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8/3/21: Jersey Knit Colors to Keep You Cool: It is H.O.T. in Kansas but Linda is keeping cool in Mediterranean-inspired jersey knits. Think Sea Green, Aqua, Lime, and Coral. She also shares some fun variations on the Swing Tee, Memphis Dress, and Trio T-Shirt. Tune in to see some cool-color inspiration and fun cover-stitching details! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All the promotions will expire on 8/9/21/. 


7/27/21: Fitting Pants & Full Seat Adjustment: Today is the day you've been waiting for - its Pants Fitting day! This is the last week of our July fitting series and Linda demonstrates how to do a full seat adjustment on your pants pattern. She also shares a trunk show of pants that have interesting ankle details added, including the one-seam Urban Pants. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 8/2/21. 


7/20/21: July Fitting Series Part 3: Fitting Sleeves & The Venice Shirt: This week tune in to see Linda demonstrate her signature technique for fitting sleeves, as featured in our Fashion Fitting Workbook. She will also be sharing our new collection of tiny gingham prints, perfect for making the Venice Shirt. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 7/26/21.


7/13/21: July Fitting Series Part 2: Bust Adjustments & A Swingy Summer Top: We are still celebrating the launch of our Fashion Fitting Workbook - this week we are focusing on bust enlargement techniques. Tune in to see Linda demonstrate how to create a bust enlargement in a knit garment. She also shares how to create a summer version of our swingy Alex Top as well as a cool and breezy caftan. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 7/19/21.


7/6/21: July Fitting Series Part 1: Shoulder Adjustments & The Crossroads Jacket: Tune in to see Linda demonstrate a shoulder fitting technique on a variation of the Crossroads pattern and discuss tonal dressing using cotton waffle weaves and jersey knits. Plus, check out the debut of the Fashion Fitting Workbook! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 7/12/21.


6/29/21 Sewing Rib Knits for Fashion: This week Linda talks about sewing with an unusual fabric - rib knits! Normally we think of using rib knits for cuffs and bands, but these bamboo-rayon knits are fluid, drapey, and perfect for garments! Tune in to see the gorgeous solid colors and learn Linda's tips for sewing the knit fabric. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 7/5/21.  


6/22/21 Color Me Linen: This week we have a very special Facebook Live for you! Alex, Betsy & Erin are diving deep into their favorite summer fabric, linen. Tune in to how they each are styling this cool fabric in summer ensembles. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 6/28/21. 


6/5/21 Mix It Up: Linda is once again mixing it up – this time with the Cottage and Zen shirt patterns! Inspired by a ready-to-wear piece, Linda created another stunning summer shirt. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire 6/21/21. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to upload this video to our website or Youtube. If you have access to Facebook, you can watch it on our Facebook page


6/8/21 Two Easy Summer Shirts: This week Linda is once again joined by Kathy Davis to share their new summer makes. This time they experimented with the Eureka and MixIt Tops to create two easy – but eye-catching – summer shirts. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 6/14.21.

 

 


6/1/21 Berwick St. Tunic Variations: This week Linda delves into one of our most versatile patterns, the Berwick St. Tunic. We've done everything with this pattern from playing with the fabrication, like Linda's woven/knit combo, to giving it a total pattern hack, like Deb's full-sleeve dress. If you don't feel like changing the pattern, the Berwick is a great tunic-style shirt right out of the pattern. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. All promotions will expire on 6/7/21.

 

 


5/25/21 Breezy Floral Skirts: This week Linda is joined by Betsy Blodgett for a discussion of how to mix bright prints for breezy floral skirts. Tune in to see ideas for adding color to your wardrobe, as well as tips for making the Coco Blouse as a dress. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. The promotions will expire on 5/31/21.

 

 


5/18/21 Inspiration for Sewing A Florence Dress: This week Linda is joined by special guest Samantha Ploch, who shares her newest dress collection – all created from the Florence Shirt pattern. Tune in to see how Samantha transformed the Florence into a dress and get inspired to create your own! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in the video. The promotions will expire on 5/24/21.

