Best Sewing Blogs for variety – well, I think so…

Want to find the best sewing blogs to follow? The chances are that if you are here reading my blog, that you enjoy sewing, or are looking to learn to sew, or like free sewing patterns and projects. But of course sewing is a wide subject and you might be interested in more than one aspect of needle-craft.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow. Perhaps:

  • sewing for your kids
  • sewing for men
  • quilting
  • small sewing projects like accessories
  • sewing for home decor
  • beginner projects
  • and more

I don’t really cover a lot of sewing other than clothes for women and the occasional bag, so I thought it would be nice to put together a list of some of the best sewing blogs (in my opinion) that cover some of these other subjects. So I’ve been through my RSS reader and picked out some of my favorite blogs that I follow that expand into other areas of sewing for you to enjoy.  These certainly aren’t the biggest well-known sewing blogs and you may not have heard of them before, but each is unique in its own way and engages me with their interesting/quirky/colorful/useful/varied/high quality content. In no particular order…

 

The Best Sewing Blogs for Variety

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.Patchwork Posse – Becky runs two sites and is prolific in her projects and variety.  As well as the Patchwork Posse, you can find her work at Plushie Patterns and also at her popular Etsy shop where she sells the cutest rag doll patterns.  I couldn’t believe it when I came across her site for the first time – lovely work. And did I tell you she is a very talented quilter too?  If you fancy a sewing project other than clothing for a change, drop on over to the Patchwork Posse and delight at the variety of her easy sewing projects, bags, dolls, toys and games.

 

The Sewing Loft – Heather is another blogger where I wonder how she finds the time and energy.  As well as her beautiful blog, she also runs a successful Etsy store selling her cute patterns for toys, bags and accessories.  She updates new projects and tutorials regularly on her site and it’s bursting full of sewing tips you don’t see anywhere else.  Once you’ve finished browsing the site, do drop over to her Pinterest boards for even more sewing delight.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Ellison Lane Quilts – Jennifer almost inspires me to try my hand at quilting some day soon.  At the moment, life is full of sewing for me and improving my skills, but one day, I’ll be spending a lot of time on her site following through all of her patterns and tutorials and hoping to emulate her quilting skill.  I love her choice of colors and the mix of quilting on her site from what I imagine as traditional to very much more modern and funky.  Do drop over to look through her quilting tutorials.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Crazy Little Projects – the emphasis of the site isn’t entirely sewing, but I thought it deserved to be included here for a couple of reasons.  Amber runs a really good learn to sew series with lots of projects and tutorials suitable for beginners for fun things to make. And she also sews some really cool things for kids such as the cutest animal hooded towels.  Her creations are always fun, bright and great for sewists of all levels.  Lots of things to make for the kids or even with the kids.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Male Pattern Boldness – the only gentleman to feature in my list, but the place is well deserved.  It’s interesting to see sewing from a male point of view and of course his wardrobe is very different to what I might sew for myself. He’s not at all shy and you can sometimes see him modelling his latest underwear projects.  He even sews the finest classic dresses for his cousin Cathy.  Exceptional sewing quality with a quirky sense of humor, and occasional crazy suits made from old sheets. I’m sure I would love Peter as a friend.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Goodbye Valentino – The blog started out as a RTW Fast for 365 days in August 2011.  Sarah sewed 64 garments in that first year and she is one of the ladies fashion bloggers I admire the most.  Her clothes are classic yet modern, fashionable yet timeless and always beautifully made and perfectly fitting.  Her style is like a Pinterest Board wishlist for me.  Lots of other sewists have joined her in a RTW fast, inspired by her fabulous results and dress style.  And she seems like a very nice lady too.

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Sew Country Chick – Justine gave up life in the big city to move to the country for a simpler life and seems to thrive on it. She’s another very prolific blogger and regularly publishes new projects and tutorials.  I love that her projects, especially for her daughters, are always so bang up to the minute.  If you would like some country cottage chic home decor projects, Justine is for you!  At the same time as enjoying her sewing, enjoy her beautiful house, the garden and the chickens!

 

The BEST Sewing blogs - or at least the ones I love to follow.

