Thursday, November 6, 2014

Seamingly Smitten 10,000 SALES Giveaway!!

The 10,000 SALES GIVEAWAY and 55% OFF SALE!

I am so humbled and thankful today to be able to write this post!  We have just reached 10,000 SALES in our etsy shop and are ready to celebrate as a THANK YOU for being such loyal fans, friends and customers! (Do you want to win a Brother Serger?? Read on and ENTER to WIN!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tutorial: How to sew a knit dress with pockets

Tutorial: How to sew a knit dress with pockets!

I think you will like what I have for you today! It's a long sleeved knit dress with pockets (optional), cuffs (optional) and a neck binding! Do not let those pockets freak you out, they are so simple and I will show you exactly how to do it! See how cute... READ MORE HERE...

Monday, October 13, 2014

TUTORIAL: How to sew an infinity scarf

10 minute DIY Infinity Scarf

We have been designing up a storm here at Seamingly Smitten! We just released The Women's Esplanade Coat Sewing pattern and our Slouch Bag sewing pattern just in time for FALL! 

  Slouch Bag sewing pattern - CLICK HERE

Since the cooler weather is on its way I have started thinking about some FALL sewing! Do you ever look in your closet and just wish you had a few more things in there to spruce up your wardrobe? Today, I thought I needed (NEEDED...right?) :) an infinity scarf! (Scarf modeled by my friend Rebecca K. of Little Lady Monograms)

I found an aztec print knit at Hobby Lobby the other day and bought 1 yard. It's more than enough to make an infinity scarf!! You can make yours in under 10 minutes! CONTINUE reading to find out how!

Monday, August 18, 2014

TUTORIAL: How to use a Twin Needle

I learned something new yesterday that I just had to share! (Yes, even I learn new things when it comes to sewing!) I have always been hesitant to use my twin needle, but it is so simple! I'm going to show you how to use yours in 9 simple steps!! Ready? Let's LEARN!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns Summer Pattern Tour 2014

Pattern Tour, 50% off COUPON 

Hi everyone!! I am THRILLED to announce our 1st ever sewing pattern TOUR!! Geez, what took me so long, right?! I have teamed up with 12 AMAZING sewing bloggers and they are going to show you what you can make with one of our summer sewing patterns! You are going to be inspired to GO SEW something modern and fresh for your closet today!!  I hope you follow along each day as these ladies show off their skills and their chic new clothes and stop by their blogs and let them know how AWESOMELY TALENTED they are!

Enter our GIVEAWAY below or on any of these ladies' sites!! 3 WINNERS will each receive 5 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns of their choice ($40 value)!! (Winners will be announced here on the blog, on facebook and via email on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.)

AND - use COUPON code: PATTERNTOUR50 to save 50% off your ENTIRE sewing pattern purchase in our pattern shop HERE!! Offer valid 7/21-7/25 ONLY, so HURRY!

Monday, July 21st - Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Tuesday, July 22nd - Gloria from Gloria June
Jenny from Uku Chic
Erin from Crafty Biggers

Wednesday, July 23rd - Jen from Eat Sleep Make
Emily from Lady and the Gents
Sabra from Sew a Straight Line

Thursday, July 24th - Lynn from Bebelambs
Ula from Lulu and Celeste

Friday, July 25th - Rebecca from Our Busy Little Bunch
Jessica from Snickerdoodle Stew

Giveaway Time!! Be sure to enter so you might WIN!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Burlap Coffee Sack Tote Sewing Tutorial by Seamingly Smitten

Want to sew a BURLAP coffee sack into a TOTE?
I found this awesome burlap coffee sack in an antique shop in New Orleans a few months ago for $5! With that price tag I had to have it! The colorful bird reminded me of summer time and I though I could turn it into a large tote - to carry beach towels! Read more for a full tutorial!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Simple Skirt sewing pattern NEW RELEASE!

Have you seen our latest skirt sewing pattern? For years I thought about making a skirt pattern, but I wanted it to be GREAT, not just your basic skirt. I wanted it to have options and this one does!

Check out this easy skirt sewing pattern for WOMEN!

You can make 12 skirts with this pattern! Your options include a short skirt, high-low hem skirt or maxi skirt, pockets, a foldover waistand with elastic or a separate waistband with elastic inside. You will be BLOWN AWAY by what you can easily make with this!
This one pattern will give you skirts that can last all year long!
Try it in cotton, knit, corduroy, seersucker, poly, poly blend, voile, rayon and MORE!!

It comes in sizes 0-26 (XS-XXL) and includes petite, regular and tall hem lengths and petite and regular widths. Get yours today - SHOP HERE!

Check out our pattern tester photos!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

DIY Slip - How to sew a slip

How to sew a slip

This season there are so many sheer tops and sheer dresses showing up in stores. The trouble is that you need to wear something underneath those sheer tops and dresses!

I just got this silk sheer dress last weekend but all I had was a white camisole/tank top - which would not work and clearly you can see right through it :) So a slip is going to be perfect!

Since I want to wear this dress tonight I had to take action and make a slip today! I went to JoAnn's fabric and bought an ecru knit that was $5.99 a yard - on sale for $2.99 - and I bought one yard. The fabric was 60 inches wide.

Here's a tutorial so you can easily sew a slip for yourself!

TUTORIAL: How to sew a slip (size XS is shown)

1. Gather materials: 1 yard of 60" wide knit fabric, measuring tape, scissors, pins, fabric marker, ballpoint needle, thread, sewing machine, camisole/tank that fits you

2. Measure the length from the top of your shoulder to the top of your knee (you can measure higher or lower here as needed) Write that down. My measurement is 29 inches (I'm petite)

3. Fold your camisole in half so you are looking at the front of it. Take the right selvaged edge of your knit and fold it over towards the left until you can lay your camisole on the fabric, along the fold.

