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Last chance to get 10 patterns for only $50 But as soon as the number of Oliver + S paper patterns in your bag hits 10, the pricing will automatically update and you'll have the 10 patterns for $50. And if you want to purchase more than 10? Feel free. The special pricing will extend to any patterns beyond the initial 10 required for the discount to kick in.
Named Clothing Kielo Wrap Dress: DIY Jersey Dress with Waist Wrap Ties It's a little while since my last post. I have been sewing. But you know, the weather has not been particularly conducive to blog photography, so the "to-blog list" is increasing! Here's a dress a made a few weeks back which has been getting worn a fair bit.
All Star Quilt-along Block 1 Do you ever see a line of fabric and immediately know exactly how you want to use it? That's how I felt when I first saw All Stars by Tula Pink. All of my favorite Tula critters recolored…how could I not make a bunch of blocks to show them off?
Celebrating 10 years with a giveaway from robert kaufman It's such a lovely fabric that's comfortable and softens with wear, and it comes in an amazing range of colors. I also love the Essex cross-dye and the newer metallics. I used the metallic Essex for this Lisette for Butterick B6464 top and this customized Liesl + Co.
Pattern Review: Cashmerette Ames Jeans I have been dying to jump on the jeans sewing bandwagon for a couple of years now, but I kept dragging my feet because none of the options out there seemed quite right.
10 Reasons Every Crafter Needs A Cricut Maker I can't wait to be back soon and share a Cricut Maker project with you! In the meantime, you can get your hands on your own machine here! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Name. Email.
March Mini Quilt Fun! Here is an Aloho Mini Quilt made by John! I can't wait to see all the Aloha mini quilts that you make! If you email me a picture, I'll be sure to include it in one of our Thursday blog posts. Share your mini quilt on Instagram with the hashtag #sewcanshemonthlyminis so I can find it there too.
Better Late than Never Blazer : BurdaStyle Blazer 03/2016 116A #burdachallenge2018 This jacket has been waiting a long time to be made. I bought and cut this fabric over a year ago, changed my mind about the style and left it in my UFO box, forgotten. Until I was browsing all my March issues while planning my #burdachallenge2018 makes for this month.
New Ikatee sewing patterns - Guthrie & Ghani Now that I've been making clothes for myself for several years, and that Sophia is a bit older and doesn't grow out of things quite so quickly, it feels like a good chance for me to add to her handmade wardrobe.
BERNINA Feet Old and New We're celebrating BERNINA's 125 Years Golden Anniversary with more fun feet facts. Yesterday we shared some history behind our feet and some current favorites. Today we'll take a closer look at some of our oldest and newest feet and we have a fun giveaway for you as part of our celebration!
Celebrating 10 years with a giveaway from monaluna organic fabric We're continuing our week of giveaways today with a gift for one reader from our friends at Monaluna Organic Fabric. Read to the bottom of the post to learn how you can enter. Jennifer Moore, of Monaluna Organic Fabrics, always puts together the most adorable displays for Quilt Market.
Tips & tricks for sewing jeans buttonholes We are happy to end our "No Fear New Jeans" month with a special post on sewing jeans buttonholes. The whole point of our jeans-making months was to encourage everyone to eliminate "fear" from their sewing vocabulary. So say it with us… a buttonhole is NO.
Snow Leopard Bikini It's tricky to find a location to photograph a bikini so I really wanted to photograph this one while I was on my cruise - what better spot than on a ship in the middle of the ocean? This is my second suit made using Spoonflower's Sport Lycra, and the second using a design by Peacoquette!
A Different kind of sewing…. I have a little brother who is quite fussy about his clothes. When he finds something he likes he tends to buy upwards of 5 of the same item as he hates shopping and doesn't like 'wasting time' on what to wear. His clothes are all similar colours and shapes therefore interchangeable.
Three Easy Ways to Style Overalls I love the slim legs and the waist that hit right above the hips. They may seem a little scary to wear, but today I'm sharing three easy ways to style overalls. Finish your look with a neck scarf / ascot. This is a really cute trend that seems to go SO WELL with overalls.
Sewing the Bibi skirt I'm back with another pattern from Stretch! - the new Tilly and the Buttons book! Today I'm showing off the Bibi skirt/ pinafore pattern! The skirt is the simplest pattern in the book. It involves just 2 pattern pieces - the waistband and a skirt panel - to create a fitted midi length pencil skirt.
We are 5! - Guthrie & Ghani To celebrate we are have a big birthday party in the shop on Saturday 28th April - all day! The shop will be open as normal between 9.30am and 5.30pm so I hope you can pop along at some point to par-tay! We'll have cake, prosecco, a super-cool DJ playing party tunes and store wide discounts on fabrics!
3 Ways to Organize and Store Fabric Is your fabric all nicely organized in a way that inspires you to sew more? If not, I've got some fabric storage tips for you! In my latest video, I'm sharing my 3 favorite ways to organize and store fabric. Don't miss the story of the lady who sewed and died, maybe you know her.
The power of "being normal": reflecting on the Cashmerette Curvy Retreats, Australia Edition Well, we've been back in Boston for 2.5 weeks now, but as we head into our third snowstorm in that time, Australia feels like a million years ago! As you may have predicted - especially if you were following along on Instagram - Carrie and I had an utterly fabulous time running the Cashmerette Curvy Retreats in Australia in February.
Cosy tee club McCall's 7322 Hope you've been having a good spell since I last blogged. It's been fun watching how much sewing time everyone had during the snow storms. That was certainly how I was keeping myself sane!
A Swinging Good Time If it's looking a little like Christmas in these photos, that is because I wore this outfit back in December to a Marin Symphony holiday concert. This is my wearable muslin of the heavy wool coat I have been working on. As I suspected, a swing coat was something I desperately needed in my closet!
A Floral Cardigan It's been a while since I shared something here, so I figured I could share my latest layer creation. As I am in the Northern hemisphere, layers are still a necessity, especially since winter doesn't want to release its grip on us, I woke up this morning to new snow and then heard on the radio that the cold may last until the end of April.
BERNINA Presser Feet The clip-on presser feet are a patented feature and the original mechanism design is still used today. The semi-automatic buttonhole function was also available at this time, on Model 530. Eventually, in 1986 with the first computerized sewing machine, Model 1130, the fully automatic buttonhole and stitch pattern memory options were available.
Celebrating 10 years with a giveaway from birch fabrics Today we're continuing our anniversary week celebration with a special gift for one reader from our friends at Birch Fabrics! Read all the way to the bottom of this post to find out how you can enter. I've known Cynthia Mann from Birch Fabrics for quite a few years now.
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