Sewing Blogs I Love

For the last two months I have featured Sewing Books I Love here and here.  These books are filled with detailed instructions and lots of photos.

What if you don’t have a budget for purchasing sewing books?  Fear not, there are some excellent sewing blogs that offer a lot of the same information.

Today, I thought I would talk about some of the really great sewing blogs out in bloggyland and what makes them so awesome.  For instance, some sewing blogs focus on sewing techniques.  Other sewing blogs focus on how to sew.  A few are written by fabric designers and have a creative edge.

There are craft blogs that include a few simple sewing tutorials.  And,then there are sewing blogs that delve into the intricacies of complex sewing with a Vogue Pattern.

Combine the variety available in sewing blogs and you have a treasure of information at your fingertips.

So, let’s take a tour of Sewing Blogs:

Sew Mama Sew:

Hands-down, one of my faves.  Loads of tutorials AND a sewing forum.  I always learn something when I stop by this blog.

Sewing Blogs

 

Coletterie: 

 

Coletterie

A sewing blog with soul and the bloggy branch of Colette Patterns.  My sewing-self is always refreshed after visiting here.

WhipStitch:

 

Whipstitch

Sew much happening here.  All sewing – all the time.  Whipstitch offers online classes and even has a few tutorials. Can’t get enough.

Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing:

Gertie

This gal can rock a vintage sewing vibe better than anyone.  Once you get past the tatoos and hot pink hair you will find her content original AND informative.

Made by Rae: 

Made by Rae

Patterns for the ladies and for the kiddies.  Rae is a talented designer and has lots of free or inexpensive patterns.  I plan to try her Washi Dress/Tunic pattern once it warms up a little.

Made: 

 

Dana Made It

Dana has fabulous tutorials that are beautifully styled.  Some are crafts, some are sewing, all are family focused.  I’m always inspired when I stop by this blog.

Tilly and the Buttons:

Tilly

A British sewing blogger who started sewing 2-3 years ago.  She was recently featured on The Great British Sewing Bee and has started creating patterns.  Beginner’s will love Tilly’s Learn to Sew posts.

BurdaStyle:

Sew many ideas ~ sew little time.  Always inspiring ~ never boring.

True Up:

I’m a true fan.  This blog is all about fabric and since I’m a Fabrivore, I can get a regular fix for my fabric addiction.  Regular posts about all things fabric and they are from my hometown of Austin.   Always a winner in my book.

The Selfish Seamstress: 

I really enjoy this blogger’s witty style (although, she does use some colorful language)  and her fashion-centered sewing style.  Her posting schedule is irregular, but always worth the wait.

I know this isn’t a complete list, just a few of my faves.  What sewing blogs are you stalking?

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Comments

  1. Thanks!! I just bought my 1st sewing machine and cant wait to make something!!

  2. Thanks for this list– found it on Pinterest! I’m wondering which ones are the best for novice and beginner sewers. I have a Singer that I inherited from my MeMaw but I really don’t have ANY idea how to use it, and haven’t made it to the (not-so-local) sewing shop to get a tutorial on it. But I would like to make some quilts and clothing, once I *have* learned how to use it!

  3. I am getting back to fashion sewing from years of quilting and have been spending a lot of time searching blogs, mostly vintage sewing. A few of my favorites are: My Happy Sewing Place, Spotty Dog Social Club and Life Is Sew Daily.

  4. Do you have any idea what fabric i could use as a lining for a dress I am making from fabric ordered from Jcrew?

  5. How exciting to have found your sewing group! I can’t wait until I start to learn new and different sewing ideas!

  6. Lovely choice of sewing blogs, and you made me discover two new ones…. Let’s go discovering, pinning… but sewing, when? Too much perfect sewing blogs and not enough time a day…

    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.blogspot.it

  7. karen mannarino says:

    Thanks so much, just love this piece, very inspirational!

  8. Sharon T. says:

    Thanks for the hook ups! I love to read sewing blogs. You’re so right – so much info. at your finger tips which leads me to wonder if I may ask a question: I can’t help wondering how many women/men sew professionally that have not had formal training. I’ve loved to sew since I’m young on my mom’s machine. I find a sense of confidence building when I read some blogs and learn that the techniques they teach I have already ‘figured out’. I started sewing (alterations/repairs) from home, but can’t get past the ‘confidence’ aspect (wondering if I am ‘good enough’) Any thoughts on how to overcome. Everyone is always happy with my work. I have tackled some pretty challenging projects and was very proud of the results. If anyone would like to share I’d appreciate it!

  9. nicole Montgrain says:

    this was such an interesting and informational site I enjoyed reading through this blog thanks!!

  10. Loved your drawstring bag, i send few of my customers to your blog;-)

  11. Nicole Montgrain says:

    Great blog!, thanks

  12. Sharon T, I am the same way. We just have to keep at it and remember, if people are happy with our work, the forge on! Do what we love!

  13. I’ve started a new sewing/DIY blog. I love to brag about my projects :) It has just a few articles for now, but hope you like it!

  14. Thanks for the list of blogs, I’ve learned of 3 new ones here.

  15. I did not knew about most of them-Thanks

  16. Leigh Ann says:

    Mellysews.com is a good one too! Thanks for the tip! I lost a lot of my subscriptions when blogger went away.