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Sew News December/January 2020

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Sew News magazine is a complete resource for sewers of all skill levels. Each issue of Sew News magazine is packed with practical sewing information, how-to guides and the latest on fashion, fabrics, books and new products.

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DEAR READERS, The end of the year is my favorite time to reflect on what I’ve learned and accomplished. With All Sewn Up on page 88, you can do the same. As part of sewing and making with intention, we encourage you to pause and take a step back to appreciate the fact that you’ve made time for your hobby, sewn some things you love and learned knew skills, all while being a busy human. That’s cause for celebration! We’re also sharing our sewing resolutions for 2020 on page 80, when you’re ready for planning ideas. My personal style tends to be more on the casual end of things, but this issue always gets me in the mood for fancy makes. I love the Zadie Jumpsuits on page 44. As soon as…

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reader tips

Send your tips to sewnews@sewnews.com or post them at facebook.com/sewnews. TAPE CRUSADER Keep different-sized masking tape rolls with your sewing supplies. When you need a bias strip, place a piece of tape on the fabric’s true bias, cut along both tape edges and then remove the tape. Adell, email FACE IT When using fusible interfacing on neckline facings, stitch the interfacing and facing with right sides together, turn right side out and press. This process conceals the raw edges for a professional finish without the need to zigzag stitch or serge. Andrea, Facebook FUSE IT OR LOSE IT When working with fusible interfacing and fusible web, remember to prewash the fabric to remove the sizing. In addition, don’t use fabric softener or dryer sheets as they can interfere with the adhesive nature of the product. Do follow the…

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hide & seek

Play & Win! What is it? Pictured at left is part of a photo from this issue. When you find it, enter online at sewdaily.com or send a postcard with the page you found it on to Sew News, Hide & Seek, 741 Corporate Circle, Ste. A, Golden, CO 80401. Responses are due Nov. 30, 2019. From the correct responses, we’ll randomly draw five winners, one of which could be you. Congratulations to the October/November 2019 Hide & Seek winners! Susanne H., Newton Square, PA Adriana G., Arelta, CA Ellen R., Elk River, MN Janet B., Dobbs Ferry, NY Karen Von D., Cambridge, WI…

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staff picks

1. Check out the new Bernette B77 from Bernina’s new Bernette 70 series. This machine offers sewists comfort features like Bernette Dual Feed, slide-speed control, multi-function knobs, semi-automatic needle threader and a maximum sewing speed of 1,000 SPM. It boasts sewing functions like stitch-plate detection, stitch width limitation, presser foot recommendation and a Bernette Creative Consultant. bernina.com 2. Get inspired every day with the 365+ Embroidery Combinations Perpetual Calendar. A compilation of designs from Joyful Daily Stitching by Valerie Bothell, each day shows a unique stitch/bead combination and breaks it down into its component parts so it can be easily re-created. The designs are intended for decorating crazy quilt seams, but can be repurposed for many embroidery applications. Best of all, it’s perpetual, so you can use it year after year.…

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tabitha sewer

“My greatest extravagance is the dresses that I make... more so, the ones my mom assists me with. They are such a treasure and so meaningful.” SN: Describe your perfect day. TS: Doing absolutely nothing. That day rarely exists, but when it does, boy, oh boy, am I a happy mama! SN: What’s your best way to decompress? TS: I have two ways that I decompress. One way is to sew the most dramatic garment. I really enjoy the process. Another way is to cuddle up with my family on the couch and do absolutely nothing. SN: What’s your greatest extravagance? TS: My greatest extravagance is the dresses that I make... more so, the ones my mom assists me with. They are such a treasure and so meaningful. SN: What’s your most treasured possession? TS: My mother’s design…

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interfacing 101

INTERFACING INTRODUCTION Interfacing is a type of fabric applied to portions of a garment on the wrong side to provide additional support, shape or structure. For example, interfacing is commonly applied to collars and lapels to add body and enable them to keep their crisp shape. Areas that receive a lot of use, such as button bands and zipper closures, also require interfacing to strengthen the fabric and protect it from wear. Interfacing also prevents fabric from stretching out of shape around curved areas, such as a neckline or armscye. The most commonly interfaced areas include front and back closures (button bands, zippers, etc.), plackets, collars, cuffs, lapels, facings, hems and details, such as welts or other pocket flaps. In most cases, the pattern guidesheet provides instruction as to the appropriate areas…