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Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Group Hoodie Along Week #1: Patterns & Prep Work

Welcome to the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contest Hoodie Along  For the month of October, we are going to do a SAL Group Rewind and revisit the Hoodie Along we hosted in October 2015! Very much like the first time around, the 2018 Hoodie Along will break the process into several parts, a new set of tasks for each week, so that at the end of October you will have a fabulous custom hoodie.
How To Participate I'm pretty sure just about everyone has a hoodie pattern hiding in their stash. Maybe you have the pattern from our 2015 sew along, Jalie 2795. Or maybe you have a TNT hoodie pattern you love to use.

You can use any pattern you like for the 2018 Hoodie Along
provided it has these key design features:
1. A hood (naturally)
2. Open all the way down the front (No pull on or partial placket styles)
3. Some sort of front closure (no hooded cardigans)
You are encouraged to be creative with your hoodie. Think about how you will wear it. Do you want a lightweight jersey hoodie with short s…

ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch Blog Tour: Overcoming My Fear of Mila

Today is the start of a week-long blog tour celebrating Itch to Stitch Designs! Each blogger has selected a project they've been meaning to make, but just haven't gotten around to sewing yet. This tour is JAM PACKED with 26 bloggers, a Rafflecopter prize PLUS exclusive pricing for each pattern the day it is featured on the Blog Tour!
Be sure to read through to the end of the post to find all the links to each post on the tour and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win a fantastic prize from these generous sponsors! Click on the Sponsor names above to visit their website.
My project is the Mila Shirt, which you can pick up today, September 17, 2018 for only $9.00 HERE! Additionally, one of our tour fabric sponsors, Mabel Madison is offering $10 off orders of $50+ with the code ITSTOUR.  This code is valid through September 30th, 2018!
ITS Time to Sew Itch to Stitch! In my daydreams, my fall closet is full of Mila Shirts. Plaids and solids, flannels and textured …

Sew Long Summer, I Can't Wait For Fall!

It's that time again, Readers!!  Welcome to the Sew Long Summer blog tour! Every year a great group of bloggers come together to say SEW LONG SUMMER with some really inspiring projects. Keep reading to find links to all the stops on this year's tour, as well as details on how you can share how YOU say Sew Long Summer. Plus, enter to win a fun prize to feed your sewing habits! I Can't Wait For Fall I love sewing for fall! Warm colors, textured fabrics, dressing in layers without sweating like a sinner in church...I can't wait to tell you about what I made for my 3rd Sew Long Summer tour! The Skirt Possibly my favorite garment this summer has been the knit pencil skirt. I really feel like it's a great silhouette for fall too, with just a little tweaking. I traded in the ocean blues and light weight jegging versions for this slightly longer one in matte black stretch faux leather from Simply By Ti, one of this year's tour sponsors. The fabric is a lightweight kni…