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How to win the #FreeSpiritCoatStory challenge!

Free Spirit Coat Story

The #FreeSpiritCoatStory is an awesome contest with great prizes, and it’s perfect for The Confident Stitch and our customers! Why, you may ask? Because, just like The Confident Stitch, it includes quilting AND garment-making! Plus, Free Spirit is awarding valuable prizes! Ending up with a gorgeous quilted coat that fits you like a dream is [Read More]

A Fool-Proof Ribbed Neckline Tutorial!

Sewing a ribbed neckline is challenging. The pattern piece never seems to be the right size, which in turn causes your neckline to either float away from your body or pucker like mad. I have a simple, stretch-as-you-go technique that results in a perfect neckline (almost) every time! Two main factors dictate the length of [Read More]

Tabitha Sewer Nina Jumpsuit

Nina Jumpsuit in Birch Leaves Linen in Roasted Pecan

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed an increased amount of jumpsuit love – and it makes sense! What is more functional and comfortable than a grown-up onesie with extra pockets?! Whether you call this garment style overalls, dungarees, a boiler suit, or a jumpsuit – there’s no denying it’s a workhorse!  Comfort? ✅ Function? [Read More]

The Grainline Field Bag: 4 Tips To Know Before You Get Started

Grainline Field Bag

Guess what!?! It’s that time of year again: Gift Making Time! I like to give people gifts made by me, or gifts, such as the Grainline Field Bag Kit, that they will enjoy making themselves. In either situation, the Grainline Studio Field Bag is perfect because of how little time it takes to make. I’ve [Read More]

Introducing: Kate’s Swatch Experiences!

TCS Team picking out fabric for Kate's Swatch Experience Winter 2021

Sometimes the most difficult thing about sewing – be it garment making or quilting – is knowing where to begin. How do I pick my fabric? Is it right for what I have in mind? What other fabrics will complement it? Will it look good on me? How do I care for it? What pattern [Read More]

A Spooky Merchant and Mills Rugby Dress

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes the “costume conundrum” at The Confident Stitch. Halloween costumes are the antithesis of what we stand for. We love quality that lasts a lifetime. Costumes are usually poorly constructed single-use items. What is the solution to the conundrum? Create something that is neither poorly constructed nor single-use. [Read More]

Maven Patterns Somerset T-Shirt

Maisie looking hip in her new Maven Somerset T-Shirt, made from the AGF Feral Essence Knit in Tan.

The Somerset T-Shirt from Maven Patterns is an effortlessly stylish top designed for light to medium weight knits with a minimum of 40% crosswise & lengthwise stretch. It features an elegant bateau neckline, a flattering slim fit (which nicely accentuates the waist!), and 4 sleeve options: a long straight sleeve, a 3/4 length straight sleeve, [Read More]

Maven Patterns Maria Apron

For years I’ve wanted to make a cross-back apron, but I’m actually not a regular apron-wearer, so I hadn’t gotten around to it. Then we got the Maven Patterns Maria Apron pattern and soon after that the wonderful Charley Harper Organic Eastern Meadowlark Canvas in Forest. I knew as soon as I saw the canvas [Read More]