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9/20/22 The Willow Dress with Linda Lee: This week, Linda is transforming our newest pattern, the Willow Blouse, into an elegant dress. Tune in to learn how to create this chic look, including how to lengthen and widen the blouse into a dress. Linda will also be sharing tips for sewing with silky fabrics. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 9/26/22. 


9/13/22 The Denim Now Jacket with Linda Lee and Kathy Davis: This week, Linda is joined by Kathy Davis for a Now Shirt trunk show featuring a Denim Now Jacket. The Now Shirt is a below-waist shirt has high, one-piece rolled collar open at ends, stitched hems, long sleeves. This pattern is a great base to create so many different styles, including a denim jacket, a quilted jacket, a cotton knit pieced jacket and more! Linda and Kathy give an extensive trunk show displaying their creativity using just 1 pattern! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 9/19/22.

 


9/6/22 The Japonesque Top is Back! with Linda Lee: This week, Linda debuts the new digital pattern, the Japonesque Top! This pattern is a classic, one of the first Sewing Workshop patterns, and it never goes out of style! Watch Linda as she gives an extensive trunk show of all Jaonesque Tops created over the years, plus a brand new Japonesque using a beautiful cotton/linen jacquard. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 9/12/22.


8/30/22 The Olive Top Variation with Linda Lee: This week, Linda has created a fabulous summer/fall transition piece using the Olive Top and a fun knit print. Linda will walk you through the process of creating the Olive variation, and she will also share with you a curated collection of transition knit fabric. Plus, tune in for a textile lesson on rayon! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 8/30/22. 


8/23/22 Fractured in France with Linda Lee: This week, Linda will share her experience teaching at the Chateau Dumas in France. Tune in to see the surface design technique Linda and her students used to transform the London Shirt into the Fractured Jacket. Want to make your own? Linda has curated special fabric pairings perfect for the project. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 8/29/22.


8/17/22 Take A Tour of Chateau Dumas with Linda: This week, Linda is teaching a workshop at the Chateau Dumas in Auty, France. Join the fun as she takes you on a tour of the workroom, beautiful grounds, and magical interiors of the Chateau. 

 


8/16/22 The Venice Deux Variation: This week, Erin and Betsy are sharing a new variation on the Venice Shirt. Tune in to learn how to transform the Venice Shirt into a pullover top, get tips for sewing a perfect ruffle, and check out a fabulous array of fun prints. Shop the fabric, tutorials, and patterns featured in today's video here. The promotions will expire on 8/22/22. 


8/9/22 Tips for Building a Travel Wardrobe with Linda Lee: In just a few days, Linda is off on a sewing adventure in France. Of course, she's been sewing some new garments for her journey. Tune in to see how she designed her capsule travel wardrobe, and get ideas for making your own easy-to-pack collection. Shop the fabric and tutorials featured in today's video here. The promotions will expire on 8/15/22.


8/2/22 Cool & Casual French Terry Tops with Linda Lee: Add a little joie di vivre to your wardrobe with a beautiful top made out of French terry! This week, Linda is sharing inspiration for sewing with French terry and will be sharing her favorite patterns for a cool and casual look. She'll also be sharing tips for sewing the perfect neck band on the Crane St. Tee. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in today's video here. The promotions will expire on 8/8/22. 


7/26/22 The French Circus Eureka Top with Linda Lee: This week, Linda is sharing a fabulous new variation on the Eureka Top. In it, she's combined a woven with a knit to create a wonderful, and whimsical, summer shirt. Tune in to learn her process and check out our new featured fabric – it is something truly special!  Shop the pattern, kit, and tutorials featured in today's video here.  The promotion will expire on 8/1/22. 


7/19/22 Styling the Willow Blouse with Linda Lee: This week, Linda is sharing styling tips for the Willow Blouse pattern. If you haven't seen it yet, the Willow is an elegant blouse with a front drape and an asymmetric twist. It's a look that can go from casual to elegant, depending on how you style it. Tune in to learn what bottoms work well with the Willow, and get fabric inspiration for your own garment. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 7/25/22. 

