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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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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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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Sewing with Batik Cotton Jersey Knit

Sewing with Batik Cotton Jersey Knit

We each have experiences working with Jersey Knit - but not all Jersey Knit is the same.

I'd like to share tips and techniques that I've gathered over the last few years regarding our Cotton Jersey Knit. Not all Jersey Knit is the same. As a matter of fabric, there are so many fabric combinations and weaving techniques available on the market. 

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Let's Make a Simple Kimono - Using your Serger

Let's Make a Simple Kimono - Using your Serger

Sometimes we need a "very" simple jacket to make - no fuss, no facings, no inset sleeves, no fuss (I said that before...). This project - the Easy Rolled Edge Kimono is just that project. I find it great fun to take a break from more complex projects to whip up a gift for my mom or a friend and this jacket is perfect.

It's getting colder and colder each day here in North Dakota and I decided to share this simple garment with mom. She is home and staying inside most of the time, and a simple throw-on jacket is perfect for her days.

Follow along as we show you how to make this Kimono Jacket.

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