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Ten Tips for a More Functional Sewing Space | Ten Tips for a More Functional Sewing Space

UPDATE: This post was written in 2015, and though Indiesew HQ has moved several times since then the guidelines in this post still hold true for how we go about designing our sewing space. In fact, this post has become our most popular blog post on the Indiesew blog! For some time now, I’ve wanted to give you a peek at Indiesew HQ and where I spend my time sewing, blogging and writing emails. But . . .

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Spoonflower Cotton Lawn + Shearwater Kaftan

Spoonflower Cotton Lawn Shearwater Kaftan |

I’ve had an intense love for geometric, repeating patterns since I was little. My doodling has never been whimsical, flowery, or early-2000’s-bubble-lettery. I’ve always loved squares and triangles, and any design repeat I could make with those shapes.    In my early twenties I discovered screen printing at a Modern Domestic  workshop. And as a side affect, I fell in love with designing my own . . .

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Summer Collection Blog Tour Roundup

The Summer Collection Blog Tour Roundup |

It's clear, folks! You love yourselves some hammer pants and casual tanks. Your excitement over the 2015 Summer Collection  was heard, loud and clear. You're antsy for a new handmade summer wardrobe. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. You'll never understand how much joy curating these collections brings me.   But now is the time we get to recap what the blog tour bloggers . . .

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Introducing the 2015 Summer Collection

Introducing the Indiesew Summer Collection 2015 |

It took a crash course in photo makeup, a flight across the Pacific Ocean, and three separate photoshoots. But it’s finally here folks. The Indiesew 2015 Summer Collection  has arrived! This collection is by far my favorite yet. And I can’t wait to show you why.   If you’re anything like me, your summer clothing might feel a little ho-hum. I've got too many blah tshirts and too few chic and . . .

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Top Four Favorite Shorts Sewing Patterns for 2015

The Top Four Shorts Sewing Patterns for 2015 |

After living in Colorado for the past few years, I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with our 300 days of sunshine. My mood loves these warm, life-giving rays. My energy levels are off the charts. And yes, being able to hike all year round is pretty great. The weather here agrees with my soul.   But my wardrobe? It's nowhere near suited for this kind of weather. I moved here here from . . .

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Introducing the Anna Blouse by Charise Creates

Introducing the Anna Blouse by Charise Creates |

UPDATE: The Anna Blouse is no longer available for purchase on Indiesew, you can now purchase the pattern here . It’s been a busy few weeks for Steve and I. Last week, Steve was frolicking on the beaches of Puerto Rico and my mom came to visit Boulder (and fabric shop). And this past weekend, Indiesew HQ moved to a new location! And things are about to get busier. We have some awesome things in . . .

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Four Signs You Should Invest in a Serger

Four signs you should invest in a serger |

We hear it all the time from our customers. Do I really need a serger? Are they hard to thread? Can I get by with my sewing machine? My answers to those questions are yes, usually, and yes. When I started getting serious about sewing I was handed down a Pfaff sewing machine from my mother. The machine utterly hated me. It couldn’t wind a bobbin, the tension was always off and I had to rethread . . .

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Our Favorite Fit and Flare Sewing Patterns for Spring

Our favorite fit and flare sewing patterns for spring |

With the weather warming up in some of the US, we’ve got our spring wardrobe on the mind. Soon it’ll be time to pack away the wool jackets and sweaters and bring out the breezy blouses and sleeveless dresses. Not long, and we’ll be sewing up skirts and tank tops. My one goal for this spring? Sew a fit and flare dress, just for me.   What is fit and flare, you ask? Fit and flare is a new clothing . . .

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