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Tartan Trim Jacket and Dress Video by Gail Doane

There is nothing more breathtaking than a classic tartan plaid for cooler weather! Gail Doane has cleverly incorporated tartan as the trim fabric for...

Lesson 3—Embellishing the Bodice

EMBELLISHING THE BODICE Printable version of this lesson. Other lessons available here: Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 4.  1. If you have not already done so,...

A Conversation with Kari Mecca

Kari Mecca of Anaheim, California, can’t remember a time when she wasn’t curious about anything creative. She credits both sides of her family: Her...

The Sewing Box: Innovations That Enhance Our Sewing Experience

Curve Ruler from Clover Curve Ruler from Clover is an essential set of rulers for pattern drafting and adjustments for garment sewing and fashion...

New Issue Available!

The autumn issue of Classic Sewing magazine is filled with sewing projects for fall. Back-to-school offerings feature adorable outfits for girls and boys. Whether you are looking for a garment for a young child or a mature young girl, this magazine is for you. Our classic short-all pattern is perfect for the young boys in your life. This special issue features hand embroidery, smocking, and other creative ideas.


Little girl in poodle dress

Oodles of Poodles Dress

By: Wendy Schoen Little embroidered and appliquéd poodles prance around the hemline of this high-waist dress. The poodle bodies are shadow stitched and embroidered with...

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