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5 Outfits to Wear with a Baseball Cap Summer is right around the corner, and to ME that means messy hair and baseball caps. For as long as I can remember, I've been wearing baseball caps all over the place. When I posted a few weeks ago on ways to style a t-shirt, I asked what other articles of clothing you'd like help styling.
Sewist Spotlight: Blanca B For this month's Sewist Spotlight we are turning our eye to Blanca B. We have been stalking @BlakandBlanca for a.
The Eighties Called. They Want Their Clothes Back. I bought this book for £1.50 from a shop on the Isle of Wight. What's not to love? Liberty! Sewing patterns included! The Eighties! Not just a piece of history. There's some pretty detailed information in this book, plus basic pattern blocks can always be adapted.
Minki Backed Patchwork Baby Quilt Cut the backing a few inches wider than the top. Set backing aside. I use the spray basting method to hold the slippery, stretchy Minki fabric in place through the quilting process. To protect the floor from getting stick with overspray, I put an old shower curtain liner down.
Thank you all! The Splendid Sampler 2 sew-along - Round Up. Pat and I hatched the concept of a 6″ sampler using multiple techniques four years ago and two books and a community of Splendid quilters later we have reached the last blocks of the sew-along.
Introducing the liesl + co. breezy blouse sewing pattern Breezy Blouse is a quick and easy pattern designed to be very simple: a sleeveless, somewhat boxy top that can feature a small amount of a fabulous fabric. It's quick to make and easy to wear. Everyone needs a stash-buster, right?
Curve looks are here!! After so much hard work I am thrilled to be able to share the images from our recent Curve lookbook shoot with you! The team has been planning this shoot carefully since before we announced our extended sizing last year, and it's such a wonderful feeling to see what we've been dreaming up become a reality.
Bedside Pockets Organizer - free sewing tutorial This was the most fun I've had this year! I loved the challenge of sewing up a new project with only a picture to refer to. You voted for me to sew and write a tutorial for the bed pockets in this picture… so here it is.
Klum House Maywood Totepack Labels: accessories bag making klum house maywood totepack menswear I mentioned that I wanted to make another Klum House project in my 2019 Make Nine plans so I was obviously so excited when the ladies at Klum House reached out to me to be a reviewer for their latest kit, the Maywood Totepack.
How to Add Piping to your Jacket Lining Hi everybody, Alexis here! You know, before I started sewing and had the opportunity to join the team here at Closet Case Patterns, I was studying classical trumpet. I have spent a lot of time in the back of an orchestra playing really loud. It is always a blast, literally!
Top 10 Overlocker Needle Tips April is National Serger Month, and we're celebrating with top tips, techniques, and tutorials through the end of the month! Today we're sharing 10 top needle tips that will help your overlocker create perfect stitches. Overlocker needle tip #1: The left needle will always be higher than the right needle.
How to Thread Your Sewing Machine with Video! Threading your sewing machine is a quick and easy process once you know how. This is an extract from our 'Make Friends with a Sewing Machine' online video workshop. Enter code EASTERSEWING at the checkout to get 30% off. Sale ends Monday 22 April midnight BST.
Introducing the liesl + co. gelato blouse + dress sewing pattern It's a gentle A-line style, not too flared and not too straight. Fitted through the shoulders so it looks neat and elegant, and then with just enough room through the body to keep you comfortable on the hottest days. The sweet angled double-welt pockets at the front are fun to sew and give you a place to stash your hands, keys, etc.
The Launch Party Of Dreams! Last Thursday we celebrated publication of The Little Book of Sewing with a party at The Village Haberdashery - and what a party it was! I'd ordered photo-printed cupcakes carrying miniature images of the book cover but - doh! - ordered them for the wrong day.
Easy DIY Infinity Scarf - with just a yard of fabric! Let's face it, sometimes moms forget to accessorize. Well, this infinity scarf made with just a yard of soft cotton voile is an easy accessory that you can wear anywhere. And it has fine french seams and a neat 1/4'' hem. Lovely!
Liberty Lilac Simplicity 2444 You know how you can look back and laugh at how stupid you were. In my last post I was revelling in feeling better after a bout of stomach flu and little did I know I wasn't better at all… It's now day 12 and I'm still struggling to perform normal life activities.
Monarch Jacket It feels a little strange to be back here with a post about something other than overalls. It's been a lot of fun hosting #sewbibs and sewing all of the overalls and pinafores but I'm ready to get back to sewing other things, too.
Quilted Easter Basket Tutorial I would like to share these quilted fabric baskets that are easy to sew, and fun to fill with Easter treats and goodies. Perfect for kids and adults, too, this is a basket you can use year-round in your sewing room, kitchen or kids room to store all kinds of things.
A Unicorn Onesie for Recovery I have loved my DIBY Gabriela Onesie since I made it. Every time I wear it, it increases my cozy factor by ten. That being said, I chose to make it with shorter legs and arms. While that's great for some times, when it is cold in the house, I need a bit more fabric to keep my cozy levels high.
Help us Expand Our Range with our Extended Sizing Survey! Exciting developments are happening behind the scenes here at Closet Case studio. This year we are starting work on expanding our size range. We are still in research and planning mode as we figure out exactly what that will look like, and one of the most important steps at this stage is to survey our community so we can best serve your needs.
Fat Quarter Fancy - Free Quilt Pattern using 9 Fat Quarters! Are you ready to make a Fat Quarter Fancy Quilt? Let's go! For the quilt top, you will need:. You will also need:. Optional:. Mark a diagonal line through the center of each 4 3/4'' square. You may use the fabric marking pen. I find it easier to mark the squares by folding them in half diagonally and pressing the fold lightly with an iron.
Tuesday in This Little Light: Sew Thankful Printable Note Cards The third Tuesday of each month is digital download day. Each month I'll post the journaling pages for the next month, plus some extra goodies. The journaling pages for May are already there - yay!
Japanese Knock off Tote Bag - free sewing tutorial You'll also need to piece together three 2'' x 21'' patchwork strips. Here's the whole list of pieces to cut:. I applied Pellon shape-flex woven interfacing to all of the pieces except the 2'' x 21'' strips. I love that stuff - it makes everything better.
April Sewing Zine Vlog It’s taken me a few months, but I finally found time this weekend to film a vlog. I’m sharing what I’ve been up to during the last couple of months, including books, pill box hats…
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