Sew Your Hart Our September has come to a close, we have had such an amazing month!! So many incredible sponsors, and so many creative people! We are so lucky to have such amazing and talented customers, we couldn’t have done this without all of you! Thanks for making the 4th annual Sew Your Hart Our September so much fun! Please be sure to head over to our Facebook page to take a look at the full gallery of customer project photos!
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Have you always relied on store-bought piping for your sewing projects? It’s actually quite easy to make, especially if you want control over the color or texture of your piping.
This quick tutorial will show you how to make piping for your next project, as well as how to sew it on a curved seam. I’m using our newest pattern, Rue, as an example. Rue features these great style lines that gently curve down and across the bodice, and it’s the perfect occasion for a vintage touch. Piping really helps these seams pop!
Hello, fabric enthusiasts! I’m Tanya from the sewing blog, Mrs. Hughes. I love vintage fashions and wearing retro dresses, but I tend to stick with the “fit & flare” silhouette. I stepped a little out of my comfort zone with the Colette Phoebe — a 1960’s style shift dress/jumper. I wanted to add a detail to this dress without changing the pattern design and its retro style, so I decided to sew a button-on-belt and share how I made it with you.
Hello from the team at Colette! We’re a small company that creates and publishes all kinds of resources and goodies for people who sew.
Since its establishment in 1942, Robert Kaufman Fabrics has been a family-run business. Over 70 years have gone by since Robert started this company, but the heart and soul lives on through the community we have built here. Now, Robert Kaufman Fabrics is located in sunny Los Angeles, California, where our in-house design studio designs some 3000+ new fabrics each year.
Hello and Happy Wednesday! My name is Rochelle, blogger at Lucky Lucille, and today I’m sharing a tutorial for making your own quilted tablet sleeve. The featured fabric in today’s post is the wonderful linen blend canvas by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton & Steel, paired with a quilting cotton print from their basics collection. Both fabrics can be found here and here, respectively. I aim to keep this tutorial quick and to the point so please refer to the photos to back up my brief instructions, and read through everything thoroughly first before getting started. Let’s do this!
Decades of Style came about back in 2005 as way to “have your vintage and wear it too” – because with authentic pieces of vintage clothing, you can’t really do both. If you want to wear vintage clothing as your everyday wardrobe, you are not going to have it for years to come due to fiber degradation and the literal “wear and tear” that occurs to clothing worn on a regular basis. Any textile conservator will admit, no matter how careful you are – vintage clothing dies a little bit more every time you wear it, and sometimes all at once -there is a curry-stained, silk brocade, vintage Cheongsam in our resources collection to prove that point! In addition, the difficulty of finding vintage clothing that would fit today’s average size woman makes it impossible for most ladies to wear authentic vintage pieces on a regular basis. It is an undeniable truth the most vintage clothing is just too small for the average modern woman. A 30” waist is a considered size LARGE in the vintage clothing world. That refers to the garment measurement – not the body measurement! Vintage clothing vendors routinely use the word “rare” when describing an item they consider a size Large – i.e.
Since its founding in 2013, Cotton+Steel has become one of the most exciting fabric companies in the industry. Designers Melody Miller, Sarah Watts, Alexia Abegg, Rashida Coleman-Hale and Kim Kight all work together to release five individual collections twice a year and several collaborative midterm collections in between. The fabrics focus on fresh, fun, cohesive color and thoughtful design. By offering both quilting cottons and garment friendly fabrics like rayon and cotton lawn, C+S caters to the multiple interests of the modern home sewist – why not make a quilt and a dress?