Author Archives: MPC Staff

Fancy Tiger Crafts – Denver, CO

In the newest issue of Sew Beautiful (#132), we took you inside a fabulous Atlanta-based sewing lounge, Whipstitch. Today, we’re taking you across the country to another unique hotspot for the sewing and crafting community – Fancy Tiger in Denver, Colorado. Ironically, two members of our staff visited Fancy Tiger while...

Sensational Sweater Makeovers from Issue #132: A Video Tutorial

In our September/October Issue #132, the Sew Beautiful staff shared an assortment of ideas for embellishing store-bought sweaters. Two of our favorites from editor Kathy Barnard are pictured here: a cream-colored cardigan with a textured black chiffon trim… …and a black bolero sweater featuring an interesting pleated ribbon technique. Kathy shares...

Blog Tour Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Denise Norris, who has won our giveaway contest!Included in the prize package is: a complete kit of materials for the camisole through sizes 3X the book from which we drafted our pattern, Sleepwear Especially for You the new issue of SB #132, which includes the camisole instructions and templates...

Whimsy Week Giveaway Winners!

We hope you enjoyed Whimsy Week here at the Sew Beautiful blog, where we celebrated the release of Kari Mecca’s new book, More Sewing with Whimsy! As most of you know, we held entries for different giveaways every day last week. Today, we are announcing the winners! Autographed Copy of More...

Whimsy Week Day 5 – Whimsy Sticks: How-to and a Giveaway!

Welcome to Day 5 of Whimsy Week, where we are celebrating the release of designer Kari Mecca’s newest book, More Sewing with Whimsy! Visit the rest of our posts from this week as we have shared behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts and previews of the book, a special interview with Kari, and best...

Whimsy Week Day 4 – Mitered Spaghetti Leaves Tutorial (and a Giveaway!)

Welcome to Day 4 of Whimsy Week, where we are celebrating the release of designer Kari Mecca’s newest book, More Sewing with Whimsy! Join us every day this week as we share behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts and previews of the book, a special interview with Kari, and best of all – GREAT...

Welcome to the SB Blog Tour! Part 2: Pattern Notes

Welcome to Part 2 of our first ever heirloom sewing Blog Tour! If you are just joining the tour, take a peek over at our blog tour landing page for more information on this project. We are introducing the web to heirloom sewing techniques in a whole new way by taking...

Welcome to Whimsy Week! PLUS: A giveaway every day this week!

Welcome to the kickoff post of Whimsy Week, where we will be celebrating the release of designer Kari Mecca’s newest book, More Sewing with Whimsy! Join us every day this week as we share behind-the-scenes videos, excerpts and previews of the book, a special interview with Kari, and best of all...