 

 


5/11/21 Introducing the Coco Blouse: This week Linda introduces you to our newest download pattern, the Coco Blouse. The beautiful drape and elegant silhouette of the Coco make it a great style to pair with silky or sheer fabrics. Linda will share her favorite fabric pairings as well as tips for working with silk fabric. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 5/16/21. 

 

 


5/4/21 The Charlie Bomber Jacket: This week Linda and special guest Kathy Davis will share some inspirational Charlie Bomber jackets and discuss a round back adjustment. They'll also share tips for underlining and lining the jacket. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 5/10/21.

 

 


4/27/21 All About Overlocking: This week Linda is joined by special guest Jaime David, a Bernina overlock machine specialist. Linda and Jaime will share techniques for working with overlock machines, including how to create custom fashion details.  Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in the video. The promotions will expire on 5/3/21. 

 

 


4/20/21 Anniversary Tee Party: Join Linda for an anniversary celebration – The Sewing Workshop is 30 years old and we have been doing Facebook Lives for 1 year! To celebrate, we are having a tee party - Linda will be bringing out all the t-shirt patterns in our collection to compare their styles and fit. Shop patterns and tutorials featured in the video. Take 30% off all knits with code KNIT21.  All promotions expire on 4/26/21.

 

 


4/13/21 How to Style a Bomber Jacket: This week, Linda shares inspiration for styling this season's hottest look – the bomber jacket. Inspired by designer trends, Linda will present a trunk show full of ideas for coordinating patterns, fabrics, and variations on our new pattern, the Charlie Bomber Jacket. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions expire on 4/19/21.

 

 


4/6/21 Japanese Influences & Sewing Opposing Curved Seams: This week, Linda shares how Japanese designers inspired some of the modern geometric designs in our garment patterns. She'll also teach you her signature technique for sewing opposing curves. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorial featured in this video. The promotions expire 4/12/21. 

 

 


3/30/21 Sewing Coated Fabric & Flat Felled Seams: Join Linda to see a variety of travel-themed projects, including a Boulder Bag made of coated fabric and a new collection of travel-themed printed fabric. Plus! Learn her technique for sewing flat felled seams. Shop the fabrics, patterns, and tutorial featured in this video. The promotions expire 4/5/21. P.S. We are out of the laminated linen mustard so that promotion has ended.

 

 


3/23/21 Sewing Polynosic Knit into Slinky Pants: Join Linda for an introduction to our new slinky knit and get ready to sew your next pair of liquid pants. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 3/29/21.

 

 


3/16/21 Underlining & Interlining with the Detour Jacket: Join Linda for a review of underlining vs. interlining opportunities and the introduction of the Detour Jacket. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 3/22/21. 

 

 


3/9/21 Marceau Variations: Join Linda and friends with a trunk show of Marceau Top variations. See dresses and tunics in knits and wovens. You won’t believe what you see! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 3/15/21.

 

 


3/2/21 InVESTments + 1Tee: Join Linda for a look at how to layer with vests. See a variety of vests paired with one t-shirt style (the Trio). Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 3/8/21.

 

 


2/23/21 A Color Trend for Minimalists: Join Linda for a look at the dynamic duo of black and white, how to wear it and how to pair it.  Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 3/1/21. 

 

 


2/16/21 The High Five Trunk Show: Join Linda and Jennie Atwood for a trunk show of pieced and embellished jackets based on the High Five pattern. You won't want to miss this! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 2/22/21.

 

 


2/9/21 Elevated Loungewear: Join Linda and Alex for a lively discussion of how to look chic in comfortable clothes. Learn how to sew Ponte knits for pants and sweater knit coordinates. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 2/15/21. 

 

 


2/2/21 Sew Wild! Animal Prints & Textured Knits: Join Linda and Deb and take a look at how to use animal prints and our new collection of ribbed-textured knits. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 2/8/21. 

 

 


1/26/21 Sewing Chambray + Liberty of London Cotton: Join Linda and take a look at how to use cotton/rayon chambrays in 3 great shirts. Plus, see some accent ideas using Liberty of London cotton. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 1/31/21.

