Zipper Coin Purse Tutorial! Plus Free Cross Stitch Pattern!

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Everyone at Harts is super excited for the new collections from Cotton + Steel! Melody Miller’s collection, Mustang features the most adorable bee print! The bees look like they have been cross stitched with little hearts instead of stitches! When I saw the print, I knew I wanted to stitch the design on something.

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Independent Pattern Company: Victory Patterns!

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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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Ribbon Key Chain Tutorial

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We just got these awesome key chain supplies in the store.  They make such a quick and easy project.  You can even make this a no sew project by using Fabri-tac to glue the ribbon to webbing instead of stitching.  This is a great project for small ribbon or fabric scraps from left over projects.  Now lets get started…. Continue reading

Indie Pattern Contest: Introducing New Pattern Companies!

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We are so excited to introduce our two new pattern companies! We are always in the market to freshen up our patterns and keep you interested in sewing. Hopefully one or both of these new patterns will get the creative juices flowing for you and get you sewing! Don’t forget about our Indie Pattern Contest. Deadline for photos are July 30th so get sewing if you haven’t already!

Thread Theory

Thread Theory is Pattern company that runs out of Vancouver Island in Canada. They solely focus on menswear patterns for the DIY home sewing community. We were excited to discover this company because it’s so hard to find stylish menswear patterns that the younger age of sewers can really sink their teeth into.  They feature really hip designs in a sleek packaging with great directions. I just can’t wait to try them out!

 

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I don’t know any man that doesn’t like a simple cardigan to keep cozy in! This pattern gives you freedom to design with alternate collor patterns and contrasting yoke designs. It would be great out of a structured knit like a sweatshirt knit or any other interlock knit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy Taggy Baby Blankie Tutorial

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This is a simple project that is great for beginners and sewists of advanced skills too who need to make some awesome gifts for a baby shower or for their own bundle of joy. These taggy blankies are becoming increasingly more popular because they stimulate baby’s sensory skills and help with their developing brain, and they are super soft! I’ve seen these taggy blankets at different stores and range in cost from $10-$16 but you can make one here with supplies from Harts for about $8.50 and have enough minky left over to make another one, so you are defiantly getting more bang for your buck making these little guys. So here is what you’ll need: Continue reading