Melly Sews – as well as her sewing blog, Melissa also runs Blank Slate Patterns with the cutest patterns for boys and girls, and I am always drawn to her posts when I see them in my reader.  She sews an eclectic mix of projects including for herself, her kids and her man, home decor, refashions, bags and some great kids costumes.  She also offers pattern digitizing services and tutorials – she’s clearly a talented and versatile lady.

 

 

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31 Responses to Best Sewing Blogs for variety – well, I think so…

  1. barbara says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful information. I love Male Pattern Boldness. He’s so funny and informative! Just for the record, I think his “cousin Cathy” is his female alter-ego. He can be seen modeling some of “her” fashions and has won awards for them!

  2. abbeyofs says:

    Thanks for the list! Although we’ve got a warehouse of awesome fabric, I don’t really know how to sew so I’m compiling best resources to help me!

  3. This is such a fantastic resource! Thanks so much for sharing it over at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  4. Lisa K says:

    Love a lot of these blogs too, and will check out the ones that I haven’t! Thanks for posting.

  5. Thanks! I haven’t come across some of those bloggers – and I love to find new bloggers who sew!

  6. emily says:

    oh my!!! I am just thrilled to be included in your list of blogs to check out!! Did you see the dress I made for myself last week? :o) You inspire me to sew more for myself!!!

    • Deby Coles says:

      I loved that dress – and of course a free pattern is just the best. Looks great on you. I’ve got a new dress pattern coming out soon you should certainly try too.

  7. Sanghamitra says:

    This is an amazing line up!
    Your site is an inspiration .
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. Thanks for the feature! I love looking through new (to me) sewing blogs!

  9. Danielle says:

    Great roundup of sewing blogs!! =) Thanks for sharing it at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  10. Mo says:

    Thanks for the share! I’m going to check them out. 🙂

  11. Kiana Stoker says:

    I really like this list I have found some cute blogs 🙂 I sew every day 🙂 i also have a blog oneofakind-kikistok.blogspot.com i would love if you checked it out

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Kiana, you have a really unique style! And the quilts look really lovely. Really nice work – I’ve never done a quilt yet but will probably try a small project one day.

  12. Heather Valentine (@TheSewingLoft) says:

    What an amazing line up Deb with many of my favorite blogs. I am so flattered to be included!
    ~Heather

  13. Hi, your timing is impeccable! Thank you. I have been looking for some good sewing blogs to follow (I love yours!) I’ve changed my blog focus from Living in Mexico to being more about DIY and crafting and wanted some more inspiration. These fit my criteria perfectly.
    regards,
    Theresa

    • Deby Coles says:

      OOh I went to Merida once – absolutely loved it. Glad to hear you like the selection. There is so much more to sewing than I can cover on my own site, so I like to look through a lot of others and pick up on their tips and tutorials too. Good luck with your new subjects.

  14. Justine says:

    Thank you so much for the shout out Deby! I’m so honored to be included on your list. You brought a lot of traffic my way and thanks again!

  15. goodbyevalentino says:

    Thank you so much, Deby for including Goodbye Valentino in your list of favorite blogs! I’m loving the new blogs you’ve introduced me to and am always inspired to discover people having fun with their sewing machines! 🙂

  16. Amy Mayen says:

    Good list debbie! I know we have similar taste- because I read ALL of them!!

  17. Michelle @ momsarefrugal.com says:

    I have recently obtained an interest in sewing. I took a few lessons at JoAnn Fabrics, and now I have a project to finish on my own. I am so glad that you had a few beginner sites on your list.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Hi Michelle and that’s great you have started to sew. I like to follow a variety of sites including those with easier or beginner projects and also those whose work I can one day aspire too. Good luck with your sewing.

  18. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the shout out Deby – funny how so many of these are also my favorite blogs!

  19. Brooke says:

    I sew a bit, but not a lot. I really enjoy it when I do. I can’t wait to look into these blogs more and learn. Thanks so much for sharing them! Enjoy your weekend.

  20. Thanks so much for featuring me Deby! 🙂

  21. There’s a couple of new to me blogs in your round up, Deby… always good to find new ones to check out. Thanks for including me in your list.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Love your site Pam and the way you have all of those organised boards where sewists can share all of their projects. Keeps me coming back often to check them out.

  22. Jann Newton says:

    Thanks for including my blog in your list! These are some of my favorite sewing blogs too, and there are a couple i haven’t heard of that I’ll check out.

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