 

 


1/20/21 Sewing Loopy French Terry: Join Linda for a discussion of how to sew loopy French terry and check out the perfect casual garments to make in this cozy fabric. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. The promotions will expire on 1/25/21. 

 

 


1/12/21 Sleeve Variations for the Maison Top: Join Linda and Kathy for a lively discussion on how to lengthen the sleeves and sleeve variations on the Maison Top. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. The promotions expire on 1/18/21. 

 

 


1/5/21 Sewing Sweater Knits: Join Linda as she shares her tips for sewing sweater knits. Also, tune in for the debut of our newest pattern, the Maison Top & Joggers, and learn about the January Sew Confident! online class. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. The promotions expire on 1/11/21. 

 

 


12/29/20 The Ultimate Sweatshirt: See what Linda and Alex sewed over the holiday weekend – a personalized sweatshirt. Plus, Linda will discuss the ins and outs of using ribbing. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. The promotions expire on 1/4/21. 

 

 


12/22/20 Pretty in Pink: Join Linda and her daughter, Alex, for a fashionable look at why everyone can wear pink (Alex's favorite color!). Learn how to convert the Urban T-Shirt into a trendy top. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 12/28/20. 

 

 


12/15/20 Sewing Jackets in Wool & Tweed: Join Linda for a showing of distinctive jackets in one-of-a-kind fabrics. Also, learn how to make a unique designer bound buttonhole. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 12/21/20. 

 

 


12/8/20 Holiday Sewing with Fashion Fabrics: Join Linda for a colorful display of devoré and other exquisite fabrics and see how to use them in your holiday sewing. Plus, find out about Sew Confident! 2021. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 12/14/20.

 

 


12/1/20 Sewing Bags + Holiday Gift Ideas: Join Linda to see The Sewing Workshop's bag collection. Plus, she'll be sharing new kits and holiday gift ideas for your favorite sewist. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 12/7/20.

 

 


11/24/20 Sewing Fashion for All Ages: Join Linda and her daughter, Alex, in a lively discussion of their favorite patterns and inspiring interpretations. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. Promotions expire on 11/30/20. 

 

 


11/17/20 English Boucle Bonanza: This week join Linda for a blockbuster showing of garments made in English boucle. She will also share her signature technique for sewing raw edge overlapping seams. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. Promotions expire on 11/23/20. 

 

 


11/10/20 Sewing a Sporty Silky Top: Join Linda to see her newest version of the MixIt Top made in silk with ribbed bands. Learn the tricks for sewing silky fabrics and how to lengthen sleeves. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. Promotions expire on 11/16/20. 

 

 


11/3/20 Embellished Garment Trunk Show: This week Linda and special guest Kathy Davis show the garments they have made with different hand embellishments such as artistic appliqués, reverse appliqué, sashiko stitching, and more using vintage and current fashion fabrics. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. Promotions expire on 11/9/20. 

 

 


10/27/30 Needle Felting for Fun & Fine Fashions: Join Linda as she pays tribute to Yvonne Porcella's art-to-wear jackets using needle felting and bias binding embellishments. Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 11/2/20. 

 

 


10/20/20 Sewing French Terry: Join Linda for a presentation of the coziest tops and bottoms made in French terry. Learn to sew the season's hottest fabric! Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 10/26/20. 

 

 


10/13/20 Sewing Ponte Knits: Join Linda to learn tips and techniques for sewing Ponte Knits (formerly known as double knits). She also explains the differences between the Pencil Pants and Helix Pants patterns. Also, learn how to create a Helix/ West End fusion pant! Shop the fabric, patterns, and notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 10/19/20.

 

 


10/6/20 The Flatiron Fashion Show: Watch Linda and friends model Flatiron jackets and coats. Also, learn how to use a pressing template for perfect pockets. Shop the Fabric, Patterns, and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire on 10/12/20. 

 

 


9/30/20 Sewing Edges and Corners: Join Linda as she gives you the best tricks for sewing and pressing perfect collar points, curved edges and doublefold hems. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire 10/5/20. 

