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Have you seen the new Babar collection from Camelot Fabrics? If you haven’t, be sure to check it out! Babar is such a classic and nostalgic character, you just can’t help falling in love with him. This collections features Babar and his family on multiple fun prints in lot’s of different colors! Printed on 100% cotton it is perfect for quilts, apparel, and light home decor projects!

1525639_10152049440814039_1463522428_nWe can’t wait to start sewing with this collection! What would you make? We’d love to see your project photos, be sure to post pictures on our facebook page! Each month we post customer project photos for our facebook fans to vote on, the customer with the most ‘likes’ will win a $50 gift certificate! We can’t wait to see your projects!

 


Do you need a quick holiday craft idea? Or do you just need a pair of gloves? This weeks tutorial will teach you how to sew up a cute pair of fingerless gloves with a removable mitten top! No pattern needed, just use your hand (or a friends hand) as a pattern.

Here are the supplies you need:

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  • 1/4 yd. Fleece
  • 1/4 yd. Elastic (the elastic will be showing, so make sure it matches your fleece)
  • 2 Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Hand Sewing Needle

The first step is to trace your hand onto your fleece. You don’t need to trace your whole hand, you can leave out the finger tips if you want fingerless gloves. Keep in mind you can do alternatives to fingerless gloves. You can do regular gloves, mittens, etc.

****Keep in mind the stretch of the fabric. Fleece does have a stretch, all fabrics with stretch will stretch from selvedge to selvedge. Just be sure that when you cut out your gloves, they will stretch from side to side so that your hands will fit inside!! *****

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Great! Now cut out 4 of these hand shapes. Next, we will trace the tops of our hands to make the removable mitten cover.

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All right, now that we have our pattern pieces cut out, we can start sewing! Sew up your gloves first like so;

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Next, we will sew up our mitten tops. Be sure to sew in your elastic in a loop on the tops of your mitten tops. They will loop onto a button to hold the mitten top open when you don’t need it!

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Great job! Now we will hand-sew our mitten tops to our glove.

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The last step is to sew on our buttons. We will put one button on per glove


IMG_3263Thanksgiving is coming up fast and these quick and easy placemats are a perfect last minute project.  It seriously took me less than an hour to make!  We have many burlap colors and prints to choose from here.  Now lets get started.

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