Introducing Sewalongs.com, our new home just for sewalongs!
Everyone loves sewalongs, but over time I’ve found that hosting them on our blog has its problems. I’m sure you’ve found this too.
For one thing, unless you pay close attention, it’s easy to get lost, especially when a blog has so much other stuff going on at the same time.
Even worse is the experience of looking up a sewalong later, after it’s ended. They can be a jumble of posts, and you have to spend time figuring out how to piece them back together again. That’s if you can even find all the posts. All this for something that’s supposed to make sewing easier.
So we designed a brand new website just for hosting sewalongs.
- Find past sewalongs easily: Interested in a sewalong for an existing pattern but don’t want to hunt through the archives? Each sewalong we’ve done is now easy to find, with all the posts and comments still intact.
- Do them at your own pace: With a clear table of contents for each, you can follow the posts in order at any time. Do a sewalong in realtime with us, or follow along later.
- Subscribe to current sewalongs: By subscribing via email or RSS, you can get each new sewalong post delivered to you.
Check out sewalongs.com and let us know what you think.
You can also join our Sewalongs Facebook group to share photos and ask questions.
The Albion Sewalong starts today!
As we’ve mentioned, we’re kicking off our brand new website with the start of the Albion Sewalong.
This is going to be a super in-depth sewalong, with tons of additional modifications and customization options you can try. Kristen worked really hard on putting all of these lessons together, and I think you will get a lot out of it.
Monday will be our first real step as we start the fitting process. So there’s not much to do today except check out the site, start getting familiar, and perhaps start on your muslin if you want to get a head start. See the full schedule here.
You can also subscribe to get the future sewalong posts, which I highly recommend.
The Albion Companion is available!
One thing we’ve started doing with our most in-depth sewalongs is packaging up all the step-by-step materials along with additional techniques and ideas you might use into a lovely downloadable ebook.
The companion guides are completely optional, and there’s no need to purchase to follow the sewalong. But the companion guide might be a good choice for you if:
- You want to skip ahead. The sewalong will be posted on a schedule over the course of the month, but having the companion guide gives you access to all the same information and more at once. You can do it at whatever pace you like.
- You want to flip through instructions on your iPad or tablet. This is one of the things I love best about an ebook format. You can easily flip through the steps page-by-page instead of scrolling, which is a really nice experience while you’re sewing.
- You want an all-in-one reference. One you download a guide, it’s yours to keep and refer back to for this or other similar projects. The guide contains lots of additional tips and tutorials to reference, all in one place.