Tate - Lined Jersey Knit Jacket

Tate - Lined Jersey Knit Jacket

It's is delightful to sew for young boys and girls. The Tate double-breasted jacket is just too cute to pass up. The pattern is designed for heavy weight fabric and a nice simple lining. However, we chose our Batik Cotton Jersey Knit and Batik Rayon for this sweet Tate Jacket.
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Quilted Tamarack Jacket

Quilted Tamarack Jacket

The Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studio is a perfect fall jacket that is simple to construct. The jacket style is loose and the construction is simple. Except for bags, accessories, and purses - this is my first experience sewing a quilted jacket - with quilted fabric. I'll share my experience making this jacket with our quilted batik cotton.
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It's a Wrap

It's a Wrap

Summer is almost over - and September starts tomorrow. We decided to coin August 31st as "It's a Wrap". Well...  it's time to put our "fall" foot forward and think about simple coverups and wraps that are easy to sew and easy to gift to our special friends! Enjoy It's a Wrap!
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Jackets - Transition to Cooler Temperatures

Jackets - Transition to Cooler Temperatures

What do you have ready in your wardrobe to cover your shoulders when the morning and evening chill strikes? Your coverup can be as simple as a one-hour kimono or a styled and elegant jacket. Read on...
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The Square Neck Tee - Rayon & Jersey Knit

The Square Neck Tee - Rayon & Jersey Knit

It's pattern review time!  We selected our latest tee shirt top - the Square Neck Top by Friday Pattern Co. I have never sewn a square neck before and I love the look!  I didn't know how this would look on me. After sewing 4 tops, I've decided that I love this tee!  It's a wonderfully simple and versatile pattern. Whether you enjoy wovens or knits, this is the pattern for you!
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Duvet Cover & Matching Pillow Shams

Duvet Cover & Matching Pillow Shams

Designing projects that feature a specific batik collection is a lot of fun - and sometimes a challenge at the same time. Our 115" wide Batik Cotton - Double Border Collection is the perfect fabric for our new Duvet Cover and matching Pillow Sham project!  Diane shares tips and techniques to simplify sewing with so so so much fabric!  Enjoy!
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Summer Colorblock Jersey Knit Tee & Dress

Summer Colorblock Jersey Knit Tee & Dress

Do you have a collection of Jersey Knit waiting for a project? Or - do you have left over shorter cuts from projects past? This is a fast and fun colorblock tee shirt using McCall's 7600 tee shirt pattern and our Jersey Knit! I also made a dress starting with the McCall's 7600 pattern. Enjoy!!!
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Complete Outfit:  Piece by Piece

Complete Outfit: Piece by Piece

My friend Kris is getting another outfit!  I have wanted to make a complete outfit and mix and match Jersey Knit with Batik Rayon for some time. With our latest collection of Cashmerette patterns I decided it was time to accomplish this goal. I love the results and I hope you do as well!
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Orono Top by Itch To Stitch Patterns

Orono Top by Itch To Stitch Patterns

For those of you that know of Kennis Wong, designer and owner of Itch to Stitch and her garment designs you are lucky. For those of you who do not know Kennis, read on.

Finding a new garment designer and sewing a few garments of hers have been a joy this week. All of her patterns are sold as PDF download patterns. I have shied away from non-paper patterns, but I'm a changed person!  I decided to take a few minutes to write about Itch to Stitch and share my experience with one of her designs, the Orono Top.

Enjoy!

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Easy Pillow Case From Jersey Knit

Easy Pillow Case From Jersey Knit

Learning to sew as a young girl was great!  One of the first projects I made was a nine-patch pillow. The second project was a pillowcase for my bed. The pillowcase was made from one fabric. I learned how to finished the open end with a simple two fold hem and top stitching. I sewed the fabric closed on the side and bottom and I was done!  Success!  My very own pillowcase.

Since that time, pillowcases have become fancier and our maker friends have become more creative with how to add decorative edging to a pillowcase. I'm using their techniques to create pillowcases from or Jersey Knit.

Read on and then download the pattern and share it with your friends!

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Simple Gifts - Simple Coasters

Simple Gifts - Simple Coasters

Gifts for friends?  Coasters. Simple, stylish, and a gift that is used almost every day!

Enjoy this fun tutorial, with video, and make a few coasters for your next gift!

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Decorating Ideas - Guest Towels / Precuts

Decorating Ideas - Guest Towels / Precuts

Decorating throughout the year is fun to do in our homes. In years past, with all our travel, we are simply not home enough to change anything - even the towels in our guest room.

Well - now is the time to add simple touches to our home. Try this fun and fast raw edge applique project for your home - or better yet - for a gift!

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