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!


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!

Charley Harper

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….



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

1 yard stretch lace trim

Jersey/Ball point needles




Sewing Machine that does a zigzag stitch

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Star Wars Force Awakens Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial


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 →

Laminated Cotton Vs Oilcloth (plus an easy tablecloth tutorial!)

Laminated cotton tablecloth

Hi everyone! Alexis here, and today I want to talk a bit about laminated cotton! Over the years working at Harts one of the questions I have been frequently asked is “what is the difference between laminated cotton and oilcloth?” Since I was just about to make myself a laminated cotton tablecloth for my new apartment (pictured above!), I thought this would be a fine time to break it down for everyone! (Plus a quick tablecloth tutorial! Yay!)

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