Revelry Winner!


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Congratulations to Kathy Erickson of Iowa!  You won the Revelry fat quarters.

The rest of you can get some Revelry right here!  It’s so soft and yummy!

Selfish Sewing

This time of year we are all a little crazy with sewing for others. I’m usually getting up early to sneak in some sewing before work and then staying up late to get some more done. But even with my mind on sewing gifts I can’t help but want to do a bit of “selfish sewing” too. Here are the top 5 things on my selfish sewing list:


Grainline Studio’s Linden Sweatshirt 

in this Arizona Knit from Art Gallery


I’ve been so excited for this new Grainline Studio pattern! I’ve yet to meet a Grainline pattern I didn’t LOVE (8 scout tees and counting). I think this graphic print will work really well!

Lisette Continental Blouse


in Robert Kaufman’s House of Whales Plaid  


Since moving to Northern California I’ve been needing more “wintery” me mades. I think this long sleeved blouse would be so great in this navy plaid. I love the gathered yoke detail in the back.

New Look Cape 


I’m really torn on what fabric for this! I have two ideas and really really love both.

Option 1: Robert Kaufman Chamonix Cotton Molskin in Navy and Tan (pretty similar combo to the pattern cover)

Option 2: Ann Kelle’s Remix Dots in Laminate and line it with Michael Miller’s Organic Sherpa. This combo would be so fun and cozy for the rain! Maybe even draft a little hood to add on?


Which combo would do you like best for this pattern???

Victory Patterns Roxanne Tunic


version 2 with the stacked collar


in Cloud 9 Organics new line of voile Revelry by Lisa Congdon with Robert Kaufmans Cambridge Lawn in Taupe for the collar

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Sewaholic Alma Blouse 

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in Monaluna’s Free Range Foxy with a Clementine Shot Cotton collar

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I’ve actually had this combo cut out and ready to sew for close to a year! Anyone else neglect projects like this? I really need to sew it up because this blouse is perfect for layering, the peter pan collar is so cute poking out of a sweater. I’ve made this blouse before in an adorbs Japanese double gauze and wear it A LOT

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Now that I’ve shown you mine….

Whats on your selfish sewing list?

Gifts We Love, Part 2


Still searching for that perfect gift to give this year? Here we are with round two of our SEW fabulous gift post. We love collecting and displaying sewing books; they’re such a wealth of knowledge and reference points, and much of the time they’re exquisitely photographed too. Our latest book crush is School of Sewing by […]

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Cocktail Hour: Bobbin For Apples


Mmmmm.  This drink is both fallish and refreshing. If you’re not sure if you like bourbon, I’m pretty sure you will after you try this one! ingredients: good quality bourbon (we like this Bulleit a lot!) apple cider (if you can, get the Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider-so flavorful!) fresh lemon juice vanilla extract cinnamon apple […]

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Tulip Nesting Bowls Tutorial


Need a quick, fun gift you can whip up for the holidays? These nesting bowls are for you! They sew up SO QUICK and can be made in a variety of sizes for anything you need to put in them. They’re great for holding jewelry, cookies, thread, keys…. the list is endless!   Here is what […]

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Honor Roll Winners

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The FIRST winner of a charm pack of Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner is: Marilyn Moore!  Congrats Marilyn! and the SECOND is… Vicki Keller! Yay, Vicki! You all can get on the Honor Roll  HERE!  

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Small Business Saturday


We’re so excited to be apart of Small Business Saturday again this year! We love the appreciation American Express has for small businesses like us. Shop with us on Saturday, November 29th, using your American Express card and you’ll get $10 back. It’s easy peasy! All you have to do is register your American Express […]

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Winner of the Kiss Dot bundle!


The winner of our newsletter giveaway is Karen Ivie!  Congratulations Karen, you won the beautiful bundle of Kiss Dot fabric by Michael Miller! Thanks to all who entered.  If you’d like to get this bundle yourself, just hop on over here.  Thank you for supporting Sew Modern!

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Gifts We Love, Part 1

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The winter holidays are officially upon us, so it’s time to set aside those WIPs and start sewing some holiday gifts! But what to get those special people in your life that have sewn it all themselves? Your quilt guild friends? Your mom? Your sister? Or maybe your significant other is flummoxed by what to get YOU […]

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