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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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 »

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15 Nautical Sewing Projects & Patterns

Was your summer filled with sand and sailboats? It's time to bid summer a fond farewell, but your sewing projects can still give a nod to the sea. Let's explore some gorgeous nautical projects and patterns created by your fellow Craftsy members! From sailor hats and nautical dresses to amazing nautical accessories-- you'll find the inspiration you need. Read more »

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Be a Bombshell: Retro Bombshell Dresses

Retro Bombshell DressWhether you’re fully committed to vintage style or just want something extra special for an event, a bombshell dress is a great place to start. You can learn how to make your own vintage-style dress in the Craftsy class "Sew Retro Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress." Here's a look at some student projects who took the bombshell dress and made it their own! Read more »