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Sew News Braided Scarf

While I’ve clearly been busy with getting married this weekend and preparing to leave the country (and my sewing machines!) for four months tomorrow, a couple of exciting things that I’ve been working on have recently seen the light of day. My first article in Sew News magazine came out in the August/September 2014 issue – keep your eyes out because I have several more articles coming out in future issues. The pattern in the Aug/Sep issue was named Do The Twist and shows how to “create a versatile silk scarf that only looks complicated.” It explains how to make an 8-stranded braid of fabric and sew it into a scarf. I will admit that I like the shorter corduroy version more and will definitely be wearing that sample this winter! It’s a pretty easy project but it has a high impact and just think of all the different colors and …

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Handmade Scarves for Christmas Presents

I’m feeling guilty. You see, every year I spend a lot of time and energy making Christmas gifts (and often at the last minute!). It’s important to me to be able to show my love for my friends and family through the gift of handmade goods. But this year, I’m not going to. I don’t plan on making one more thing. Before last week, I had already planned on being selfish this December, thinking I would sew myself a jacket instead of making many Christmas gifts. And I was already feeling guilty about it. And now I’m engaged (eep!) and so the little free time I have this month for sewing just disappeared with the fact that I need to start planning my wedding (not that I’m complaining or anything). Fortunately, a couple of people on my list will be getting handmade scarves. I put together a couple of fun …