Sew Your Hart Out September Final Week Garment Parade!


windham-colette-janomeThis is it you guys! Sew Your Hart Out September 2015 has come to an end! We have had so much fun this month! There have been an incredible amount of project photos that have been shared with us, thank you all so much! Be sure to check out all of the customer project photos over on our Facebook page!

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Project Parade Week 2!

Hey guys! You are all sewing up a storm and WE LOVE IT! Here’s some of the awesome projects that were sent to us this week:


It’s so great to see all of your awesome talents shine and we love seeing our fabrics being put to good use so keep those photos coming!

Here’s a tidbit of what our staff was wearing this week:

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Free Spirit 101

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“Vivacious. Creative. Colorful.”

This is what it says on FreeSpirit’s website ‘About Us’ section, and we here at Harts say that it’s pretty accurate! Pooling together many wonderful artists including (but not limited to) Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry and Tula Pink, FreeSpirit brings together a diverse and expressive team of seasoned designers. All with different styles and inspiration, FreeSpirit’s fabrics are a delight that spark creativity for home décor, quilting, crafting and more! Continue Reading →

Enchanted Anna Maria Horner Tiki Dining Room!

Whilst sitting in my cubicle, surrounded by lovely fabrics, I have plenty of time to daydream about projects I don’t yet have the skills to make. Shirts, skirts, dresses… nothing is too complicated for my imagination!

Executing these, however, is pure fantasy seeing as how I’m a lazy, unmotivated lump who can’t sew.

But, as all seamstresses know, there are varying degrees of difficulty in sewing and all beginners have to start somewhere. Preferably, you start off with an easy-to-finish project that builds both skills and confidence.

So what better time than Anna Maria Horner month here at Harts to talk about a project using one of her fabrics that I actually managed to complete!

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Right Turn Bag – Another Fun Anna Maria Horner Pattern!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share with you the awesome bag I made using Anna Maria Horner’s free pattern called the Right Turn Bag.  Not only is this project easy and fun, you can learn a great way to construct the front panels of the bag, resulting in a dynamic array of color and pattern.

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Anna Maria Horner Fat Quarter Skirt

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Hey gang! So today we are going to make a simple skirt for a baby or toddler. This skirt was made for my daughter, Moxi! She’s about 23 lbs, just to give you guys a little scale for size! This can be taken in and shortened super easily though, so it can be made for many sizes! Alright; let’s get down to all the fun stuff!

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Anna Maria Horner Cross Stitch Quilt Block Tutorial

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Since this month is our celebration of all things Anna Maria Horner, I thought it would be fun to cross stitch one of her designs! In case you don’t know, I am slightly obsessed with cross stitch! Because of my passion for needle work, I have always loved the Anna Maria Horner prints that look like cross stitch!

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Painted Portrait Blouse and Dress

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What can I say…I’m addicted to Anna Maria Horner’s Painted Portrait Blouse & Dress pattern. I’ve made it so many times that I could wear one every day of the week and each one would be different. I love that I can make so many variations and add my own spin to it. I love that it’s so flattering and hides my belly. I love adding little hand embroidery embellishments. I am obsessed.

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Colette Hawthorn Review and Inspiration

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I LOVE the Hawthorn pattern by Colette!  By far my favorite pattern that I have ever made.  I can’t help but feel like a classy lady when I wear this dress.  The semi-circle skirt and fitted bodice make this dress flattering on many body types; especially if you’ve got curves like me!  This actually is the first pattern I’ve made in a long time that I did not have to alter to fit my hips and booty! Yeah! Which is another huge reason why I just love this pattern!

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