Lizzy House’s “The Hit Parade”

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Hi folks!

So we just got in some beautiful new fabrics from Andover that looked a little familiar… and that’s because they’re all of our favorite Lizzy House prints from her previous collections! The best part though, you  guys, is that they are printed on different substrates! That’s right! We have Lizzy House double gauze and cotton lawn! They are just too cute! The double gauzes we received are the best prints and colorways from Lizzy’s The Lovely Hunt; including the beautiful green tapestry print that features the adorable unicorn that reminds all of us of The Last Unicorn. We also got the awesome ‘Raspberry Bramble‘ print in a fuchsia colorway on double gauze fabric that is bold, bright and to die for! We could see this print being made into a fun baby set or even a cute scarf for a lady that loves to wear bright colors!

Double Gauze Fabrics

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We also received a beautiful Butterfly double gauze that was a former print from the Natural History collection that features large butterflies in bright colors on a natural-colored gauze. Also from the Natural History collection is the Twinkle, Twinkle print in a plum colorway! Both fabrics are great for garment sewing as well as cute baby swaddles. The final double gauze in the release was her signature pearl bracelet design in a periwinkle blue colorway.

Lawn Fabrics

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On top of the wonderful double gauze prints, Lizzy also put together a whole collection of cotton lawns that are so soft and luxurious! If you are not familiar with lawn it is a lightweight cotton fabric that is less sheer than a voile and has a tighter weave. These fabrics are great for apparel sewing but quilting with them is undoubtedly a luxurious experience! If you haven’t seen our tutorial on quilting with lawn fabrics you should check it out! Lawn makes super-soft quilts that the whole family will fight over. Traditionally, formal blouses and shirts are also made from lawn!

The prints she chose for her lawn substrates are also reprints from her other popular collections including The Lovely Hunt and Cat Nap. She also added her traditional pearl bracelet design in a striking white on white lawn. We love all of the beautiful floral designs, the beautiful butterflies and even princess castles and unicorns!

Fabric Bolts

All in all this collection is properly named because this really is Lizzy House’s greatest hits: and printed on two of our favorite fabrics substrates to work with here at Harts, no less! If you haven’t yet tried sewing with lawn or double gauze fabrics these beautiful prints are certainly the best place to start!

Happy Sewing!

-Dani

Easy Envelope Pillow Tutorial!

Envelope Pillow Tutorial

Hey guys! We recently got in a bunch of ADORABLE new Japanese import fabrics and I instantly fell in love with this Fruits and Veggies print! This cotton/linen blend is a great weight for home decor projects, so I thought some cute throw pillows were in order! Envelope style throw pillows are super quick and easy to make, plus it’s just straight lines so any beginner sewist can whip some up!

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New Collection! Tides By Jane Dixon!

Tides by Jane DixonThis just in at Harts! The new collection Tides by Jane Dixon is a modern saltwater experience! Harts Fabric loves ocean prints and this collection is no exception! We are always excited to see classy, modern nautical-themed fabric collections. So many of the ocean prints we see are cute and childish, which is great (and adorable!) for the little ones in your life, but this collection is a bit more on the mature side.

TidesThe color palette is just lovely! Cool blue and aqua complement the cream and taupe just perfectly. These fabrics would be stunning incorporated into home decor projects; perfect for throw pillows, light curtains, and table linens. The whole collection is a perfect marriage of modern and whimsical aesthetics. We can’t wait to see what kind of quilting and apparel projects you all make from this line!

Tides by Jane DixonHarts has gotten in all 16 prints in this collection and are excited to start cutting into it! Take a peek at the prints online or come stop by the retail store to see these lovelies in person!

Happy sewing!

This Just In: Massive Fashion Fabric Shipment!

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Fashion! That’s right, we just got in a HUGE shipment of fashion and apparel fabrics! We’re talking about jersey knits, silk, rayon, cotton, and more! We are constantly bringing in new fabrics to the store, but we always get a little extra excited when a big fashion shipment shows up!