 


7/12/22 Watercolor Meadow Splice Kit with Linda Lee: This week, Linda shares ideas for some cool and comfortable summer shirt projects. The Splice Top works well with lightweight cotton prints, as does the San Diego Tunic. Tune in to get tips from Linda on how to get that sharp collar on the San Diego, and the best way to build ease to your set-in sleeve.  Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will explore on 7/18/22. 


7/5/22 Soft Style – New Nani IRO Fabric with Linda Lee: This week, Linda will be joined by Alex to share styling ideas for the soft, ethereal designs of Nani IRO. Tune in to see our gorgeous new collection of fabric from our favorite Japanese textile designer, and see how you can incorporate this look into your wardrobe. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 7/11/22.


6/28/22 Light-As-Air Linen with Linda Lee: With temperatures rising, we are all on the hunt for fresh looks that also keep us cool and comfortable. Linda has just the ticket for us – a light-as-air linen shirt that is as easy as it is elegant. Tune in to see her newest garment and get ideas for your own breezy summer style. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 7/4/22. 


6/21/22 Print & Pattern Party with Linda & Betsy: This week Linda and Betsy will be hosting a print and pattern party! Tune in to see how they pair prints with garments, how to mix prints, and how to add a pop of print to a neutral wardrobe. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 6/27/22. 


6/14/22 The Linen Chicago Jacket: This week, Linda shares her go-to summer jacket; a Chicago Jacket in linen. Tune in to learn about the new boyfriend jacket trend and how to incorporate it into your own wardrobe. She also shares styling tips, including creating a tonal look with the Maison Top in a jersey knit. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 6/14/22. 


6/7/22 The Cottage Shirt Summer Kit: This week, Linda is sharing ideas for summer styling, including our new Cottage Shirt kit that celebrates outdoor fun with a whimsical print in cool, crisp cotton. This limited edition kit features fabric that we sourced from England, in a wonderful, warm palette of sangria red, dijon, fern green, and more. But what to wear with it? Linda is going to give you her top two choices for linen pants to give you that perfectly imperfect, rumpled summer vibe. It is an easy look elegant enough for the office, but casual enough for a cookout. Also, be sure to check out Linda's demo for getting the perfect curve on your collar and stand. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 7/13/22.


5/31/22 Designer Looks for Shirting Fabrics with Linda & Alex: This week, Linda and Alex are going to share their newest creations - shirt variations inspired by runway looks. Tune in to learn how they incorporated unique designer details into their shirts, and how to mix and match simple shirting fabrics for spectacular style. Plus, see Betsy's twist on the Florence Shirt - she turned it into the ultimate cool summer dress. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 6/6/22. 


5/24/22 The Liberty/MixIt Fusion Shirt with Linda Lee: This week Linda shares the story of the Liberty/MixIt Fusion shirt - a design inspired by a garment she coveted years ago while on a Roman holiday. She recreated that garment by combing the Liberty and MixIt shirts, which created a whole new look. Linda also shares some pattern-fitting advice for making a rounded back adjustment as well as tips for sewing with rayon. And, as always, there is a gorgeous collection of fabric to choose from! Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 5/30/22. 

Video Timeline 0:01 Welcome/ Edgewater Skirt Sew Confident! Class 2:14 Liberty/MixIt Fusion Shirt 8:40 Round Back Adjustment Demo 15:14 Q&A 21:11 Sewing on rayon 27:27 Interfacing 30:48 Asymmetric Miters - see the demo here: https://bit.ly/3yS1PqV 31:22 Fabric Showcase 36:12 Q&A


5/17/22 How to Sew a Linen Poncho with Linda Lee: Have you been looking for the perfect breezy poncho for the summer? Well, here it is! Tune in to learn how Linda created a designer-inspired linen poncho, perfect for pairing with linen pants or a skirt. She also talks about working with linen, her tips for washing it, and what makes cross-dyed linen. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire 5/23/22.

