News and Notes From Cool Stitches — Sewing

Sewing Kits for a Crowd!

bags totes organizers discount Resources sewing sewing kits Sewing retreats

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...

Read more →


Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

Burn Test DIY Fabric Resources Sewing

Identify Fiber Content with a Burn Test

From our friends at Fabric Mart we have a good list of how fibers react to burning. These differences help us identify fiber content. VERY useful when you pull out a long held fabric from your stash and there's no label! Be sure to visit Fabric Mart and refer a friend for free shipping!  First, Precautions: Use caution during burn test. Use a metal bucket, an old tuna tin or a glass ashtray. Do not use plastic containers. Always have water nearby or have some in the bottom of your burn dish. The Method: Cut a 1” long triangular shaped...

Read more →


Yes - I Want All The Buffet Dresses

Buffet Dress DIY Pattern Reviews Resources Sewing Sewing Patterns Sewing Subscription Box

Yes - I Want All The Buffet Dresses

Do you get the chance to watch the British Sewing Bee? I only get to catch others' snippets on Twitter and then click over to YouTube because it doesn't run here and I haven't plunged into the adventure of doing the work arounds to see it live. What I did see this week was The Buffet Dress.  I've never heard the term Buffet Dress, but I sure liked the silhouettes presented by Sewing Bee contestants in the highlights I saw! That took me on an e-journey to understand what makes a dress a buffet dress. And I like it. It...

Read more →


October Bags Totes Organizers Project Photos are Arriving!

Bags Totes Organizers Best customers Emmaline Bags Sewing We love our customers

October Bags Totes Organizers Project Photos are Arriving!

Do you know what I look forward to every day? The messages and photos you send about your completed projects. Especially when they are from your Cool Stitches Boxes! This is what makes The Best Sewing Club on The Planet - you! Today I received the following from Marcia about her project from our October Bags Totes Organizers box. This one featured a really great Emmaline Bags pattern called the Road Trip Wallet. We did the largest version and selected the option with rivets and include a rivet tool as our gift to make sure everyone could include the rivet...

Read more →


EverSewn Sewing Machines and Products - Love at First Stitch

Crafting DIY New products Sewing Sewing machine

EverSewn Sewing Machines and Products - Love at First Stitch

We are so pleased to let you know we are now offering EverSewn Sewing Machines - the Sparrow line! If you haven't heard of them, EverSewn is a new sewing machine and notions brand in the US. They recently shared with me that their goal is to offer quality sewing machines and accessories at an entry level price. What differentiates them from other brands is their modern and fresh take on design and great quality at an affordable price.   We are offering their standard sewing machines that range from a straight forward mechanical model, through several computerized versions with...

Read more →