Here are some of the unique new fabrics that just arrived here at Harts:

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Denim Studio by Art Gallery Fabrics!

AGF Denim

Art Galley Fabrics has just released a bunch of amazing new fabric under their new Denim Studio label! Their new printed denim is a 4.5oz cotton. It is a nice, lightweight fabric that can be used for dresses, pants, bags, and even for quilting! It’s the classic American indigo denim, but with a modern printed twist- – we love it!

Art Galley DenimWe are all seriously excited about this new line! Art Galley is consistently one of our favorite brands, and their designers are always hard at work producing some of the best fabric available. All the ladies at Harts are dreaming about new denim projects!

Don’t forget to share your denim projects with us! We would love to see what you’re working on! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram!

Charley Harper Maritime Collection!

Charley Harper Maritime

Maritime is the new Charley Harper collection from Birch Fabrics! We fell in love with these fabrics when we saw the Birch Fabrics booth at Quilt Market last year! All of us here at Harts have a bit of a soft spot for ocean themed collections, I guess living is Santa Cruz California will do that to you!

Birch Fabrics at Quilt Market

Maritime at fall Quilt Market 2015

These adorably sweet ocean animal prints feature illustrations by the late mid-century artist Charley Harper. Mr. Harper is well known for his modern, stylized wildlife prints and his unique views of colorization. This is the third collection that Birch has produced using his artwork. The previous collections Charlie Harper and Charley Harper Nurture were hugely popular and instant favorites!

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Charley Harper and his illustrations

The Maritime collection is printed on 100% organic cotton and comes in multiple substrates: quilting cotton, double gauze, and jersey knit! This collection is an absolute delight, perfect for children and adults! We are all so excited to start seeing projects using this line!

Charley Harper

Happy sewing!

Terry Cloth Towel Hair Wrap Tutorial!

towel wrap tutorial

Hey guys! I’m really excited about this tutorial! I’ve been meaning to make a towel hair wrap for a long time, and I gotta say, this thing is awesome! The button closure at the back makes your wrap nicely snug and secure! Perfect for wet hair or deep conditioning hair treatments (which my color-treated hair desperately needs!).

I know that you can buy similar products in stores made from solid terry cloth, so I wanted to make mine a bit more special by adding a cotton print. I’m a little bit obsessed with Sarah Watts fabrics and the Mystery Food print is one of my absolute favorites!

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Maternity Belly Band Tutorial

IMG_0092Belly bands are your best friend when you have a growing pregnant belly!  The band can work as a way to cover the top of your unbuttoned pants that don’t quite fit anymore.   They also work as a bum cover when you wear stretch leggings and tee.  This is a quick project and you could make them in so many different colors.  Belly bands in the store can cost anywhere from $20- $40.  It cost me only $10 in material to make it.   I went with black, which is my favorite color these days because of the slimming effect it has.  Okay enough chit chat, lets get started….

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Supplies:

1/3 yard Ponte (I used 320 black Ponte)

1 yard stretch lace trim

Jersey/Ball point needles

Thread

Rotary/scissors

Pins

Sewing Machine that does a zigzag stitch

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Star Wars Force Awakens Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial

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Hey, gang! So we are all really pumped on the new Star Wars movie! If you haven’t seen it yet I promise there’ll be no spoilers in this post! 😉 We just got some really awesome new Star Wars Fabric in before the Holidays and I knew I wanted to do something with them but I was having a hard time deciding what. I wanted a quick easy project that would show my love of the Star Wars fandom but wouldn’t be too over the top (even though I’m probably going to make a full dress out of this one here because I’m in love with it! I haven’t decided on a pattern yet, though so if you have any ideas for me please leave me a comment!) Okay, so I landed on a a simple infinity scarf for an easy project that I could rock on a daily basis, not just at a Star Wars event of some sort! Continue Reading →