How We Do It
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There are thousands of great sewing blogs out there. Here are some blogs we love right now (in no particular order), and why we love them.
A great place to start after our Intro to Sewing Machine course. Very simple projects to keep you motivated at home.
Great for beginners right through to advanced skills. A great tip is head to Eason and buy the Burda magazine and come to a drop in pattern drafting class for great value patterns. We can show you how to trace them out and sew either in the 4 weeks sewing class or at home.
In 2005, Jessica and Ruth started their sewing blog, where they share their projects, works in progress and favorite patterns. These wonderful ladies go through dozens of patterns, how-to’s and designs each month, and always have great pictures. (If you’re interested, check out Jessica’s Etsy page here)
Sew-Hip is an open online community full of the newest, most stylish designs. Anyone can post what they’ve made, give tutorials, ask questions about absolutely anything. Posters share their projects, review patterns and talk about their newest ideas. Sew-Hip is also a great way to find online resources. Just post a question and this online community will give you a place to start.
The Sewing Divas are two adventurous sewers who tackle projects from classic dresses to couture blouses. They’re not afraid to try anything when it comes to sewing. Their blog covers everything from appliqué to menswear, and they explain every little detail with great pictures.
Alison Brookbanks, author of Six And A Half Stitches, put together this blog about all of her sewing projects. Alison does a lot of piecework and patchwork when she creates both small and large projects. This blog takes you through all of the steps to a great project, from fabric to hem, explaining how everything works.
These are only a few of the sewing blogs out there. Tell us about your favorites!