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Like so many of you, sewing face mask patterns has taken up much of my creative time lately. I’m thankful to be able to make masks for my family and friends during this pandemic, although I’ll be glad to get back to “routine” sewing soon! Face Mask Sewing Supplies After a lot of research on […]

Masking Up Face Mask Patterns to Sew

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My Blue Boylston Bra is finished and I’m thrilled to share all the details with you! I hinted on IG that I was making the blue Boylston bra as a partner to these Grace Hipster Panties I made some time ago, and I’m finally getting the blog posted published. The Supplies Like always, I started […]

Finished Blue Bra

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Making your own reusable fabric beeswax wraps is a fun and easy way to do your part reducing plastic/trash in our environment. After doing some on-line research, I finally took the plunge. I read so many posts on this subject and found this one to be the very best- so much information on these wraps! […]

Making Fabric Beeswax Wraps

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I frequently receive questions about the gear I use to capture my images. The following list has grown to include the items I continue to reach for and want to use. First off, I am a firm believer in using the equipment you already own- especially when you are starting out. Purchasing expensive equipment and […]

Handmade View My Gear for Craft Photography Studio

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Why I Hired a Brand Designer? When I recently decided to pivot my sewing blog (Sewing is Required), I knew it needed a facelift. Once I knew I was going to outsource this project, I began meeting with design groups. Most had the option to jump on a quick call to connect and provided a […]

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I have been eyeing the bags that my sewing cohorts are making and figured it was my time to join in the fun. The Portside Travel Set pattern by Grainline Studio contains three separate bags (travel pouch, Dopp kit, and duffle bag) and is the perfect choice for bag newbies. The directions are straightforward and […]

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Winter knitting in Michigan continues, this time with the quick knitting Fretwork Cowl Pattern by Brooklyn Tweed. Pattern After I completed my Skiff Hat, I knew I wanted to tackle another woolen project that would not only keep me warm but also coordinate well together. What intrigued me about this pattern was the “mock cables” […]

Fretwork Cowl Pattern Sewing is Required

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Time to Knit It’s officially knitting season in Michigan, and my first make is this functional and fun Skiff Hat pattern by Brooklyn Tweed. Knitting the Skiff Hat Pattern is not difficult- I completed mine in less than a week- and makes a lovely, satisfying project. The Perfect Hat Pattern Finding the perfect hat pattern […]

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If you’re like me, you have a lot of sewing machine needles around that may (or may not) need a good home. But why is it that every time I start a new project, I have to hunt and hunt for the right needle? After organizing my sewing space for the hundredth time this year, […]

Studio Sewing Space

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I’m off to violin camp with my youngest and just realized that I didn’t have any pajama pants to wear. And since we are sharing a bathroom with other families, I thought I should get these done before we leave. Fortunately for me, I already have a custom pants block to work from, making this […]

Pineapple Pajama Pants by Sewing is Required

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