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Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt - Free Quilt Pattern ️ Sew a log cabin quilt perfect for any baby with this free Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt Pattern! I love babies! I love log cabin quilts! Put them together and you get the Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt. Update: In addition to the blog post, this quilt pattern has been converted to an optional PDF that's optimized for printing.

The Sew Reporter - 26th January It's Sunday and it's that time of the week to sit back and catch up on all the latest sewing news. We've got makes from your favourite bloggers and the sewing community, sewing podcasts, creative vlogs and of course a round up of new pattern releases from the last week.

Grey Chambray Fairfield Button Up Shirt I made a few presents this Christmas including a double gauze Named Lahja dressing gown for my Mum, a Deer and Doe Sirocco jumpsuit for my sister and this shirt for my brother. I've made a fair number of shirts for men now but thought it was worth posting this particular one as I used a different pattern which is very worthy of sharing.

The Sew Down January 2020 Welcome to The Sew Down where each month we bring you a run down of some of the interesting stuff we have found and bought in the world of sewing! We will be talking fabric hauls, new sewing patterns and sharing some of the interesting things we have seen, eaten, listened to and sewn over the month of January.

The 25 Best Bag Patterns to Sew with Quilting Cotton! Sew the cutest bags with your favorite fabric - quilting cotton! I love sewing bags with quilting cotton - I get to use prints from all of my favorite designers. Sometimes my bags match my quilts because I've used leftover scraps.

Stitched Valentine's Day Card Nothing says 'love' like a handmade gift, and that goes double for a love note or valentine! This Valentine's Day, take a little extra time to make your valentine cards by hand. A little extra thought and effort won't go unnoticed by the folks you share these gifts with.

Sudley Sewalong // how to hem all versions The very last step on our Sudley sewalong. You've made it! All we have left to do is hem. And I'm going to go over everything you need to know for all versions. From short sleeves, to elastic cuff sleeves, to hemming your lining. I'll cover all of it for you.

Inspiration and Fabrics for Making Bobbi One of the best things about our latest sewing pattern, the Bobbi skirt and pinafore, is how versatile it is. The big sister of our iconic Cleo pinafore, not only is Bobbi super wearable, it looks so different depending on the fabric and variation you choose.

Sewing small talk: on-screen inspiration In this week’s sewing small talk, what TV or film inspires you with its use of fashion?

Sudley Sewalong // how to attach the skirt The dress version of Sudley is my absolute favorite! And today we're going to go ahead and just about finish it up by attaching the skirt to the bodice. Bonus: if you're making a lined dress, I'll also show you how to attach the lining skirt as well. Just going to keep this short and sweet so we can get right to it!

Here's my heart potholder! I have something to admit to you. I was so in love when Spoonful of Sugar Designs let me know about their new, that I made it that same day. Yup, I didn't even wait until I could feature it on the site. So now that it is today's featured tutorial, here's mine.

Friday Spotlight: Gingercake's Classic Sawtooth Star Pin Cushion! There’s nothing like a pretty new pincushion to get me revved up and excited to finish a big sewing project. That’s why I’m so happy to share this cute Sawtooth Star pincushion from Gingercake for this weeks Friday Spotlight.

Megan Nielsen River Dress Enter your email address:. Delivered by FeedBurner. I swear I haven't gone MIA since having a kid. I've been working on several projects lately - it's the documenting that's been lacking.

Want to come up and see my sketchings? After I finished the boucle top my studio was a disaster, despite picking up every day when I am done. I took a whole day to recover from the boucle episode but just kept going, and going, and going,,,,,,,,,,3 days later my whole den of Sewing Zen was reorganized and I was happy.

Jeans Tips: Stitching Details The basic things you need for a great topstitch are: a topstitch needle, a thicker topstitch thread, a longer stitch length and a good presser foot. First of all, why use a topstitch needle and not a jeans needle? A topstitch needle has an elongated eye and larger groove on the front of the needle.

Inside my Couture Tour of Paris with Susan Khalje If there's one thing I've realized over the course of my sewing career, it's that there is ALWAYS more to learn. Sewing engages the knowledge-hungry part of my brain and continually learning and improving is key to my creative process and progress.

Unboxing Video for the Bluprint Project Box for Quilters! Don't you just love unboxing videos? I do. Even for things that I would never buy - I still love to watch people unboxing new things. Especially when it's a surprise. That's why I decided that I'm going to make as many unboxing videos as I can this year - so get ready.

PR Sewing Bee 2020 Round 1: Sew a T-Shirt inspired by childhood Inside shot showing the coverhem and overlocking on knit fabrics. It is 1977, I'm 6 years old and my mum has sewn me a red white and blue dress for the street party for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The street was closed and we had tables down the centre of the tarmac, sandwiches, cake and jelly.

Modeling the Eighties Jacket + How Much Did This Actually Cost? My jacket is finished and here I am wearing it. As you can see, while the style has an Eighties retro feel with those padded s…

The Story of Chantal: Impressions d'une Âme Soeur I’d like to tell you a story. It involves my most meaningful quilting project to date, a memorial quilt for my best friend.

Sudley Sewalong // how to add a bodice lining If you're making a lined View C Sudley dress, then this post is for you! Because today we are going to go over how to attach the bodice lining. Actually, you can really add a lining to any of the Sudley versions, dress or blouse. That's the great thing about these patterns - totally customizable and interchangeable with all the different views.

Meet the Bobbi Skirt and Pinafore! Is there anything better than a new sewing pattern release? I don't think so! We're delighted to introduce the newest member of the Buttons family - meet Bobbi. Bobbi is a gorgeous button-down skirt and pinafore with multiple super cute pocket options to choose from.

Start 2020 off Stylishly with the Farrah Jumpsuit! Our first pattern of 2020 is here! Meet the Farrah Jumpsuit! The Farrah Jumpsuit is a fun, on-trend boilersuit that's sure to be your favourite weekend outfit-in-one. Style your Farrah to suit you - make yours modern and contemporary, or go vintage-inspired for a Rosie the Riveter look!

Is this love? A knitted sweater from WATG My knitting rate is shockingly poor. I've had this sweater on needles for the best part of a year only just round to finishing it over the Christmas break! I got the Is This Love sweater kit from Wool and the Gang sooooooo long ago. The kit comes with 8 balls of their Happy Shiny Cotton, darning needle, handmade label and the pattern.

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