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IMG_4271         In case you haven’t herd yet, we are OBSESSED with Cotton + Steel’s premier collection! We bought it all and have been having an amazing time creating fun projects. Today I decided to play around with one of the project they included in their little booklet which we got at quilt market. Its a bag pattern that Rashida Coleman-Hale put together using her Moonlit Collection. I decided I have enough little bags hanging around but I can ALWAYS use some throw pillows! So I modified the project a bit and thought I’d share how!

Materials If you are going to match the pattern exactly like what I did you will need 2″ of each print. I recommend getting a fat quarter of each so you have some awesome scraps left over. Here are the prints I used:     Continue reading


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Pot holders are a great beginner sewing project! They are quick to sew and are a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics! Everyone at Harts is obsessing over the new Cotton + Steel collections, so I though this would be a perfect opportunity to sew with some fabric from  August, the collection by Sara Watts!

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So, I’m currently 7 months pregnant and was researching about the different kinds of wrap style baby carriers, and let me tell you… they are expensive! I love how beneficial they are for baby and mom but spending upwards of $50 for one just seemed a little bit much, plus they are all solid and not as cute as I would like them to be. So here is a tutorial on how to make one for  way less. I chose a knit spandex blended fabric from the line Arizona from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics that would work great for this project are: Bamboo Knits, Organic Cotton Knits, and Modal Knits. The organic cotton knits do not have as much stretch to them but that would be great for carrying slightly older children that are a little heavier, while the stretchier fabrics are great for newborns up to 1 year old.

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     I have wanted to make this vintage wrap shirt ever since I stumbled across these old photos from a 1950′s Life magazine.  I just love the retro style and it looks soo easy to replicate!  It is perfect for summer and would work well with any high waisted skirt, shorts or pants. Continue reading


Intimidated by knits? Don’t be! All you need is some basic information to get started but sewing with knits is so rewarding and fun! Knits are so forgiving when you are sewing up garments because they stretch and mold to your body, allowing you to not have to stress so much about fit.

Here’s what you need to know!

 

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The biggest difference between your regular woven fabric and knit fabric is woven fabric is constructed using many rows of yarn (the thread that is woven together to create fabric) while knits are constructed using loops and it’s all one continuous yarn (just as if you were knitting yourself a scarf).

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