Archive | March, 2012

Minoru Sew-Along #17: The Waistline

Today we’ll give our loose, baggy jackets a sleek, flattering silhouette! We’ll sew a casing for the elastic waistline, insert the elastic, and pull it tight until we’re happy with the fit. The jacket is nearly complete at this point, so it’s easy to fit the elastic and know how it will feel in the […]

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Vintage Glass Buttons: A Special Gift

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I wanted to share a beautiful birthday gift: Vintage buttons, a lovely present from a friend of mine! They were originally her grandmother’s. I’m touched that she passed on a family heirloom for me to make something with. She’s had them for years, but in honor of my 30th birthday she […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #16: Stitching in the Ditch

Today we’ll do a quick sewing step: stitch in the ditch of our collar and neckline seam. I remember mentioning stitch-in-the-ditch a while back and it was a new term to many of you! Have you heard the term ‘stitch in the ditch’ before? It’s not that common in sewing patterns, which tend to favor […]

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One Week, One Pattern

Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons is leading a sewing blog group project this month, called ‘One Week, One Pattern.’ The project will feature sewing bloggers wearing garments they’ve made from one sewing pattern every day for a week, Saturday 24th to Friday 30th March 2012. Why would you do that? Good question, and Tilly […]

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10% Off at Hart’s Fabric! (With Discount Code)

Hey, everyone! I have good news for anyone that entered to win the Hart’s Fabric Giveaway last week. Hart’s Fabric is offering a 10% discount to all Sewaholic readers! From now until March 12th, enter the secret code ‘sewaholic’ at the checkout to get ten percent off. This coupon is even good for sale items, […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #14: Putting it All Together!

Hello, sew-alongers! Thanks for your patience while waiting for these final sew-along posts. Hopefully many of you had a chance to catch up to this point! Today, we’ll start sewing our lining into the jackets, putting the whole thing together. There’s a lot to cover in this step, so stay with me as we go […]

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