Sew Your Hart Out September Kick Off!


Hey, gang! It’s here! Time to start up your sewing machines and get all your bobbins full because it’s time to SEW YOUR HART OUT!

{Quick Bio on SYHOS: In case you were unaware, September is National Sewing Month! Therefore… Sew Your Hart Out September was born!} ENTER HERE!

The Grand Prizes (Janome 3160 and Janome 1100D Serger) will be given away on October 2nd 2015 so keep those entries coming!

This week we have some wonderful things happening! We are so proud to announce our first two sponsors: Cotton+Steel Fabrics and Tilly and the Buttons Patterns! We will be giving away fun treats from both of our sponsors so make sure you go HERE to be entered into the contest, and check our Facebook page to learn when they are happening! Make double, no, make that TRIPLE sure you get your entries in ASAP!cotton-and-steel--tilly--janomeSo here’s an overview of what’s going on this week:

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Right now we have a super mega awesome and inspiring display of Tilly and the Buttons garments made from Cotton and Steel fabrics in our store!! Some were made by our talented employees and others were actually made by the ladies of Cotton and Steel fabrics! (We have -in our store- the dress that Melody Miller wore to Quilt Market…. No big deal;))


Tuesday 9/1: Tina will be showing an awesome tutorial on how to make a quilt using specifically lawn fabric. The lovely lawns in the post are all from Cotton and Steel. The finished product is AMAZING! It’s so incredibly soft! We all want to steal it!

…Seriously, it’s that nice. We are threatening theft.


Wednesday 9/2: Amy is going to share about Cotton and Steel fabrics, show some great examples of garments made with all of their different substrates and tell you a little bit about the ladies behind the fabrics. Their story is truly inspirational, and you can’t help but want to support their fabrics and their vision!


Thursday 9/3: Our friend Tasha over at By Gum By Golly is going to show us a wonderful tutorial on how to alter the Bettine Dress from Tilly and the Buttons! If you haven’t checked out Tasha’s blog- you should. She is ADORABLE and so is her tutorial!

Friday 9/4: Alexis is going to share with us about Tilly and the Buttons. Tilly has an incredible blog, an awesome best-selling book Love at First Stitch, has been a contestant on the British Sewing Bee and to top it off is totally adorable! If you are new to her patterns I highly recommend checking out this post. You WILL be inspired, I (Dani) guarantee it, well… I’m not sure what I have to back that guarantee with, but you’ll love her!

$200-Gift-cardsWe will also be giving away a $200 gift card that day so be on the lookout for that!



Saturday 9/5: GARMENT PARADE! Alexis will be putting together a post of all of the AWESOME garments that have made their way into our store this week. Make sure you check out this post out for inspiration and maybe you’ll see your photo here too! 🙂

It’s going to be an exciting week so don’t forget to stop by the store, check in periodically on our blog and keep those entries coming for a chance at all the awesome prizes!

Happy Sewing!

-Dani X<3

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Sew Your Hart Out September

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We are so excited to announce the lineup for this year’s Sew Your Hart Out September!

{Quick Bio on SYHOS: In case you were unaware, September is National Sewing Month, Therefore… Sew Your Hart Out September was born.}

This year we have a lot of wonderful sponsors and amazing bloggers that are going to be putting some awesome tutorials together for us!  But first things first… PRIZES!!



This year JANOME was so incredibly generous to donate not one, but two sewing machines! The JANOME 3160 & the JANOME 1100D Serger

-Every Friday in September we will be giving away a $200 Gift Certificate to Harts Fabric– because who doesn’t love free fabric!?



We are using Raffle Copter in order to conduct this contest. It’s basically a giant hat that all of the E-Raffle Tickets will be put in and will pull a name at random for every prize. Your E-Raffle Tickets will stay in the hat until the end of the contest! The more you participate, the more chances you will have to win any of the awesome prizes!

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Colette Patterns Trunk Show at Harts

Colette Patterns Summer 2012 Look Book

We are so excited to announce that we have beautiful garments in our store made by Sarai Mitnick, the Founder & Creative Director of Colette Patterns! For those of you that are not familiar Colette Patterns are an independent pattern company out of Portland, Oregon and here is a little bit about their story!

In 2009 Sarai had a vision for making modern sewing patterns that would teach sewists new skills while creating something beautiful. She decided to ditch the Silicon Valley and become her own boss and develop Colette Patterns with her husband Ken supporting her all the way. All of her sewing patterns come with an easy-to-read educational booklet that can advance your sewing skills to the next level while practicing this new skill in the garment you are making. Each pattern also has a wide range of sizes so they look great on all body types, which is not something you see out of every small pattern company!

Harts Fabric has been a huge supporter of Colette Patterns since they started because we believe in well-made patterns that are not only easy to follow but are highly addictive to the modern sewist. Colette Pattern hits this mark dead on! These patterns are always fresh with a retro twist and are always in style. If you’re new to the Colette collection you are in for a treat! Continue Reading →

Sew Your Hart Out September – Home Decor Week!

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We hope everyone is enjoying Sew Your Hart Out September! This week we will be focusing on Home decor projects. We hope to get you inspired to brighten up your home with unique home sewing projects!


On Tuesday Natalie will be showing you how to make quick and easy café curtains. These curtains are a great way to spruce up your home! Plus they don’t require a lot of sewing knowledge, so they are a great beginner project!

Then on Thursday we’ll have an easy piping tutorial! Creating your own piping is great way to really step up your home sewing projects. Perfect for pillows, box cushions, chairs, couches, and more! It only takes a little extra time to make your own piping, and it really adds an extra special professional touch to your project!

We hope you’re having fun sewing your Hart out! Don’t forget to send us pictures of your projects! We’ll be giving away $50 every week, you might win!

Independent Pattern Company: Victory Patterns!

Creative Bug Contest

Victory Patterns is an Independent Pattern company out of Toronto Canada run by one lovely lady named Christine. After many years teaching sewing lessons she quit her job as a costume maker to become a pattern maker and has put out 10 wonderfully different designs that we here at Harts, just love.  We have made many of her patterns and love they way they are laid out, and are very easy to follow. Some of her designs are really easy, and some are more difficult so there is a pattern that can full fill every sewists needs, plus they are all adorable.

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Independent Pattern Contest Sponsored by Creative Bug

Creative Bug Contest

The summer is finally here and we want to celebrate by inspiring you to sew more!  What better way to get motivated to sew and kick-off the summer than with a contest!?

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Sew Your Hart Out Quilting Week

SYHOS-Blog-BannerWoooo!! Week three of sew your Hart out September! Remember to get you machines serviced if your running them too much! ( We service machines in our Santa Cruz location now if you guys need a tune up!)

Remember to enter to win the Janome 3160 Sewing Machine if you haven’t already! Click here to enter!



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