News and Notes From Cool Stitches

Tips: Your Half Mearsurement and Why They Matter

Tips: Your Half Mearsurement and Why They Matter

Have you ever used, or heard of, half measurements? I want to talk you into taking and using these important measurements. You are going to love using them for sewing, fitting, and even shopping ready to wear (RTW). Doing so will eliminate fitting frustration and headaches. I've included below measurement and ease charts for your use. In researching indie pattern designers for our sewing subscription boxes I was reminded about this concept over at Cutting Line Designs. Using your personal half measurements and the ease you are targeting for various garments you can quickly decide if a pattern or garment...

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Review: Ginger by Sallie Tomato

Review: Ginger by Sallie Tomato

I've had my eye on the Ginger handbag pattern by Sallie Tomato for some time. I finally pulled the trigger and selected it for our Bags Totes Organizers sewing subscription box last month. I was almost giddy about putting this one together. Thank you to Maria Foley for sharing her photos of our completed Ginger bag. It's our featured photo here.  Ginger is defined as a medium cross-bady bag. It's the perfect size to use every day for your wallet, essentials, and phone for sure so I consider it an everyday handbag with an ample handle. The foam stabilizer provides great structure...

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COOL DAYS Deals, Discounts, and Fun!!!

COOL DAYS Deals, Discounts, and Fun!!!

So yes, "they" have their Prime Days and now we have our COOL DAYS!! What does this look like? You have 2 cool ways to save. We are offering FREE SHIPPING on everything on our site through June 24th at midnight when you use the code COOL DAYS at check out. Be sure to use the code!  Our Best Deals are posted from today through the end of Cool Days and  offered early to our email subscribers - and now to everyone! Get on the email list so you can add these daily deals to your shopping cart before they're gone.  Free...

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Sewing Kits for a Crowd!

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Sewing Kits for a Crowd!

Summer is right around the corner and so are your sewing get togethers. We want to help. We will prepare your sewing kits for group sewing events like workshops, sew ins, retreats or just your group of sewing friends in a variety of categories like Bags, Accessories, Garments, or Crafts! Not just for summer either! We will do this for you all year long.  When you order your sewing kits in bulk you receive them at a discount.  15% off when you order a minimum of 5 kits 20% off when you order a minimum of 10 kits 25% off...

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May's Sewing Boxes Have Dropped!

May's Sewing Boxes Have Dropped!

We chose the Ginger by Sallie Tomato for our Bags Totes Organizers sewing box. The projects include summery canvas and twill fabrics with a cotton lining, In-R-Form Bosal and SF101 interfacings, all hardware, needle and thread and a cute little gift! Watch for the review in a blog and during our next Sewing Happy Hour! 

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