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aviator hat in linen

by Hannah


Here’s my first project from Vanessa Mooncie’s “Sew Adorable”. I told you all how many projects I found worthwhile in this classic book and now I’ll be making making what I love best. Stay tuned! This little linen aviator is exactly what I was looking to make for my son. The size run is 1-3 years. My sweet little model is 5 and it fits her perfectly so I’ll be subtracting an inch or two away from this pattern so it fits my babe. For this hat I used Robert Kaufman’s waterford linen and Michael Miller’s organic cotton sherpa. See you soon at the shop! 

Elite Tote

by Adrianna

 

Although we have said this before about some of our bag patterns, I would like to emphasize just how easy and wonderful this bag is to sew up! There aren’t any bells or whistles with this tote, however in this case less is more. Looking for an extremely simple bag to sew up in several minutes? The Elite Tote is it. This bag pattern has just one pattern piece, and uses wide jute webbing for detail and brilliant simple construction. You can choose from 3 different sizes, and I’d recommend all!

Personally, I have been on the look out for a great grocery tote; something simple, with lots of room, and no fuss. You can add pockets and other details if you wish, or just keep it as sweet as it is.

As the pattern only calls for half a yard of outer and lining fabric (just one yard of fabric total!) and max 4 yards of jute webbing ($.99) this bag is not just easy to sew, but very cost effective. You can experiment with some of the great new upholstery and canvas fabrics we recently got in or the water repellent treated canvas! Maybe even Otter Wax it so it is weather proof! This bag can be as simple as you like, or a blank canvas to add as many details as you please.

Stop in and check out the sample in the store, and grab up a copy of the pattern for yourself!

 

See you soon, happy sewing

Just In: AMB, Organic Fabric, Liberty, + Flannel

by Adrianna

This week we stocked up on some of our community’s much loved fabrics. When I say stocked, I mean we are ready to provide you all with some great project supplies!!

A company we are oh so proud of, that we just got in all they have to offer, is American Made Brand solid cottons. Their business has been booming as of late, and very recently they changed warehouses to a larger space to meet their demands. We are feeling slightly similar, as we have now devoted not just one shelf, but two to all their amazing colors. They are putting out several new colors in the upcoming months and you can be sure we will have those soon!

Another section of the store that expanded is our organic cotton shelf. We have added another shelf to that area just for these beauties. We have had many a customer ask if we will ever get in fabric with writing and words on it, and we have!! These gems, inspired by great biology, have some prints that explain what is on them. For example, wondering what all those leafy things are in the pink center bolt? Don’t fret, just take a peak at the print, it labels and describes the extravagent flora. Also, wondering what those butterflies are on the far right? Well, just repeat the process and enjoy. These would make for a great quilt for the smarty pants in your family.

To add to our Liberty of London section are these two pals -not to stray to far from the flora and fauna theme we seem to have going this week.

Just to melt your heart we got in these two super adorable flannels. They’ve only been in the shop two days and I’ve sold plenty of both for baby quilts and pjs.

To neutralize the other great colorful and adventurous prints, we got these fuzzy dot flannels. Great for a binding, or pj for the fabulous mellow folks.

Last but not least, we got another addition to our Mammoth Flannels. This guy is named lagoon.

Make sure to snag up some of these great prints before they hop off the shelves! Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our SUPRISE SALE this friday!! 10% off all fabric in the store, and already marked down items will be 50% off across the board (with a 1/2yd minimum cut).

See you soon, happy crafting