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Stretch Denim and Jeans Kits are Here!

Indiesew Fabric Shop | Handmade Jean Supplies

Last week, I hinted about stretch denim and jeans kits that would soon make their way into the Indiesew Fabric Shop. Well, today’s the day folks! All things relating to handmade dungarees have arrived!  The release of the Birkin Flares  sewing pattern ignited a tangible desire to sew jeans among the global sewing community. In my opinion, there's not another project that is as confidence-boosting . . .

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My Handmade Month: Finding Joy in Getting Dressed | Finding Joy in Getting Dressed

A few weeks ago, a dear friend and I reminisced about our years spent in grad school. “I was always excited to see what you’d wear to class,” she said, “Your outfits were incredible!” I took a sad glance down at the clothes currently hanging on my frame: my most worn out jeans from college, a sad hoodie with a broken zip, my puffy jacket with a hole that constantly spills out feathers.  My hair . . .

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Coat Month: Sherri's Marmalade Jacket

Indiesew Coat Month | Sherri's Marmalade Jacket

Hi! I'm Sherri from  Thread Riding Hood , and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to sew up a jacket for Coat Month. It's not likely it would have gotten to the top of my to-do list otherwise! This wonderful coat is the  Marmalade Jacket  (View B) from Waffle Patterns.     I am so proud of my final jacket and really happy with how it turned out. Looking back, it was a fun project, and I . . .

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Coat Month: Teresa's Evergreen Jacket

Indiesew Coat Month | Teresa's Evergreen Jacket

Hey there, Indiesew readers! It’s Teresa here, from Dandelion Drift ! I was thrilled when Allie asked me to add a little post over here about coats. I tackled my first coat, the Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat , this past summer while I was sewing away in the Super Online Sewing Match. I have to tell you: when I sewed the Cascade, I was terrified. I always thought coats were intimidating, with a . . .

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Coat Month: Kimberly's Houndstooth Icon Coat

Kimberly's Icon Coat |

Hi everyone! I am Kimberly, the pattern designer and blogger at Straight Stitch Designs . I am so happy to be here today sharing with you during Coat Month . I was really quite thrilled when Allie asked me to participate, so thanks for having me! Once I knew I needed to sew something up for Coat Month, I immediately started scoping out all the great outerwear patterns that Indiesew carries. . . .

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Top Five Creations for Coat Month

Indiesew | Top Five Creations for Coat Month

Coat Month is in full swing here at Indiesew and we’re so excited to see your handmade outerwear enthusiasm. If you’ve had reservations about sewing coats and jackets, January is a great month to tackle this project. All month long we'll be providing the inspiration and tutorials you need to feel confident in your coat-making skills. If you’re sewing up a coat with us this month, don’t forget to . . .

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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2015

Indiesew | Top Ten Most Popular Sewing Patterns for 2015

This year was monumental for the indie sewing community. We saw several talented indie designers enter the industry, all from varied backgrounds and training. Several stellar, bulletproof patterns were launched. In 2015, indie designers earned a reputation among sewists everywhere for creating wearable, quality designs. I couldn’t be happier about that. I’m a data and analytics nerd, so I thought . . .

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Indiesew's 2015 Year in Review | 2015 Annual Report

2015 has been quite the year for Indiesew. This was our second year as a live website and the year we felt like the online sewing community wholeheartedly embraced our mission. I never could have imagined the amount of work that was accomplished this year and the strides our little company has made. And it's all because of you.   A very special thank you goes out to our prolific sample sewers, . . .

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