Magical Fabric (that give you more time to sew!)

Do you have children that prevent you from sewing as much as you want to?  (How come they need to eat so often anyway?)  How would you like to suddenly ...

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Summer Beachwear…with or without the beach!

By Sarah Connell, from Sewing with Sarah One of my favorite things to do as a sewist is to take a fabric designed for one thing, and make it into something ...

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The quest for the perfect t-shirt fabric

As summer approaches, I knew I needed a new batch of t-shirts.  I'm forever on the quest to find the perfect fabric for those slouchy tees I love so much.  ...

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Revisiting a Classic

Hey! Today, I am sharing a jacket that is inspired by a previous make of mine. Way back in 2011 I made another version of this same Simplicity 2223 (now ...

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Baby Friendly Fabrics

Often I get asked which fabrics I like to use for baby clothes.  Since I seem to have a lot of experience with babies and making baby clothes, this is ...

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The Hand Embroidered Dragon Dress

Several months ago I started this project and now, about six months later -- IT'S FINISHED! Have you ever had a project that you "worked" on for so long ...

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Spring-Ready Skirt

Hello, Cali Fabric fans! I don't know about you, but I am anxiously awaiting spring. The calendar may say it is spring, but I am waiting for the green to ...

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Twinning is Winning

Did I get you yesterday with my April Fool's joke? Maybe a little? It's time to show you what I really made with that lovely soft sweater knit! I didn't lie ...

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Comfort and style at work!

Meet my sister, Anne! She is a conference planner for a governance non-profit that regularly hosts heads of state, politicians and dignitaries, along with lead researchers from around the world. ...

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Easy Bedroom Curtains

Curtains are a great way to update any room, and with this simple curtain construction method, my bedroom was transformed in just a couple of hours! When I moved in, my ...

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5 Tips for Sewing Sweater Knits

This winter has felt long and especially cold. Full disclosure, I live in Northern California, where “cold” is somewhere between 45-60 degrees. I am fully aware that this makes me ...

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The Draped Cowl Neckline in Recycled Polyester and ITY Knit Fabrics

Necklines play such an important role in a garment since they're front and center, yet I find myself sewing the same one over and over when it comes to my ...

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5 Years of Sewing with Cali Fabrics French Terry

As a Cali Fabrics Blogger, I get to order fabric every quarter... and time after time, I find myself fawning over French Terry! Cali always has a great selection of ...

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J.Crew-Inspired Fulton Sweater Blazer

Hello friends!  I have something a bit different to share with you today! As sewists, I’m sure we’re all inspired by rtw (ready-to-wear) from time to time and happily modify amazing ...

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The 2-for-1 skirt

Have you ever liked BOTH sides of a fabric and had a hard time choosing which side to use for your final garment?   That happened to us with the ...

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How about some menswear?

My husband got a new tattoo this year, so of course I had to make him a shirt to show it off! I knew I wanted this Cali Fabrics Black ...

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Plan a Sewing Date this Valentine’s!

Roses, jewellery and a table for two are all well and good... but me-time is a girl's best friend! This Valentine's Day, I'm planning a date with myself! Whether you ...

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Merlo Field Tees in Modal Jersey

Do you ever get a fabric in the mail and then immediately order it in ALL the colors?  That's exactly what I did with the modal jersey's from the shop!  ...

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Stretch Twill for the Win

Let me tell you about a super amazing fabric; stretch twill!  If you’re looking for a comfortable woven fabric that will move with you and look great, you need to ...

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