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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 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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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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The Seamwork Aberdeen Shirt Pattern is an easy to construct top that has several design options, making it my new favorite knit piece to sew this summer. This pattern is a great place to start if you are new to sewing with knit fabrics or if you are coming back to knits after primarily sewing […]

Seamwork Aberdeen T-Shirt Pattern by Sewing is Required

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After starting to sew the majority of my clothes the past year, I have come to appreciate all the great Tank Top Patterns! For me, these basic shirts have become the mainstay of my closet since they pair well with my work wardrobe of dress pants and jackets. In this post, I describe my three […]

Favorite Tank Tops to Sew

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The mark of any modern sewist is the proliferation of PDF printed sewing patterns. And while I love to support indie pattern designers, I don’t like the way the piles of printed papter seem to multiply in my workroom. In this post, I describe how I store PDF sewing patterns, so they don’t take over […]

How to Store PDF Patterns Sewing is Required

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I sewed up the Berkeley Bra Pattern by Orange Lingerie this week. I wasn’t planning on getting this done. I wasn’t even planning on being able to get any sewing done this week; however, when Orange Lingerie dropped this new pattern, I knew I would have to drop everything else and make this bra! The […]

Berkeley Bra Pattern by Orange Lingerie

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