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Best Sewing Blogs

In 2014, I hosted the first Sewing Blogs Awards as a way to highlight the incredible sewists who put so much time and effort into sharing what they make, and to provide a resource/list of current sewing blogs, bloggers and companies according to skill, personality and category all in one place. Even though we are all winners, these sewists get extra recognition.

So how did it go down? Readers submitted their picks for the categories below and all categories were a continuation of previous years or at the suggestion of readers. In no way were they meant to offend. Those results were compiled, and a run off was then held. Combined, there were over 2,000 votes, and below represent your picks. You can click on each box to be connected to their website/blog. This contest was only as good as you made it, so your votes and (sewing) community outreach was much appreciated!

I also included a list of runner ups, so that this would be one massive list. Enjoy!


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most inspirational

These women are making a difference in the sewing community and inspiring other to join the ever-growing me-made
force. They represent a new wave of DIY by sewing their own clothes, accessories and even home décor.
Even if you don’t sew, you want to after seeing what they made.
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BEST BRA MAKER

Elastic can be frightening… so can lace, lycra and spandex. Oi vey!
These women give us a boost, literally, and motivate others to delve into the cryptic world of lingerie.
They also show us that foundation garments are just as important as “normal” garments.
Not to mention, what they make is so darn purrrty!
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SEW-JO BOOSTING

Every sewist goes through a period where he or she has no sewing mojo. Zero, zip, zilch, nada!
Absolutely no motivation to sew whatsoever. These sewists get our juices flowing again.
They make us want to get back in the sewing game, and conquer the world with our me-mades.
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3
BEST TUTORIALS

The guides, sew alongs and tutorials that are the sole reason we finish a project and don’t let it end up in
the UFO pile. They show us exactly how to insert a fly zipper, attach a waistband, or add a waist stay with
thorough instructions and clear photos that walk us through each and every step.
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2
BEST VINTAGE

These ladies live, breath and sleep vintage. They channel styles and icons of decades past, and create
garments and accessories with their own flare. They bring old into the modern world, but always
stay true to their aesthetic.
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SEWING AS AN ART

They piece together guipure lace, bead dresses, hand stitch and spend hours upon hours
adding delicate and detailed touches. They take sewing to the another level – the couture level –
and leave us oohing and aahing over their fine works of art.
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UP AND COMING

These are the ones to watch. The sewists to watch. Eager, promising and go-getting,
they have and will wow us with their creations in the next 3, 6, 12 months. Their sewing
adventures will capture our attention for all the good reasons.
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BEST NEW BLOGGER

The new kids on the block. We just recently discovered them, and can’t get enough.
It’s like our addiction, our drug, our sewing fix! Of course, they’re a welcome addition to
the sewing community, where everyone and anyone is welcome.
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3

BEST INDIE PATTERN COMPANY

The companies and brands that are redefining traditional sewing patterns. They create special
booklets, PDFs, sew alongs and more that are tailored to their customers/enthusiasts.
They offer modern designs, clear instructions, well made graphics, and in
depth tutorials. They believe that the best me-mades are ones you can wear and be proud every
day and are helping us achieve the most professional home sewn products.
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2

BEST BASICS

Whoever said a plain ole t-shirt is boring is wrong? ALL WRONG! It’s the Archers and Renfrews that
we want to sew over and over again and these sewists are showing just how far you can take a basic.
Solid colors, patterns, stripes – they show us every variation under the stars and moon.
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4

Best Kid Sewing

The cool kids on the block. We wished we dressed like these little ones
when we were they’re age, and still wish we dressed like them today, in our older age.
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FUNNIEST

We may not know them, but they make us literally laugh out load. Chuckle at our computer screens
and have our coworkers think we’ve lost our marbles. Their serious wit and
intellect with the written word make them feel like their our dearest friends.
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BEST MOM BLOG

Less women and more like superwomen, these ladies sew for themselves and their little ones.
Sometimes they match too! Being a mom is empowering and these women’s will, determination and creativity
help us see that we are capable of so much more than we ever thought.
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BEST KNITTING

These ladies have mad knitting skills that fill us with equal parts glee and terror. They’re unbearably impressive,
and after seeing what they put together, we want to pull out our skeins and start knitting STAT,
even if we don’t know how to.
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3

BEST GUY BLOG

Who said sewing is for girls? Was it the same person that sad there was is crying in baseball?
Sewing can be masculine as much as it can be feminine, and these male sewists show
us that our hobby is gender neutral. For both men and women.
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2

FASTEST

We seriously think these ladies sew in their sleep. We just have no idea how they do it!
Their pace is ridonkulus, but their projects never look like they sacrifice quality for timeliness.
They must have LOTS of sewing mojo.
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BLOGGER YOU’D MOST LIKE TO MEET

The ones you want to take to an afternoon tea or coffee, order cake or some
sort of treat, and spend the next couple of hours talking about interfacing, metal versus
plastic machines, and/or what’s on your sewing table. They prove that sewing
friends are the best friends.
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BEST PLUS SIZE

Amazing, stylish and beautiful seamstresses who are out to show how fantastic self-stitched,
well-fitted garments can be flattering on curvy ladies. They encourage women to be comfortable in
their own skin, and promote body positivity for all sizes.
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BEST INTERNATIONAL BLOGGER

We connect with these sewing peeps, who aren’t based in the US, because they share the same passion
and interest as us from thousands of miles away. Our ability to share our hobby across oceans, continents
and languages proves that sewing knows no boundaries. It’s global.
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THE RUNNER UPS