Editor’s Blog

How to Embellish with Whimsy Sticks

If you’d like to add whimsical embellishments to your next sewing project, Kari Mecca’s Whimsy Sticks are just the ticket. These creative tools are used to make playful and precise loops that can be easily transformed into an endless variety of trims and flowers. This simple technique of wrapping ribbons and trims...

Sewing with Lace and Entredeux

Our special edition, Sew Beautiful’s Favorite Heirloom Sewing Designs, is a collection of our most beautiful and inspirational articles, pictorials and free patterns. We poured over decades of magazines to bring you this “best of the best” publication, which also features a section full of tips and tricks for many frequently used heirloom...

Enter to Win a Bejeweled Velvet Pincushion!

ENTER TO WIN! In our October/November 2013 issue, we featured something wonderful in our “Our Picks” section (page 21).   “Sewing is truly a luxury when you use one of these handmade velvet pincushions, filled with 100 percent emery grain to sharpen pins and needles.” The creator of these beautiful Bejeweled...

Sew a Pretty and Practical Pincushion

Round Pincushion We all know it’s true – you can never have too many pincushions. It’s not unusual to have one by the sewing machine, one by the couch, one on your bedside table and one in your travel bag; we sewing fanatics are always in need of a place to...

Make Your Own Trendy Placemat Purse

Toni added black beads to the contrast black stitching to give this tote a touch of sparkle. Textile tote bags are always in style, and, with a little sewing innovation, they are very easy to make! The delightful tote pictured here was designed by Toni Duggar using a purchased placemat, purse...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along – Part 4

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the finale Week 4 of our July Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along. We have been making the “Tailored Skirt” from Kay Whitt’s book Sew Serendipity, so if you’re just joining me, catch up by first reading Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. This week, all that was left was to finish up by...

Royal Sewing for Your Little Prince or Princess

Our version of Prince William’s Suit! It’s a boy! What fun it is to celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis. We watched in delight last week as Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their royal bundle of joy to the world on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in...

Sew a Cute and Simple Tiered Doll Skirt

Do you know a little girl who loves dressing her favorite doll in new outfits? Make her day with this easy-to-construct tiered skirt for an 18-inch doll. Featured in Joan Hinds’ fabulous doll clothes book All Dolled Up, this skirt combines coordinating cotton prints, rickrack trim and ruffles to create an...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along – Part 3

Hello, everyone! Shannon again, back with Week 3 of our July Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along. We are making the “Tailored Skirt” from Kay Whitt’s book Sew Serendipity, so if you’re just joining me, catch up by first reading Part 1 and Part 2. When we left off last week, I had...

Store Your Sewing Needles in Style!

Embellished (left) and Embroidered Needlebook When you spend as much time in your sewing room as we do, it’s important to make a space where you enjoy spending your time. As in the creation of a beautiful garment, the magic is in the details. You’ll never have to hunt for your...