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bags, Category_Book Review, diy, handbags, patterns, review -

We recently got a bag pattern by Noodlehead in our shop! The creative force behind Noodlehead, Anna Graham, has done an amazing job of writing really detailed patterns that walk you through each step of bag making. Our friend Sara was kind enough to review this pattern for us after her first try at a Super Tote. Thanks so much Sara for sharing your experience! In the land of instant gratification.... It seems we live in a land of instant gratification - instant messages, instant pictures, instant information in so many forms. I think this mind set may have spilled...

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Category_Free Patterns, Category_Garments, chambray, cowls, Easy, free pattern, scarves -

Introducing the *Free* Chambray Cowl Pattern! We are both crazy about this cowl. It's light weight for summer and looks great with everything. And oh my word is it simple to make! One of the great things about Chambray is that it is a woven fabric, not printed. So the right and the wrong side are equally beautiful. The double sided effect of the fabric is the key to this pattern. Since it's a spring/summer cowl you don't want double layers to add too much weight. One layer of chambray is just perfect. To add a little something special to...

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Category_Garments, dress, garments, patterns -

Connie finished this dress up just in time to wear to Junk Market on June 1st, but sadly it was way too cold for it to see the light of day! Thankfully it has warmed up a bit since then. The Washi Dress is a pattern by Rae Hoekstra of Made-by-Rae. It's been really popular online and has gotten rave reviews. Connie thought the pattern was well written and straightforward. The back of the dress features shirring. Shirring is done by using elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine. This was Connie's first time with shirring, but she...

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Category_Garments, Clothing, diy, diy clothing, Grainline Studio, handmade, Morris Blazer -

Can I tell you about my new favorite handmade garment? I made the Morris Blazer from Grainline Studios a few months ago out of our chambray linen stretch fabric and loved it so much that I made two more! The pattern calls for a stable knit which the chambray stretch was absolutely perfect for. But I wanted to know if woven fabrics cut on the bias would work as well This blazer is made from cotton moleskin. This fabric is a cross between canvas and flannel. It washes up so soft! I love it paired with a Wiksten Tank! I...

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