• The Measure of a Man

    Follow along as we read about menswear, tailoring, and family.

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  • Seamwork 21: Changes

    The August issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! This issue is about changes, and not just the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes that David Bowie sings about (although you should probably start by reading Betsy Blodgett’s article on Bowie’s style) but also the creative changes that sewing brings. Learn how to alter yardage with …

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  • Sewing with Cotton Lawn: Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel

    Colette is excited to be partnering with our BFF, Cotton+Steel for a fun and informative Substrate series. Devon, who you might recognize from our Sewalongs, will be teaching you all about how these fabrics are made and what’s so great about them over at the Cotton+Steel Blog. On the Colette side of things, we will …

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  • Sewing with Rayon Challis: Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel

    Colette is excited to be partnering with our BFF, Cotton+Steel for a fun and informative Substrate series. Devon, who you might recognize from our Sewalongs, will be teaching you all about how these fabrics are made and what’s so great about them over at the Cotton+Steel Blog. On the Colette side of things, we will …

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  • Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel : Studio Snapshots

    We have been having too much fun over here at Colette HQ collaborating with our buddies Cotton+Steel! This morning I had a bit of a “attitude of gratitude” moment. I was just minding my own business, getting ready for the day when it struck me. I ran into the kitchen, where my partner was making …

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  • Sewing with Cotton/Linen Canvas: Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel

    Colette is excited to be partnering with our BFF, Cotton+Steel for a fun and informative Substrate series. Devon, who you might recognize from our Sewalongs, will be teaching you all about how these fabrics are made and what’s so great about them over at the Cotton+Steel Blog. On the Colette side of things, we will …

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  • Sewing with Double Cotton Gauze: Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel

    We are excited to be partnering with our BFF, Cotton+Steel for a fun and informative Substrate Series. Devon, who you might recognize from our Sewalongs, will be teaching you all about how these fabrics are made and what’s so great about them over at the Cotton+Steel Blog. On the Colette side of things, we will …

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  • Colette ♥ Cotton+Steel

    Just how much do we love Cotton+Steel fabrics? SO MUCH! For the next two weeks, we’re collaborating with the team over at Cotton+Steel to teach you about their fabric and inspire you to stitch up your new favorite outfit. Here are the details Over the course of the next 2 weeks, we’ll feature 4 different …

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  • Seamwork 20: Everybody Sews

    The July issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! After all the positive response to last year’s Menswear Issue, we’re returning to menswear this July with two new patterns that can be sewn up by anybody and for everybody! This issue tackles some powerful ideas about sewing. Read about the barriers …

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  • Sewing Chatter: What’s your trick for sewing challenging fabrics?

    I faced my first fabric challenge sewing a waffle cloth robe for my mom. I used her trusty old Bernina, and the many layers of thick knit fabric fought me like a wild beast. I stuffed it under the presser foot, plugging my ears to avoid the crunching noise the needle made. Only after arming …

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  • Sewing with Eyelet Fabric

    Eyelet is a classic summer fabric that is breezy, romantic, and delicate. Its name comes from the small patterned cut-outs that are typically finished with embroidered stitches throughout the body of the fabric. Eyelet is a broad term and describes the design of the fabric rather than its fiber content or weave. Traditionally, eyelet is …

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