July Discoveries

Resources and additional favorites for this issue.

Jen Hewett’s new book will have you block-printing in no time.

This Month’s Sample Garments

The Ariel Dress:

The Lou Jumpsuit

  • A big thank you to Birch Organic Fabrics for the organic knit in Timber!

  • The terracotta knit was purchased locally. For a similar knit, check out Birch Organic Fabrics.

Seamwork members can save money on all the accessories in the Seamwork Shop, like this No Regrets tote.


Birch Organic Fabrics: After recognizing a lack of sustainable fabrics, Birch Organic Fabrics decided to take the lead! Don’t miss their interview in this month’s issue.

Jen Hewett: Since you don’t want to miss Jen Hewett’s new book, also don’t skip reading her blog. It’s full of her art, reflections about being a maker, and helpful tutorials.

BERNINA: Even if you don’t own a BERNINA (yet), be sure to check out their We All Sew Blog for tutorials and inspiration.

The Unfinished Seamstress: Don’t miss Jo’s interview in this month’s Seamworkers Closet.

For organic, environmentally-friendly fabric, check out Birch Organic Fabrics.


Print, Pattern, Sew: Block-Printing Basics + Simple Sewing Projects: Jen Hewett’s new book is so inspiring! With 7 original patterns—including dresses, blouses, an apron, and espadrilles—Jen’s block-printing expertise shines on each page. She’ll walk you through the block-printing basics, help you design multi-color prints, and leave you ready to sew.


How to sew flat felled seams: We have a new step-by-step tutorial up in the Seamwork Resource Center this month!

A guide to drawstrings: If you need help installing a drawstring in your jumpsuit, check out this tutorial.

Sewing knits without a serger: This tutorial has everything you need to sew knits on your regular sewing machine.


Download new patterns each month starting at $5.83

Use the techniques and ideas featured in each month’s issue to create these and other quick & lovely projects.

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