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Halloween DIY: Unicorn Headband

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Don’t want to go full out for Halloween? Simply make and wear this simple unicorn headband to make your Halloween a little more magical…

How to Sew Your Own Tie

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Just about every man (and woman!) needs a nice tie. With holiday season coming up your man may need a lot of ties, and just think of the possibilities… You could be major #couplegoals if he is wearing a matching tie to your dress because this pattern only requires a tiny bit of fabric and can be made from scraps. Read on to see the tutorial and download the pattern here to start:.

Halloween: Pop Culture Costumes

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For Halloween I always like to try and be something that is “current”, hence my The Dress costume for 2015… It seems this year was all about clowns, super heros, and handmaids. With some sewing skills you can easily create a current costume perfect for Halloween 2017, read on to see some pattern suggestions to make this year’s top figures in pop culture.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2017: Sewing Part 3

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These embroidered jeans using our Pleat Trousers pattern have been so much fun to sew for Pants Month! Last week I finished off the leg embroidery and started to install the waistband, and this week I finish the waistband, sew the zipper and attach the frayed cuffs to complete these pants!

Quick Guide to 6 Hand Stitches You Need to Know!

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Every sewists needs to do it, hand stitching… such as for sewing buttons, tacking facings, hooks and eyelets, and even entire hems and seams! Even when today almost all sewing is exclusively done with the machine, hand stitches are still key to know and need to be used. Especially when it comes to hand-sewn embellishments, and couture garments the hand stitches are particularly recommended. Read on to see 6 different hand stitches you should know (and how to sew them)…

Halloween: Spooky Party Decor!

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Perhaps you have your costume complete and you are looking for something else to create? Or you still yet to make your costume and need to get in the creative flow first… Well look no further than these spooky decor ideas for your Halloween party including ghosty garlands and pendants as well as jelly fish lanterns.

Athleisure: 7 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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These looks with sporty elements from the 10/2017 issue of BurdaStyle bring a spring into the step of everyday wear. All styles in sizes 44 – 52!

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E9

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A “Little” Avant Garde: This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater.

DIY: Autumn Apple Decor

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Autumn brings apples – to the kitchen and as decorations! These unique hot pads are easy to make and will surely impress your guests…

Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

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Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer by paying tribute to his personal sewist and costumer, who sewed his extravagant stage shirts for 10 years. Anna Zapp, a former Sew News contributor, shares what it was like to work with John Denver and how he changed her life, taking her sewing business to the next level and helping her become a sewist for the stars.

TBT: Retro Dress Pattern from 1957!

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In September 1957, fashionistas fell in love with this dress. Exactly 60 years later, we’re fanning the flames anew and remastered this dress style for download

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2017: Sewing Part 2

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This week was all about the embroidery on my pants! I have been having so much fun making these pants this month for Pants Month, that I think I’m going to have to make some others as I love this pattern so much. Read on to see my next steps in sewing these embroidered jeans…

Halloween: Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration

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Want to be like of your favorite TV show this Halloween? We’ve pulled together some costume inspiration for Game of Thrones, so whether you sew something new or pull items from your current closet you can get the look for Halloween 2017. These costume ideas include looks for the entire family to get into the spirit, because Halloween (and Winter) is coming soon…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Heart Ruffle for Oktoberfest!

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This ruffle is well known to Dirndls – the heart ruffle. It is often used for decorating the neckline, but is also suitable for the decoration of costume accessories such as heart pockets or bags. Here we show how the heart ruffles are sewn just in time for Oktoberfest!

Member Model Challenge Fifties Dress: Winner

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The votes are in and with 577 votes in total, member Janaki won with her project! Thank you to all who participated we had some fabulous entries and stay tuned for our next Member Model Challenge. Janaki’s dress photography is now the main image for our Fifties dress pattern to inspire other to purchase and sew the pattern.


Check out all the submissions here.

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