the eighteen finished projects and the interchangeable menus of blocks and settings, Quilts du Jour includes discussions and diagrams of two techniques we use daily: [...]

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Tips for Buying, Storing, and Handling Vintage Cut-and-Sew Dolls

Please welcome Gloria Nixon, author of Rag Darlings, to the blog for today's National Sewing Month post. She shares her best tips for collecting and storing vintage cut-and-sew dolls below. 1. Invest wisely. Buy the cleanest dolls you can find since the vast majority cannot be laundered, dry-cleaned or even spot-cleaned. Resist the urge to give it [...]

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Strawberry Appliqué Pattern

Hi there!  Jennifer Heynen here, author of Stitch Kitsch, bringing you a Strawberry Appliqué pattern today for National Sewing Month. You can download the pattern here. This appliqué can be used on anything you can sew on: T-shirts, bags, tea towels, mug rugs…are you coming up with projects in your head? This applique was designed with my book, Stitch Kitsch in mind. There are [...]

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