I know it’s still the middle of August, but as far as I’m concerned it’s never too early to start making things for Halloween! We have been getting some pretty awesome new Halloween prints in, and I have been feeling very inspired! This bat shaped sleep mask is a super quick project that only takes a little bit of fabric! Let’s get started!
Hey every one! Today we are going to make an awesome scarf using a couple fun sewing techniques like a flat felled seam, and a hem using a rolled hemmer foot. This is a great project for an advanced beginner, its all straight seams but takes a little bit of finesse, and we are using a rayon which is a little bit of a wiggly fabric… But its all fun, and pretty basic I promise! Okay, so what you will need for this project is:
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!
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.
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.