This Cell Phone Bag Is Ready to Ship for Hanukkah
Hanukkah / Shabbat

This Cell Phone Bag Is Ready to Ship for Hanukkah

Did Hanukkah sneak up on you, too? Heck, even Thanksgiving snuck up on me. Only yesterday I realized I needed to check in with my kids on which foods they’d like for Thanksgiving. Then I realized Hanukkah starts only 10 days later. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for Hanukkah sewing. For folks who … Continue reading

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The Almighty Shin
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The Almighty Shin

Shalom! The Hebrew letter that starts the word shalom, shin, often appears in Jewish design, particularly on ritual objects like tefillin boxes and mezuzah scroll covers. When used in Judaica, it traditionally stands for one of the names of God, Shaddai, which means Almighty. Shalom, Shin! [Image: Detail from mezuzah scroll cover project in Sew … Continue reading

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About Sew Jewish

We finally posted an About page. Here’s an excerpt: …My design philosophy is to use simple techniques and quality materials and to craft items that will last a long time. In large measure, I want things to last because I see sewing as an important part of building a sustainable future for my family and … Continue reading

New Sewing Pattern in the Shop: Pomegranate Atarah for a Tallit
Atarah / Bar-Bat Mitzvah / Patterns / Tallit

New Sewing Pattern in the Shop: Pomegranate Atarah for a Tallit

Our newest addition to the Sew Jewish Shop is a pomegranate-themed atarah (neckpiece) and corner pieces for a tallit. The pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and illustrations as well as lots of tips, so even beginning sewers can get great results. Visit the Sew Jewish Shop for the pomegranate atarah pattern. Maria Bywater is the … Continue reading

Free Atarah and Corner Pattern for Your Handmade Tallit [PDF]
Bar-Bat Mitzvah / Free Patterns / Projects and Tutorials

Free Atarah and Corner Pattern for Your Handmade Tallit [PDF]

Are you making a tallit? As promised, here is a pattern for an atarah (neck piece) and corner pieces. Earlier, we posted instructions for making a tallit that used a purchased atarah. Now, with this pattern, you can make your own. Neither the atarah nor the corner pieces are strictly necessary for a tallit, but … Continue reading