8 Sewing Blogs to Read

8 Sewing Blogs To Read Title_FacebookI’m so fortunate to be having a very slow, relaxing January. Things are going to have to change pretty quickly, pretty soon (my first market for the year will be March 12 & 13) but in the meantime I have lots of time to read, dream and scheme! I thought I’d share with you some of the sewing blogs I like to read or go to when I’m looking for inspiration. All of these have lots of great sewing tutorials too so a great place to turn for inspiration when the sewing bug bites. In no particular order, here are some of my favourites…

Crazy Little Projects

Crazy Little ProjectsThis colourful and inspiring blog is not just about sewing, but has a heavy emphasis on it, including learn-to-sew posts and resources such as 25 Things to Sew in Under 30 Minutes.

Find Amber at crazylittleprojects.com

So Sew Easy

Sew So EasyWith heaps of free resources – patterns, tutorials – this is one to keep coming back to. From Sewing a Buttonhole with the Buttonhole Foot to How to Sew a Corset in a Day (!), you’ll find it here. So Sew Easy was started by Deby and follows her journey learning to sew but has moved well beyond that now too.

Find Deby (and Mayra) at so-sew-easy.com

Melly Sews

Melly SewsMelissa (Melly) designs and sells clothing patterns but she has a huge range of free patterns and tutorials on her blog. She has something for everyone, from beginner to advanced, and clothing patterns for kids and adults. Have a look at her tutorial on How to Draft and Sew a Skirt or the Poinsettia T-Shirt Refashion.

Find Melissa at mellysews.com

Curvy Sewing Collective

Curvy Sewing CollectiveA recent discovery, The Curvy Sewing Collective contains loads of resources for making clothes for the fuller figure. It has lots of pattern reviews including a section for ‘tried and true patterns’  which suit plus-sized bodies, resources such as the Guide to Pattern Cup Sizes, and inspiration from the CSC community.

Find it at curvysewingcollective.com

Sew Delicious

Sew DeliciousRos combines food and sewing on Sew Delicious – what’s not to love! She provides lots of quilting inspiration – check out this Marimekko quilt, just gorgeous! Along with tutorials such as the Embroidery Hoop Storage Pockets and Quick & Easy Kids Pants, and a really lovely list of resources.

Find Ros at sewdelicious.com.au

Tilly and the Buttons

Tilly & the ButtonsWith maybe the cutest name of the bunch, Tilly and the Buttons is bright and clear and has some great tips to accompany the patterns she sells. With Five Ways to Kick-Start your Sewing Mojo and Making the Time to Sew, it might be just the thing you need to make 2016 your year of making!

Find Tilly at www.tillyandthebuttons.com

Sew Mama Sew

Sew Mama SewAs you might expect from the name, Sew Mama Sew is all about sewing for kids and the home – and also sewing with kids. Led by mama, Kristen, this blog features all sorts of tutorials for bags, homewares, softies, clothing (and not just for kids). I love the gorgeous Baa Baa Black Sheep and the Reverse Appliqué Skirt.

Find Kristen and Beth at www.sewmamasew.com

Sew4Home

Sew4HomeAnd finally, a fabulous resource for sewing things for your home. With a mind-bogglingly large Project Index, if you need floor cushions or washing bags, you’ll find something to fit the bill on Sew4Home.

Find it at www.sew4home.com

Let me know what you think of these blogs and websites. Do you have any others that are your favourites? I’d love to hear what they are. Add them in the comments below.

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