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  • Quilted Reversible Placemats: Video Tutorial

    Like the Nested Fabric Buckets, my Quilted Placemats tutorial is one of the all-time most popular I’ve ever shared. I originally made these when our son was headed to Montessori school,…

  • Tutorial: Easy, No-Sew Fleece Scarf

    I have and need a lot of scarves.  I wear lightweight cotton scarves, knitted scarves, cowls, you name it.  I have been known to pack a scarf if it dips below…

  • Nested Fabric Buckets: Video Tutorial

    Easily the most popular tutorial I’ve published in the life of Whipstitch is the Nested Fabric Buckets I designed to store smaller projects in my studio, back in 2011. I’ve used…

  • Emery Dress in Japanese Cotton

    Three years ago, I wrote a draft of this post where I said the following: The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes is such a classic, classic silhouette.  I actually put off…

  • The Sewing Buddy Project: A Sewing Pen Pal Program

    The Sewing Buddy Project started in 2010 when I had the brain storm of putting together sewing pen pals, people who would know each other through their relationship of sewing, who…

  • Lost Project: Vacation Tova Top

    I’ve loved this Amy Butler print for years and years. Back when I owned a retail shop, I made a sample Tova Top from this sweet cotton lawn and used it…

  • Ann Lowe: A Great Woman of Sewing

    The word “dressmaker” seems to speak differently to me than the word “seamstress.” Almost as if I think a dressmaker is someone who sews for herself but a seamstress sews for…

  • Sewing Is Political

    If you sew, it’s no surprise to you that sewing is political. It always has been. Humans are political beings. We each of us feel our hearts beat faster and our…

  • Deliberate Transitions

    There was an article in the LA Times in the past week about getting dressed to stay home, and the author is experiencing this HUGE backlash where people (mostly on Twitter)…