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    Where to buy Seamwork Annual in stores

    Thank you for the positive responses to Seamwork Annual! I’m having fun mailing your copies all over the world. Many of you asked about where the book could be purchased in stores, so here’s a list of shops that have ordered multiple copies of the book so far. Give your store a call to make …

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    Seamwork 13: The Appreciation Issue

    The December issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Holiday Gift Guide: Find the perfect gift for every budget, by Kris Blackmore. Taking Stock: How sewing can help us slow down and improve our lives, by Jessica Yen. Behind the Seams: Take a look behind the seams of …

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    Coming tomorrow: Seamwork Annual 2015

    Since launching Seamwork one year ago, we received many requests for a printed version of the magazine. Tomorrow, Seamwork Annual 2015 will be available as a printed book! With over 100 pages of handpicked Seamwork features, and a special festive photo shoot, you’ll want this book in your hands for the holidays. Along with micro …

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    Coming Soon: The Seamwork Annual

    The November issue of Seamwork Magazine marked our one year birthday. It has been an inspiring, challenging, and incredibly gratifying journey. The joy (and sometimes the pitfall) of working on a monthly publication is the fast pace cycling of ideas and content. By the time an issue debuts, we are already in the thick of …

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    Seamwork 12: The Warmth Issue

    The November issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Behind the Seams: Take an in-depth look at an early 1960s sheath dress. Conquering the Welt: Learn how to sew single and double welt pockets with David Page Coffin.. The Secret Lives of Looms: Everything you need to know …

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    We’ve been growing. Meet Taylor and Wallis!

    First of all, I really love my job right now. Around this time last year, we were three people: me, my husband Kenn, and Kris. In the last year, we’ve added Meg, Christine, Haley, Wallis, and Taylor as full-time employees. And just this week, we’ve also added Anna part time, who I’ll introduce you to …

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    Why Indies Matter

    Don’t support small businesses because you think you should. Do it for yourself.

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    Seamwork 09 + A Vintage Inspired Swimsuit

    The August issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Collecting and Caring for Vintage Clothing: Vintage maven Elizabeth Gross, owner of acclaimed boutique Xtabay, shares her tips on maintaining your own collection. Shibori Dyeing: Add visual texture and interest to your next sewing project with the art of …

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    How we find those lovely, diverse, & gorgeous models for…

    The first time I saw a model that looked like me in a magazine, it profoundly changed the way I looked at my body. It was the late 90s and I was about 18. I’d never felt at home in my body. Like many women, and especially adolescent women, I had a habit of distilling …

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    What does a model do?

    image: Monika Jagaciak When you think “model,” who do you imagine? Young? Thin? Tall? Today, these are the characteristics we almost universally associate with fashion models. In a general sense, the word “model” means “a thing or person to be imitated.” Think of the scale models used in architecture, for example. As applied to humans, …

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    More Patterns Now Available in Spanish, German, and Italian!

    One of our main objectives is to bring sewing into more lives. Creating a thoughtful, intentional wardrobe with your own two hands is a gratifying process and something we love to share. Part of that process is making our patterns accessible to more people. Over the last months we have been working with translators to …

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    Seamwork Issue 04: Transitions

    The March issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! This month, we’re celebrating the road to spring with a theme of “transitions.” We’ve created versatile, changeable, multi-season patterns; ideas for ways you can make the same garments in any season; and some brand new columns to round things out. In this …

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    Join us! Italian Style at the Portland Art Museum

    If you’re in Portland, you’ve probably already seen the billboards for the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Italian fashion since 1945. Fellow Portlander Jessica is organizing a meetup of sewing folks to see the exhibit on Saturday, March 21st at 2:30pm. Simply meet outside the museum beforehand, and if you’d like, stick around for a …

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    Meet Christine, our new Art Director

    I met Christine by chance in December when my friend Rodellee invited me to a small gathering at her studio. Besides being the proprietress of Camillia Heirloom + Modern, Christine also manages a studio space shared by a number of creative women. She was one of those sweet people whose kindness and creativity just radiates …

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    Seamwork Issue 03: The Lingerie Issue

    It’s time for the February issue of Seamwork: The Lingerie Issue! We had a lot of fun putting this issue together. Lingerie is one of my favorite topics, and every single story in here got me excited about making something to swan about the house in or wear under my clothes. I will warn you: …