Follow on BlogLovin

threadWEAR 301 Logo

threadWEAR 301

Sewing Coated Fabrics

Sewing Coated Fabrics

We've created limited edition Boulder Duffle kits in luxe gold and silver metallic fabric. And while we are all in agreement that the bags are fabulous (who doesn't want bling-y bag?), we are also in agreement that sewing fabrics that have a coating on them such as faux leather, oilcloth, and laminated fabrics can be tricky. Sometimes the fabric doesn't move through the sewing machine well because the fabric is sticky so the stitch lengths are uneven and skipped. Most times, they are almost impossible to press without melting or crinkling the surface. And if you make a mistake and need to remove stitches, holes appear, so you want to try to get it right the first time. Because we want you to have your kit and make it too, we've pulled some of our fabric sewing tricks from our Sewing Faux Fashion Leather Sew Confident! tutorial to help you create your own metallic Boulder Duffle

Continue reading

The secret to overlapping seams + the Chateau Popover tutorial

The secret to overlapping seams + the Chateau Popover tutorial

​Overlapping seams are a wonderful finishing technique to use on fabrics that won't fray. Many of you were introduced to the technique with our Chateau Coat, where we integrated overlapping seams into the construction method. In this month's Sew Confident! Linda creates a variation on the Chateau Coat, using wool jersey. Today we want to share with you her tips for creating overlapping seams with wool jersey, as well as give you a peak at the Chateau Popover tutorial. Enjoy!

Continue reading

The Frankie Sew-Along

The Frankie Sew-Along

​With the release of our newest pattern, the Frankie Shirt, we felt like it was a perfect time to start another sew-along. Join us here on the blog starting November 12th for a series of posts that will take you through the Frankie construction process step-by-step. I will also share with you our favorite tips and techniques that aren't included in the pattern! We hope you join us on our sewing journey as we work our way through this fun shirt. 

If you can't sew-along with us right now, no worries. The posts will live on the blog forever, so you can always come back to them when you are ready to make the Frankie. We have created a special Sew-Along Facebook Group which I hope you will join, where you can share questions and project pictures as we work together. It is a perfect place to share your progress and get to know one another. Join the Facebook group here.

Continue reading

Introducing the Frankie Shirt!

Introducing the Frankie Shirt!

​We would like you to meet our newest pattern, Frankie – we think you two are really going to hit it off. Whether you are going to the office or out for the night, Frankie will make sure that you are dressed just right. Her simple style will make sure you are seen in the most flattering light, and her uncomplicated construction process makes it easy to add to your wardrobe in no time!

Continue reading

Sew Kansas Fall 2017

Sew Kansas Fall 2017

It is hard to believe that Sew Kansas has ended for 2017. We had our last two groups visit and once again they had a wonderful time sewing and shopping. If you haven't been to a Sew Kansas event, you are missing out. For three full days you have the undivided attention of Linda, Kathy, Erin, Betsy and Pat. We are ready to help you with anything you need. In your downtime, you have complete access to our full fabric selection. If you choose to spend three days petting fabric instead of sewing, well, just know that we don't judge. ​We would like to give a big thanks to all of our Sew Kansas attendees. We had a great time with you and look forward to seeing you again soon. If you want to join us for a Sew Kansas next year, check out the dates on our events page.

Continue reading

Subscribe Now!

Make sure you don’t miss a thing. Complete the simple form below and click “Sign Up” to subscribe to our blog.

Linda Lee + Craftsy

SideBar AllBluprintClassesWEB  

Save

Save

Save

Save

Bluprint Get Started Event: Watch All Classes + Shows For Free at myBluprint.com 10/5-10/12/18. No coupon code needed.

Fabric Care

Click here to review details for caring for your fabric.

Download Help

Click here for help with Pattern and Tutorial Downloads.