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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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 »

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Happy Birthday Modern Sewing Machine!

Invention of Modern Sewing MachineLet's dive into sewing history, as today marks a very special occasion: on this date, many years ago, the modern sewing machine was invented! On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe was awarded the first US patent for a lockstitch sewing machine. Read on to learn about Howe's life, how the sewing machine was invented, and its impact on society-- and you! Read more »

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Overalls for Everyone: How to Sew Overalls

Historic OverallsBelieve it or not, overalls are making a comeback. They've recently been seen on the runways of designers Phillip Lim, Rebecca Minkoff and BCBG, and spotted on fashionistas, including actress Diane Kruger and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. You might want to add a pair to your fall sewing list. Read more »