Two Ways to Sew a Gusset
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by Sew Daily Staff
7h ago
For quick sewing satisfaction, nothing beats the basic tote. Step it up by adding gussets to the bottom, making it even more versatile. You’ll have plenty of room for carrying books, groceries, or supplies to your next sewing workshop! Here are two different ways to make a gusset; either method will give you a perfect result every time. Method One: Cut First  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 1 Layer your rectangles right sides together. At each of the bottom corners, mark out a square. The size of the square will determine the depth of the gusset. 2 With a ½” seam allowance, a 1″ squ ..read more
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3 Ways to Sew Glow-in-the-Dark Projects
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by Sew Daily Staff
7h ago
If you have kids in your life, chances are they own something with glow-in-the-dark fabric or other elements. But did you know you can add this fun feature to your home sewing projects? Read on to learn three different ways to play with glow-in-the-dark elements. 1. Paint & Ink These methods are fast, easy, and fun. Paint and ink stenciling are great family or group activities, too! Puffy Paint Puffy paint is a beginner-friendly glow-in-the-dark project that’s easy to do. Pull out your favorite home-sewn t-shirt and some disappearing fabric pens. Use a stencil or free-hand drawing on the f ..read more
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3 Ways to Sew Glow-in-the-Dark Projects
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by Sew Daily Staff
1d ago
If you have kids in your life, chances are they own something with glow-in-the-dark fabric or other elements. But did you know you can add this fun feature to your home sewing projects? Read on to learn three different ways to play with glow-in-the-dark elements. 1. Paint & Ink These methods are fast, easy, and fun. Paint and ink stenciling are great family or group activities, too! Puffy Paint Puffy paint is a beginner-friendly glow-in-the-dark project that’s easy to do. Pull out your favorite home-sewn t-shirt and some disappearing fabric pens. Use a stencil or free-hand drawing on the f ..read more
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What Sadie’s Sewing: How to Un-Mothball a Vintage Coat
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by Sadie Fox Metter
1d ago
On a recent trip to the thrift store, I stumbled upon a gorgeous vintage Betty Rose swing coat. According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, this particular vintage coat is from the late ’40s or early ’50s. Black Sheep Antiques has a great article on the history of the Betty Rose brand. The color is difficult for me to capture on camera. It is a lovely warm peachy pink with a darker lining. It has large cuffs, pearly plastic buttons, and is my size, which is so hard to come by in vintage fashion! The only problem. Is the moth holes. But at $6.99, I couldn’t leave it hanging at the thrift store. So ..read more
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What Sadie’s Sewing: How to Un-Mothball a Vintage Coat
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by Sadie Fox Metter
2d ago
On a recent trip to the thrift store, I stumbled upon a gorgeous vintage Betty Rose swing coat. According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, this particular vintage coat is from the late ’40s or early ’50s. Black Sheep Antiques has a great article on the history of the Betty Rose brand. The color is difficult for me to capture on camera. It is a lovely warm peachy pink with a darker lining. It has large cuffs, pearly plastic buttons, and is my size, which is so hard to come by in vintage fashion! The only problem. Is the moth holes. But at $6.99, I couldn’t leave it hanging at the thrift store. So ..read more
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Pleat Primer
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by Sew Daily Staff
4d ago
Pleats are pressed folds in fabric that control fullness and add texture. Add them to garments, such as skirts and pants, and home-décor projects, such as curtains and tablecloths. Fast and precise pleats require accurate measurements and a few must-have tools. Pleat Types Knife pleats have all the folds pressed in one direction. Knife pleats have a 3:1 ratio: 3″ of fabric creates a 1″ finished pleat. To space knife pleats, draw a foldline along the fabric right side, and then draw a placement line 2″ from the foldline. Draw a second foldline 1″ from the placement line. Draw a second placemen ..read more
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Sew Away the Winter Blues
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by Sadie Fox Metter
4d ago
As winter approaches, it’s easy to get a little down in the dumps. But sewing away the winter blues is the perfect way to stay cozy and creative during the colder months. From projects as simple as pillowcases to more complex machine embroidery endeavors, sewing offers something for every skill and interest. So, grab your supplies, and let’s start sewing away those winter blues! Get Outside Sew some outdoor wear and soak up every bit of winter sunshine! Stitch a winter wearable and get outside! There is nothing like a bit of sunshine, vitamin D, and nature to lift one’s spirits. Stitch up a sc ..read more
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Sew Away the Winter Blues
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by Sadie Fox Metter
4d ago
As winter approaches, it’s easy to get a little down in the dumps. But sewing away the winter blues is the perfect way to stay cozy and creative during the colder months. From projects as simple as pillowcases to more complex machine embroidery endeavors, sewing offers something for every skill and interest. So, grab your supplies, and let’s start sewing away those winter blues! Get Outside Sew some outdoor wear and soak up every bit of winter sunshine! Stitch a winter wearable and get outside! There is nothing like a bit of sunshine, vitamin D, and nature to lift one’s spirits. Stitch up a sc ..read more
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Give the Gift of Sewing (Coupons)
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by Meg Healy
1w ago
As a sewist, you can always make a handmade gift. But if you’re short of time and a special birthday or holiday is coming up, give your loved one a sewing coupon instead! Need a hem? There’s a coupon for that! An alteration? Coupon! How about a handmade garment? You guessed it, coupon! Every sewist knows someone who can’t sew; to them, hemming a pair of pants is like climbing Mt. Everest! A quick sewing favorite might be nothing to us, but it’s so meaningful to the giftee. Just print, clip, and give! And these couldn’t be more budget-friendly—all you’re giving is time. Whether you want to give ..read more
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3 Ways to Make Money with Your Sewing Machine
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by Sew Daily Staff
1w ago
Are you ready to turn your sewing skills into a money-making enterprise? If you’ve got a knack for creating beautiful fabric creations, it might be time to get paid for it! Whether you want to start an Etsy shop, take custom orders from your friends, or even sell your wonderful wares at local events like farmer’s markets or craft fairs—there’s money to be made in a sewing business. So if you’ve been daydreaming about putting your sewing machine to work and making some extra cash on the side, keep reading! We’ll walk through three creative ways to turn your creative juices into cold, hard cash ..read more
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