Five Sewing Blogs We Love
There are thousands of great sewing blogs out there. Here are five blogs we love right now (in no particular order), and why we love them.
In 2005, Jessica and Ruth started their sewing blog, where they share their projects, works in progress and favorite patterns. These wonderful ladies go through dozens of patterns, how-to’s and designs each month, and always have great pictures. (If you’re interested, check out Jessica’s Etsy page here)
Sew_Hip Livejournal Community
Sew_Hip is an open online community full of the newest, most stylish designs. Anyone can post what they’ve made, give tutorials, ask questions about absolutely anything. Posters share their projects, review patterns and talk about their newest ideas. Sew_Hip is also a great way to find online resources. Just post a question and everyone will give you a place to go!
Behind the Seams
In 2006, Gigi started chronicling her sewing adventures on her blog. This blog is another great source of inspiration and ideas, as well as a great guide to patterns. Gigi reviews, tests and modifies her patterns, and documents it with pictures so we know exactly how she does it. She also links to a ton of great online fabric stores (though I’m not allowed to buy any more fabric any time soon.)
The Sewing Divas
The Sewing Divas are two adventurous sewers who tackle projects from classic dresses to couture blouses. They’re not afraid to try anything when it comes to sewing. Their blog covers everything from appliqué to menswear, and they explain every little detail with great pictures.
Six and a Half Stitches
Alison Brookbanks, author of Six And A Half Stitches, put together this blog about her sewing work. Alison does a lot of piecework and patchwork when she creates both small and large projects. This blog takes you through all of the steps to a great project, from fabric to hem, explaining how everything works. Alison has a very artistic eye and her work is amazing.
These are only a few of the sewing blogs out there. Tell us about your favorites!
SewChic features great products like this "Fat Quarter" Purse.
Members of the Sew_Hip community post great projects like this tote bag.
Behind The Seams explains how to alter patterns, as well as reviewing them in this post.
The Sewing Divas have great advanced projects like this blouse.
Six-And-A-Half Stitches features intricate designs, as well as detailed descriptions of different patterns and markets, like this one.