Posts tagged: "sew"

  1. Celebrate National Craft Month by losing a shirt (and gaining an apron – free pattern!)

    Posted by on March 1, 2017

    It’s National Craft Month! March is the month to reclaim time for doing the things you love—like quilting, sewing, and crafting to your heart’s content. We Martingale staffers love to quilt, but we love other crafts, too. And of course, sewing tops many of our lists. That’s why we’re kicking off National Craft Month with […]


  2. Short on sewing time? Fill it with *This and That* 😉 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 26, 2016

    Love to sew, but feel like you’re always watching the clock? We feel the same. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time to start a sewing project, let alone finish it! That’s exactly why popular designer Sherri K. Falls wrote her new book, Sew This and That!—because she knows what it’s like to be […]


  3. APQ’s 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon is on the way!

    Posted by on August 24, 2016

    Are you ready to sew for a good cause? Gather some colorful fabric and mark your calendar because it’s almost time for American Patchwork & Quilting’s third annual 24-Hour Sew-a-Thon! APQ’s heartwarming mission to donate one million pillowcases to communities around the country is going strong. Last year, during sew-a-thon events held around the United […]


  4. Bags to sew for back to school: send ’em off in style (+ sale!)

    Posted by on August 1, 2016

    Sized-up clothes, school supplies, registration, orientation. It’s time for the back-to-school bustle! Prepping for a new school year is all about getting students organized and ready to rule the school. And you can use your sewing skills to help—by making handy bags that are just as fresh and fun on the outside as all the […]


  5. Got basic sewing skills? Try easy designer sewing patterns ✂ (+ sale!)

    Posted by on July 25, 2016

    If you can sew but the thought of zippers, pleats, and pockets sends you into a panic, you’re not alone. And we’re guessing you might be a quilter! If you’re a quilter, you probably know more about sewing than you might think. In fact, you’ve likely got the basic skills you need to create all […]


  6. 4 ways to build your bag-making skills (+ sale!)

    Posted by on February 8, 2016

    Are you in need of a new favorite tote? Maybe a roomy market bag or a cute clutch? There are literally thousands of bag sewing patterns available, so how do you choose the right one? The difference between a ho-hum bag and a fabulous one is all in the finishing and details. Whether you’re new […]


  7. Wonder how to make high-end handbags? Sara shares all (giveaway!)

    Posted by on December 9, 2015

    What woman doesn’t want to spoil herself with a high-end handbag? Unfortunately, sometimes the cost of a department-store bag can spoil the fun. However . . . if you know sewing-machine basics, you can spoil yourself silly. How? By making high-fashion handbags yourself at a fraction of the cost. And the big bonus: you can […]


  8. Sew much fuzzy fun: fleece projects for the whole family (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 25, 2015

    It’s New Release Day! If you’ve eyed the fleece aisle at your local fabric store lately, you’ve probably noticed—it’s grown! Fleece is inexpensive, easy to clean, and doesn’t fray. And with so many fleece prints to choose from these days, what’s not to love? So go ahead, browse that fleece aisle! Why now? Because you’ll […]


  9. Hello, summer stitching: 45 fun sewing projects

    Posted by on June 17, 2015

    Can you relate to one of these statements about your sewing life for the summer? ✓ I love quilting, but I want to branch out and learn how to sew other things too—bags, aprons, kitchen and sewing items—maybe even a stuffie? ✓ I’m in the mood for some fun sewing projects—and I’m looking for inspiration […]


  10. Bring on the BBQs! Free apron sewing pattern and more for summer

    Posted by on May 27, 2015

    There’s nothing quite like summertime grillin’ and chillin’. Before the season arrives, why not prep to grill and chill in style with a little pre-summer sewing? In this retro-style set, each oven mitt has a strip of Velcro attached to the wrist on the palm side. The facing Velcro sections are attached to the front […]