Video Timeline: 0:32 Edgewater Skirt and Dress Kits 3:36 Folk Art Museum in Sante Fe 4:23 Antieau Gallery 7:45 Sewing a linen poncho 12:40 Crossy-dyed linen 13:50 Finishing the poncho & using bias tape 20:20 Q&A 27:30 Fabric showcase 31:56 The Sewing Workshop Signature Techniques Tutorial 32:33 Q&A 35:46 The Hudson Top, Inventor Shirt, San Diego Shirt, and Bells and Whistles 37:20 Q&A 


5/10/22 On-Trend Sewing Inspiration with Erin & Alex: With Linda on vacation, Erin & Alex take charge and bring you a special presentation of this season's fashion trends including notable colors, eye-catching elements and must-have looks. From the runway to your sewing room, you can take these inspirations into your Sewing Workshop garment making. Spring 2022 is all about bold colors, striking stripes, psychedelic prints and loungewear 2.0. Enjoy! Shop the sewing patterns, fabric, and tutorials mentioned in today's video here. Promotions expire 5/16/22.


5/3/22 French Market Style with Linda Lee: This week Linda is sharing a special fabric that is perfect for the Ikina Two Jacket and Gardenia Dress. It's fresh, bright, and ready for summer. Tune in to learn techniques for sewing drapey rayon challis. Linda will also discuss how to discover new color schemes from art, magazines, and interiors and how to use the colors in your wardrobe. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in today's video. All promotions expire on 5/9/22. 

Video Timeline: 1:15: Weight of fabric 2:30 The Edgewater Skirt Sew Confident! project 7:40 The French Market Fabric 10:50 How to find interesting color schemes 17:55 Working with croquis 25:35 Fabric showcase 34:08 Q&A


4/26/22 Variations on the West End Jacket with Linda Lee: This week, Linda is sharing some fun ideas for one of our favorite third-layer pieces, the West End Jacket. Tune in to see how special guest Linda Wardlow created a pullover version, as well as how to lengthen the pattern. She also shares a great fabric showcase of fun knit prints and super-soft French terry knit fabric. Shop this week's featured fabric, patterns, and tutorials: https://bit.ly/3ET07GD All promotions expire on 5/2/22.

Video Timeline: 0:15 Eureka Top Patchwork Dress 4:18 Edgewater Skirt 7:20 Crane St. Long-sleeve Tee 8:40 Special guest Linda Wardlow + West End Pullover and other variations 21:00 How to change the pattern to make the West End Pullover + how to lengthen the top. 26:00 Q&A 34:45 Fabric Showcase 40:12 Q&A 


4/19/22 The Perfect Pants Fabric with Linda Lee: Linda is always on the search for the perfect pants fabric - something that is easy to sew, has a beautiful drape, and doesn't wrinkle. And she has finally found it! Tune in this week to learn all about our fabulous new fabric – a matte stretch crepe – that makes the perfect pants. She also features two coordinating shirts, the Splice, and the Hugo. Sew them in a fun woven print to complete your ensemble! Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions expire 4/25/22. 

Video Timeline: 0:20 The Sterling Jacket fabric is back! 0:57 Crane St. Tee Kits 4:10 Claire McCardell ballet flat inspiration 8:53 Sewing Tips for Matte Stretch Crepe for Picasso Pants 15:58 Re-setting the waistband on the Picasso Pants pattern 17:35 Adding a pocket to the Picasso Pants 18:15 Eliminating the bottom horizontal seam on the Picasso Pants 18:45 Q&A 21:05 Splice Top 21:30 Hugo Top 22:25 Q&A 26:27 Fabric Showcase 30:22 Q&A


4/12/22 Sew Kansas Garment Variations with Linda Lee: Last week The Sewing Workshop hosted a Sew Kansas workshop and we were blown away by the garments our guests had made. Tune in to see Linda share some fantastic variations of the Liberty Shirt, Pearl Jacket, Three-Fold Vest, Charlie Bomber, and Zen Shirt, made by our Sew Kansas guests.  Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 4/18/22. 