4. Trace around the bust, underarm and down the side of the camisole one inch away from the side. (HINTS: I do not want my slip skin tight like a camisole, so I added an inch of width. I also rounded off the upper bust into a slight curve so the binding will sew on easier. Measure from the top of the straps to the final length you want your slip to be plus 1 inch. (Mine was 29 inches long, so I measured down 30 inches.) Continue tracing down the side until you reach that mark. Then draw a line perpendicular to the fold for your slip's bottom hem.

5. Cut around your drawn lines. Repeat until you have 2 pieces for your slip.

6. Cut two straps 1.5 inches wide by the length of your camisole straps plus 1 inch for each.

 7. Lay your slip pattern pieces right sides together and pin down ONE side seam.

8. Pin each strap in half right sides together (so they are each 3/4 inch wide) and pin down each long side.

9. Sew along the pinned edge of your slip using a 3/8 inch seam allowance and a slant stitch or zig-zag stitch and both your straps using a 3/8 inch seam allowance and a straight stitch (just increase the stitch length so the fabric does not pucker).

 Serge if desired. Trim threads. Turn straps right side out. Press straps and press seam of the slip open with an iron.

10. Spread out your slip right side up. Measure across the top border of your slip and add 2 inches. I need 33 inches + 2 inches = 35 inches. Cut a piece of knit 1 inch wide by the length you need. I need 35 inches. This is your binding.

11. Fold your binding in half and pin your binding from one side to the other along the top of your slip with right sides together. Sew along your pinned edge using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Press binding up with an iron and press the seam down towards the bottom of the slip.
Topstitch 1/8 inch below the binding seam to secure the binding in place with a straight stitch.

12. Lay your slip right sides together and pin down the remaining side seam. Sew using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.

13. Pin straps on the inside of the slip at the front and back according to the strap placement on your camisole tank. You want the raw edges to overlap the binding seam 1/4 an inch.

14. Sew on each strap.

15. See the difference? Now go out and WEAR it!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Adelaide Dress PHOTO Contest by Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns

Are you ready for something EXCITING?!? Do you love to sew and know someone that LOVES to model for your photos?

So many of you scored THE Adelaide Dress sewing pattern last week when it was on sale, that it got me excited to see what YOU will sew with it!!

Seamingly Smitten is having a

Three WINNERS will be chosen and will have their Adelaide dress photo featured in Seamingly Smitten advertisements online wherever Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns are sold! Can you imagine seeing the dress that YOU SEWED as the product image!! I want YOU to be part of the excitment!!

Want to know what you will WIN?

*First Place Winner Prize Package (a $187 value)

The 1st Place Photo entry will receive a brand new Brother CS-770 SEWING MACHINE
 (not redeemable for cash) and 6 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!

*This contest is NOT sponsored by Brother sewing machines, Hobby Lobby or, but rather solely by Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns.

*Second Place Winner Prize Package (a $100 value)

The 2nd Place Photo entry will receive a $50 GIFT CARD to their choice of either Hobby Lobby OR (not redeemable for cash) and 6 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!

*Third Place Winner Prize Package (a $50 value)

The 3rd Place Photo entry will receive a $25 GIFT CARD to their choice of either Hobby Lobby OR not redeemable for cash) and 3 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!!

Ready for some rules? Or are you already thinking about your ADELAIDE Dress?!


1. You must purchase The Adelaide Dress sewing pattern from our Seamingly Smitten ETSY SHOP to be eligible to enter.
2. Photo entry must show the entire Adelaide dress on a girl model (front view) and be clear 4x6 images.
3. Images must be sent as a jpg to with the title ADELAIDE DRESS PHOTO CONTEST along with your name, email address and contact information. If you own a facebook store or boutique, note the store's URL address in the email.
4. Images must be received no later than Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 11:59pm.
5. Winners will be chosen and then announced on Friday, April 25th on this blog and on Facebook.
6. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, April 25th, 2014 and prizes will be ordered and emailed/ mailed. Fabric gift cards will be sent as e-cards if applicable or by US mail. Fabric gift cards are not redeemable for cash.
7. Up to 3 entries are allowed per participant and can be sent in one email.
8. The contest is open to all U.S.A. and international residents.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I'm SO EXCITED to see who wins!!

Jenny Hall

Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Wow!! We had 3650 entries to WIN a Brother 1034d Serger!! You ladies blew me away with the amount of entries and sweet posts to our Facebook page! The winner is finally chosen!
And the WINNER of the BROTHER 1034d Serger is
Jennifer Blye!!

I am emailing you now so you can claim your prize!!
Congratulations!! Keep on sewing, ladies!!
You all inspire me each and every day to keep on making patterns for you!!
Stay tuned for more giveaways, new patterns and more!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Brother 1034D Serger GIVEAWAY by Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!

**This giveaway is not sponsored by Brother sewing machines. It is sponsored by Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns.

**This GIVEAWAY is NOW CLOSED.  The winner is: Jennifer Blye!!

Are you ready to take your sewing to a whole new level?
 YOU could WIN a Brother 1034D Serger in our
Serger info:

As I have been designing my 2014 sewing pattern collection I sit here being so THANKFUL for all of YOU!! I get to sew, design and help people create clothes for themselves and their little ones EVERY DAY and I am forever grateful for your loyalty to Seamingly Smitten!

As a THANK YOU I am GIVING AWAY a Brother 1034d Serger to one lucky winner!!

*Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only with a U.S. shipping address.

To enter the drawing, fill out the RAFFLECOPTER form below. No purchase necessary.
Giveaway is open February 4th-February 11th.

Winner will be announced February 12th on Facebook and here on the blog. Good luck!!

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