• Hong Kong Finish Tutorial

    A Hong Kong seam finish has to be one of my all time favorite seam finishes. This clean finish is a thoughtful detail that adds luxury to unlined or partially lined garments. This technique works beautifully with our new pattern coming December 8th. What is a Hong Kong finish? A Hong Kong finish is a …

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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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  • How to Sew a Centered Zipper

    I think everyone remembers their first zipper. Zippers are intimidating, but mastering them opens up a whole new world of sewing possibilities. I am always surprised to find out how many accomplished seamstresses have never installed a centered coil zipper. I get it, invisible zippers have tons of appeal, but there is something about a …

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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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  • Reminder: Up to 70% off ends tonight

    Our Black Friday sale ends at midnight PST, so there are still a few more hours to grab all patterns at 20% off, plus some of your favorites for up to 70% off. I’ve already started to ship the first copies of Seamwork Annual 2015. The book will also be available in stores, and we …

  • Black Friday Sale: Up to 70% off Patterns

    We are so thankful for all of you. Your finished projects warm our hearts, and we love reading and sharing your sewing stories. As a thank you, we have a special Black Friday sale for you, starting today and ending at midnight PST on Sunday. All patterns in the shop are 20% off. Additionally, several …

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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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  • Seamwork Radio: A Dream of Self-Sufficiency with Morgan Meredith

    Morgan Meredith is the designer and creator of Thread Theory, a menswear sewing pattern line. From the time she was little, Morgan knew she wanted a life that she could control. But when her husband decided to join the military, she thought those dreams might be shattered. Listen to Morgan’s story of dramatic changes and …

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  • Free Pattern Hack: Dahlia with an Articulated Shoulder Seam

    Sometimes the best hack is the simplest one. Dahlia is such a classic dress, it is hard to add to it without creating something that is too fussy. For this month’s pattern hack we decided to do something a bit different. Instead of showing you how to create a yoke, or change the silhouette of …

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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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  • Wren fabric suggestions

    Picking just the right fabric can be a challenge, especially when it comes to knits. Wren offers two distinctly different views that require two very different fabrics. Version 1 necessitates a knit with ample body and good recovery for its fitted silhouette, while version 2 requires a knit with more drape but ample recovery. Here …

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  • Seamwork Radio: It’s Worth It with Sadie Roberts of Tradlands

    Sadie Roberts and her partner started their label, Tradlands, without a lot of money or experience. They produce menswear-inspired shirting for women, and they believe strongly in what they make and how they serve their customers. But starting a US-made fashion label isn’t easy. In this episode, Sadie shares how she got through some harrowing …

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  • Pattern of the Month: Get Dahlia for 20% Off

    Our Pattern of the Month for November is Dahlia! Dahlia is a flattering and feminine dress that offers two distinctly different versions. Version 1 features a raglan sleeve and is perfect for stitching up in a wool plaid or tweed. Version 2 is sleeveless with a bias finished neckline and underarm. Though these two dresses …

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  • Knit Tutorial and Tips Round up

    I may be at risk of sounding like a total cliché, but I love this time of year. The crisp autumn air renews my love of sewing, and each weekend I find myself getting up a little earlier to pull on my coziest sweater, pour a hot cup of coffee, and settle behind the wheel …

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  • Wren Faire Winners

    Wren Faire has come to an end. Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your projects. You all have such great tips for sewing with knits, and seeing the first round of finished dresses is inspiring. Now, here are the winners! $50 gift certificate to Harts Fabrics Harts is an amazing fabric store located …

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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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