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    Vegas mash-up

    Vegas mash-up
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    Hi everyone! I'm Stephanie, here today to show you how to take the super cute Vegas Top pattern and make it even better by making it a romper style or dress...

    Pinsperation is Right Around the Corner

    Pinsperation is Right Around the Corner
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    Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms and one of my personal favorites. Most of you have probably wondered over to the site to pass the time.  Some...

    Problem Solvers

    Problem Solvers
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    We have talked about sewing with knits and the drape of certain fabrics.  Once you have chosen your stretch stitch and practiced on your test scraps you may notice you're running...

    Gather Around the Sewing Machine

    Gather Around the Sewing Machine
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    Gathering, a very basic and useful sewing skill. You'll find it's a step in many beautiful patterns. Let me show you a few different ways to gather your fabric. I...

    Free Girls Patterns

    Free Girls Patterns
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    Kids grow so fast, like a weed most days.  I have had a dress fit my daughter in August and by the time May hits, she is wearing it almost...

    This is Halloween, This is Halloween

    This is Halloween, This is Halloween
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    The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and spooky season is upon us.  Or for some of us, it's time to finally be relevant.  This is the time of...

    6 Free Patterns

    6 Free Patterns
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    We all know the old saying, "you get what you pay for".  Which normally is excusing a poor buying experience, but there are gold mines out there full of freebies...

    Transition into Fall with CKC in SSE

    Transition into Fall with CKC in SSE
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    With the kids settling into the new routine of the school year, football season in full swing, and the smell and flavor of pumpkin spice surrounding us, we can’t help but...

    Appliqué and Lace

    Appliqué and Lace
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    I went to the store the other day and got distracted by the clothing department (I mean, who doesn't?).  I love drawing inspiration from them, but something I kept noticing...

    10 Scrap Busters

    10 Scrap Busters
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    We all have the same thing in all our sewing rooms.  Sometimes it's under our sewing table, sometimes it's in the corner, but there it is, just waiting for us.  It's...

    Wanna Be Startin' Some Sewing

    Wanna Be Startin' Some Sewing
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    Every expert in their field has something in common.  They all have a beginning, they all needed to start somewhere.  Sometimes we forget that to really become good at something...

    Learn To Distress Denim!

    Learn To Distress Denim!
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    Distressing denim is a fun and exciting process, but it can also be scary! You just invested countless hours lovingly crafting your denim garment and now…You are going to attack...

    Breastfeeding Friendly

    Breastfeeding Friendly
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    *This post contains Affiliate links* Last November, I gave birth to my second son! Knowing I would breastfeed, and this time sewing my own clothes, I wanted to make my own...

    8 Useful Sewing Tools

    8 Useful Sewing Tools
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    Ever feel like you could use all the help you could get when in the sewing room?  It doesn't matter if you've been sewing for years, or maybe just started....

    Band's, Bindings, and Bobbins, Oh My!

    Band's, Bindings, and Bobbins, Oh My!
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    There are so many different methods for finishing your neck and arm openings! Shown above (top to bottom) is Single Fold Binding, normal Neckband, Double Fold Binding, and Invisible Binding...

    School Day Sewing

    School Day Sewing
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    August is upon us, and you know what that means.  It's almost time for school to begin!  You may or or may not be excited about that (depending on how well...

    More Money, More Fabric

    More Money, More Fabric
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    Some days I look at my fabric stash and I feel a little guilty.  All the time and effort and the investment I made in it.  It makes you start...

    Sewing That Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polkadot Bikini

    Sewing That Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polkadot Bikini
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    If you're like me, swim is absolutely terrifying.  It use to fill me with such dread, I avoided it for ages.  Sewing has become a liberating and empowering activity, but...

    Summertime, and the sewing is easy

    Summertime, and the sewing is easy
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    It is warming up outside and that means a shift in closets and sewing!  It’s time to show those shoulders and get those legs out of hibernation.  Sewing for warmer...

    Beat the Heat of Summer!

    Beat the Heat of Summer!
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    I hope everyone had a happy, safe 4th of July! Summertime is full of fun, sun and play but depending on the climate where you live, the mercury can really start...

    We Mesh Together

    We Mesh Together
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    Mesh can feel...confusing?  What do you really do with mesh?  How do you style it?  Well let me tell you, I am a total sucker for mesh.  It has become...

    Performance Fabrics 101

    Performance Fabrics 101
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    This blog is a guest spot from Jody Kappas, you can follow her at her home blog Argyle + Pearls When it comes to sewing your own athletic wear, there...

    Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue Fabrics

    Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue Fabrics
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    It's that time again, time to talk about our admin's latest challenge!  We decided to go with a 4th of July theme!  No, no, don't worry, you don't have your...

    Papa Don't Sew

    Papa Don't Sew
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    Father's Day is coming up on June 16th.  Father's Day can stir up a lot of emotions for people.  Father's in our lives can be represented in different ways.  We...

    Try Something New!

    Try Something New!
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    A majority of my sewing has always been focused on sewing with knit fabrics. I feel very confident sewing with them and love the versatility. However, I have always thought about trying...

    Any Way You Want It

    Any Way You Want It
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    There is a very freeing attitude when it comes to being able to make your own clothing.  That unexpected event that pops up?  You got it handled.  Weather changed for...

    Drape, In the Eye of the Beholder

    Drape, In the Eye of the Beholder
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      If you've dived into the world of fabric you've probably heard of the term 'drape'.  You may think that weight and drape are interchangeable.  But weight and drape do...

    Mama

    Mama
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    This Sunday, the 12th, is Mother's Day!  Mother's day means something different to everyone.  Some of us are mothers, soon to be moms, moms who have lost, foster moms, adoptive...

    We Did It Our Way

    We Did It Our Way
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    Have you ever wanted to see all the different ways a fabric is used?  Wonder what everyone has done with a certain print?  Or just want to see how everyone...

    It's gonna be Me-Made-May!

    It's gonna be Me-Made-May!
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    Can you believe it's already almost May?  MAY??  I mean, where did the year go? I feel like I was just celebrating New Years.  But that means it's time for...

    Let's Talk About Knits

    Let's Talk About Knits
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    Shopping online can be fun.  I don't have to put shoes on?  (or pants for that matter)  In just a few clicks, my goodies can be on their way to...

    Welcome to the Jungle, We Have Spandex!

    Welcome to the Jungle, We Have Spandex!
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    So you've decided to join the world of knits!  Or maybe you're just weighing the idea, trying it on and wearing it around for a while.  Lucky for you, we're...

    Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe

    Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe
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    If you've been on Pinterest, the internet, sewing groups, your mom's house, or even outside, you've probably heard of a little thing called a capsule wardrobe.  They have become increasingly...

    Welcome to the New SSE Blog!

    Welcome to the New SSE Blog!
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    The team at So Sew English is proud to debut our newest project, the SSE Blog! Together we will learn, grow, and make our dreams of self made fashion a reality.

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