Posts by Julia

Julia Garza
Julia finds fabric stores to be incredibly dangerous places for her wallet. She enjoys stitching up everything from dresses to potholders, usually with a little help from her two cats.

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Ready, Set, Sew: 5 Sewing Techniques for Beginning Sewers to Learn

If you're a beginner sewer, you might feel like you have a lot to learn before you can start producing beautiful garments like the ones you see in the Sewing Projects Gallery. And while sewing is definitely a skill you perfect over time (with practice and a lot of patience), becoming familiar with these top five techniques for beginning sewers to learn will give you the confidence to start tackling garment sewing. Read more »

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Top 10 Sewing Notions

Sewing NotionsDo you find the sewing notions aisle overwhelming? Here we explore the ten sewing notions that are the most helpful to keep on hand, from thimbles to collar stays and beyond. Read more »

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Sew Retro: Vintage-Inspired Patterns

Vintage-inspired Cape CoatLooking to spruce up your fall wardrobe? This vintage look is trending this season, and lucky for you, there are plenty of vintage-inspired sewing patterns available on Craftsy. Be on-trend this fall with these vintage-inspired sewing patterns! Read more »

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Bundled Up: Choosing a Pattern and Fabric for a Coat

Now that fall has arrived, you might be thinking of adding an extra layer to your outfit. Depending on where you live, your coats likely get a lot of play from November through March, so they need to be fabulous and functional. Skip the Saturday spent traipsing around the mall looking for the perfect winter coat and sew your own instead! Read more »

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One of a Kind: How to Create Your Own Clothing

Create ClothingOne of the most satisfying aspects of being a sewist is the ability to create your own clothing. I love knowing that when I wear something I’ve made, it’s unlike anything anyone else has. I also like that when I have the urge to expand my wardrobe, I have plenty of options for where to begin with creating a new garment. Here, discover three ways to create your own clothing! Read more »