Editor’s Blog

Sew Knits with Confidence (Plus Giveaway!)

Sew Knits with Confidence (Plus Giveaway!) Nancy Zieman, one of our most-favorite sewing mavens, is launching her new book, Sew Knits with Confidence, and we’re thrilled to be a part of her blog party this month! Full disclosure: I’m a beginner. A fairly insecure beginner.  But I’ve always admired Nancy’s work...

A Triple Ruffle Bonnet from Martha’s Attic

Triple Ruffle with Back Bow Bonnet One of our most popular features in Sew Beautiful magazine is “Martha’s Attic” – a regular column in which Martha Pullen showcases garments from her vast antique clothing collection. Martha has been collecting for around three decades, and it is always exciting to see what...

Baby Bubble with Embellished Double Pintucks

Our finished baby bubble! Baby bubble rompers are one of our favorite things to sew, and we love thinking of new ways to recreate the classic pattern. From ruffles to puffed sleeves to embellishments, a number of things can be done to make your finished baby bubble one of a kind....

Master the Lazy Daisy, Satin Stitch and French Knot

We love our sewing machines, but sometimes our delicate projects require stitching that simply must be done by hand. Of course, different projects require various types of hand stitches. We’d like to share quick tutorials for three of our favorites: the Lazy Daisy Stitch, the No-Fail French Knot and the Satin...

March Book of the Month: Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes

In continuation of our staff’s monthly book reviews, I’m excited to introduce you to Stitch Savvy: 25 Skill-Building Projects to Take Your Sewing Technique to the Next Level. This is the latest release from Whipstitch’s Deborah Moebes, a fifth-generation crafter and designer. One practical thing I particularly love about the book itself is...

Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with Floral Fashion

Floral prints are a perennial favorite when it comes to spring sewing and fashion trends, and this year is no exception. Floral fashion has been more prevalent than ever on spring 2013 runways, and that trend has carried over into the aisles of fabric stores and right into our sewing rooms....

Call for Craft Entries!

Hello friends, we know your first love is sewing, but as creative people, we all do other crafts. KP Craft is currently taking submissions for a multi-craft book of short projects. Any craft project that has 2-6 steps, and which has not been previously published, is eligible. You can read the...

Master the Art of Punchwork

Wendy Schoen’s Punchwork Baby Bonnet Punchwork is both a pulled-thread stitch and a counted-thread stitch. It is an exercise in creating degrees of whitework. Surface embroidery stitches add interest with shadows and shine, while pulled thread stitches add open areas and shading.In the how-to below, designer Wendy Schoen will show you...

How To: Serger Cover Stitch Pintucks

We have serging on our minds this week! Our newest DVD, Serger Workshop: The Serger Caddy, releases today, and we just wrapped up our Serger I Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing event over the weekend. To celebrate, we’d like to share the following guide for making “mock” folded tucks on your serger....

Sew a Wavy Swiss Hem Treatment

Wavy Swiss hem treatment There are many things to love about the Rose Pascale dress featured on the cover of our new White Issue – from the high yoke and smocking to the cotton pique and gingham piping. But, one of our favorite features is its unique Swiss hem treatment.This wavy...