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March 6, 2010 12:04 PM   Subscribe

What are your favorite craft and sewing blogs? Thanks!
posted by hollyanderbody to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 95 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Purl Bee is my personal favorite. The Moda Bake shop is a great one for quilting projects.
posted by frobozz at 12:26 PM on March 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


Whip Up is sort of a meta craft website

The Sew Mama Sew blog is great for finding crafty tutorials and free patterns, especially the Handmade Holidays lists.

I'm personally more interested in sewing clothing than crafts. These are my two favorites sewing blogs right now:

Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing Follow along as she works her way through a mid-century Vogue sewing book and be jealous of her mad skills.

Male Pattern Boldness which is a fun read and unique, as you don't see a lot of male home sewer bloggers out there. I love his enthusiasm.

The pattern reviews on Sewing Pattern Review are a useful resource.

You can download and print sewing patterns from Burdastyle. Some of them are free!
posted by thewrongparty at 12:26 PM on March 6, 2010


Also, the Friends of the Purl Bee page has links to dozens of good quality craft and fabric blogs.
posted by frobozz at 12:28 PM on March 6, 2010


posy gets cozy, hello my name is heather, the craftzine blog, sew mama sew, and craftershock are my favorites.
posted by mewithoutyou at 12:32 PM on March 6, 2010


Feeling Stitchy
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:47 PM on March 6, 2010


all buttoned up.
angry chicken
Chez Beeper Bebe
iDiY
indietutes
max california
not martha
the haystack needle
thimble
posted by runningwithscissors at 1:14 PM on March 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's almost certainly not what you're thinking of when you say craft, but CNC Cookbook.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:59 PM on March 6, 2010


Metafilter.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:56 PM on March 6, 2010


One Pretty Thing is a great source for projects, and for discovering new crafting blogs as well.
posted by illenion at 6:35 PM on March 6, 2010


A few I find reliably intriguing (in addition to several of the above & a whole lot of scattershot):

abigailscraftshowto.com
Don't Eat the Paste
Threadbanger
posted by batmonkey at 7:09 PM on March 6, 2010


My bookmarks for crafting inspo:

http://www.papiervalise.com/
http://www.poppytalkhandmade.com/
http://emmylu.com/blog/
http://coffee-girl-crafts.blogspot.com/
posted by cicadadays at 7:19 PM on March 6, 2010


Bear with me, I'm new to this. Here's the rest of them:

http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/
http://www.craftig.com/
http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/
http://kellymccaleb.typepad.com/
http://www.bloesem.blogs.com/
http://happymundane.blogspot.com/
http://thelongthread.com/
http://www.emilyhadams.blogspot.com/
http://printpattern.blogspot.com/
http://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog/
http://theartisfound.blogspot.com/
http://pikaland.com/
http://soulemama.typepad.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.blogspot.com/
http://rebeccasower.typepad.com/rs_out_of_hand/
http://www.sweetjessie.com/
http://www.craftster.org/
http://gigikennedy.typepad.com/
http://jamaica.typepad.com/

And Sewing:

http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/
http://www.feelingstitchy.com/
http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/
http://syko.typepad.com/syko/
http://blog.betzwhite.com/
http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/
http://belladia.typepad.com/bella_dia/
posted by cicadadays at 7:37 PM on March 6, 2010


knitting (in no particular order, except for Ravelry, which has become the queen of knitting and crochet - even though it's not a blog):

Ravelry
Yarn Harlot
Sheri at The Loopy Ewe
the blue blog
TECHknitter
The Panopticon
NonaKnits
Persistent Illusion
Grumperina goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot
Wendy Knits
posted by lambchop1 at 10:50 PM on March 6, 2010


A few of my favorite sewing bloggers:
http://yoshimitheflyingsquirrel.blogspot.com/
http://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/

http://petitmainsauvage.blogspot.com/
http://couturedetails.blogspot.com/
posted by Lycaste at 2:01 PM on March 7, 2010


Wait, did no one mention Brooklyn Tweed?
posted by Lycaste at 2:24 PM on March 7, 2010


Disclaimer: I'm a sewing writer/publisher and have collaborated with, may be mentioned by, linked to, or have otherwise professionally engaged with the following folks. Still, these are pretty great resources for ambitious sewers:

MADE BY HAND; The best blog I've seen on actually doing (rather than admiring) professional, mostly men's tailoring, filled with great info any home sewer could benefit from.

Cutter&Tailor; A great forum on similar topics.

Off the Cuff; A dressmaker specializing in inventive men's shirts.

The Sewing Divas.

Marcy Tilton; a Vogue Pattern designer, innovative sewer and accomplished surface designer; not a blogger but has a useful, frequent newsletter. Lots of interesting fabrics for sale.
posted by dpcoffin at 3:03 PM on March 7, 2010


A nice new discovery: ikatbag
posted by dpcoffin at 8:09 AM on March 8, 2010


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