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Helping a Busy Mom Find Time to Sew

I am excited to introduce what will hopefully be a regular feature here on SewBaby News:

The Ask Sewfie advice column, written by Jen Lopez, the owner of SewFun patterns. Jen has a great sense of humor and as a sewing mom of 3 children, ages 2-20, she has a lot of wisdom too!

Ask Sewfie... advice for the sewing obsessed, because you know you need help.

Dear Sewfie,

I’m thinking of putting my sewing machine back into storage. Although I really love sewing, I live in an small apartment and with two young children, I have no time or space for it. What do you think?
-Xina


Dear Xina,
No! Storage is no place for a sewing machine! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need alot of time or space to enjoy sewing as a hobby. Instead of thinking you need a block of 5 hours to execute a sewing project (which, as a busy mom, you will never have… but you already knew that) all you really need is a small corner to set up your machine and little blocks of time here and there. I call it “m…

My Image and Young Image Pattern Magazines

We are excited to announce that we are going to be the US dealer for the new pattern magazines, My Image (for women) and Young Image (for children)!  These pattern magazines from the Netherlands each include 16 patterns in the most fashion forward, yet very wearable styles!

You can see the Instructions included are in English, German, French and Dutch.  There are no illustrations in the instructions.  These are master patterns which means that you need to trace them to preserve the original.  You will need to add seam and hem allowances to the patterns.  The sizes for women include European sizes 36-44, and for children 80-164 (approximately 18 months- youth size 12).

We are expecting the magazines to ship out to us this week, but I'm not sure when they will arrive here in the US.  Our last experience with shipping was rather lengthy, but with the holidays over, and if there are no more blizzards to contend with, I am hoping they will arrive by mid-February, which will gi…

Whimsy Couture Interview and Giveaway!

Congratulations to Jansie, who is the winner of this Giveaway.  The giveaway is now closed.

This week we are happy to introduce you to a wonderfully talented new PDF pattern designer, Denise Knapp, owner of Whimsy Couture!  We are carrying 30 e-patterns from Denise at SewBaby.  Denise was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself and offer a giveaway of 3 of her patterns of your choice! 
Where did you grow-up, where did you go to school, where do you live now? Tell us about your family.
I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the States over 10 years ago. I live in the outskirts of Washington D.C. with my husband, two kids and a dog.

How did you learn how to sew, and what inspired you to start your own pattern line?
I learned sewing in school when I was 12 and loved it ever since. Years ago when my little boy was born I discovered how fun it was to make baby clothes and slowly went into drafting patterns. My own pattern line started around Summer of 2009 with only …