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How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch – Spring Floral Linen-Cotton Gathered-Waist Dress

by Jamie Lau Designs

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Things have been quite busy in Brooklyn at the Jamie Lau Designs studio. We kicked off the new year with a photo shoot featuring our new textile designs inspired by the natural environment, travel, and art, with prints based on my photographs. We also celebrated the opening of our month-long pop-up shop at Makeshift Society in Hayes Valley (235 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), open Monday-Friday 9 AM-6 PM until March 31, 2014.

In keeping up with the momentum, I’ll be embarking on an exciting textile-filled journey to Japan later this spring and summer. In preparation for my two-month trip, I’m starting a new series entitled Fashion Travelogue, with the goal of designing and sewing the bulk of my wardrobe and accessories for my travel abroad (yes, even pajamas!).

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We have so many awesome, different, and fun novelty cotton prints! Sometimes it’s hard to think of projects for all of the fabrics we fall in love with.

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This is a simple intermediate project, or a more advanced beginner project. Any way you look at it this top is simple and in-style right now. With spring and summer just around the corner you can whip up a bunch of these and be the coolest gal on the block. Okay so this project is awesome because you only need 1 yard of a poly-chiffon, or silk chiffon fabric and… ready for the awesome part?…. NO IRONING! WOOO. Okay, supplies list: Continue reading


This is a fun tutorial that gives you a lot of room to be creative and make some fun hats for you and maybe your friends for NYE.

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New years eve is fun because you get to get all dresses up and bring in the new year with your friends and family, and also the fun hats! This tutorial will teach you some basic shapes for maing a simple fascinator hat that you can make too that is fun and festive but feel free to get creative and make all kinds of fun hats, the sky is the limit. Continue reading


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Hello and welcome to our Organic Cotton Produce Bag tutorial! This is an easy gift idea for the conscious shopper, or anybody! We will be making a large drawstring bag to hold produce. Keep in mind, this simple drawstring bad idea could be made to hold anything; toys, clothes, foraged goods, etc. Though the popular style of produce bag seems to be mesh fabric, I think organic cotton is a good choice when you are holding food items.

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