 

 


9/22/20 Learn How To Sew Fashion Fleece: This week learn how to sew fashion fleece for stay-at-home, athleisure or street style. Linda will show you style examples using our new fleece and ribbing collection and share sewing techniques with you. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire 9/28/20.

 

 


9/15/20 Variations on the Chicago Jacket: Join Linda and guest artist, Kathy Davis, as they present their interpretations of Chicago Jackets using clever piecing and stitching techniques. Kathy explains her process of designing a new fabric using appliquéd kimono fabric that she pieced and channel stitched. Linda talks us through her design process for the Chicago Jacket. In it, she not only lays out the design but also works out any tricky sewing techniques. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire 9/21/20. 

 

 


9/8/20 Dresses to Kill: Linda is joined by guest artist Samantha Ploch, a wonderful sewist who loves to hack patterns to create high-end designer inspired dresses. In this video Linda and Samantha feature a number of her projects that she created from The Sewing Workshop patterns. Tune in to hear her techniques and get inspiration for creating your own dresses! Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire 9/14/20. 

 

 


9/2/20 Introducing the Marceau Tee: This week, Linda introduces the newest Sewing Workshop pattern, the Marceau Tee. Tune in to learn all about this casual top including styling ideas, fabric combinations and bottom pairings. Plus, Linda discusses coverstitching techniques, eTee inspiration, the Boulder Bag and more. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. Promotions expire 9/7/20. 

 

 


8/25/20 Sewing Q&A with Linda: This week Linda answers your sewing, fitting and inspiration questions in a lively Q&A session. Learn about everything from where to get color and fabric combination inspirations to fitting shoulders and more. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. All promotions expire 8/31/20. 

 

 


8/18/20 Menswear Inspired Shirt Details: In this video Linda shows you how to update your shirt design with unexpected details inspired by modern menswear. See machine embroidered yokes, re-imagined hems and hidden contrasts. Also, learn how to make and insert baby piping. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in this video. All promotions expire 8/24/20. 

 

 


8/11/20 Inserting In-Seam Pockets: Do you have a favorite pants pattern that is missing that essential feature – a pocket? In this video Linda explains how to insert In-Seam and Patch Pockets into your favorite pants pattern – plus get a free pocket template. Shop the Fabric, Patterns and Notions featured in the video. All promotions expire 8/17/20. Download the pocket template on our blog

 

 


8/4/20 Skirts! Sew Perfect Patch Pockets & Finishing DetailsThis week Linda talks all about skirts! Check out her special technique for sewing perfect patch pockets, as well as some fabulous waistband finishing tips including using a fabulous foldover elastic notion from Japan. Shop the Fabric, Patterns & Notions featured in the video. All promotions expire 8/10/20.

 

 


7/28/20 Installing Exposed Zippers + Quincy Jacket Variations: This week, join Linda to learn how to install an exposed zipper and see innovative ways to make the Quincy Jacket. Shop the fabric, patterns and notions featured in the video here. All promotions expire 8/3/20. 

 

 


7/21/20 Matching Motifs with Linda Lee: Watch Linda demonstrate how to match motifs and how to use the best tool for making button loops. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in the video here. All promotions expire 7/27/20.

 

 

7/14/20 Artistic and Embellished Garments: Join Linda Lee for a trunk show of her handmade Sewing Workshop garments that have also been embellished with stenciled designs or free-hand painting. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in the video here. All promotions expire on 7/20/20. 

 

 

7/7/20 Sewing a Shirred Longline Vest: Join Linda as she discusses her tips for working with linen knit. She shares garments made from linen knit as well as a brand-new pattern that you can get for FREE with any purchase of the linen knit. Check out her gathering techniques and tips for sewing a clean knit hem. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in the video here. Promotions expire 7/14/20. 

 

 

6/30/20 Changing Necklines in Knit Tops Part Two: Linda demonstrates how to modify the shape and size of a round neckline on a knit top. She also shares some of her favorite sewing tips, such as using a tailoring ham, a tailoring board, and stay tape. Want to sew with large scale prints but are unsure how to place them on a garment? She shares examples of t-shirts made with border and large print knit fabric. To shop the fabric and patterns featured in this video click here. Take 20% off all printed jersey knits. Use code PRINT620 at checkout. Offer expires 7/6/20. 