Video Timeline: 0:15 Inspiration! Pilgrimwaters.com & kettlesyard.co.uk 2:33 Crane St. Tee Embroider project 3:49 Sew Kansas Review 5:33 Liberty Shirt Variation 8:12 Pearl Jacket Variation 10:44 Three-Fold Vest Variation 13:03 MixIt Shirt Variation 15:05 Chicago Jacket Variation 18:08 Embroidered Zen Shirt 21:15 Charlie Bomber Kit & Variation 23:45 Sterling Jacket Variations 29:05 Quincy Jacket 30:35 eTee Variation 32:17 Q&A


4/5/22 Sewing Spring Dresses with Samantha Ploch and Linda Lee: This week, Linda is joined by special guest Samantha Ploch for an inspiring chat about sewing spring dresses. Tune in to see how Samantha transformed the Detour Jacket, Marceau Tee, and Florence Shirt, into fashion-forward dresses. Plus, get inspiration for adding designer-inspired details to garments. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video here. The promotions will expire on 4/11/22.

 


3/29/22 Sewing a Now Jacket Variation with Linda Lee: This week, Linda is joined by Kathy Davis for a re-visit of Kathy's variation on the Now Shirt. Tune in to see how she transformed the pattern into a jacket, including how she changed the collar shape. Plus, Linda shares two methods for binding edges. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video

Video Timeline: 0:18 Blackwing Pencils 1:25 Crane St. Tee Kits 3:52 Sterling Waffle Jacket Kit 5:13 Now Quilted Cotton Jacket 10:22 Curved collar template 11:37 Now pattern changes to make a jacket 18:12 Different binding techniques + Q&A 25:41 Fabric Showcase 42:49 Q&A

 


3/22/22 Sewing a Two-Hour Top in Rib Knits with Linda Lee: This week, Linda has transformed the High Five jacket into a one-piece top that has been color-blocked in rib-textured knit. Tune in to hear her tips about mitering corners and working with rib knits. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video

0:30 Sketchbook Revival class Karenabend.com, 2:20 Shoulder pads are in!, 3:00 Carbon Steel Shears, 4:43 Sewing the High Five Jacket as a top, 8:25 How to sew the High Five Top, 10:45 How to finish the rib knit and miter corners, 18:05 Q&A, 24:58 Fabric Showcase, 32:12 Q&A


3/15/22 Understanding and Sewing Different Types of Knit with Linda Lee: This week Linda explains the difference between Jersey, Interlock, ITY, and Lace knits. Tune in to understand the difference between the different fabrications as well as sewing tips and techniques for each. Linda also shares pattern inspiration and variation ideas for the Hudson Top, Noto Tee, and Swing Tee. Shop the patterns, fabric, and tutorials featured in this video. Shop here and take 20% off solid t-shirt weight knits with code TEE22. All promotions will expire on 3/21/22. 


3/8/22 Sewing Wispy Fabric with Erin & Linda: This week, Linda and Erin are highlighting their favorite patterns that are perfect to pair with sheer fabrics. Tune in to learn our signature techniques for working with diaphanous fabrics for your own wispy garments. Shop the fabric, patterns, and tutorials featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 3/8/22. 

Video Timeline: 01:25 - Happy International Women's Day! 06:10 Ikina Two Jacket 09:40 Panel Pants 14:10 Madrid Shirt 17:11 Crossroads Shirt 20:21 Coco Blouse 23:47 Sewing Techniques for sheer and lightweight fabrics 34:12 Q&A 43:09 Fabric Showcase 1:03:04 Q&A

 


3/1/22 Make This With That with Erin & Betsy: This week, join Erin and Betsy for an inspiration-filled Make This With That styling session. They will share ready-to-wear looks that you can recreate in snug shearling, eye-popping plaids, and elegant wool melton. Shop the fabric and patterns featured in this video. All promotions will expire on 3/7/22.

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