May 2023

May is here! Join us in welcoming warmer weather and sunny skies by sewing a fresh mix of projects that are bold, beautiful and ready to beat the summer heat. Our new May issue is full of patterns to get you ready for gorgeous summer weather! Start by sewing your own sophisticated weekender bag. Complete with leather corners and adjustable straps, this perfect tote is ideal for all your upcoming vacations. Next, tackle your wardrobe and sew your own vibrant tennis-style skirt along with a pair of handmade espadrilles. Looking for new ways to spark life into an old, beloved tee? Mix things up by making an asymmetrical tee to fit your personal style. Plus, don’t forget the whimsical quilted table runner featured on this month's cover.  We hope you enjoy all this brand new issue has to offer.   READ MORE 
Caitlin Eaton


Stretch fabrics are popular and versatile due to their comfort and ease in sewing. They are used for all kinds of garments, from athleisure clothing to accessories and even sleepwear. Fabric that stretches can be purchased at sewing supply and craft shops and comes in endless colors and patterns. If you’ve ever wondered how to sew stretch fabric, continue reading for lots of helpful tips and tricks!  READ MORE 
As we have seen throughout history, trends are tremendously impacted by the current events taking place in that moment around the world - in retrospect, the history in the making. Upon the stock market crash of 1929, leading to the start of the Great Depression, the sole factor contributing to innovations attributed to the time period was saving money, and as mentioned on in their article "The Amazing History of Flour Sack Dresses", “making do.” Oftentimes, when reflecting on the hardships experienced by those alive from 1929-1939, the sectors we stop to study are those involving the essentials of everyday lives - food accessibility, job security, access to education, and more. However, many do not consider how the Great Depression influenced fashion and the choices that sewists made in order to ensure that everyone had clothing. In this article, we will look at the flour sack dress, a stylish and sustainable innovation that holds a lasting impact today on the fashion industry and society as a whole.  READ MORE 

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