 

 

6/24/20 Changing Necklines in Knit Tops Part One: In this first of a two-part series, Linda will show you how to change a round neckline to a V-neck in a knit top. She will also address how to sew a woven fabric to a knit when making a fun summer Eureka Top. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in the video here. Any promotional offers expire 6/29/20. 

 

 

6/16/20 The Beauty of Linen: Linda gives you all the reasons why linen is the best fabric to sew for summer, plus which patterns are perfect in both mid-weight and lightweight linen. She will give you tips on prepping, sewing and finishing linen including how to sew crisp mitered corners. Shop the SALE fabric & patterns featured in the video here. Offers expire 6/21/20.

 

 

6/9/20 Rethinking the House Dress: In this video Linda shows variations of Sewing Workshop shirt patterns that have been made into dresses, making and styling them for summer. She also teaches you how to make a narrow shoulder or sloping shoulder adjustment to a pattern. Shop the SALE fabric & patterns featured in the video here. Offers expire 6/14/20. 

 

 

6/2/20 Tips for Topstitching Knits: This week, Linda discusses special techniques and tools for topstitching hems and edges in knit garments. She also shares a new collection of knit fabrics as well as patterns that feature topstitching details. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in the video here. Take 15% off of patterns and fabric with code TOPSTITCH. Offers expires 6/8/20. 

 

 

5/27/20 Sewing & Fitting Knit Pants: Linda explains the differences between the Helix and Pencil pants, specifically the two different waistband treatments. She also discusses fitting solutions for slim pants including adjusting for a full or flat seat, as well as seam finishes for working with ponte knits. Any promotions mentioned in this video expire 6/2/20. Shop the patterns, fabric and tools featured in the video here

 

 

5/20/20 Venice Shirt Sewing Techniques: Linda teaches you some helpful techniques for sewing button down shirts. Learn how to create a professional looking collar and stand as well as the best way to sew buttonholes. She also shares variations on the Venice Shirt pattern as well as some fun fabric ideas. Any sales or promotions mentioned in this video expire 5/24/20. Shop the fabric, patterns and tools featured in this video here.

 

 

5/13/20 Sewing Summer Shirts: Linda shows you how to shorten the sleeves on any pattern and how to create a V-neck on the Liberty Shirt. She'll also share her favorite summer shirt patterns and discuss how to choose the right fabric for each pattern. Shop the fabric, patterns and tools featured in the video here. Any promotions mentioned in the video expire 05/15/20. 

 

 

5/5/20 The Hollywood Pants & MixIt Top: Linda Lee, joined by guest Kathy Davis, talk about the Hollywood Pants and MixIt Shirt patterns. They discuss style variations and fabric options. Linda also shares her favorite pins, fly front templates, classic black fabric and more! Shop all the patterns, fabric and tools featured in the video here. Any promotions mentioned in the video expire 5/10/20.

 

 

4/28/20 Tips for Sewing Crinkle Fabrics: Linda walks you through different fabric substrates that feature crinkle textures (3:00). She also shares with you a variation on the Zen Pattern that she has sewn using a crinkle cotton (12:20) gauze, as well as 10 important tips for sewing with cotton gauze (16:15). Finally, she share with you fabric combinations for garments for a summer wardrobe based around her cotton gauze jacket (31:40) before answering your questions (37:00). After watching, shop the fabric, patterns, and tools that she mentioned in the video! Any promotions mentioned in the video expire 5/3/20.

 

 

4/21/20 Sewing Easy Summer Pants: Linda talks about the process of pants fitting and some easy fitting techniques you can do at home. She also discusses recommended fabric and patterns to make easy, breezy summer pants! Click this link to shop the fabric, patterns and tools featured in this video. Any promotions mentioned in the video expire 4/26/20.

 

 

4/14/20 Sewing Jersey Knits: Sewing educator Linda Lee presents an overview of jersey knits and suggests patterns, tutorials and fabrics to help you feel more confident working with jersey knits. Any promotions mentioned in the video expire 4/19/20.

 

 

 

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