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    The Best Sewing Books for Beginners

    Three kinds of sewing books you need in your library.

    June 8, 2022
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    How to Meet People at Frocktails (Even as an Introvert)

    Dear Jenny: A sewing advice column for everyone.

    June 6, 2022
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    Alexis Bailey Empowers You to Take Sewing on the Road

    Sustainability, hand-sewing, and zero-waste patterns are at the heart of this maker’s creative business.

    April 20, 2022
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    How to Find the Best Silhouette for Your Body (And Your Style)

    Follow this simple exercise to sketch the outfits you love to wear the most.

    December 31, 2021
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    What’s in a Pattern Name?

    In our global sewing community, we need culturally diverse pattern names. By Katiusca Guzman.

    November 30, 2021
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    Finding Sewing Inspiration from a Moment in History

    What can you make with fashion’s enduring love of British wool? By Jess Lucas.

    October 31, 2021
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    Finding Fiber in Life’s Second Act

    Four women on the benefits of pursuing fiber art in retirement. By Sara Berkes.

    October 31, 2021
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    A Seamworker’s Guide to Kaua‘i

    This small island has three fabric stores to satisfy your quilting, crafting, and garment-making needs. By Noelle Fujii-Oride.

    October 31, 2021
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    Did You Make That?

    Get inspired by these finished Seamwork projects.

    September 30, 2021

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    The Myth of Fast Fashion’s Unskilled Labor

    The fast fashion industry is a behemoth—so radicalize your sewing practice. By Brittany Archibald.

    September 30, 2021
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    Finding Sewing Inspiration from a Moment in History

    Getting inspired by Welsh tapestry. By Jess Lucas.

    September 30, 2021
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    Reimagining the Philippine Terno for Modern Times

    Connecting with my Filipino culture by learning how to sew terno. By Nicole Angeline.

    September 30, 2021
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    Cosplay is for Everyone

    What is it about cosplay that is so entrancing—why do people want to transform themselves into someone else? By Meg Stively.

    September 30, 2021
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    Finding Sewing Inspiration from a Moment in History

    Did Queen Elizabeth Love Embroidery? By Jess Lucas.

    August 31, 2021
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    From Frantic Ad World to Contemplative Stitching

    My fabric has right and wrong sides, and so does my professional life. By Maria Claudia Brigido.

    August 31, 2021
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    Sewing and Neurodiversity

    Hacking patterns and my brain: Tricks for neurodivergent makers. By Niko Prytula.

    August 31, 2021
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    Creating a Space for Asian Sewists and Allies

    Have you listened to the Asian Sewist Collective podcast yet? By Nicole Angeline.

    August 31, 2021
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    Stop Printing. Do You Know About Projector Sewing?

    There’s a group of makers who no longer have to print, tape, and cut paper patterns. By Nastasia Morris.

    July 31, 2021
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    4 Surface Designers Share Tips for Wearing Color and Prints

    From mixing prints to finding your favorite colors, these designers understand the role that textiles have in self-expression.

    July 31, 2021
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    Pattern Weights Aren’t Just Utilitarian

    Bianca Springer elevates a small but necessary sewing tool into something artistic and inspirational. By Lori Caldwell.

    June 30, 2021
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    Three Generations Revel in Me-Made Wardrobes

    With our differing worldviews, sewing is our common thread. By Elizabeth Endicott.

    May 31, 2021
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    Creating a More Colorful Quilting Community

    This non-profit connects the modern quilting community across all colors, ages, genders, and backgrounds. An interview by Lori Caldwell.

    May 31, 2021
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    Drawing the Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

    Distinguishing between the two is not always easy. Here are some of the nuances. By Noelle Fujii-Oride.

    May 31, 2021
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    The Powerful Swimwear of Sirena Patterns

    An interview with swimsuit expert and PDF patternmaker, Tommie Hernández. By Karla Menéndez.

    May 31, 2021
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    The Fantasy of Key West Hand Print Fabrics

    At the intersection of fantasy and reality, Lilly Pulitzer and Key West Hand Print Fabrics turn happiness and sunshine into couture. By Cindy Massre.

    May 31, 2021
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    The Peculiar Grief of Sewing My Daughter’s Spring Dress

    My bittersweet experience sewing clothing for an evergrowing child. By Thao Thai.

    April 30, 2021
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    Candid Art: Bold, Unscripted, and Artistically Unapologetic

    Candice Cox creates goods influenced by the modern African Diaspora and Cosmic Geometry. An interview by Lori Caldwell.

    April 30, 2021
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    Degendering Fashion: Does Clothing Have to be Gendered?

    In the final part of this series, we’ll examine how gendered language affects inclusivity in the sewing community. By Emilia Bergoglio.

    April 30, 2021
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    I Stopped Making Things When I Felt the World had Given up on Me

    The joy of making never slips from your hands—as long as you continue to reach for it. By Lori Caldwell.

    March 31, 2021
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    Degendering Fashion: The Origins of Gendered Fashion

    In part two of this series, we’ll explore the history of the gender binary in clothing. By Emilia Bergoglio.

    March 31, 2021

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