Summer Lovin’: How to Sew a Bag for the Beach

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Going to the beach is right up there with barbeques, outdoor concerts, and fireworks when it comes to the quintessential summer activities. If you are a total beach babe, you know that having the perfect beach bag can make or break your day at the beach. A bag that is too hefty or too small […]

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Quilting for Life: How to Sew a Quilt

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When people hear the word “quilting,” most automatically assume that it’s an all-encompassing term for the art of sewing together patchwork blankets and nothing more. We over at AllFreeSewing know that isn’t the case and that quilting is so much more than blankets. “Quilting” is the art of sewing together layers of fabric to create […]

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Color Blocking and Upcycled Clothing Ideas

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Color blocking is slated to come back in full force over the next few months. As the sun comes out and our world gets just a bit brighter, our clothes should be doing the same. Color blocking is an amazing way to wear bright, stunning colors while still looking chic. Plus, many color blocking pieces […]

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Memory Craft 9900 Giveaway from FaveQuilts and Janome

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The editors at FaveQuilts cannot contain our excitement over our latest big giveaway sponsored by one of the longest-running and most successful craft product companies around, Janome. This is for more than just quilters; needle crafters of any kind in need of a sewing machine that’s as versatile as they are will be missing out […]

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National Sewing Month: My Favorite Sewing Projects

  Dear Readers, It’s National Sewing Month! To celebrate, AllFreeSewing.com is hosting a special blog series throughout the entire month. Check back daily for posts featuring our favorite projects, new sewing videos and tutorials, guest blogs from talented designers and more. We’re also giving away a HUGE sewing prize at the end of the month. […]

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Coffee and a Cardigan: The growing market of sewing cafes

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Sewers know where to go for help. Sewing classes and clubs are common fair for most of us; blogs and sewing websites are another easily accessible tool. As we all know, AllFreeSewing.com offers tons and tons of sewing ideas and resources. Now with the opening of Sweat Shop about a year ago, the residents of […]

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How to: Sew a Patternless Dress

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If you’re a seasoned seamstress, you probably use patterns all the time. You probably have a collection of vintage Simplicity patterns that have been cut, pinned, and stashed for decades. The majority of beginner sewers, however, can’t tell which end is up when looking at a pattern (literally–I once looked at a pattern and could […]

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How to: Learn Sewing Machine Basics

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Sewing machines are supposed to make your sewing endeavors easier, not harder. Sometimes though, the time spent wrestling with you machine would have been better spent hand stitching the dang thing. I admit that when I first got my machine I ended up threading it, trying it out, getting frustrated when it didn’t work, and […]

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